Meatless Monday: Hearty Potato Pumpkin Soup

Happy Monday to you all!.  It's so nice to enjoy a hearty soup especially on these cold winter days.  This hearty potato pumpkin soup makes use of seasonal produce and fits in nicely if you are in need of a Meatless Monday recipe. I enjoy cooking and experimenting with spices as they bring so much flavor, and even enhance the flavors of the main ingredients in a dish....more
I love pumpkin, gotta make this. Thanks, Cheers~ Kary more

What You Share Is Who You Are Online

Everyone has a brand these days, right? If people are in the digital world and publishing content, they consider themselves to be a brand. It’s a weird concept if you think about it, but it’s mostly true. Everything we do is a reflection of ourselves (or our brand) and it’s important to keep it all in line with a message - especially when your brand is your business. Today, let's talk about your social shares....more
Hi Gaby, Just read this and thank you for posting. Sounds like we have the same goals, to get ... more

Top 5 Reasons I'm Excited 'The X-Files' is Back

The time of The X-Files return is almost upon us! The show that was one of the first to introduce me to the concept of "shipping" (wanting two characters to be in a relationship) will make a six episode return, starting later this month. ...more
Yes got chillybumps watching the trailer, and excited to be spending time with old friends...the ... more

How to Guarantee Your Posts are Shared on Social Media

I have been implementing a new social media strategy which focuses on sharing the work of others, especially on Twitter. I love reading your posts, articles and stories, but sometimes I am unable to share them. If you want your work to be given its best chance to be seen by a wide audience you might want to pay attention to the following areas. ...more
Hi Katie, Just read this post and thanks for the great advice! Have not checked in for some ... more

6 Easy Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts

Here's the problem, though. Out of a total of 230 blog posts on my site so far, only a dozen or so newer ones match my new aesthetic. As daunting and time consuming as it sounds, I've begun going through all 200+ blog posts to update the style. While I'm on each post, I run through a checklist to make sure they're updated for not just the aesthetics, but that they're an even better post with more relevant and high-quality content. Today I wanted to share with you all the checklist I run through on each blog post to make sure it is absolute best fit for my blog. ...more
Thank you Erin, I have been going back and updating as well, I have many not so great ... more

How to Set Up Google Analytics to Understand & Grow Your Blog

The thing that makes Google Analytics so awesome can also make it annoying: It offers you SO MUCH DATA! The trick to using Google Analytics to help you grow your blog is to not get bogged down in what you don't need. You can set up personal dashboards to quickly access the data that you do need....more
Hey Denise, Thank you so much! Finally something that really makes sense. I am back writing ... more

Summery Quinoa Salad with Blackened Chicken and Yogurt-Mango Dressing

A must-try recipe! I serve this delicious quinoa salad with blackened chicken and a Greek yogurt-mango sauce. It's perfect for summertime dining, in the house or on the deck. Healthy, clean and filling! QUINOA SALAD WITH BLACKENED CHICKEN Author: The Acci-"Dental" Chef Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: ...more
Going to try this one, looks yummy! more

Top Ten Favorite Books From The Last 3 Years

Top Ten Tuesday Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years...more
Thank you, great suggestions. I am always looking for great books. Cheers! Kary more

They Start As Girls: Picture Books with Strong Female Characters

(Contains affiliate links) It always happens the same way: I return a book just a month or two too late, or I lose one lousy book out of 23, and suddenly a trip to the library doesn't seem quite as fun. So we've been hanging out with our books at home lately. ...more
Great list! I am always looking for new books for our 3 year old granbaby who loves books just ... more

Recipe: Homemade Green Tortillas With Spinach and Cilantro

These tortillas have some spinach for color and a bit of cilantro. It's just the right amount of surprising flavor. You must try and see for yourself. ...more
I tried my hand at flour tortillas and they were more like roof tiles:) I am going to give this ... more