The writers of this site are dedicated to 4 areas, cooking, hiking, biking, and camping. Every article and review is hands on. We actually use it or have done it. With all the distractions in life today, its time to just relax and enjoy the simpler things in life. Yes, we do use technology but not as much as you think. I love my digital meat thermometer!
We may not be handing out tons of time saving tips or things to purchase to make life easier but we will give you tried and true insight into various everyday things that WE USE. It may be a cooking recipe or a new drink. It may be a hike we did or a widget we bought for our bike. The one true thing is that everything ON this site we have done or used or eaten and will give our opinion about each.
So take a look around and enjoy. And FYI, a website is not populated overnight. We will slowly be adding more of everything on site as time permits. We hope to add at least 3-4 articles / week.
Most Recent 20 Postings
This is a great side and easy to make. Also, it is great for picnics and get togethers since it does not contain any ingredients that could go bad in the heat.
This is an easy and refreshing drink. We love these on a cool summer day while sitting on the porch.
I love trying to new drink recipes (even though I am an avid bourbon drinker). Here was one I tried out and the wife really loved.
I am new into Air Frying. In fact, I was introduced to my first experience in taste in April of 2020 (yes, the pandemic). After that one episode, I was sold.
Easy and tasty chili recipe. The difference is this uses both beef and pork and is loaded with beans.
I needed to get a new grill and was looking at replacing my current gas grill with something similar until a pellet grill happened to become available.
With summer here, so are the veggies..specifically okra and tomatoes. Yes, you can get the canned version but why? You can easily make this yourself and it tastes so much better (and it is cheaper).
This is a great summer type dish (although I eat it year round). It is fresh and just gets your taste buds going.
I love rice. I love fried rice. I have never been that good at making it so I have tried various recipes to try to get it right. This one may not be perfect, but it really tastes good (and it is easy).
This side dish is a big hit at home. The first time I made it, I liked it so much, I made once a week for months.
For most special occasions or holidays, I usually try to make a different or unique drink that my wife has not tried. This Valentines Day, it is the Chocolate Martini!
Never thought I would think a simple tray would be such a hit. Many times when prepping meats, I was always trying to find a cookie sheet or something to use while prepping. Now, I just use my prep trays.
It is the holiday season and Eggnog seems to always be the drink of choice. I am not a fan since it seems to HEAVY but I now have a great alternative for this classic drink.
This marinade is for Pork only (well, I have not used it anything else) and it very simple to make and tastes wonderful.
There are many variations to the delicious Alabama White Sauce. I will try to include the different variations that I have tried.