Jane N

First off, I love food! I started cooking as a kid - my mom was willing to let me try just about anything, and she was not a "hoverer" (thanks, Mom!). I still spend much of my free time in the kitchen, usually experimenting with Tastefully Simple products. I often foist my latest creation upon my very patient family or an unsuspecting neighbor ("Hey - try this!) Whattya think?"). So if you're within 100 yards of my kitchen, watch out!

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National Frappe Day

National Frappe Day

Posted by Jane N on October 7, 2021

Have you ever driven out of your way to get a luscious, frosty frappé from your local coffee shop? Maybe you *sneak* over there? Maybe you can’t believe how much they cost?  Maybe the dang line is half way to Timbuktu and you can’t understand why EVERYONE has to be there too? Well, friend … read more »

Chai it! You’ll Like It!

Chai it! You’ll Like It!

Posted by Jane N on September 14, 2021

Hey, y’all … it’s fall!  And crispness in the air means coziness in the cup, so grab a sweatshirt because Oh My − we have Chai! It’s a cozy blend of black tea, cinnamon and spices, and it’s delicious served warm or blended with ice. Just add water or milk. Skip the coffeehouse drive-thru and read more »

Stuffed Burgers

Stuffed Burgers

Posted by Jane N on July 9, 2021

Hey, friends – we are deep into burger season, and everybody is playing outside this year. Campgrounds are full, parks are busy, backyards are buzzing! Playing hard requires nourishment, so how about some tasty stuffed burgers? Stuffed burgers are a fun way to shake up your burger game, and they are easy to make. I’ll read more »

Camping Faves

Posted by Jane N on June 22, 2021

Whether you like camping, glamping, or just backyard scamping … food just tastes better when it’s cooked outside. My family and I used to be campers, but now we’re pretty much “glampers” – which means we have ditched our tents for a (very) small camper/trailer. We now have many creature comforts like electricity, water, and read more »

Grilling Veggies

Grilling Veggies

Posted by Jane N on May 18, 2021

I’m fairly certain that when most people think about grilling, it’s all about the protein. But I get excited about the grilled veggies (I’m comfortable being a weirdo ?), and I have grilled practically all of them at one time or another. Okay, true confession: my husband has grilled them. My job is prep. We are a read more »

Taste the Tropics!

Posted by Jane N on March 23, 2021

Hey friends – guess what? It’s time to take your taste buds on a tropical vacation! You don’t even need to leave home to do it; all you need is our new Taste the Tropics Kit. Here’s a sampling of the tasty tropical recipes: Rockin’ Raspberry Coladas Take a sip, close your eyes and let read more »

Meal Prep: Freezer to Oven

Posted by Jane N on February 16, 2021

Do you have this persistent dream that someday you’ll be organized? I’ve had visions of perfectly folded clothes and neat rows of canned goods dancing in my head for so long that one would think I could have made my dreams come true by now. Nope. Haven’t. But I have taken a step in the read more »

Cocoa Bombs!

Posted by Jane N on January 14, 2021

If you’ve been on social media at all recently, it would be nearly impossible to have missed the latest craze … cocoa bombs! A blend of cooking and crafting, a cocoa bomb is made by lining round silicone molds with chocolate, then filling the halves with hot cocoa or chai mix and marshmallows. The resulting read more »

My “Family Business” Is So Rewarding!

Posted by Jane N on January 11, 2021

A little over a year ago, I was a busy first-time mom of a toddler, working a full-time job. I was hungry for a chance to get out of the house and interact with other moms – with the added benefit of contributing to our family’s savings. Since I have loved Tastefully Simple products for read more »

Create a Magic Veggie Bin!

Posted by Jane N on January 8, 2021

Do you want to eat more veggies? Wishing you could throw together healthy veggie recipes on the fly? Well, let me introduce you to my Magic Veggie Bin. It’s simple: when you get home from the grocery store, stack all your produce on the counter. Then wash it, chop it and toss it into an read more »