Home with a Twist Podcast Episode Nine: Food for Friends

I received a question from a reader…

“I was wondering if you had any great, easy food/dinner ideas for friends that are in mourning, recovering from surgery, ill, or that just need a night off from the kitchen. I am looking for a yummy easy salad, main course, and dessert, and preferably something that can be frozen (main dish) in case the recipient isn’t able to eat the food right away. Also, it needs to be able to travel in the car well. Nothing fancy, just a good, comfort dish. Thanks!”

On my lastest podcast episode I answer her question, but it took me 40 minutes just to talk about my passion for casseroles, so I decided to break it up into installments.  This first episode includes five of top my favorite casserole recipes and ideas for prepared food from restaurants you can take (if you are not a cook).  I will try to work on a downloadable file for all the recipes that you can access.  Until then, sit down with a pen and paper (or your laptop) and listen to episode nine.

For the next several episodes I will share side dishes, dessert and breakfast ideas so stay tuned.

On the topic of gardening, I share the secret to longlasting, colorful mounds of pansies in your garden to enjoy from fall to late spring.  You should see my pansies and daffodils right now.  Soon I will have bright red poppies stunning my front lawn.

I’ll get photos of my garden and share them on Instagram and Facebook.

Have a beautiful Monday and be sure to head over for a listen to my podcast here, on Soundcloud and where most podcasts are heard.

Home with a Twist Podcast Episode Eight and a Giveaway!

After too long of a break, I am back at my microphone with the lastest episode of Mrs. Twist Says This.  In this episode, I share stories of my brother, the third born of my siblings, my new adventure of entering graduate school, my mantra for 2019 #movetobloom, my Five Favorite Things and my latest project painting my Ladies Lounge thanks to my sponsor Jabo’s Ace Hardware and Kilz line of paints with Magnolia Homes by Joanna Gaines.

I spent the extra day we had off from MLK holiday back in January to complete a painting project I’ve been wanting to do in my front living room.  Jabo’s Ace, my official blog and podcast sponsor, hooked me up with two gallons of Magnolia Home paint by Kilz for Joanna Gaines and a set of paint brushes.  I selected the loveliest shade of pink called Ella Rose.  Be sure to listen to the podcast to hear all the details on my project. And thank you Jabo’s for the support! I love how it turned out.I also talked about my Five Favorite Things.  Satin pillowcases! And a GIVEAWAY!  The kind folks at Morning Glamour are giving you the opportunity to purchase a set of satin pillowcases at 25% using promo code MG25.

Mother loved her satin pillowcases and I know she used them religiously to keep her weekly hairdoo pretty, but did you know there are other beauty benefits, too?    In addition to providing a smoother surface for your hair strands, which reduces matting, breakage, tangling, and snagging, satin pillowcases are non-absorbent so they help your skin maintain maximum moisture whereas cotton pillowcases suck moisture from your skin (translation: that $90.00 face cream you put on at night is hydrating your pillow, not your face).  Satin pillowcases also help prevent wrinkles, allowing you to wake up with smooth, clear skin every morning.    The stay-put pocket flap ensures that these satin pillowcases will stay in place as you rest, ensuring you get the full benefits of sleeping on satin.  Here’s the also great news — one lucky HWT follower will win a free set of pillowcases.  Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. In the comments below, leave me your Mother’s favorite beauty secret.
  2. Then head over to my Home with a Twist Facebook page here and “like” my page or Instagram here and follow Home with a Twist (of if you already liked me, then share my post on Facebook).
  3. Your name will be entered for each comment, like, follow or share.
  4. Winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday at 9 p.m. CST.  I will announce the winner on Facebook and connect you with the Morning Glamour folks to claim your set of pillowcase!

Want to hear my other favorite things?  Head over to your favorite channel for listening to podcasts or take a listen here on our desktop or device.  And be sure to use your promo code to stock up on pillowcases!

Happy listening!