Making Magic With Holiday Leftovers

Not sure what to do with excess holiday leftovers? I’ve got some options for you that are simple and sure to please. This Turkey Chowder is a delicious way to enjoy leftover turkey on a chilly winter day and making it in the Instant Pot is a breeze! If you made ham this year, youContinue reading “Making Magic With Holiday Leftovers”

Tasty Holiday Side Dishes

This time of year is wonderful, stressful, chaotic, and fun. One of the best parts – apart from showing our love for each other – is eating a delicious Christmas dinner. It’s often a lot of work, but usually worth the wait. This year will be different for many. Gatherings will be smaller and someContinue reading “Tasty Holiday Side Dishes”

Quick & Easy Holiday Desserts

Looking for quick and easy holiday dessert options? The Ginger Optimist has you covered! Click the links below for instructional videos and recipes. Pistachio Salad is blend of creamy and crunchy and is a breeze to make! This lovely dessert is sure to delight the senses without breaking the bank. Click here for more information.Continue reading “Quick & Easy Holiday Desserts”

Healthy DIY Klondike Bars

I think any time of year is a great time for Klondike Bars. If you have dairy and gluten allergies then you will love this recipe. Even if you don’t have issues with gluten or dairy and just want a healthier alternative, this is the recipe for you. It’s super easy and quick to makeContinue reading “Healthy DIY Klondike Bars”

I’ve Got an Instant Pot, Now What?

Is your instant pot still sitting in the box? I’ve had a few friends confess to me that they bought an instant pot a while back and it’s still sitting in the box. When I asked them why, their response was “I am intimidated by it” or “I don’t know how to use it.” IfContinue reading “I’ve Got an Instant Pot, Now What?”

To Iron or Not to Iron

Do you iron your clothes? I know a lot of people don’t iron any more. I guess I am old school and I still iron my husband’s dress shirts and some of his casual shirts and khakis. I usually iron about once every couple of months because it’s such a chore. Fortunately, my husband hasContinue reading “To Iron or Not to Iron”

How to Make Sofrito

Sofrito is a fresh seasoning used in most Puerto Rican dishes. It can be added to rice, pork roast, stew, spaghetti sauce and many other recipes. There are different recipes for making Sofrito. This recipe is from my Puerto Rican friend, Margarita. It smells so good and adds great flavor to your food. You canContinue reading “How to Make Sofrito”