Want a Simple and Delicious Meat Sauce? This!

We eat lots of homemade meat sauce in our house. I use it with pasta, quinoa or rice. It’s versatile and superior to anything in a jar. Once you learn how to make a simple and delicious meat sauce, you’ll never go back! In the winter I load the sauce with hot spices and garlic […]

Need New Boots?

I’m attending a wedding and need a new pair of boots, as does Garry, so the hunt is on. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ Garry is partial […]

Top 10 Reasons To Love Hot Chocolate

Every year, I yammer on about why you should be drinking more…MORE!…hot chocolate. Surprisingly, there are antioxidant health benefits to this chocolate-lover’s dream. Pair with a slice of Scottish Shortbread and I’ll follow you anywhere. Ten Reasons Homemade Hot Chocolate is Good For You 10: It’s got a punch of fiber. One tbsp has 1.8 […]

Tools of Titans: Learn From the Best

In the age of all things digital, do you have a current book to pass along to others? A book that makes you think and stretch and marvel at what is written? A book that can be read in wandering moments or in binging gulps? A book of fascinating insights and workable information? I do! […]

What Grandma Drinks: Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Scotch

Oh, Grandma! You have such refined taste! Any scotch drinkers in da house? You know, other than Choochie? This bottle of Glenfiddech Single Malt Scotch Whiskey was a gift from Boy to Garry at Christmastime, yet we didn’t get around to opening it until Garry’s birthday and we were not disappointed. From the producer: 12 […]

How To: Steam Eggs for Perfect Peeling

I have never had luck peeling fresh hard boiled eggs…until now: I swear that’s EXACTLY how they looked upon peeling! No matter what super-guaranteed Internet method I’ve tried before, I’ve ended up with eggs that look like this: Before you jump upon the word “fresh” in the opening sentence, know that I have bought fresh […]

A Bacon Meatloaf That Will Make You Love Meatloaf

Mmmmmm, bacon. Add meatloaf and I’m asking where the forks are and can I have seconds. Let me break this down for you: Prepare your recipe (or mine) for meatloaf: Wrap that bad boy in bacon: Try not to drool from the glorious bacony smell: E-A-T. ~die~ Come back to life. Eat more: OMT’s Bacon-wrapped […]

The Netatmo Camera Is Smart Home Security

Holy smokes, y’all. I’m a sucker for smarty pants technology and when paired with a high-tech security camera, I get all tingly! Plus, the Netatmo Presence Security Camera isn’t bad on the peepers. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support […]

What I’ve Learned: Wild Blueberries vs Cultivated Blueberries

Did you even know there were two types of blueberries?! I’m ahem-years-old, and I had no clue until recently. NO CLUE! CLIFF’S NOTES: The smaller compact “wild” lowbush blueberries grow closer to the ground and spread by rhizomes, and the larger cultivated highbush blueberries grow on bushes. The backstory that might help explain my tardy […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]