Great Online Video Resource

Hey Bloggers….if you have a blog and you include video (or you’re thinking of including video) on your blog, they I HIGHLY recommend you grab a copy of Steve Garfield’s book Get Seen — Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business..  It is chock-full of great tips and resources. 

The book, published in 2010, is 323 pages and comes in hardback.  You really owe it to yourself to check this out.  I got my copy in the mail today and have been reading devouring it all evening.

Garfield talks about several different types of cameras (you don’t have to have a fancy-schmancy to create videos, by the way).  He also gives great tips on accessories you might want to add to your video arsenal:  tripods, lighting, microphones, etc.

There are tons of interesting interviews and photos and screen captures to make this book a page-turner.  It’s certainly going to be a book I pull off the shelf time and time again to refer to.  Lots of good stuff.

Use the link to go see for yourself.  It’s a great resource!

Mexican Potato Salad

Ok…so here’s another vegetarian recipe for you to try. I love potato salad. And I love salsa. This is certainly a new twist and one that I think you’ll really enjoy!


2 lbs. red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1/2 cup salsa
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro or 1 T. dried
Freshly ground pepper


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and cook 30 minutes, or until just tender.
  3. Remove from the heat, drain, and place in large bowl.
  4. Add the corn, tomato, and scallions.
  5. Combine the salsa and lime juice.
  6. Pour over the salad and mix well.
  7. Add the cilantro and a few twists of pepper.
  8. Mix gently and serve at once or chill over night.


New Recipe for You — Herb Roasted Veggies

While I’m not a vegetarian, I think I could become one. But it might take me some time to sort out all the pros and cons (I’d love to hear from you if you’re a vegetarian or vegan).

In the meantime, here’s a recipe that I’m going to try. Thought I’d share it with you:

Herb Roasted Vegetables

Prep Time: approx. 5 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 10 Minutes

” This recipe works best when baked in a convection oven,
it allows the herbs to fully flavor the dish. “

1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup baby carrots
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 small eggplant, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch st
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Combine potatoes, carrots, and onion in an ungreased 13×9 inch baking pan.
  3. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper to taste in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle the mixture over the vegetables.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking dish from the oven and add eggplant and bell pepper. Toss to combine the eggplant and bell pepper with the other vegetables. Return the pan to the oven.
  6. Bake for 13 to 15 more minutes or until the vegetables are tender and brown on the edges. Serve hot.

Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 7
amount per serving
Calories 202
Protein 3g
Total Fat 8g
Sodium 243mg
Cholesterol –
Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 4g

What’s For Dinner? 470 Crock Pot Recipes to the Rescue!

Is meal planning as popular with you as it is with the Crafty Dad house? Yeah…thought so! It’s tough to come up with new ideas. And eating out is EXPENSIVE and usually not the best food you can eat. I love french-fries, but the nutritional value is not a good thing!

With a new year comes new ideas. Or…old ideas made new again. Crafty Mom and I have decided to give our crock pot a workout this year. We’re making our favorite dishes like stew, beef roast, vegetable soup and the like. We run out of new ideas pretty fast…so I did some web surfing and found this:

Here’s a great collection of recipes you might want to try. The eBook (PDF format) retails for $11.95 but I’m offering it to you for just $4.95. You get immediate delivery — so you can start cooking up some goodness today! 

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P.S. Be sure to let me know what your favorite recipe is, okay? 
P.P.S.  Here’s more info about the recipe collection.

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