Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

Last year I wrote a book called 101 Things To Do With Bacon. What I’ve since learned is that if you write a bacon cookbook and then show up at a potluck with some oddball dish that doesn’t include bacon, the guests are likely to shun you for the rest of . . . → Read More: Hot Bacon, Artichoke, Chile and Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Yakezie – A Special Community of Bloggers

Before I became a full-time writer, I worked for a regional magazine publisher. Something I noticed over and over during my 16 years in the publishing business was that the most successful executives across all industries were generous about sharing and helping others. The CEOs, VPs and salespeople who were more . . . → Read More: Yakezie – A Special Community of Bloggers

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Golden, Crispy, Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe

Crispy Roast Turkey Recipe at Happy Simple Living blog

Bill St. John

Back in the 90’s, wine expert Bill St. John (the infamous Dr. Wine) and I used to appear on a Denver television show called Colorado Today, a ‘lite’ morning news and lifestyle show. Every Friday morning I shared photos and design ideas about a Colorado home, but . . . → Read More: Golden, Crispy, Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Better Bacon Green Bean Casserole Recipe – Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Bacon Green Bean Casserole at Happy Simple Living blog

It’s a week until Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays due to its emphasis on gratitude, family and FOOD, glorious FOOD. If you’re finalizing the menu and wondering how to improve on the traditional green bean casserole (and who among us doesn’t lie awake at night pondering such questions), may I present my . . . → Read More: Better Bacon Green Bean Casserole Recipe – Just in Time for Thanksgiving

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Book Giveaway: Enter Now to Win a Copy of The Weekend Homesteader

This week, I’m giving away two brand spankin’ new copies of Anna Hess’s new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency. Anna blogs over at The Walden Effect, where she writes about simple living and homesteading from the 58-acre property where she lives with her husband in . . . → Read More: Book Giveaway: Enter Now to Win a Copy of The Weekend Homesteader

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Simple, Time-Saving Dishwasher Tip

I read this idea recently, and if I were Homer Simpson I would have smacked my forehead and said “D’oh!” You may already do this, but the little light bulb went off for me.

When you’re putting silverware in your dishwasher’s basket, simply load the alike silverware together: spoons together in one section, . . . → Read More: A Simple, Time-Saving Dishwasher Tip

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Dia de los Muertos and a Day of Remembering

I’ve always been fascinated with Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead – a holiday in honor of those who have passed away celebrated in Latin American cultures. So this year, I decided to make my own little shrine in honor of my dad, my brother and my grandparents.

It made . . . → Read More: Dia de los Muertos and a Day of Remembering

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.