Aromatherapy -A Natural and Inexpensive Way to Help Keep your Family Healthy A Health Tip from Diane Edwards – CM, FLMS Aromatherapy using naturally occurring oils is a fairly new concept to many, but it has been traced back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Most have heard how Aromatherapy can change our mood. You might be surprised to learn using essential oils have healing properties as well! For example just putting a drop of peppermint oil on the temples and back of neck can relieve a headache. However, one of my most exciting findings has been to use essential...Read More
Tips to Avoid Damaged Hair and Restore its Natural Beauty – Facts from a Licensed Cosmetologist Lets’ face it girls – If our hair looks bad, we look bad, which of course makes us feel bad! We all have an occasional “bad-hair day” due to hormones, humidity, rain, etc. Restore Damaged Hair is just not restoration but avoiding over-processed, split ends and “frizzies” best known as damaged hair! How do we keep from damaging our hair or if we have to, how do we fix it? As a cosmetologist, my job is to not only to create great looking hair,...Read More
Often I’ve been asked for my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It’s funny, because my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is the one on the back of the Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Morsel bag. (Why argue with perfection!) So, why the difference? It’s not changes to the recipe, but the process I use in making the batter that makes them different! It gives them the crispy edges combined with a soft texture in the middle. In case you don’t have the Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, here it is: 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour ...Read More
Background of Diane’s Secret Cookie Recipe Our family has a great affinity for desserts. (Once I caught my husband on his hands and knees eating a dessert out of the refrigerator after “he thought” everyone was in bed.) His enthusiasm help me develop a secret cookie recipe and given me lots of baking experience. With my family’s demanding audience I developed a very successful new cookie. So, what’s the big secret? It has so many different flavors and textures; I am constantly asked “what’s in these?” I’ve never told. So, before revealing the recipe, here’s the story behind my “Secret” cookies....Read More
Being a Mother is no Game As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a Mother. I’d get up in the morning, get my baby doll out of the crib and dress her, feed her and put her down for a nap, then get ready for the day. It was all part of my routine. At lunch and dinner I repeated the process and got her ready for bed. I grew up in a Boston suburb as the youngest of 4 children. Naturally, I’d spend most of my day playing games with kids in the neighborhood, but...Read More
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