Nothing makes me happier than using what I have on hand to make an amazing meal from scratch. Well, nothing besides the kids actually eating their dinner without complaint. Oh! And ice cream on a hot summer day. And puppy kisses. *smiles* I like puppies.
Sorry, I’ve been easily distracted today. Read the rest of this post
Last week I had a chance to visit my local Trader Joe’s. I don’t go often but when I do I stock up on their bags of whole wheat pizza dough. I usually buy 10, use 1 right away and then store the rest in the freezer.
They are so versatile and easy to work with! Read the rest of this post
I’m on a mission to create a few go-to crock-pot meals my family will actually eat. Overall they are such good eaters UNTIL you mix everything together. Then they poke and prod at their plates, making faces and picking out the one or 2 things they will eat out of the stew. Read the rest of this post
If you haven’t hopped on the spaghetti squash bandwagon you are totally missing out!
Every time I cook one I wonder why I’m not eating more of it. It’s such a fun squash and so versatile — click here to see all the ways I’ve used it.
Today, inspired by a bunch of fresh parsley, I Googled and found this. Then I went on a pantry hunt. Read the rest of this post
Soup, soup and more SOUP!
I can’t get enough and with temperatures literally dropping by 25 degrees today I may have to make even more!
I have one bowl left of this soup I made Friday after getting my farm share on Thursday. I was pretty uninspired by the bunch of collards I had in my basket but now … Read the rest of this post
I ran out of eggs! Me!
No, you don’t understand. I NEVER run out of eggs. I have an egg system. I always have a dozen in use, a dozen in the back of the fridge and when I buy more I rotate.
At the end of the week, the dozen in use gets hard boiled,… Read the rest of this post
Yesterday was our first full day home after traveling for the holidays and you’d think I’d be prepared with something to make for dinner but I wasn’t. Around 4 o’clock I found myself rummaging through the freezer to see what I had because there was no way we were eating out again. Especially considering today is New Year’s Eve and we already have plans to visit a local restaurant to celebrate. Read the rest of this post
I warned you! I’m on a soup kick!
Every Christmas Eve for the past few years I’ve made a batch of homemade French onion soup and served it alongside crab legs, steamed shrimp, fried fish and roasted cauliflower. It’s a fun tradition we all look forward to for different reasons. The Husband goes nuts for the shrimp. The 8-year-old can eat his weight in crab legs and the 2-year-old is a cauliflower fanatic. Read the rest of this post
I’m back with my CSA and loving the challenge of using what I get week-to-week. Every basket is an adventure!
This week 4 things really stood out for me.
Fresh pork sausage, onion, potatoes, and swiss chard. I immediately thought: Soup!
At first I thought the potatoes were just regular old white ones. Read the rest of this post
My first Ugly Sweater Christmas party is tomorrow! I’m so excited! I haven’t thrown a party in years. Before I had kids I used to be Ms. Host. Don’t misunderstand, they weren’t Martha Stewart-like cocktail parties — I’d just invite everyone I knew over and we’d end up playing some kind of college drinking games (anyone else a beer pong fan?) until the wee hours of the morning. Read the rest of this post