Yum! I made kale chips tonight – they are pretty trendy and sometimes not worth the effort. I bought one bunch of kale for $1.20 at the market today and removed the stems when I got home – after washing and spinning in my salad spinner – i baked them up – in about 20 […]
Homemade Not Storebought
Why homemade? Because you know what’s in the recipe, there are generally no weird words included – and in many instances it’s much cheaper. This doesn’t mean I don’t have a bag of frozen popcorn chicken on hand. My goal is to balance a mostly homemade life with those days when you don’t have time to do anything but preheat the oven. I generally try to put a homemade meal on the table 80% of the time. Busy kids and a busy life mean the family dinner table is becoming extinct. I think it’s way to important to a healthy life – so we eat together every night. I’m flexible on time, but i’m not flexible on participation, if you’re home, you’re at the table.
Double Dark Chocolate Espresso Walnut Cookies
These suckers are seriously easy, and amazingly tasty. They have been nicknamed “Cub Poops” in my house, because upon seeing them cooling on a rack, my 12yo promptly blurted out, “Hey those look like bear cub poops.” Boys have poop on the brain 24-7 – gross. I love these because they start with a box […]
Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser – 5 Minute DIY
I love the foaming hand soap and refill. I’m not sure why – but foam makes me feel cleaner, and I feel like we use a lot less SOAP this way. What I don’t like are the ugly bottles. If you use regular liquid soap, you can buy pretty containers that go with your bathroom […]
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
I’m not going to lie – I have a pretty tragic love/hate relationship with this recipe. Tonight I finally made a version that was pretty good. I love the creaminess of this one and the bread crumbs on top add a little bit of texture and tastiness that makes a big difference. I use White […]
Homemade Chicken Potsticker Recipe
I love asian food. I love potstickers. I hate buying frozen potstickers because they taste like freezer. Ick. I finally decided to get brave and try to make my own. With the pre-made and pre-cut wonton wrappers, this was a really, an easy, if a bit fussy, task. We’ve talked before – I’m not a […]
Fast Food at Home – Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches
Save money every day by making these homemade sausage egg biscuits at home, or vary the recipe by using ham or English muffins instead. Perfect for a quick breakfast to start the day on the right foot!