Breakfast Spaghetti for Dinner

Breakfast Spaghetti for Dinner

This is something my mom would make when I was a little girl.  I don’t remember having it often, so it seemed like a special occasion when we did.  It’s so easy and quick that you could make it all the time – for breakfast or for dinner.  It’s a great for using up leftover […]

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Here’s another tip for not wasting ingredients you only use once in a recipe.  I made a Green Smoothie a couple of weeks ago that used 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk.  I’m sure people were asking, “What do I do with the rest of the can?  This stuff is not free!” I poured the rest […]

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

I know this might sound obvious, but you will save a lot of money with some careful meal planning and using everything you buy from the grocery store.  When I plan a meal, I plan for the leftovers to be another meal.  Sometimes it’s lunch the next day and sometimes it’s another dinner.  To keep […]

Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn

John’s sister, Emily, gives great Christmas gifts.  I’ve mentioned the smoothie maker she gave us last Christmas in my baby food-making posts.  A couple years back she gave us a Whirly Pop stovetop popcorn maker with her own kettle corn recipe.  It’s amazing and so easy to make that I have to share it with you. […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

My friend Jamie, who comes over for our combined-effort dinners, told me she was making vanilla extract to give as gifts.  I immediately said, “Can you make it for my blog?”  I use a lot of vanilla these days for making my homemade version of Starbucks’ Earl Grey Tea Latte (a.k.a. London Fog).  I think […]

What’s In My Freezer?

What’s In My Freezer?

I thought I’d give you a peek into my freezer. This may be a little terrifying for you. Mine does not look like those beautifully arranged freezers that you see all over Pinterest. I have high hopes of mine looking like that one, but for right now, I am lucky to get meals put in […]

The Best Deviled Eggs

The Best Deviled Eggs

Okay, so I was debating on writing this deviled egg recipe.  There are so many variations out there with crab or avocado and tons of other succulent temptations.  I made these for Camden’s birthday party on Sunday.  I kept hearing people say, “These are really good!” so I decided to share them.  They are really […]

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Well, I’m back to my tortilla-making ways. Actually, it’s John who is making them this time. When I started making flour tortillas a couple years ago, John bought me a tortilla press. We did not know, at the time, that flour tortillas have to be rolled with a rolling pin. After learning this, the tortilla […]

Cheesy Baked Pasta

Cheesy Baked Pasta

I know it’s seems weird to cook all these baked pasta dishes in the summer, but they are so easy to make ahead. As I’ve said before, I do my best cooking in the morning when John is home and Camden is napping. Then I can send John off with it for his dinner break […]