July 22, 2014

What Are Your Monthly Food Costs? Chime in.

Jun18
Stuffed Shells

This past month has been a whirlwind of emotion. Our two eldest sons have now officially left the nest. Our eldest has a summer internship and our second son has started college football/summer school. Yes, two children in college is […]

Perspective Change on School Lunch: Mommy Moment

Apr23
school lunch

As our 6’3”, 270 pound, 17 year old football player sauntered into the kitchen, I placed the final touches on the school lunch which he would inhale later on that day. “Mom, I just want to thank you so much […]

Christmas Tree Veggie, Fruit, and Cheese Platter Ideas

Dec11
Christmas vegetable platter

I wander through that kitchen of mine. Yes, she glares at me and then mocks me, along with the used scrapbook “store” I own. She mentions that I am supposed to be making ten minute dinners every night, and yet […]

Balancing the Blond, Gratitude and Tasty Tuesday

Nov27
Thanksgiving family picture

Peeking into my Thanksgiving weekend looks something like this: a heart jam packed with gratitude for the blessings of a generational legacy filled with strong family ties, solidified with unconditional love, and knotted with fun traditions that span 17 years. […]

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Weekend Eats (Tasty Tuesday)

Nov20

Yesterday was a challenge. To jump from a third world cultural experience to  immediately transition right into my “mom” role is a bit surreal. I find I’m having to compartmentalize my emotions with things such as planning our Thanksgiving menu. […]

Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods: Encourage One Another

Oct9
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This post is all about celebrating those of you who link up here every week. I’ve realized how this whole world wide web has completely altered how we live life, especially when my internet was not working this morning and […]

Kitchen Sisters’ Club: Tasty Tuesday

Sep25

This month over at (in)courage, we’ve been talking about in real life friendship. We are kicking off week four with practical ways to build community, and they asked me to share a bit about building friendships through my Kitchen Sisters’ […]

Three Tips for 10 Minute, $10 Dinners (& less)

Sep17
becoming 2012

Our Becoming Conference is here, and I am putting the final touches on many of our activities for the weekend.  Yes, some of those final touches include taking three hours of meal time material and putting it into this one […]

Inspiration from 1942: Modern Family Cooking

Sep11
modern family cookbook

Last night, I snuggled in bed soaking up some good ‘ole fashioned wisdom from an era gone by. When I saw this gem hiding in an antique store, I snatched it up and hugged it close. Published in 1942, I […]

Bringing Back the Pressure Cooker (& need your help)

Sep4
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I’ve determined that I am bringing the pressure cooker back, and I think we’re all going to jump on this food train. (Although for many of you it never went anywhere.) Yes, that kitchen tool that typically has us all […]

What Kind of Cook Are You? Tasty Tuesday

Aug28

In a community like Tasty Tuesday, I feel as if  I know many of you by your comments. But I also know that many of you don’t pop in nearly as often as you’d like. As I think over my […]

Tasty Tuesday Announcements & Inspiration

Aug7
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Guess what I have been working on this week? Yes, my new Ten Minute Dinners site  is finally coming along.  You can follow along at the facebook page, so you’ll know when it launches. It’s quiet now, but not for […]

How to Make the Perfect Omelet

Jun26
how to make the perfect omelet

Our family spends a lot of time discussing finances and budgeting. My husband and I want our five children to fully grasp the concepts of working hard, saving money and limiting expenses. Last month, our eldest child graduated. I can’t […]

Are Meatless Days On Your Menu?

Jun19
Meatless Days

via Vintage Ads just warm my heart, similar to my love of old cookbooks, which always gives wonderful kitchen inspiration. As I came across this old ad for Snow Flake Sodas, yes, I looked them up, they are soda crackers, […]

Fun Father’s Day Food Ideas

Jun12
father's day cake

One Minute Smiley Face Pancakes With Father’s Day sneaking up on us this Sunday, our goal is make Dad “King for the Day.“ Our family tradition for all personal celebrations begins with breakfast in bed, and that never has to […]