We all know that holidays can be stressful. The gifts, the family, the travel, it can all become overwhelming… But maybe there’s a way we could learn to enjoy the holidays again by reducing the stress associated with them. We can all start to simplify the holiday season by choosing to have a no debt holiday, cuttingClick to Continue »
My love for cranberries extends far beyond the sauce (or chutney or jello mold, depending on where you’re from) you typically find on Thanksgiving tables. I love them in scones, in salads and homemade trail mix. I love them in granola bars, in biscotti and even in potpourri! I’ve been known to buy a bag orClick to Continue »
I love to bake. I especially love to bake desserts. Cookies, brownies, cakes, pies… I’m not picky. I’ll happily bake them and promptly eat them any day of the week. I’m sure y’all understand. But if there’s anything I despise about baking – I mean, the absolute WORST part of all – is running out ofClick to Continue »
With fall comes apples, and lots and lots of baking! If you haven’t made at least one item that includes apples, I’m going to assume you either don’t like apples, or you don’t like baking. Me? I like both! But honestly? One of my favorite apple treats is pretty basic. I love homemade applesauce! TodayClick to Continue »
Shocking news: I’ve just realized the awesomeness of tomato paste. Who knew so much awesome tomato flavor could be JAM PACKED into such a tiny little can? To which another thought immediately followed: What do I do with a can of tomato paste minus 1 Tbsp?!
As of this posting, my five potted tomato plants have produced over 20 pounds of deliciously sweet fruit. You would think that 20 pounds of tomatoes would be relatively hard to eat, but apparently we like tomatoes more than I thought we did! 5 lbs in school lunches caprese salad as my own lunch cut upClick to Continue »
It’s been one full week since my kids started school and oh.my.goodness. No amount of training or mental preparation could prepare me for the mother of all wrenches in your real food plans – a.k.a. packing school lunch. I mean, I THOUGHT I was prepared. I knew it would take work, some planning and aClick to Continue »
Back when I read the Healthy Lunchbox by Katie Kimball, I was intrigued when she mentioned that her kids were responsible for emptying their lunchboxes every day. My kids were still homeschooling at that point, but we made the switch to public school a couple months later. Mornings found me scrambling for clean lunchbox containers. NotClick to Continue »