the cabin I have spent the Christmas weekend with my family at my parents’ cabin in the woods- it is picturesque and perfect for a holiday. It is rustic and has no internet, which provides a nice break, and yet, isn’t great for blog-posting. So now that we are home, I can send this post! … Continue reading Chocolate Fun-Do
When I was a kid, we made these easy donuts every time we had a sleep-over! They are made from refrigerated biscuit dough. My mom always cooked them in Crisco- right in the big metal Crisco can. We always coated them in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. I have made them from time to time, … Continue reading Slumber Party Donuts
I love New Year’s Eve! Not because I get dressed up and go out on the town ringing in the new year. (If you know me or my life circumstances, then you know that is not the case. When you have 3 young kids, and are a homebody, this is not what New Year’s … Continue reading Pizza Rolls for New Year’s Fun!
My son is double digits! His birthday was Friday. It’s hard to believe. I can’t really remember life before Asher, but I certainly can’t believe I have a 10 year old, and that we are fast approaching adolescence! I debated on whether or not to post about his birthday celebrating because I have already written … Continue reading Double-Digit Birthday Boy Celebrating!
Maybe it’s because my mom always made Valentine’s Day fun, or maybe because it is my birthday month, or maybe because it is something pretty and fun in the middle of winter, but I love Valentine’s Day. And it’s not because I am a romantic. Because I’m not. In fact, the cheesiness of Valentine’s grosses … Continue reading Valentine Fun
College students are a great food audience. They typically either: live in a dorm with no kitchen and eat at the cafeteria (the ‘Caf’); or they have a small kitchen, not much cookware and no budget with which to buy ingredients. They are fairly deprived of access to homemade goodies. So, it doesn’t take much … Continue reading Cookie Dough & College Students
I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you because it has been a gift in my nutritional life lately. However, I haven’t known the best timing. December doesn’t seem the month, as many a-post on Instagram and the world wide web are filled with *stunningly beautiful baked goodies*. It seems that a post of … Continue reading Power Muffins: Fuel for the Day
It’s getting colder and since we are trying to find ways to gather outside when hanging out with people, I am starting to think brunch and lunch are better options than dinner because it is getting dark and cold in Nashville by 5. This oatmeal is great for your household on any day, but can … Continue reading Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
Since the very start of quarantine, loaves have been a dominant theme of my baking. One day, after repeatedly making this newfound Earl Grey Yogurt Loaf Cake, and tweaking a Banana Bran Bread recipe, and baking many many versions of artisan crusty bread, and my favorite cinnamon raisin bread, one of my kids said, “Wow, … Continue reading Lots of Loaves (#1 Must-Make Loaf: Earl Grey Yogurt Cake)
Since my days are pretty full-to-the-brim with work and family and real life, and since my blog is just a little hobby and I’m not a professional cook, photographer or blogger, and since I don’t have a staff, I sometimes have a backlog of things I want to post, but don’t have the capacity to pull together. … Continue reading Miscellany: Lovely Eggs, Mindful Magazine, Gift Wrap and Fizzy Water