Bake Your Own Minecraft Cake

Bake Your Own Minecraft Cake

When I was putting ideas together for Luca’s Minecraft birthday party, I showed him my Pinterest board to ask what his opinion on an appropriate cake would be.  There were sheet cakes decorated to look like a Creeper face.  There were massive cake cubes tiled with various pixels of brown and green to look like […]

Who Loves Scones? Part 2

Who Loves Scones? Part 2

As promised, I’m back again this week to share another variation on my scones recipe with you!  A couple of weeks ago I wrote up our very favorite Chocolate Chip Scones recipe (it’s so good!).  But if you’re in the market for a fruitier option, this might be just the ticket! Just a note–the batter […]

Who Loves Scones? Part 1

Who Loves Scones? Part 1

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to be doing a three part series about my family’s very favorite breakfast and/or afternoon snack choice: SCONES!  I’m so excited to share some of my most beloved recipes with you! They may sound rather fancy, like something you’d only eat if you were Lady Mary on Downton […]

Summer Fruit

Summer Fruit

I’m taking a break from sharing vacation pics this week to bring you special post about canning!  We had just returned from Colorado and there was almost nothing in the house to eat, so I wrote up a week’s worth of meal plans and grocery list, got my favorite list keeper Luca into the car, […]

Golden Tea

Golden Tea

I was thumbing through my Pins the other day in preparation for a grocery store run, and happened upon a real gem that I pinned a while ago but never purchased ingredients to make.  It’s a recipe for Golden Tea Paste and the turmeric, ginger and black pepper it contains are supposed to have wonderful […]

Nectarine Jam

Nectarine Jam

I decided it was time to get back on the horse and try canning again this weekend.  You might remember (if you’ve been following my blog since last fall) that I had several less than stellar canning adventures back to back to back and decided to give it a break for a while…  And maybe […]

Minimize Your Meal Prep–Roasted Chicken

Minimize Your Meal Prep–Roasted Chicken

I have learned that I have to have a weekly menu plan or dinners end up being oatmeal, grilled cheese, and takeout on a rotating basis.  Each Friday, I sit down with a calendar and write out at least what dinners we’ll be eating for the next week (sometimes I’ll write out the breakfasts and […]

From Scratch–Vegan Spent Grain Stout Brownies

From Scratch–Vegan Spent Grain Stout Brownies

Heavenly.  These are just heavenly.   We are not vegan around here, but we definitely appreciate good vegan recipes from time to time.  I can tell already that this is one that we’ll be making again and again. I had a special order pop up that I worked furiously to finish last week (pictures on Wednesday […]

Minimize Your Meal Prep–Slow Cooker Pork Three Ways

Minimize Your Meal Prep–Slow Cooker Pork Three Ways

One easy protein prep.  Three dinners.  One happy mama! One of my favorite ways to add protein into our dinners is to put a pork roast in the slow cooker with some water or broth and a few seasonings and let it cook all day until it shreds apart easily.  What makes this even better […]

Creative Corner–Date Snacks

Creative Corner–Date Snacks

Preparing the dates Explaining to the live studio audience Sampling! No no…not that kind of date.  Luca had a brilliant idea the other day to make ‘date snacks’.  (Apparently he had seen a kid’s cooking segment on Disney Jr. that morning where they made these.  I had no idea what he was talking about the […]