Ultimate Recipe Swap: Time to Picnic

Picnics are fun affairs. I love to pack up a lunch and eat outdoors, and so do my children. One of my favorites is the impromptu affair with In-N-Out Burger. But, if I have time to plan, then here’s what we might pack – my recipe for A Great Picnic: tablecloth (and tablecloth weights or […]

Wild Boar Italian Sausage with Spicy Tomato Sauce

I was recently chosen to participate in Marx Food’s Blogger Recipe Challenge: Game Sausage Edition. I was sent four links of one of the sausages in their game sausage sampler. The type I was to receive was a mystery until the FedEx man delivered me my cute little, ice-packed, cooler-type package. We were waiting with […]

Oh In-N-Out Burger! How I Love Thee!

If you live somewhere other than California, Arizona, or Nevada, and have never eaten a Double-Double, I’m sorry. You’re so missing out. Get thee on a road trip and make sure you stop at In-N-Out Burger. It’s one of the fast food joints that I missed the most when we were in Kansas. And, yes, […]

What’s Cookin’

After a month of doctor’s appointments, house guests, and family celebrations, this week is a quiet one. Praise the Lord! I’m hoping that since we have nowhere to go this week, we will be able to reestablish some routines. And since my cupboards are full, I don’t think I need to buy anything other than […]

Frugal Friday: Buy Spices in Bulk

I love to cook. Since I could read, cooking has been one of my favorite pasttimes and one of my preferred methods of relaxation. If you spend anytime cooking, you know that quality ingredients can be pretty expensive, even with a coupon. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about preparing gourmet food for a […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grilled Foods

I just love the smell of food cooked outdoors. Last weekend we spent an afternoon at the beach, and the scent of charcoal fires mixing with the salty breeze and a hint of Bain de Soleil was fantastic. Now that’s the smell of summer! One of my favorite things to grill is veggies. If you’ve […]

Something’s Fishy About These Hot Dogs

Years ago I read about how you could cut uncooked hot dogs in certain ways to make them form different shapes once cooked. I never gave it a try until I kept coming across ocean-themed hot dog ideas in my research for Camp Wannalaffalotta. So, we tried two different “recipes” this weekend: octopus and jellyfish. […]

What’s Cookin’ This Week

This month has been all about teeth. So far we’ve had 9 dental appointments and another 6 this week! Oh my stars! I am thankful for great insurance. I had the worst report – four cavities. I just about died. I only have four fillings at the moment, so I’ve just doubled the amount of […]