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Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini

Stir up a bowl of comfort with this easy to prepare Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Tortellini. It’s delicious and chock full of fall harvest vegetables. Even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way the rest of the country does, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby […]

Quick & Easy Afternoon Snacks to Make Your Life Easier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schreiber Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own Kids come home hungry. They’ll let you know. Have some of these quick and easy afternoon snacks ready to make your life easier. It seems that everyone in my family is hungry more often than […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

Bake someone happy this month. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Cookie Recipes are always a hit on the dessert table. Choose one (or five) of these easy cookie recipes to bake. They taste great and freeze well. Have you entered into Chocolate Christmas mode yet? We are on the verge. I’ve been baking this week, letting folks taste test, and then scurrying to the […]

Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Gift

Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

A Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans

Do your future self a favor and fill the freezer with a few extra meals to please the family and buy you some time. This Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans will set you up right. Over 20 years ago I was listening to a radio program — remember radio? — and I heard about this thing […]

Freezer Meal Gifts How-to

Freezer meal gifts are some of the best you could give! Not only are you telling someone you love them by feeding them, you’re also buying them free time. Food is my love language. Take me out to eat, buy me some fun groceries, bring me dinner: you’ve got my love and devotion. It should […]

A Cheat Sheet for Freezing Baked Goods

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Ready to get baking for the holidays? Here’s a cheat sheet for freezing your holiday baked goods. Make them now and enjoy them later. Ever pull something out of the freezer and find that it’s covered in a thin crust of ice? Ever thaw a loaf of banana bread to find that it’s gone mushy and weird? […]