This past week felt like a clear shift into real fall weather with crisp mornings and cool evenings. Some people are excited for sweater weather, but I’m excited for Soup … Continue reading Sausage and Pasta Soup
This rice is my ultimate comfort food. Whenever I’m sick, or sad, or hungry, this usually sounds better to me than basically any other food. I’ve made a full 9×13 pan of just rice on many occasions. I had to grieve when it was temporarily off the table because it was something I genuinely wanted to share with my kids.
I like to consider myself a pretty decent cook; my family seems to agree, so we’ll go with it. That said, I suck at recipes. I love to read recipes. I have books full of them and search google for ideas regularly, but in reality, I never follow them. I substitute and make adjustments often based on what I have or what I like as well as Dominic’s allergies. I’m writing this as a recipe, but it’s really intended as a guideline for how to make a meal that fits your family, which is where the (ish) comes in.
I’m in a few Facebook groups focused on feeding kids, and I see this question daily. There are so many options available. There are even dozens of versions of cows’ … Continue reading What milk do you give your kids?
If you’re looking to make pickles without gardening, without spending days on the process, and without actually canning -THIS is the recipe for you!
In the last year and a half I’ve really refined my process, and with the recently expanded interest in eating meals at home as well as grocery pickup/delivery, I thought I’d share. I work Monday through Friday, and during normal times, I spend a couple of hours a day commuting. Sundays are usually busy with church and such, so Saturday mornings are my preferred time for errands.
When we first planted a garden 3 years ago, I knew I needed to grow cucumbers because I knew I wanted to make pickles. My grandma had always made homemade … Continue reading Grandma’s Pickles
Today was damp and cold. Damp is a great thing around here! Cold, on the other hand, is just cold. To help warm up, I decided to make one of … Continue reading Spicy Taco Chili Recipe
I love this recipe because it’s pretty quick and easy, and it fits in at holidays, summer cook-outs and Tuesday night dinners. In 2017, our oldest son was diagnosed with food allergies. This recipe, however, has been tweaked rather than abandoned. See the substitutions suggestions below for tips to create the allergy friendly version!
Murphy’s Pub in Champaign, IL serves an appetizer called Irish Nachos. There’s absolutely nothing healthy about it, but it is perhaps bar-food at its finest.
To make your own, here’s what you’ll need