My husband started doing a Keto diet again in January and this time he seems committed to sticking to it long term. I'm incredibly proud of him for sticking with it. So last month I decided to stop stalling and give Keto a try also and then in my typical slacker style I settled into … Continue reading 5 Favorite Keto / Low Carb Recipes
I think we've all had that emergency cake moment of weakness at this point. The desire for cake is too strong, but having a whole cake to contend with is an unwelcomed proposition. What's a girl to do? The scenario is so common that the internet is rife with cake in a mug recipes. Ree … Continue reading Quick Fix: Chocolate Cake in a Mug 2.0
It seems like every time I turn around there is a new gadget coming out that is supposed to make my life easier. My husband and I have been married for 10 years now so we've had 10 years to accumulate hype gadgets that our kitchen apparently can't live without. Some prove to be lifelong … Continue reading 4 Kitchen Life Savers.
I have a love hate relationship with my crock pot sometimes. When it works well, it's a life saver. But sometimes crock pot recipes make my life harder instead of easier and that seems like it's defeating the purpose. I'm not looking for a new way to make my life difficult, you know? But these … Continue reading 5 Crock Pot Recipes For the Win!
Saturday was Dan's birthday. He's like an old man now and stuff. Or thirty. One of those. We celebrated by me trying not to drag him all over town running errands and by baking my first from scratch chocolate cake. Not one to mess around, I decided to make Valerie's French Chocolate Cake that Smitten … Continue reading Adventures in Baking: Why my pants are too tight.
We took the kids apple picking a couple weeks ago at one of our favorite apple orchards. Historically, apple picking has not always been super fun. It's a long, hilly walk and up until recently we always seemed to have a baby stroller and children in need of a nap. Add in hot weather and … Continue reading apple picking, pretty flowers and bourbon apple pie.
Lately my favorite place to store recipes is on Pinterest. I have a board for recipes I want to try - and another one for recipes that are all kinds of tried and true. It's nice to be able to scroll through a bunch of meals that are known favorites in my family as I'm … Continue reading Recipe: Andrea’s Clam Chowder
I'm not sure when I first heard about the cookie s'more or if it was just a flittering whisper of genius in my brain one day, but it's our new favorite camping recipe that you guys all need to know about. The truth is: There is nothing complicated about making a s'more - it's a … Continue reading The Cookie S’More: Camping’s New Best Friend.
I have basically zero experience cooking steak. It intimidates me and comes across as very much in the Man Zone of Cooking - something to be left to my husband who knows what he's doing. We also rarely buy it because, well, steak is expensive. And there are a lot of different cuts that mean … Continue reading momma cooks: four cheese tortellini alfredo with steak so easy, anyone can make it!