Every since the new year my husband and I have been trying to seriously increase our fruit and vegetable intake, so when we got a juicer last month we were sooooo excited. We started to have a homemade juice each morning in place of breakfast. Obviously there is an unbelievably long list of benefits to doing this, but there was one factor that was seriously bothering us – juicing removes a lot of the fiber from your vegetables and fruit.
This little gem came to me out of desperation and a compromise – one of us wanted pasta for dinner, one of us wanted stir fry. The resulting pasta bake was absolutely delicious and so, so, so easy that it will definitely be made again. It’s a little more pasta than stir fry, but hey, at least I got a lot of broccoli in there! (more…)
If you’re not a pro at making cookies for the holidays, but still want to impress your guests, then this recipe is for you. Reindeer noses are as simple as you can get and absolutely delicious. They only require 3 ingredients and they look awesome in little gift bags, so they’re perfect for dinner parties, parting gifts, or “just because” occasions.
My mom made us this broccoli cheddar soup last week and it was so good I couldn’t resist remaking it myself and posting it for you all. It is so, so easy to make, tastes delicious, is HEALTHY, and it’s actually pretty cheap too. So it’s basically a win-win.
Obviously it includes broccoli, but there’s also some carrots and onions in this for some extra flavor and nutrients. I’m sure you could add others, so use this as an opportunity to sneak in some other vegetables! I was able to get all of the veggies really cheap at the farmer’s market, so a big batch of this soup (4-6 servings) ended up costing me less than $10. (more…)
When my son was 4 months old, he reached out with the speed of light and grabbed my piping hot cup of coffee, pouring it all over himself. He had just started using his hands and it was the first time he had grabbed anything. It was an awful experience and we ended up spending the weekend in the ER.
Luckily, he ended up being ok with only small scars that will eventually fade. Ironically, that incident was probably a blessing because it showed me just how quick those little hands are and has made me way more paranoid about where he is, particularly when we’re in the kitchen.
Unfortunately, he always wants to be with me when I’m cooking. I have tried distracting him with his favorite toys in the dining room, but he insists on being as close as possible.
So here is my latest attempt at keeping him safe and I’m in LOVE with it.
I don’t know about you, but over in my corner of the universe Fall is in the air. Autumn crafts are filling up my Pinterest feed, boots are lining the store shelves, and I’m finally able to leave my windows open all day. And when the jeans come out, so do the extra-special goodies that bathing suits just don’t allow for – like one of my ultimate favorites, Ten Minute Toffee.
This recipe literally takes just 10 minutes. And it is SO GOOD. I mean… butter, sugar, chocolate, saltines?? Come on. It’s a dream. And it is so, so easy to make (plus only needs 4 ingredients).
So without further ado, here is my recipe for Ten Minute Toffee: (more…)
You don’t have to be Julia Child to be an impressive cook. In fact, some of the greatest recipes are also the simplest – 3 ingredient, no-bake, under $5, within 30 minutes type of meals.
These tricks in the kitchen and family recipes are not only ways to win friends and company, they’re also a great source of extra income. And if you’re really good, you could bring in some substantial dough for your family.
Here’s how you can bring home the bacon and make money with your recipes: (more…)