Cooking, How-to's

Handmade Strawberry Milkshake Popsicle

April 23, 2018

One of my favorite things during the warm months is ice cream.  Seriously, who doesn’t love ice cream? This weekend the husband and I took a break from working on our guest room and headed out to get popsicles.  Not just any popsicles; gourmet ice cream popsicles with pieces of cookie inside. We have been living about 15 minutes away…

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Cooking, How-to's

Dinner Idea | Spicy Red Beans & Rice

March 29, 2018

The husband and I have been in a dinner rut for the last few weeks.  I feel like we make the same things over and over again.  I have been bored with our normal dinner routine. This week we made something that I had never made before: spicy red beans & rice.  The best part?  It took less than 10…

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Cooking, How-to's, Live Simply

5 Simple Tips for Cooking Something New

January 13, 2018

A good friend of mine shared with me that she is interested in adding new foods to her cooking routine this year.  Mushrooms have not been kind to her in the past, but she is ready to give them another chance.  As we were swapping kitchen war stories, she asked me for advice on how to best cook mushrooms.  She…

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How-to's

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2017

One of the things I wanted to do this holiday season was to bake cookies.  I have never made gingerbread cookies and wanted to give it a try.  I found a recipe online that I promised fluffy, tasty cookies.  However, when I tasted the dough, it didn’t make me excited to bake it.  I added a bit more vanilla and…

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How-to's

Food Storage Basics for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving conjures two types of memories for me: family and leftovers.  My mother would get up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven.  My grandparents would come over late in the morning; they would bring the stuffing.  We all watched the Macy’s Day Parade while my mother cooked.  Why didn’t we ever offer to help? …

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Date Night Idea | Homemade Ravioli

October 16, 2017

Work has been super crazy.  I have been on a project that has been eating into my evenings.  I have been going into work early and staying until 8 or 9 at night during the week.  I also have been putting in hours working weekends from home.  The husband has been taking care of everything in order to keep our…

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Fall Comfort Food | Homemade Apple Crisp

October 9, 2017

My husband and I have a number of fall traditions.  Two of our October traditions are to watch The Great Pumpkin and the other is to make a homemade apple crisp.  We created our first apple crisp a few years ago, just after we got married.  We created it from scratch without a real recipe.  We were feeling creative so…

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