We’re big fans of food storage in our house for many reasons. One, it’s good to be prepared in case of an emergency. Two, it’s good to have options for dinner if I can’t make it to the store. Three, I’m a big fan of buying things on sale, and when a sale is good enough, I stock up. Here are the food staples we keep in our house.
Toward the end of last year, I made Strawberry Freezer Jam. While I love strawberry freezer jam, my lack of a huge freezer makes it hard to make large batches for food storage. This year, I decided to can my strawberry jam instead. I was a bit terrified, not being an expert canner, but I [...]
As much as I love a chocolate chip cookie, last week I was in the mood to make a new cookie. With a lot of help from my kids, we came up with a kid-friendly, chocolate salted-caramel cookie.
This week, the kids and I made Mother’s Day presents for Grandma. Because I lack the gene that carries on it the ability to sew, knit, or cut on a strait line, I needed something that didn’t require a lot of crafting ability. We decided to paint terracotta pots and fill them with seeds and gardening tools for Grandma.
A few weeks ago, I made banana cupcakes for a friend’s event. That morning, I started gathering supplies only to realize, I had forgotten to buy extra bananas the week before so they would be over-ripe for my cupcakes. I did some research and discovered how to make my bananas over-ripe.
Last week, I decided to introduce fruit pizza to my family. The problem is… I have two members of my family, who think they will promptly drop dead if they come in contact with the majority of fruits. So, I decided to make a half and half pizza. Half fruit for myself and my daughter, and half candy bar for my husband and son. I think everyone was satisfied with the result.
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I love meatloaf! I love the taste, I love the texture, I love the smell and I love how easy it is to make. Here is how we do meatloaf in our house.
There are few things better than opening a fresh pack of Reeses peanut-butter cups. One thing that is better; unwrapping a homemade peanut-butter cup. YUM! Plus, these look like they take a lot more skill and time than they actually do.