This week’s meal plan for the curious! Monday - BLTs with tater tots and salad - I always try to keep Monday nights easy, so I’ll make the bacon in the oven (at 400 on a foil lined pan for about 20 minutes), slice up some heirloom tomatoes, add iceberg lettuce because it has the … Continue reading Meal Plan This Week.
I love a big old layer cake for a birthday or big party, but for a special little weekend treat or a mid-week pick me up, make it tiny. I don't need a big cake lingering around my kitchen tempting me (and my children) for too long. Just big enough for a Sunday dessert and … Continue reading A Small Blackberry Cake.
A few months ago, I put a little question box on Instagram and asked for cookbook suggestions from you guys. I'd like to build up my little cookbook collection, but I'd rather not have cookbooks sitting on my shelf that I don't use. I knew you guys would have the best suggestions, and wow. You … Continue reading Your Favorite Cookbooks.
I've always tried to keep a bit of a gratitude practice. Just taking a moment to feel deep gratitude for bits of my life that I generally take for granted. I used to even keep a gratitude journal where I would jot down a few things every day. Studies show that this helps us feel … Continue reading Simple Joys: Clean Sheets on Sundays.
Something about the school year starting just turns me into this kitchen monster. It’s like I have to spend time in the kitchen. I think it’s being out of the house all day, and the fact that our kitchen is one of my favorite places on earth and cooking and baking is one way that … Continue reading Meal Plan This Week.
A couple of years ago, my mom made everyone in our family beautiful bound books with recipes from the whole family. Grandma's sugar cookies are in there, a whole bunch of my mom's recipes (cheesecake, meatballs, crab dip, spice cake, etc etc etc.) my dad's buckeyes & golden cadillacs (wait until the holidays roll around … Continue reading Our Family Recipe Book.
You guys, I was looking through my blog this morning as my first *School Year Is Starting, But I'm Not Working Yet* order of business, and I really thought I had more on here than I do. Ha! It's a bit bare bones isn't it? I have pages and pages full of post ideas. One … Continue reading An August To Do List.
Way back in April, I started planning out my May bakes. I’ve talked about my monthly planning process before, but if you missed it - I usually plan the entire month of bakes all at once. Usually one or two things a week - something dessert-y and something breakfast-y/afterschool snack-y. It keeps me on track … Continue reading How to Make Letter Donuts.
You guys, the second half of the school year has just really gotten the best of me this year. I haven't posted a thing on here since February and it's not for lack of post ideas. I have so many! It's for lack of time time time. I know. This coming from the person who … Continue reading Sweet Nightgowns for Summer.
We have gone through many, many chocolate chip cookies. I just feel like a home with three little boys and two adults should have homemade cookies on the counter at (nearly) all times. And let's agree that of the multitude of cookie options in the world - chocolate chip cookies are the best. Sure, I … Continue reading My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.