If you hate the idea of hunting, please don’t read any further but, please know we do shoot things to eat vs. killing just for fun. With that out of the way, I’m happy to say that Garen killed a deer this year. It had been a few years and my freezer was jonesing forContinue reading “Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison”
Category Archives: Using What You’ve Got
Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps
My Mom always sang us the “Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail” song around this time. And, between her and Grammy, we were sure to have plenty of candy, including Peeps! I honestly don’t think you can have Easter without these sugary, marshmallowy, packages of cuteness. Yesterday, I needed to make a run for some labelsContinue reading “Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps”
You gonna eat yo cornbread??? Best. Cornbread. Ever.
Every time I cook cornbread, Garen and I have a little giggle over the quote “You gonna eat yo cornbead?” from the movie “Life” with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Yes, I am ALWAYS going to eat my cornbread. Every. Time. Especially if it’s the sweet kind. I found this wonderfully tasty and easy recipeContinue reading “You gonna eat yo cornbread??? Best. Cornbread. Ever.”
Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style
This recipe was Garen’s request for me to make in the Instant Pot so it was the first recipe that required more than 3 ingredients. I was a little leery since I’d never had Brunswick Stew and didn’t even know what to expect. As I always do when cooking something I don’t have a go-toContinue reading “Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style”
Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies
Today I’m gearing up for Nacho Night. More on that in a separate blog. I had some boxes of Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie mix that have been calling to me. Judge me if you must but if you’ve not tried this mix, found at Sam’s Club, you are missing out. They’re super easy and everyContinue reading “Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies”
Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread
Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never endContinue reading “Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread”
Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?
I’m branching out here with Wellness Wednesday in an effort to be a well being. So, for starters, what is a well being? I think that this is a very personal question but, for me, being well means the following: Enjoying family Staying Positive Expressing gratitude Having energy Eating healthy Staying active Keeping my mindContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?”
Career Day 2017
The big kids had Career Day at school today. The kids were encourage to come dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up. Will wants to be an architect, Garen tried unsuccessfully to get him to rock the bow tie… Anna, at first, wanted to be a witch, then a unicorn,Continue reading “Career Day 2017”
The Great Button Escapade of 2017
First off, I can’t take credit for hardly any of these photos or for the title of this post. However, I can proudly say that I love buttons. Let me tell you a little of the background… My dear mother-in-law, Jacquetta, currently has a large collection of vintage buttons passed down from her Aunt Lily. Continue reading “The Great Button Escapade of 2017”
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
This is a recipe that I traditionally make for our Christmas breakfast at home because I can make it the night or day before and also because it’s super easy. It leaves me free to enjoy some coffee before the kids get up while it’s baking. As if that’s not enough, it’s also very versatile.Continue reading “Overnight Blueberry French Toast”
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