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”

Instant Pot- the Easiest Pulled Pork Ever!

After the boiled eggs, I was ready to get started on something a little more challenging and Garen had been talking about Brunswick Stew for months, so I had to have pulled pork for that to happen.  Back to Pinterest I went to find a recipe. Skip back to yesterday though….While at Sam’s Club, weContinue reading “Instant Pot- the Easiest Pulled Pork Ever!”

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”

Sunday Sweets: Blonde Brownies

UPDATE: So I guess I really am blonde (pun soooo intended).  I just realized that I’ve already posted this recipe. I guess I thought it was just that good. The post is pretty much the same thing but maybe a little better photos if you want to check it out. Sorry ’bout that folks! HappyContinue reading “Sunday Sweets: Blonde Brownies”

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”

Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

This is another repurposing recipe. When I say recipe, I really mean more like guidelines for making something you need to get rid of look good. See another post for another similar trifle.  I had some leftover pound cake in the freezer and wanted to fix something with it and incorporate cheesecake….because who doesn’t likeContinue reading “Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle “

Making Baby Food- Part 2: What and How I Made Baby Food 

After our trip to the grocery store (see my previous post, Part 1: The Why and Preparation), I got started.    Honestly, it hasn’t been that bad. I never expected to be the mom that makes homemade baby food but, surprisingly, I actually enjoyed it. I went into it without recipes but more of a generalContinue reading “Making Baby Food- Part 2: What and How I Made Baby Food “

Making Baby Food- Part 1: The Background and Preparation 

I’ve never tried making my own baby food. Honestly, I’ve been intimidated by it. The thought of cooking, blending, and storing it all seemed like a daunting task. Plus, we are on the go a lot so jarred baby food has been convenient to grab and go.  But after about almost two months of the girlsContinue reading “Making Baby Food- Part 1: The Background and Preparation “

Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants 

Every Saturday that we are home lunch sneaks up on us and I’ve forgotten to plan anything. When this happens, I often think of the options of food we have leftover to be used or eaten. Imagine me standing in front of the fridge looking at my leftovers.  Yesterday the kids were leaving to goContinue reading “Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants “