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Delicious Beef Veggie Lasagna

June 29, 2013

I made what turned out to be a really good lasagna not too long ago.  I wanted to share.  I took my inspiration from Pioneer Woman’s The Best Lasagna. Ever.  I love the cottage cheese aspect of hers!  I don’t like it much, but in a lasagna I can’t tell the difference between cottage cheese […]

Review: Kroger Spring Dinners BzzCampaign – Pork Tenderloin

March 21, 2013

I am a member of BzzAgent & as such I get to opt in to campaigns to try free or discounted items. I get to pick & choose what I try and write my honest reviews on the products.  I recently got a Kroger Spring Dinners BzzCampaign.  Kroger is promoting family dinners using their store […]

Free Taste of Home ebook at amazon

March 16, 2013

Taste of Home has a free ecookbook available in the amazon Kindle store today.  I personally love Taste of Home.  If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download apps for most phones & a desktop reader.  So Kindle ebooks aren’t just for Kindle owners.

Homemade Marshmallows – We Tried It

March 6, 2013

The word on the internet is that homemade marshmallows are WAY better than store bought.  So of course, we had to try it out.  Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect opportunity. We used Martha Stewart’s recipe.  I’ll be honest, Alana did most of the work.  I got distracted. It’s easy to do with an almost […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

February 28, 2013

These cookies were unbelievably easy and delicious. I didn’t even get any pictures of the final product & they are all gone!  I used a Devil’s Food cake mix, but any chocolate one would do, I think.  I used Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips because they’ve been sitting in my pantry since before Christmas.  The […]

Valentine’s Day Made Easy & A Giveaway!

February 7, 2013

Valentine’s Day, especially for the kiddos, doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. It can be as easy as the usual things with hearts involved. Pancakes, sandwiches, tortillas, cookies, all kinds of things can be cut into heart shapes to make them special. For a simple Valentine’s breakfast, a heart shaped toad-in-the-hole is a great […]

Happy Burns Night!

January 25, 2013

It’s finally Burns Night, and we had a great time visiting with our friends.  Our menu consisted of haggis, neeps & tatties.  We had a lovely cheese plate with a Farmhouse Cheddar with Whiskey, Wensleydale with cranberries, Red Leicester, and a Sage Derby. I made Scottish shortbread and a Tispy Laird Trifle.   Neeps are […]

Kid Approved Mac and Cheese

January 21, 2013

My children eat a lot of mac and cheese.  For one thing, we don’t get them meals when we get takeout – which is maybe once a week or so. I’ve found the oldest won’t eat what we order for her, so I don’t even bother.  But she will gobble up my mac and cheese. […]

Burns Night Supper

January 19, 2013

What is Burns Night, you might ask?  My husband hails from Scotland originally and his family is mostly still there.  We like to incorporate some Scottish feel into our lives. One of those is Burns Night.  It’s a Scottish tradition celebrating the life of Robert Burns, traditionally held on (or near) his birthday on January […]

Valentine’s Day Scented Play Dough

January 11, 2013

I just discovered the joy of homemade play dough.  My source was Musings From A Stay at Home Mom.  We never got play dough as a child.  I’m pretty sure it had to do with my mother and the inevitable mess left behind.  The closest we got was artist’s clay from my parent’s friend, H. […]