Making Artisanal Butter

Buttered Bread Roll

It never fails: I go into the fridge to retrieve the butter for baking, only to realize that I don’t have an entire stick left or that it is gone entirely. It also never fails that I realize this at a time when running out to get some is not an option. Well, never again […]

Turkey Meatballs

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Now that my 10-month old daughter Elle is eating solid foods, I’ve been introducing her to a variety of meats. She has four little teeth and she loves to eat chicken and turkey, well-cooked and chopped into small pieces. Elle is getting very dependent and wants to pick up her own food, inspect her food, […]

Lettuce Bombs

Hand holding a green plant on soil

So, I got a little ahead of myself when I took a jaunt to Tractor Supply Company with my son a few weeks ago. Winter was long, the sun was shining, my son had just picked out the most perfect windmill birdfeeder, and the organic seed display was freshly stocked. That being said, I went […]

Seasoning Your Pan Like a Pro

Kitchen Utensils

Coconut oil is right up there with vinegar on my list of go-to household items. From cooking and baking, to lip balm and lotion, coconut does seem to be a bit of a miracle worker, so when I endeavored to season a recently-purchased cast iron grill pan, I looked no farther than my trusty tub […]

Drinking Water Like a Boss

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There is no way around it. Water is hands down the single best thing we can put in our bodies. And we don’t get enough of it. I’m guilty as charged. The day gets away from me, and I wonder to myself, “What did I drink today? Let’s see… There were those two cups of […]

Baby Bullet as a Countertop Composter

carrot cauliflower

As I nest and familiarize myself with a new house, I am routinely trying to adjust to new ways of doing things. Some of these adjustments are luxurious and exciting, (Hello, having my own sink and a Jacuzzi!!!) Other adjustments are a bit more down to earth, shall we say. (Hello, where shall we store […]

Don’t Have Time to Bake It? Fake It!

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I am guilty of spending hours pouring over websites and magazines, stockpiling ideas that I love and plan on trying. I get so into it that I manage to get myself into a bit of a tizzied panic. Who the heck am I kidding? I barely have time to dry my hair in the morning, […]

Making Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple juice

Since I am in the throes of savoring all things fall and enjoying as many spiced ciders and pumpkin lattes as I can keep down, I figured now would be a great time to share an apple cider recipe you can actually enjoy all year – in the form of vinegar. For those of you […]

Cures for a Lame Lunch

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After selling our house and moving farther away from work, we have found ourselves with what amounts to about 30 minutes less down time after school each day. While this might not seem like much, in reality, it feels like a lifetime. And if time is cut short, the first thing to go is the […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Last Christmas, I wanted to gift something that was homemade, useful and affordable and thought of making a spice blend – but which to choose? I started to think about what spices my family loves to buy and came up with the perfect idea: taco seasoning! So here is a mix that I tried and […]