One Now, One Later

I love to cook. Love to bake. If I had no other responsibilities, you'd likely find me in the kitchen. And I need to be in the kitchen, what with trying to feed all these people every day, but I also need to be elsewhere sometimes (says the dirt on my floor or the dust on my table or the little blue-eyed boy with Candy Land in his hand). One of my best tips for any busy family, … [Read more...]

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Secret’s Out: How to Hard-Boil Farm Fresh Eggs

I kid you not, it took me 38 years to learn this trick. We've always enjoyed hard-boiled eggs. In tuna salad, on lettuce salads, as a snack, or even to pack as an easy breakfast when we're traveling. I take deviled eggs (along with a dessert or French bread) to nearly every potluck meal we attend, because I never ever return with any. We also enjoy farm fresh eggs, and … [Read more...]

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Square Biscuits

Sometimes when I'm making our favorite Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits I've got children pulling at my legs, children whining that they're hungry, and children rummaging through cabinets for something to eat because they just.can't.wait. 10 more minutes. Oh, who am I kidding? That happens every time. And that, my friends, is why round, cut out biscuits are only an occasional … [Read more...]

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{Easy & Effective} Fruit Fly Trap

I've seen all sorts of contraptions with paper cones and tape, but sometimes simple is just as effective. When the fruit flies are swarming, this is all you need to drown them to their demise. Apple Cider Vinegar + Dish Soap = Frugal Fruit Fly Trap There you have it.  Just pour some vinegar and squirt some soap.  Instant deadly attraction! (I even caught a big fly … [Read more...]

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How to Keep an Avocado Fresh

Avocados are a fantastic source of quality fat, a yummy addition to Tex-Mex foods, and a perfect soft "first food" for baby.  We go through a lot of them!  I struggled, though, with keeping  the pretty green color, especially after dicing or mashing them up for our little one.  They almost immediately turn an unappetizing brown, so if we cut one open, I did it with the … [Read more...]

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