The slow cooker/crockpot is simply one of the best kitchen inventions ever. How magical is it to put a few ingredients in a "bowl" and have them be ready to eat 6-8 hours later!? I tend to use it mainly during the cold winter months since my recipe repertoire for this beloved kitchen appliance is … Continue reading Slow Cooker – Coconut Curry Beef Stew
My current obsession with one-pot meals has led me to another absolute winner! I've made peanut sauces before, but this delivered the perfect level of peanut buttery richness without overpowering the other flavors. Thanks Recipe Runner for putting together such a scrumptious dish! This didn't end up being a true one-pot meal for me because … Continue reading One Pot Meals – Skillet Thai Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
My kitchen doesn't have a dishwasher, and after making tonight's dinner I'm wondering why I didn't scour Pinterest for one pot meal ideas much sooner! So, after a fruitful pinning session this evening, expect more one pot recipes to come. Tonight's dinner was a recipe from Spoonful of Flavor and it was delicious - a … Continue reading One Pot Meals – Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale
I started using a glass tea kettle just a few months ago and now I wish I had started years ago. My mother-in-law, who is a tea enthusiast, gifted me a glass tea kettle two Christmases ago, but it just sat in the unopened box. You see, I already had a stainless steel kettle that … Continue reading the little things – a glass tea kettle
On days when we arrive home from whatever outing we were on, minutes before my kids transition from hungry to hangry, I love that I can open my freezer to pull out a healthy lunch to heat up in mere minutes. Most times they are accompanied by a side of peas (so quick to make) … Continue reading Kid Lunches in 5 Minutes (or Less)!
Happy Saturday! Do you have a Saturday morning breakfast tradition with your family? We do, and it's one of my absolute favorite moments of the week. Soon after our daughter started being able to eat solids, I told my husband I wanted to do a big family breakfast on Saturday mornings - pancakes, eggs, sausages, … Continue reading Saturday Morning Breakfast!
This past weekend some friends of ours hosted a little holiday gathering with Christmas cookie decorating, karaoke (with a bundle of little ones giggling and dancing amidst the singing), homemade tamales (YUM!) and a warm ambience of friendship and festivity. The friend who hosted is an elementary school teacher, and in true organized fashion had … Continue reading Christmas Cookies