I’m honestly thankful that our microwave started sounding like it was gearing up to explode, because it made me try something I had never even considered beforehand. The amount of processed food, especially frozen processed food, that we eat has not only decreased, but we enjoy the products that we do have more because of how and how often we prepare them.
What a weird week it’s been for my family. Between my husband being personally victimized by seasonal allergies and my son deciding to both skip naps and rapidly develop into a full-blown toddler right before my eyes, I have been running around trying to hold my household together. I can’t rid allergies with a magic… Continue reading Cooking for Seasonal Allergies
Welcome to the 2022 Gardening Series Kickoff! Let me be clear before I start, I am not a gardening expert. My experience with droopy aloe plants and wimpy carrots is testament to that; however, growing your own food and surrounding yourself with plants that you care for is incredibly rewarding both mentally and physically. Historically,… Continue reading Starting Seeds Inside Zone 6: 2022 Gardening Kickoff
After writing my last blog post on dairy-free alternatives, I got inspired to do more product tests and reviews. To start off this experimental series, I put four of the major plant-based butters through both a sweet and savory test: Earth Balance, Miyoko’s Creamery, Country Crock, and Flora. For the first round, I baked four… Continue reading Which Vegan Butter is Best: Baked and Melted
“Plant-based” has become a buzz phrase these days, and it seems that you can get a dairy-free version of about anything if you look in the right place. Just because something is plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthier than its dairy counterpart; however, if you want or have to avoid dairy for any reason, it’s… Continue reading Best Dairy-Free Alternatives: Budget Friendly
We’ve made it to the third weekly Sunday posting in a row! I didn’t know if I would be able to live up to my goal, but here we are. For this week’s blog, I wanted to document another week of dinners and emphasize what (if any) adjustments I make to accommodate my 18-month-old son.… Continue reading Weekly Dinner Menu: Preparing Meals for an 18-Month-Old
Picture this. You make one of the best batches of snickerdoodles you’ve ever made. You save the recipe link so that you can make them again. When you come back to make more, the link is broken and you’re taken to a website full of coupons but void of cookies. Gone is the recipe, and… Continue reading How to Organize Recipes Online- Free & Simple