I first heard about watermelon jam last summer, via Pinterest. The picture looked fantastically summery and wonderful, and though I didn’t have the energy to get around to it just then, I filed it away mentally for later. Last month, I got my chance. I pulled that pin back out, and read up on everything … More Watermelon Jam
I was just posting on my FB wall that I’d canned some strawberry jam. Usually, I just make freezer jam, but lately my kids have decided to rebel against any jam that has chunks, so I decided to make a smooth version, and freezer jam doesn’t work that way. Also, our upright freezer likes to … More Canning Strawberry Jam
Something almost no one knows about me is that I make all our bread. I know, I know–the first time I heard of someone doing such a thing I thought “Wow–that seems a little…prepper. Why the heck would you make ALL your bread?” But as I ruminated on it over the next few days, I … More Confession: I’m a bread freak.
I’m chuckling a bit at my last post. I’m not usually one to overburden myself, and I generally settle into a nice rhythm of craftiness, laziness, and quality family time during the holidays. Not this year! I decided it’d be fun to have this be the year of handmade Christmas gifts, which did turn out … More Why I need a vacation after Christmas vacation!
A few years ago, my mom bought a peach tree. It sat in a pot on her back porch, where she basically let it die because she hadn’t gotten around to planting it. My mom actually has an unbelievably green thumb–I’ve never seen anyone who can grow things like she can–but there’s always, you know, … More Millions of Peaches!
We had a really yummy (and easy!) dinner last night, so I thought I’d share. Enjoy! Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole adapted from bhg.com Ingredients: 1 6-ounce package long grain and wild rice mix (make sure you choose one with good flavor. I strongly suggest good ol’ Uncle Ben.) 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup … More Recipe time!
As you know, I’ve got twin babies, and they were premature. Last month, their pediatrician (whom I love) was a little worried because they’d taken a dive in growth, both weight- and height-wise. She wanted me to try a month of PediaSure to see if it was hopefully just calorie related, and see what happened. … More Make your own Pediasure!
Those of you who know me well know that I’m not usually much of a chocolate fan. I’ll eat the occasional dense, fudgy brownie, but I’m not one to buy and scarf bars of chocolate or drool over molten cakes and double-chocolate mousses. But then I got pregnant. Something about being pregnant makes my hormones … More Oh My Chocolate!
I am an amateur foodie. I blame Ina Garten. I was just a boring old housewifey cook until the Christmas when Mom gave me my first Barefoot Contessa cookbook. And oh, boy, have things gone haywire since then! My cooking’s become a neverending quest to find the best, most flavorful recipe out there. I spend … More Confession: