Almost 20 years ago, I sat in the kitchen of my sister-in-law, staring at the calendar on her wall. Their meals for the week were written on the corresponding days. I was a sophomore in college, eating cans of chili, packages of ramen, and pancakes from a giant, Costco-sized bag of pancake mix. The idea of planning out the week of food seemed like some serious, next level … [Read more...] about Family Meal Planning–Four Fun Ways to Plan Your Family Meals!
My kids love staying over at Grandma’s because Saturday mornings at Grandma’s means character waffles. Somehow having a waffle shaped as a favorite character is so much more exciting than a regular square or round waffle. My kids get so excited to show me how they “decorate” the characters’ faces with syrup, fruit, and whipped cream. The older kids have a great time watching … [Read more...] about 10 Good Character Waffle Makers for Kids 2018
That dreaded time of day has rolled around again…DINNER!! As a mother of five young kids, I can really get stressed out at dinner time. We tend to keep quite a tight evening schedule with basketball practice and games, piano lessons, homework, chores, and church callings. So, a lot of time when I hear the phrase, “What’s for dinner mom? I’m starving!!” I haven’t even had a … [Read more...] about 4 Good CrockPots for Busy Moms in 2018 – Recipes Included!
In our kitchen, our rule is don’t buy uni-taskers. If it’s not a tool I can pull out for many different uses, I don’t have the room to store it. Our Cuisinart food processor comes out all of the time!If you’ve never owned a food processor, you need to. It will change your cooking world. It’s amazing the recipes you can create with it.As a home cook, it’s one of my … [Read more...] about Best Budget Cuisinart Food Processor 2018
One of the greatest things about summer is the availability of fresh produce. Whether grown in your backyard or bought at the farmer’s market, nothing tastes better than earth-grown, sun-kissed, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables.For Mother’s Day, my husband and kids gifted me a Spiralizer, aka spiral slicer. As one who loves new kitchen gadgets, I had been giving hints, … [Read more...] about 6 Best Spiralizers and Spiral Slicers for Making Vegetable Noodles 2018