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 2019
If someone asked me what small appliance is used most in my home, it would undoubtedly be my panini press. That is saying a lot because I spend a lot of time cooking. Our panini press is used at least once every day (and some days multiple times). It allows my kids to prepare foods on their own that I wouldn’t be comfortable letting them do on the stovetop or in the oven. They … [Read more...] about 5 Best Budget Panini Presses for Your Kitchen in 2019
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 2019
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!