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
Waffles are a favorite food at our house. I started using a whole wheat waffle recipe (shared at the end of this article), and my kids love it! That is a big win—healthy grains that kids actually want to eat. When we have waffles, it seems that I make a huge stack and they are gone before I can blink, let alone eat. I don’t have time for a mediocre waffle iron; I need one that … [Read more...] about 5 Best Budget Waffle Makers and Waffle Irons of 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
It’s no secret I love to cook. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and new ways to prepare food. I have a variety of small appliances that I use on a regular basis and can’t live without (waffle irons, panini press, food dehydrator, juicer, stand mixer, crock pot, rice cooker). However, my cooking life transformed recently all due to one amazing machine—a pressure … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Budget Pressure Cookers for Home Under $100