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
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 2019 – Recipes Included!
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!