A Toddler-Friendly St. Patrick's Day with #GerberLilBeanies

This is a sponsored post for #GerberLilBeanies written on behalf of The Women Bloggers in association with @KendalKingGroup and #SoapboxInfluence; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I love hosting get-togethers because it forces me to clean our house, prepare lots of food, and decorate for the holiday or season. During spring break, Kamden [...]

By |2016-04-05T07:00:19-05:00April 5th, 2016|Blog, Food & Drink, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Cheesy Ranch Potato Casserole

Since a certain Lovely Lady requested this recipe ... and my deep freezer had some extra space ... and because calories don't count on rainy days, I made a big batch of Cheesy Ranch Potato Casserole. I also call it hash brown casserole but I found Ranch seasoning packets in the pantry and decided to jazz it [...]

By |2016-03-07T21:52:03-06:00March 7th, 2016|Food & Drink, Recipe, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cheeseburger Casserole // #freezermeal #mealprep

Who doesn't love cheeseburgers and tator tots? This is not the healthiest meal in the world, but it's one of the most flavorful and easy to prepare. With just six ingredients, dinner can be served in 45 minutes or less. Addendum: This dish makes a great freezer meal to prepare now and eat later. CHEESERBURGER CASSEROLE *serves 6 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped [...]

By |2015-05-15T06:00:39-05:00May 15th, 2015|Blog, Food & Drink, Recipe|0 Comments

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you love big, soft, chewy, and chocolate-y chocolate chip cookies, look no further. I am determined that this is the *ultimate* chocolate chip cookie (CCC) recipe. You're welcome. A few housekeeping tips before I share the recipe: You must preheat your oven and position the rack in the middle. Eggs should be a room [...]

By |2015-03-12T08:00:51-05:00March 12th, 2015|Food & Drink, Recipe|7 Comments

Meal Planning … February 2015

  The first round of meal planning was an epic fail as the homestead's executive chef and grocery shopper. I had a menu created for the last week of January and I only prepared three of the 10 dishes because of poor planning and even worse execution. I should never be responsible for making spaghetti sauce, [...]

By |2015-02-03T07:00:54-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Food & Drink, Recipe|0 Comments

Lactation Cookies

In an effort to maintain my breast milk supply, I drink lots of water, pump regularly (every 3-4 hours), and eat a balanced diet. As a registered milk donor, herbal supplements such as Fenugreek are prohibited but some women swear by their results ... to each their own, I say! Personally, I'm sticking with steel cut and whole [...]

By |2014-02-13T11:55:53-06:00February 13th, 2014|Food & Drink, Recipe|0 Comments

Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

If you are making last-minute preparations for tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal, you are in luck with this stuffing recipe! I blame my raging pregnancy hormones for my recent carbohydrate and protein cravings, satisfied only by Stove Top stuffing, biscuits, spaghetti with meat sauce, and peanut butter by the spoonful. Surprisingly, I've only gained a pound since [...]

By |2013-11-27T18:15:52-06:00November 27th, 2013|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Easy-Peasy Peach Cobbler

I don't know what it's like where you live, but here in Texas, the produce aisles and fruit stands are full of peaches. Last week, I bought two pounds and I've enjoyed them immensely --- to the point I had juice running down my chin! Yesterday, however, I noticed some of the peaches were extra [...]

By |2013-09-06T00:35:39-05:00September 6th, 2013|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Sushi Making 101

I recently treated myself (plus my friend, Celeste) to a sushi-making class at Sushi Yoko in Fort Worth. I purchased the deal on Groupon, plus making sushi is on my 2013 Resolution List. For $75, Celeste and I each had a cocktail, iced tea, an appetizer, sushi roll, and nearly three hours of personal instruction [...]

By |2013-04-11T00:09:55-05:00April 11th, 2013|Blog, Food & Drink, Photography, resolutions|0 Comments