Category: Food

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Portions and Leftovers Here’s a fun new game we can play here in AWG-Land!!  It’s called “Family Kitchen Questions” and in it, you can ask me anything you’d like about cooking, planning, shopping, and generally running the kitchen, family style.  Sound good to you?  I […]

Mom’s Fruit Salad

Mom’s Fruit Salad

For as long as I remember, my mom has made this exact fruit salad.  It’s as much a part of my childhood and growing up as birthday cake and Santa Claus.  That is to say, I can’t imagine my life without it! Every Christmas Eve […]

Found: The World’s Most Perfect Ramen Noodle Slaw

Found: The World’s Most Perfect Ramen Noodle Slaw

Ramen noodle slaws are the crap shoot of the pot luck line, aren’t they?  You never quite know if they’re going to be as good as you hope.  There are so many variables to consider!  Is there enough dressing, not enough, or too much?  Are […]

Top 10 Food Budget Tips for Families

Top 10 Food Budget Tips for Families

Budgeting is not something I’ve ever been very good at.  In fact, years ago when I desperately needed to stick to a budget, I really stunk at it!  Like, I was awful.  It took years of over spending and putting groceries on the credit card […]

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

I’m pretty sure that if love of baking is a genetic thing, I come by it honestly.  The baking gene has been passed down from both sides of my family tree.  My mom is an amazing baker whose sugar cookies and coffee cake are the […]

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes are a Game Changer

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes are a Game Changer

Raise your hand if you just can’t think about Thanksgiving without dreaming of mashed potatoes. (insert lady raising hand emoji here) Now, raise your hand if you’d really like to have one less thing to cook on Thanksgiving Day. (insert 2 lady raising hand emojis […]

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

OK, all you turkeys!!  As promised, here is a roundup of all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from around the web.  I have personally made all but one of these dishes myself and they are tried and true favorites.  So…what’s cooking? Turkey Before we get […]

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

I never knew my great-grandmother, Bea.  Really, I never knew any of my great-grandparents.  All but two of them had passed away by the time I was born, and those two died while I was still a toddler.  My grandparents, on the other hand, I […]

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Menu Breakdown

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Menu Breakdown

Welcome, friends, to the first installment of the 2017 Thanksgiving Guide!! I love Thanksgiving.  Love it!  Love the food, the cool weather, the time dedicated to family, the food, the fall decor, the parade, the food… Did I mention I love the food?  OK, just […]

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: One Pot Meals Edition

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: One Pot Meals Edition

Wouldn’t it be absolutely magical if you could just dump a bunch of ingredients in a pot and…POOF!…dinner was ready in a matter of hours? Cue the glitter and magical unicorns, man, because this is what I’m giving you today!  A round-up of crockpot recipes […]