Give Thanks in All Circumstances (Even 2020)
How do you give thanks when the last thing you’re feeling is grateful? How do you respond to St. Paul’s invitation to “give thanks in all circumstances” when the whole year feels like a dumpster fire? When you really take the time to look through […]
Thanksgiving Tips & Feeding Your Family with Marie
Is this your first year cooking a Thanksgiving turkey? Does the idea of getting dinner on the table, Thanksgiving or otherwise, make you break out in hives? Do slumpy pie crusts make you angry? Would you like to hear two middle aged, midwestern moms of […]
Diana’s Easy Meatloaf – and a Podcast!
Let’s see… We’re all stuck at home during a pandemic, trying to feed our families, yet not wanting to go to the grocery store. We need easy meals we can pull together on the cheap. Sound about right to you? Well, have I got a […]
Catching Up Reads: What I Read This Winter
Well, kids! It has been a while since I did a good, old-fashioned book round-up. Who among you is looking for something delightful to read while we social distance ourselves for the foreseeable future? (Raises hand) Well, grab your coffee and your Kindle, because it’s […]
Pantry Provisions & Menu Planning: Pandemic Style
Is it just me, or did you also turn into a culinary idiot when socially distancing kicked in? I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that I’m not the only one this has happened to since you’re reading this. In the past […]
Talking Turkey: Planning & Timing
One more week until Thanksgiving and I can’t wait! I love to cook and can’t wait to host our family again this year, but without two things in particular – planning & timing – I’d be lost. But that’s the question, isn’t it? It’s one […]
Talking Turkey: The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sides
Welcome to this year’s first installment of Talking Turkey! Today, the sides are the star as I humbly present to you The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sides!! Regardless of whether you are Team Turkey or Team Ham, the Thanksgiving sides are really where it’s at. […]
Cheater Philly Cheesesteaks
I know what you’re thinking. Why is this a cheater Philly cheesesteak recipe? Well, I’ll tell you. First, I’ve never been to Philly. And second, I’ve never eaten an actual Philly Cheesesteak. So, honestly, this could be way off base and I’d never know the […]
5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!
It’s August! School is starting soon and life is about to get really crazy, am I right? Well, today, I’m sharing with you a few tips and tricks for monthly (yes, I said monthly) menu planning that will make your life so much easier. Yes, […]
Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!
Raise your hand if you don’t want to cook dinner!! (All around the world, readers raise their hands.) OK, hold up. I didn’t say you didn’t have to prepare dinner. I just said you didn’t have to cook it. Notice the difference? And what an […]