Category: Food

Leftover Candy…Not Just For Eating In Secret Anymore

Maybe you’ve got a glut of leftover Halloween candy you feel really guilty throwing away (even though you know it’s evil, evil sugar with zero nutritional value.) Or maybe you see all the huge bags of candy marked down in the store and you hate to not take advantage of a good deal. Here’s seven Read More

How To Raise Kids Who Cook And Who Won’t Destroy Your Kitchen In The Process

One of the joys of having bigger kids is the many way they can (theoretically) help around the house. Our house still gets messy, but now, I’m not the only one picking up the books and Legos. Same in the kitchen. There are lots of hungry mouths in this house (Byron counts as about three Read More

The Hildegard Experiment

It’s the first full week of Lent, when the fervor of Ash Wednesday starts to die down and we wonder what we really signed ourselves up for. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m eating like St. Hildegard this Lent. I know many of you are wondering what that exactly means, and maybe some Read More

The Whole30 For Wimps

Let me start by saying, if I would have been doing the Whole30 last week while Fulton was hospitalized I would’ve failed MISERABLY. Like, licking the mashed potatoes and gravy off his dinner plate miserably. But, thankfully, I got to experience all the magic that is a Whole30 (with my husband) during the most joyful Read More

This Post is Whole30 Approved

Lent is off to a great start. (And by great, I mean great for Lent.) I know I said I wouldn’t bore you with talk of my Whole30, and for the most part I’m keeping all relevant discussion to my Facebook group, but I thought I would post an update on what it’s been like, Read More

My Kitchen Rules: 23 Tips for Insane Eating

Yesterday, Emily at The Catholic Table posted a thoughtful piece entitled  ‘Kitchen Rules; 23 Tips for Sane Eating’. Much of it sounded like good ol’ common sense, and frankly, quite boring. I mean, if you like predictability, routine and proper digestion I guess you’d fawn all over it. But not me! I love adventure, excitement, Read More

Ultimate Hobbit Party Resource; Or So I Hope

On Saturday, we brought a little bit of Middle-Earth to South Jersey for my oldest’s birthday party. Ever since reading about this Hobbit party my kids have wanted to host an all day feast. While I couldn’t agree to that, we did invite people over for five hours, three courses, games and general merriment. Addie Read More

{FF} Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot in the Kitchen

This post could also be titled, “It’s Getting Hot in Here, So Stop Cooking With The Oven”. (I. am. getting so hot, I need to turn my oven off!!) As we’re coming into July with all the festivities of the fourth looming in the very near future, I wanted to share some of my favorite Read More

The Party Is Just Getting Started

Long after most of our secular society has set aside it’s festive music, food and merriment, the Catholic Church continues to rejoice in the birth of our Savior. For 12 days following Christmas day, as in the traditional carol, we are encouraged to celebrate with all the gusto the rest of the world partook in Read More

The Bacon Bar Is Open

I apologize in advance if reading this post makes you want to booze up in the A.M. I recommend waiting until at least 3 p.m. before busting out the cocktail shaker and taking these beverages for a test drive. No matter how “breakfasty” they may seem, at 70 proof, Mama Walker’s Maple Bacon liquor will Read More

The Meal Planner

Who doesn’t love the look of a fresh meal plan stuck to the front of the fridge? Nothing says ‘competent mature adult’ like the ability to plan a week of dinners.If you search the web or Pinterest you’ll see no shortage of menus, planners, tips, printables, etc to help you transition your life from one Read More

{SQT} Bats, Ice Cream Cake And Keeping Everyone Happy

Nothing like trying to cobble something together the day after a successful post. No self-imposed pressure hear folks. 1. I start by sending you elsewhere to read the wisdom of the Universal Homeschool Mom translator. There are several I could add to this, many, many of which might include Latin, but I’ll save that for Read More

{SQT}The Closest I’ll Get To Winning On A Game Show

From the depths of the Garden State, it’s Seven Quick Takes! It’s just as you suspected; now that we’ve got a sweet new ride I’m spending all my free time driving around the block slowly with my windows down, seat laid back and Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ blasting from the stereo. Don’t worry the kids keep Read More

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