Grandma’s Beef Stew

Autumn comfort, made easy!

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Enjoy Life Plentils

Sometimes you just want an easy snack.  I don’t know about you, but to me, “snack” typically means something savory, and usually salty.  I like candy, but that’s not a snack.  Something like popcorn or chips is a little more my speed.  I recently discovered Plentils from Enjoy Life, and it totally fits that bill….

Apple Cider Salted Caramels

The taste of fall you never knew you needed in your life. Ever since I was a little kid, I have been going to a local apple orchard known as Tuttle Orchards.  I have always loved it, so much so that I have worked there for the last three fall seasons on the weekends.  The best…

Blogger Recognition Award

Heartfelt thanks to Roda at GrowingSelf.blog for the Blogger Recognition Award!  If you haven’t seen her blog yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.  She has beautiful photography and a passion for her farm/gardening life that is very engaging. The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Give…

Teal Pumpkin Project

It’s October, the time when the minds of little ones (and not-so-little ones) turn to the fun and festivities of Halloween.  Whether Halloween parties at school, trick-or-treating with friends, or doing Trunk-n-Treat/Harvest Festival at a local church, it’s a time of costumes, fun, games, and most importantly… CANDY! I loved Halloween as a kid.  I…

Fall!

It’s October!  Fall has come: the leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler, and the smell of apple cider is in the air… I love it! So, you may have noticed a bit of radio silence lately.  Fall is a tough time because it’s really busy (until fall break, of course). I work at…

Burman’s Mayo: vegan and affordable

A while ago, I wrote about Just Mayo, a vegan mayonnaise that is also soy-free.  That’s a big deal in our house because Reese can’t have eggs or soy.  Not long after that, I posted my own homemade Super Easy Vegan (aquafaba) Mayonnaise recipe.  As the name implies, it’s super easy (and vegan).  On a really busy day,…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

My world has been turned upside down.  2+2= yellow and I’m totally ok with that. I’m pretty sure that I’m one of the only people in the country that doesn’t like avocado.  I know all the health benefits, and I know it’s super popular, but I just can’t get over the taste. Blasphemy, I know….

Doctor’s Orders

Do you ever get on Pinterest?  I love Pinterest.  It’s a wealth of information on all sorts of things.  I have found countless recipes, my wife has found several useful crochet patterns… my coworkers and I even have a shared Pinterest board to find great ideas for our classrooms (I’m a high school Spanish teacher…

Mystery Blogger!

So you may have noticed that didn’t get a recipe posted this weekend.  The beginning of fall is always a little crazy.  In the fall, I work at a local apple orchard, and this weekend was our big fall kick-off.  It’s always a lot of fun, but I’m pretty sure all of central Indiana decided…

Super Simple Hash Browns

The best way to start a weekend…. It’s Saturday morning. In a rare stroke of luck, the kids let me sleep in all the way until 7:15 (trust me, that’s late in our house).  I sleepily go down the stairs to find them watching YouTube videos and eating cereal.  I love that Emily is old enough…

The Bubble

Allergy parents/allergy sufferers, have you ever notice the bubble we tend to be in?  It’s a weird bubble.  We are part of support groups, we read the message boards, we do the research… with all of that, it’s easy to feel like the rest of the world gets it, like they are all going through…