Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

I woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold.  Even though I had a fuzzy warm blanket and my son snuggled up next to me, it wasn’t enough to keep me warm.  I managed to sleep the rest of the night, but first thing this morning, before I even made coffee, I lit… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

30 Days of Renewal – Day 10 – How to Make Pecan Butter

If you have never tried a nut or seed butter other then peanut butter then you are in for a treat. Peanuts are not actually nuts, their a bean! Which is why those allergic to peanuts may not be allergic to tree nuts.If your kid is a PB&J lover and has a no-peanut policy at… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 10 – How to Make Pecan Butter

Lemon Blackberry Muffins

Hi everyone! I am still here and still pregnant.  We are currently 36 weeks and my brain has turned into oatmeal.  The plain bland kind that everyone hates.  Every drop of creative inspiration has been sucked out of me.  It really blows.  What ever happened to nesting?  I thought all women turned into nesting monkeys… Continue reading Lemon Blackberry Muffins

Welcoming Summer with Peach Muffins

This baby that is growing in my stomach must love peaches.  I have had the craziest peach cravings since I discovered the juiciest sweetest organic peaches I have ever eaten at my local fruit market.  They are so juicy that you have to eat them while holding a paper towel under your chin to catch… Continue reading Welcoming Summer with Peach Muffins

Easy Homemade Cheese Crackers

I am always looking for ways to save money by making my own kitchen staples.  I thought maybe making my own cheese crackers would save some money, but I was wrong.  It’s still cheaper to buy our cheese crackers from the supermarket.  However, homemade cheese crackers are fantastic!  Far superior to any store-bought cheese cracker… Continue reading Easy Homemade Cheese Crackers

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

I am not a breakfast person. Since I was a teen, most of my mornings involve a cup of tea and a queasy couple of hours trying to keep it all down.  I know, its terrible!  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but try telling that to my chronically upset stomach! Over… Continue reading Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

The kitchen is too quiet.  Normally making dinner involves a coordinated shuffle of bodies in the 3 ft x 6 ft space I can call my kitchen.  Tom switching between the sink and the fridge, me between the fridge and the stove.  We can barely fit two people in there at once, but the playful… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

Book Review – On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz

I came in from the mailbox carrying a large padded envelope. “Ohhhh, what did you get Mom!” My daughter runs into the room and takes a giant leap onto the couch. “I am hoping this is my new cookbook On A Stick! by a fellow blogger named Matt Armendariz. He wrote a cookbook all about… Continue reading Book Review – On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz

Photo Friday – Plum Jam with Recipe

I love making jam in the summer.  We don’t bother canning it since we tend to finish it off pretty quickly.  That’s why I love this recipe, because you can make any amount you need.  This week we used red plums, last week it was tropical plums, next week we will see what is on… Continue reading Photo Friday – Plum Jam with Recipe

Getting Cultured – Making Yogurt

Cultured – an adjective meaning: enlightened; refined nurtured or grown cultivated; tilled I stare at the directions wondering if this is a huge waste of time.  Maybe I should just go to bed.  Everyone else is already asleep.  I look down at the milk that’s beginning to steam in my favorite saucepan.  There is no… Continue reading Getting Cultured – Making Yogurt