Last week was baby girl Aisling 2nd birthday… it goes SO fast! As a family we have decided that we will do something special together or with friends and/or extended families for birthdays instead of gifts. So this year for Aisling we decided to have an open house from 6pm – 9pm on her birthday.(…)
Grain, Dairy, Sugar Free Recipes
We have definitely let corn sneak back into our diets. I’m feeling a bit guilty about it, but also really enjoying it. However, I’m realizing just how much we are eating (corn chips, corn tortillas, corn bread, etc) and I’m determined to at least cut back. Corn isn’t on the paleo diet, and I definitely prefer not(…)
At the end of last week the DC metro area saw an inch or two of snow! The most for the year so far! I LOVE it when it snows and I wish we got more than that around here. I grew up in this area and remember getting some large (of this area, definitely(…)
I’m terrible at making side dishes to go with dinner. I remember growing up we always had three dishes served with dinner. Usually it was some sort of meat dish, a veggie and a starch. It was ingrained in me that you had to have at least three dishes.
I try to be a minimalist, although I find myself being a collector. In the back of my mind plays the mantra that my father would always say, “You never know when you might need this!” True, but do I really need to keep it until I MIGHT actually need it? I might never need(…)
I remember as a kid this was one of my Mom’s favorite meals, and as kids we LOVED eating all the spam out of our dishes, but would have to choke down the cabbage!
When I first looked at this recipe I didn’t think it was anything too spectacular, but I found some shrimp in the back of my freezer and I wanted to use it! We had friends move about 6 months ago and they graciously gave us their frozen meat and shrimp since they couldn’t take it with them as they(…)
I already knew I was attached to my , but I’m becoming more and more dependent on it. That could be a good thing or a bad thing! I’m glad it’s getting plenty of use! A week or two ago I posted on the almond coconut cookies we made in the . Those are long(…)
I know this seems way out of season, but we made these at the end of the summer this year with some dear friends of ours. The recipe came from them and they had gotten it from another friend. So it’s just been passed around! I certainly can’t take any credit for it, but it(…)
I had never heard of these before, although they sounded great because I love a good Hawaiian pizza…. so if it is anything like that I was sure I would love it! Brian assured it me it was a real thing and it was good!
I know this post probably won’t be quite that helpful since it is AFTER Thanksgiving, but if you have turkey again for Christmas or New Years, maybe it will come in handy! Or if you are anything like us… God provides in amazing ways!
In one of my recent posts from I talked about the chapter on finger foods and mentioned my desire to make salmon jerky. I finally got around to it and I’m so glad I did! I didn’t follow the recipe in , but instead just put a few spices (I can’t remember what I put on it… sorry(…)
I haven’t made cookies in the or crackers in a while and thought it was high time to do it again. I wanted something somewhat sweet, but also coconutty. I mixed and threw in a little of this and a little of that and they were super fantastic! The kids love them and we will(…)
Does anyone besides me get stuck on lunch ideas? We do often have leftovers from the night before, but recently we’ve had some BIG eaters around here and we’ve had enough leftovers for 1… so Brian usually takes that to work for lunch.