Perfectly Mashed Potatoes ~ Everytime!


Everybody seems to have their own favorite mashed potato recipe.  Some boil them with the skin on, some boil them peeled but whole, some peel, cut and boil. But the biggest question I find is not HOW they are cooked but what TYPE of potato to use. I have found the plain old russet potato works … [Continue reading]

14 Back to School Freezer Meals # 4~ Three Cheese Stuffed Calzones


Ever since I made my own pizza dough my life has changed! Being away from New York and finding good pizza is nothing short of impossible.  So once I started making my own dough, I was off and running. Making your own dough doesn't stop at pizza though.  It opens up so many other doors.  You … [Continue reading]

14 Back to School Freezer Meals #3 ~ Sweet Potato, Refried Bean and Rice Burritos


I make these Sweet Potato Burritos ALL THE TIME!  But for our 14 Back To School Freezer Meals Post, and a change of pace, I wanted to do something a … [Continue reading]

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

  While we enjoy this Mexican Rice recipe with our Burritos or Tacos, I had a bunch of leftover brown rice the other day from when I … [Continue reading]

14 Back to School Freezer Meals #2 ~ White Bean Chicken Chili


I hope everyone enjoyed their burgers last night!  I always welcome your feedback and it really makes my day reading your comments, so please feel … [Continue reading]

14 Back to School Freezer Meals #1 ~ Jalapeno and Bleu Cheese Burgers

I figured we'd start this Freezer Meal Party on the easy side, with some burgers.                                                      But not just … [Continue reading]

14 Back to School Freezer Meals Party

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Can you believe we are in the home stretch of summer 2015??? I am just getting into this sleeping in each day.  Pjs until noon, I mean 9:30.  … [Continue reading]

Tip! Flavor Soups with Cheese Rind

Cheese rinds Cortezas de queso Croste di formaggio Expo 2015

We go through a good amount of parmesan and parmesan/romano cheese in our house, and I used to just throw the rind away. This was until I discovered … [Continue reading]

How We Stay Organized Throughout the School Year


Today I am excited to share with you one of the ways we stay organized in our house once the school year begins. It begins with getting our kids … [Continue reading]

Before and After School Routine Chore Charts

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These Before and After School Routine Chore Charts are the perfect way to keep your kids on track each day without the constant nagging from Mom or … [Continue reading]