I have spent decades supporting Farm Aid. I shop farmers’ markets in the summers and, for the most part, keep little processed food in the freezers. However, even with feeding three hungry boys, I had yet to purchase a bulk meat order from a family farm. Over the course of this pandemic of worrying about food shortages and seeing empty shelves at Costco, the time felt right to make the commitment.Read more
I have the worst sweet tooth in the morning. My go-to breakfast is usually something sugar-based such as a donut, coffee cake, muffin, waffles, french toast…..yum! There are also times that savory is the way I want to start my day and my weakness is egg-bites. At almost five bucks a pop for this on-the-go breakfast, I don’t indulge very often. Then I realized I could make these at home…Read more
Last Thanksgiving my parents decided they couldn’t host. On top of that, my husband was on-duty, which meant that if there was going to be a turkey, I would have to be cooking. If that wasn’t scary enough, I would actually have to go out and shop for food. This was more than a few frozen bags of veggies and some poultry. We’re talking turkey, dressing, vegetables, dessert. I was panicked. Then a miracle happened. Martha & Marley Spoon emailed me.Read more
Meatloaf has to be one of my favorite childhood meals. Add a vegetable side, some butter noodles (with the meatloaf drippings splashed over the noodles) and it’s an instant flashback to my 1980’s dinners at home. What I didn’t realize in my younger years was how long it actually took to make – well over an hour in the oven. Read more
I really do not have much creativity when it comes to cooking. My real goal is for it just to be edible. Tonight at 4:45pm I realized that I really needed a plan for dinner. All I had as a starting point was frozen chicken. This was not a plan. Here’s how my Instant Pot came to my rescue. Read more
I finally broke down and purchased the highly acclaimed (in our mom circle) Instant Pot. I have been thinking about buying one for a few months now – more so after a said moms starting give the kitchen appliance rave reviews. To validate my new toy, I felt the need to make something in it. I owned it less than 24 hours before I tried our meal for the boys – here is the rundown on my first attempt at spaghetti. Read more
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My husband enjoys cooking & creates amazing meals for our family. He also works every third evening – which means the firefighters are probably eating better than we are. I do have my go-to meals: spaghetti, porcupine meatballs & a few other favorite dishes, but when you’re the only parent trying to get home from work, manage homework & shuttle between various after-school practices the “go-to meals” usually turn into fast food.