After my last post on bean preparation, I thought I owed you something a little lighter and more fun. Keeping with the bean theme, I am sharing one of my most basic and favorite bean recipes. We love giant lima beans around our house. Also known as Gigante beans in some circles, they are a… Continue reading Giant lima beans with red pepper and garlic
Beans are cheap, easy, delicious and nutritious. Highly versatile, they can be the main attraction for dinner or a simple side show. And they are a natural peace maker in a combo vegetarian and omnivore household. The hubby is less likely to need his post dinner ham sandwich after our vegetarian dinner if his belly… Continue reading The magical fruit
My Mom told me I’d gone too far when I told her I make my own laundry soap. Sometimes I forget that most other sane people just buy that stuff in the store. I just really like to know the ingredients in everything I use and I like to keep stuff simple.
It’s not even hard to feed your baby or toddler real food. Do you have a bag of frozen peas? Cook them in some hot water for 5 minutes and then stick an immersion blender in to grind them all up. You just made a few servings of peas to get you through the week!
You could say we’ve done our fair share of road trips with kids. Before my daughter turned one, we drove across the country with her twice and made four 800-mile plus trips in addition. That doesn’t include the other cross country trip we took with her in utero. We had a gypsy problem.
Sometimes life gives us a bowl of cherries that’s mostly pits. It happens. The furnace decides to quit working a week before Christmas. The car needs a new transmission just when your first child is starting college. Unexpected expenses creep up on us when we least want to see them. An emergency fund is a… Continue reading How to build an emergency fund
A well stocked pantry can mean the difference between pulling together a last minute dinner or having to dine out. Cooking most of our meals from scratch for the last four years or so has taught me what I need to keep on hand. My pantry is always stocked with these 20 staples… Tomato sauce… Continue reading The well stocked pantry