The Pioneer Woman and I go way back. We're so tight, I call her P-dub. I think I started reading her blog and making her recipes back in 2008 or 2009, but whenever it was, I've never looked back. I love her so much, I own all three of her cookbooks. That's commitment, baby.I discovered … Continue reading Best tomato soup EVER
I'm not a fan of applesauce. As with most of my issues and idiosyncrasies, I'm pretty sure this is my mother's fault. Before I was old enough to swallow a pill with a glass of water, she would crush up my medicine in applesauce and make me eat it whenever I was sick. And we … Continue reading Let’s get saucy
Y'all. I made something totally awesome for dinner. It was inspired by this recipe which was shared with me by my fab friend Melissa. She's a good cook, a devoted wife, an excellent seamstress, a great mom, a kick-ass army veteran, a gardener of renown, and she builds one heck of a farm table. (Love her. … Continue reading How do you say farfalle?!
My BFFs in the kitchen are my knives and my appliances. Today, some appliance love for you. It needs to be said: Food. Processors. Are. AWESOME.What else can take whole carrots to grated carrots with the push of a button?The food processor can!And chunks of pineapple to pineapple purée with only a finger?The food processor … Continue reading Ode to the Food Processor
I still remember the first thing I bought after getting married. My new husband (!) and I were at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport the day after our wedding, getting ready to board a flight to Colorado for our honeymoon. (Incidentally, I had not yet had the opportunity to refer to Josh as "my husband", but I … Continue reading Thank you, Martha
This week is the week of frugal dinners, I tell you what. Well, up until Sunday when we have some new friends coming over for dinner and I'm making queso, guacamole, Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Salad with Avocado Dressing, and Sopapilla Cheesecake. Yikes! (I promised them Tex-Mex and I plan to deliver!). Which is one … Continue reading The Week of Frugal Family Dinners
Back when Carebear was a baby, we struggled financially quite a bit. We had not yet scraped together the money to enroll in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and we were definitely living paycheck to paycheck. I also had not yet come into my own with my cooking. I mean, I used a lot of … Continue reading Cookin’ it Old School