Archive for the ‘recipes’ Category


Back to School Dinner 2014–Speak Softly and Listen

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 in About Me, homeschool, Homeschooling, Learning, Parties, party time, recipes

My girls are too cute, they request the same thing every year for our Back to School Dinner. ¬†Prosciutto alfredo, breads with dipping sauces, brussel sprouts, a fancy drink, and a treat. I like to spend my time on the creating our new family theme and decorating. So for the dinner I head down to […]

Tomato, Basil, Balsamic & Cheese Crostinos

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 in recipes

I don’t know if these really are crostinos because I like them untoasted. So what would you call it? Let me know and I’ll change the name, but for now… Tomato, Basil, Balsamic & Cheese Crostinos I had these at my book club and came home to copy them right away. This is an easy […]

Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in Crafts, recipes

Have you all heard of the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along? Three sweet women have been hosting and coordinating it for four years, I think I have contributed three of the years. This year in the Craft section I posted how to make little play-land tins from knickknacks around the house. Also, this year in […]

Apple Nachos

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 in recipes

Rachael Ray… hey! come back, why did you all click away?? …Rachael Ray¬†gets a bad wrap. She is the one that first got me into cooking when she started her 30 Minute Meal show back in the day. I remember watching it when I was newly married and we were living in Massachusetts. She introduced […]

Guilt Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Monday, October 21st, 2013 in recipes

I have been on a sugar, dairy, and gluten free THING for 48 days. I don’t know what my body was reacting to before but there is a night and day difference with how I feel. More on that later (maybe) but I wanted to share a pumpkin cookie recipe that you don’t have to […]

Costa Rican Casado Plate

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in cooking, Our Travels Worldwide, recipes

I told myself after I finished re-doing all of our business books for 2013 (my computer was stolen), figure out a new payroll system for Ty’s employees, filed and re-filed five million tax forms, and finished a family history project I have been working on for over a year….THAT THEN I COULD BLOG! I still […]

Colombian Arepas

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 in cooking, Our Travels Worldwide, recipes

We have this sweet woman coming to the house to help 20 hours a week. Mainly it is for the girls and I to learn Spanish faster. But she also helps me keep up on cleaning the kitchen, an extra hand during crazy times during the day, etc. When I want to go somewhere fun […]

Tyler’s Marinara Sauce

Monday, December 10th, 2012 in recipes

We got this system down-Tyler and I-splitting up the household to-do’s. He swears that he cooks and does the dishes more than I do, which is kind of true. So I ask him if he spends almost four hours a day feeding a baby. But there are a few main things we make every week […]

Summer Grape Salad

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 in recipes

My mother in law made this during our visit to California and it is the perfect summer salad. Cool, refreshing, simple, fresh, covered in cream cheese…YA KNOW…perfect summer salad. So easy…. Ingredients: 4 lbs of grapes 1/2 cup of sugar 8 ounces of cream cheese 8 ounces of sour cream 3 T. brown sugar 4 […]

Meal Plan with Homemade Tortillas

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 in recipes

First I am going to show you how to do homemade tortillas. Why even bother doing that you ask? They are cheap, they are easier than making cookies, they taste so much better, and they make the meal! Try it. Second I am going to tell you of 5 different meals (some vegetarian options) you […]