Sunday, July 29, 2012
I know, there are a million posts and recipes for dishwasher detergent out there. I'm certainly not the first to try it and write about it. This is the common recipe. Then what is different about this post? I made a small amount as opposed to a large amount. Why? Because when I made larger batches, they would inevitably get moisture in them and turn to giant soap bricks inside the jar.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The other night was one of those nights where dinnertime came and I realized that I didn't have the chicken I planned to serve defrosted, so I had to figure out something quick. When this happens, I usually fall back on breakfast for dinner. Luckily I had plenty of pastured eggs and veggies from my CSA. Then my eyes found the package of nitrate-free cajun andouille sausage I picked up on sale. Boy did I hit a home run with this nice little dish. We all went back for seconds and didn't have a scrap leftover.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I have to say that I was super-excited when fellow blogger, Anne, asked me to review her new book, Your Grocery Budget Toolbox. I have followed her blog, Authentic Simplicity for a while now and I always learn something valuable. I really admire her balance between providing healthy meals to her family, food allergies, and a tight budget. This same balance is reflected in Your Grocery Budget Toolbox.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It's hard to believe that I only started liking salmon about 4 years ago. I'm a Cod and Halibut kind of girl. Salmon had too strong a flavor for my tastes. But one summer, after reading all the health benefits of salmon, I was determined to make myself like this pink fish.
Monday, July 16, 2012
After visiting my family in Oregon, we got on another plane to Missouri to visit my husband's family. We spent some time at a family reunion and then off to the house he grew up in, in Mack's Creek, MO.; population 235.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
If you've noticed that I haven't posted much in the past two weeks, first off, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I've been on our family's yearly vacation to visit family. We I thought for sure I would have plenty of opportunity to post pictures and little tidbits from my vacation as I went along, but alas, a lack of time and internet connections allowed me to only post once. So to make up for it, I'm sharing my trip with you in two posts. The first post will highlight our trip to Oregon to visit my family and the second will highlight our trip to Missouri to visit my husband's family.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I didn't think you could eat sweet potatoes with the peel until a friend of mine made a recipe similar to this one for me to try. Now, sweet potatoes don't seem like as much a pain to cook when I'm in a hurry. This recipe was so simple, and versatile, I almost couldn't believe it was sweet potatoes I was preparing.