I give you the option to use fresh OR canned OR jarred tomatoes! Either way I make it... there is NEVER leftovers in our house! One time I even made TRIPLE the sauce... and still- nope. Once you try this authentic sauce you made with pure love/ you'll never go back to store bought crap.Read More
I’m always juggling burners and the oven to get everything to the table hot.. Cooking stuffing in a slow cooker, is pure genius! That and there is NEVER enough stuffing in the turkey! You can even make this ahead of time, to cut the time of cooking on Thanksgiving Day!Read More
This says "over night" but i've made this and ate it within two hours before. 15 minutes when I'm impatient. My baby LOVES this, and I have to admit, I feel like a fancy, gourmet, baby food chef, when i make it for her.Read More
IF you love someone, and I mean REALLY love someone.. Use THIS Pie Crust recipe.
Be careful though, whomever you make this for, will fall deeply in love with you.
Most of us have been there at one time or another. Money is tight, and we still have to make sure everyone is fed. It can tempting to just pick up cheap processed food, and honestly there's no shame in the occasional KD for dinner, but it's actually still more costly than cooking from scratch, not the mention less healthy and wholesome. And yes, cooking from scratch takes a bit more time, BUT, take a deep breath, get the kids involved, use the tried-and-true tips below, and the MP meal planner, and before you know it you'll be enjoying planning and making meals and save money. Let's go!
Steaming fresh vegetables helps to retain their nutritional value. Always remember to wash veggies, even if they will be peeled before steaming. Removing the peel from the carrots does not impact their nutritional value. Most of their nutrients lie just below the skin.Read More
OMG. This is my fav! Serve with a yummy side salad for a delicious and wholesome meal!Read More
Fruits that contain pectin, such as apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and plums, should be cooked before feeding to babies younger than six months. Cooking these fruits help break down the pectin, making it easier for babies to digest. Try different combinations of fruits, such as plum and peach or apple and pear!Read More
Granola. Topper of yogurt and power snack extraordinaire. What if I told you that you can be one of those Moms that make their own granola, and it will only take a few minutes. It's true. 5 steps. That's it. C'mon, be a rockstar!Read More
Everyone knows carrots are great for your eyes, but did you know that ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain? This soup is hearty, healthy, and good for the tummy!Read More
So you want to make home-made pasta but you don't want to spend the rest of your life kneading dough or hunting down pasta maker attachments? Bingo! Gnocchi! Toddler approved and easy to make from scratch!Read More
Not actually made with crack (or testicles), but they will bring a smile to your mouth every time because they're freaking delicious and way too easy. Plus, it's fun to say balls. Balls. (giggle giggle) Balls.Read More
Looks delicious right? This is exactly what they look like.
Just kidding. If you want to know what they really look (and taste) like, just follow the recipe. You'll be chowing down in no-time.
Did you forget to reply to that email? Did you forget where you put your wallet? It happens. Especially to preggos and new moms. Here's the perfect recipe for you: throw these healthful ingredients in the crock pot and forget all about it for 5 blissful hours!Read More
You know all those kitchen you see on tv? The ones with double ovens and tons of counter space? The ones you WISH you had when you're prepping for Thanksgiving? Well this recipe is for real-life kitchens with cluttered counters and not enough room in the oven. Save space in the oven by making delish stuffing in a crock pot! Genius!Read More
It's midnight (or...you know...3am) and everyone else is asleep. Um, yeah you deserve a little treat. (Admission: okay, technically this can be made during the day, too, and even shared with the fam, but I like it best in the still of the night, all by my lonesome, and of course topped with marshmallows!)Read More
Full serving of spinach! Plus, once you've tried this quiche recipe a couple times (it's really not that hard to master!), it's fun to experiment with additions like olives, bacon, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and more!Read More
This stuff is the freaking bomb. Great on salad, fish, chicken, and my new secret ingredient for kick-ass sandwiches! Plus, it's super healthy!Read More
Heck, no-one here is going to judge you for using instant pancake mix, but for the mornings (or nights) when you want to revel in your inner domestic Goddess, here's a yummy pancake recipe that's almost as easy as instant.Read More