31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}


Remember this little project from this post? I reached my little baby-step goal of getting it organized before I went to bed…BEHOLD! I found out some little things like I had 2 full bottles plus a bag of dried bay leaves {good thing I’m planning to make some pickling spice and rework my refrigerator pickles}.  I also still had a couple of things that contained onion powder and garlic Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 7 :: Experimenting in the Kitchen


Category: Cooking & Eating Goal:  Cook at Home! Baby Step:  Develop New Recipes - - - This was supposed to be a post with my new Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes recipe…yummy and healthy, right? Well, this month’s theme is about making progress, moving forward…not always about reaching the destination.  Don’t get me wrong.  It wasn’t a failure.  They were edible, even tasty.  They Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 3 :: Bulk Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot with Seasoning Recipe

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Category: Cooking & Eating Goal: Cook at home, even when I’m rushed or just pooped out! Baby Step: Pre-cook, pre-prep for Quick Meals when Needed This post was actually inspired by Jennifer at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, who is also one of the original 8 31 Day Bloggers! When one has a difficult food allergy {which I am going to blog about some day soon} the only real way to eat safely Continue Reading

A Lesson Remembered

Ever have one of those moments when you tell yourself, "I knew that!". Well, here's my moment from this morning. I knew it, I even read it again in the manual for my new waffle iron (except the wording wasn't exactly clear – but I knew it!). This is what happens when you don't spray or grease the "non-stick" plates of your waffle iron before the first waffle. What makes me the saddest is the loss Continue Reading