31 Days of Progress “Day 25″ :: I Love to Learn!

31 Days of Progress “Day 25″ :: I Love to Learn!

As I typed that title I couldn’t help hearing “I Love to Laugh” from Mary Poppins in my head.  I do that, do you?  I tell people all the time, “My life has a soundtrack.  You just can’t hear it.” Ha! Anywho…I’m finally back, sleeping a little better the last couple of nights.  Still waking with headaches, but I think that’s because it’s still so warm here and blasted dry!!! Rain and cooler temps Continue reading

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

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 11 :: Spice Spice Baby

31 Days of Progress Day 11 :: Spice Spice Baby

Category: Cooking & Eating Goal: Cook at Home! Baby Step: Discover new spices & recipes - - - Let’s get real. I live smack-dab in the middle of America. When I get inventive and cook for my friends I observe a few things: funny faces made at unfamiliar ingredients and flavors, polite “no thank you”s, secretive picking of “green things” or nuts out of a recipe. So, I’m not really Continue reading

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

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

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

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