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

Cinnamon Coffeecake Love

KAF Coffee Cake

I’m actually not going to post the recipe to this incredibly yummy coffeecake…because it’s not my recipe.  I didn’t change a thing.  I made it as-is, and it was good.  I love the King Arthur Flour company and the recipe for Cinnamon-Streusel Coffeecake came from them, so I’m just going to link to it and let you drool over it. It was a little time-consuming to prepare, so it’s not one you Continue Reading

Easy Peasy Refrigerator Pickles – By Request


Raise your hand if you fear you could polish off an entire jar of bread and butter pickles in one sitting {insert pic of me raising my hand here}. Unfortunately, if you are allergic to allium (onion & garlic family), you can’t just run to the store and buy a jar of pickles. I’ve not jumped into the art of canning (yet)…but I did find some easy sweet pickle recipes I adapted for my household. Continue Reading

Lemon Supreme Cupcakes

Lemon Supreme Cupcakes

Cupcakes! I’ve been a little obsessed with cupcakes lately.  Cooking seems to be more “my thing” than the precise process of baking, but for some reason I’ve been obsessing about baking little cute & tasty things {maybe I’ve just watched too many episodes of Cupcake Wars}.  I’ve thought about cute frosted cookies, but my kitchen’s a little short on rolling & cutting space.  Soooo,  for my Continue Reading

Oh Yeah, These Are Good! – Cookie Recipe

The last time I wanted to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I was lazy and didn't want to look up a recipe. So I thought I would just take my usual Chocolate Chip recipe and substitute oatmeal for some of the flour, and peanut butter for some of the butter. Well, they were okay...but they were dense, crumbly little boogers. When my daughter wanted me to make cookies today I Continue Reading