Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lasagna Soup

The first night I served this soup, my six year old told me he had a new favorite meal! Score one for mom! It really is simple to throw together and can be on the table in about 30 minutes.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

We have many family members with food allergies so it can be challenging to feed them when they come for a visit. I always like to do my best at being a hostess and allow my sister-in-laws a bit of a break from planning all the meals so they can have a bit of a vacation. They always jump in and help in the preparation of meals when they are here, but they are so thankful that the planning and shopping has been done.

Friday, February 14, 2014

10 Freezer to Crockpot Meals

I've rounded up 10 of my most requested recipes that work to go from the freezer to the crockpot. We pull from my stash in the freezer a few times every week because of our busy family schedule. The studies are in and we all know how important having a family dinner is. These meals allow me the chance to get the kids to all the places they need to be after school and still sit down to a meal together. I hope they help you in your meal planning also. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Spring Fever Solutions

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

― Mark Twain

I love this quote from Mark Twain. We have definitely been feeling this way around here lately. I turned to the internet for some inspiration of just what we could do with the cold weather keeping us inside for far too many days in a row. Below you will find pictures and links to a few of the ideas we came up with. All the pictures are from others - click on the links to see the sites they came from . They were enough to inspire me so I figured they would inspire you as well. We have done some of these projects already and others will happen soon.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Upcoming Free Classes

I love to teach! It is fun to see others get excited about the new things they are learning. Food 2 Store has a great room set up in the back of their store for learning and they invite me back often. I do not work for them, I teach classes on a volunteer basis only. Be sure to sign up for these free classes - 

Artisan Bread Class

Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 am

Monday, February 3, 2014

Simple, Delicious Tortellini Soup

On a cold winter day a hot, brothy soup hits the spot for me. We have differing opinions at our house. Most of my family prefers the thick, hearty, creamy chowder type soups. Don't get me wrong I like those too, but some days I want a bowl full of broth with just a little other goodness in there. This is a very simple soup to make and passes as fancy enough for company when paired with some warm homemade bread. I have been known to make a small batch just for me.

Since the groundhog saw his shadow, I'm thinking there will be plenty more soup nights around here. We woke up to snow at our house so winter is still in full force. We are not even supposed to hit 30 for a high this week!