Archive for the 'Food' Category

Food: Home made soft pretzels

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Soft prezels are a weakness of mine. It takes a great amount of restraint to avoid the booths at the mall. I have to pinch my nose to avoid the mouth-watering smell and chant “carbs and fat… carbs and fat… carbs and fat.” Even still, it doesn’t always work. I give in to the soft, […]

Food- Cooking for the week or OAWC

Monday, June 6th, 2011

So I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit like a badass right now. I just got done cooking, bagging, labeling and freezing about two weeks worth of food. Not only that, but the dishes are done and the laundry is folded. ¬†With my busy new job I have been seriously lacking in the kitchen, […]

Dollars: Switching to generic branded grocery items.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

A few months ago, my family and I relocated from Arizona to Texas. My husband works from home and I work away from home. With our changed working circumstances, he now does most of the grocery shopping. He and I shop very differently. Traditionally, I’ve adopted a “European” approach to grocery shopping, going to the […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 5/9-5/13

Monday, May 9th, 2011

  My very first Mother’s Day started at 4:30 AM when the baby woke up needing a diaper change. I decided it was a great opportunity for us to snuggle since his Dad was out of town. He spent the next two hours grabbing my nose and cheeks until I gave up and we started […]

Food: The BEST turkey chili recipe ever

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

This delicious guest post comes to us from Max over at You can also follow him on twitter @fueledbypez My sister shared with me her recipe for Chili years back and I lost the paper it was written on at some point… when I asked her for the recipe again, it changed a bit. […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 5/1-5/6

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Just in case you weren’t paying attention, a sneaky little lass called May showed up. And, I now know how newer mothers find themselves a year later still trying to work off the baby weight. I mean, I now have a 7 month old and things still aren’t right. I gained 60 pounds and had […]

Food: Easy Crumpet Recipe

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

In honor of the Royal Wedding fever that’s spreading quickly, here’s a quick and easy (and delish!) recipe for crumpets. If you’ve never had a crumpet, you’re missing out! Top these with some butter and jam and enjoy with a cup of tea and you’ll be honoring Will & Kate in tasty English style. Recipe […]

How to: Cold brew coffee

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I’m sitting here sipping on my very first cup of cold brewed coffee. I was originally exposed to this concept by my cohort Keesha awhile back on her blog. The idea is that brewing coffee without using heat extracts all the delicious flavors (and caffeine) but only about 10% of the acid and oils leaving […]

Home: Dinner Plans for 4/24-4/29

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

This week we’re having a pot luck dinner at work. I’ve been to enough family dinners at church that I should be locked, stocked and ready to go on casserole dishes. I’m not.¬† But, years ago I heard Charlie Gibson on Good Morning America talking about a Dorito Casserole that he is famous for making. […]

Food: Chicken Pot Pie

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Last week I posted our meal plan for the week. We stuck to it 80%. Unfortunately, the husband got sick and lost his appetite for a few days, so there were a few days that he didn’t eat much and I ate Wasabi Doritos for dinner. Like a lot of people, I saw the Alton […]