Category Archive: Homemade

White Truffle Risotto

  Risotto is a common dish in Italy, but here in the States, where we like our meals to be quick and easy, it’s more of a delicacy. That’s kind of a funny… Continue reading

Hoot! Made These Owl Cupcakes

 A few months ago, I came across these owl cupcakes and they turned out really well. The kids liked them so much, that Edison asked me to make them for his birthday this… Continue reading

Workin’ It – The Summer Chore Chart

Every summer the kids and I come to some sort of arrangement regarding their chores. I’m more lenient during the school year when they should be focused on the academic work, but come… Continue reading

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

Speaking of foods kids like, I also tried to make breaded cheese sticks like the ones Edison likes. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: What you need 12 sticks of string cheese… Continue reading

Party Down with a Seasonal Cocktail Parasol Wreath

I’m always looking for seasonal wreaths to hang on the front of the manse, but they are always so pricey. The other day I found a really cute one for summer on the… Continue reading

Raspberry Waldorf Salad

Recently I was out to lunch with some of my lady friends, and I rediscovered the Waldorf Salad. I found a recipe for a raspberry version while surfing the boards last week and… Continue reading

I See A Sidewalk and I Want To Paint It…Blech.

Summer is approaching, and the kids are always looking for ways to express themselves, so I thought we would make some sidewalk paint. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Ingredients: 1 tsp… Continue reading

Sweet, Fancy Lemon Cookies!

Whenever I think about lemons, for some reason (probably that I watched this so many times as a child) this song comes to mind: I’ve had my eye on these little lemon cookies… Continue reading

Easy Crock Pot Chicken…At Least Until Clean-up Time

Last night I made an easy crock-pot chicken recipe.  The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Ingredients: 2-4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese (let sit out to… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Blondies… er…I mean Blobbies

It’s Mother’s Day, and I usually bake on Sundays so that the kids have some kind of treat for their lunches during the week. In the interest of making things easier for myself,… Continue reading