Birthday Parties

OK. I have only one kid and love to make it fun — but can’t see how some people spend hundreds of dollars for a 2-3 hour party! Honestly, it blows my mind! As I look around, birthday parties must be big business! Bowling alleys charge $11.95 a kid to bowl, have soda and cake. The local bounce house has […]

How to kill off five pounds of ground beef!

First you have to make some hamburger patties for the freezer – nothing says lovin’ like a grilled burger in the middle of February…Then you want to season them, before stacking and poppin’ into the freezer. I froze four and we had two right away for lunch!Then toss the rest into the mixer with your mealoaf seasonings (see under OMAC […]

How to Make Crock Pot Oatmeal

Oatmeal is such an incredibly healthy way to start the day! Oats contain fiber which is great for digestive health. If you have chronic constipation issues, consuming oats every morning will be helpful. One cup of oats contain four grams of fiber, but you can include fruits and nuts to increase the fiber value of your breakfast. By making it […]

When you get a FREE bag of potatoes…

USE THEM!🙂 My neighbor gave me an eight pound bag that she wasn’t going to use before they were bad and passed them on to me! First things first – I was hungry for soup. For the recipe –> Autumn Chowder Then I made mashed potatoes with the other four pounds…not that we were going to EAT four pounds of […]

Easy Peasy Spanish Rice

This is a SUPER easy recipe that I think I learned when I was 10. You can get little people to try things when they are a part of creating it AND they see that a lot of the things they like are inside it. My munchkin loves each of the 5 main ingredients – and it was her job […]

Our Incredible Family Cornish Pasty Recipe

Winter always makes me crave these – let’s face it; a good Cornish Pasty recipe makes you feel like you are eating pot roast in a pie shell. When I had the restaurant, Thursday used to be our pasty making day. We would make a ton of these and sell out pretty quickly -people even drove up to our little […]