3 Moms 3 Kitchens 31 Days: A Month In My Kitchen


Last Updated on February 19, 2023 Back in May of 2008, I spent the month blogging all of my family’s daily meals, recipes, menu planning and grocery shopping tips.  With me on that adventure were Joy from Five J’s and Toni from The Happy Housewife. We called our cross-blog series “3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 … Read more

Loaded Baked Potato Salad


Last Updated on March 9, 2023 On Saturday morning, my husband decided we were having hot dogs for dinner. It had been a long time since we ate hot dogs, because we usually save those for summertime. So I was all for it. As dinner time rolled around, I wanted to make us a nice … Read more

Mexican Minestrone


Last Updated on March 9, 2023 The other night, we experienced a very rare occurrence in our house. We had leftover taco meat! And a real amount of it too, not just a few spoonfuls. That almost never happens around here. As I was packing away the leftovers, I decided that I’d use the meat … Read more

Chicken & Veggie Chowder


Last Updated on March 10, 2023 I’m starting to feel like my soup making opportunities are coming to an end for this winter. We are ready for spring, but I’m not quite ready to give up the soups. So in an effort to prolong the soup season, I’ve realized I really need to make soup … Read more

Sloppy Joe Spaghetti Bake


Last Updated on March 10, 2023 Most of the meals I prepare are family friendly. Every once in a while I’ll make something that I know is a bit of a stretch for the kids, and sometimes I make things that I know they’ll really enjoy, even though they might not be favorites of my … Read more

Double Chocolate Cookies


Last Updated on March 10, 2023 Tomorrow at school, our kindergartner will be enjoying his first ever Valentine’s Day Party. He is beyond excited. He has signed his name on all of his carefully selected cards. He chose a red shirt to wear, because it is Valentine’s Day and of course you wear red on … Read more

Cherry Pecan Bread


Last Updated on March 10, 2023 Getting back into my kitchen and my normal cooking routine is pure comfort for me. So what better way to do that than with some comforting, just-out-of-the-oven bread? This bread is dense but moist, a little bit crumbly and a lot flavorful. It is not overly sweet, which makes … Read more

Blissdom, George Duran and Eggplant Parm Rolls

Last Updated on February 19, 2023 I am home from Blissdom and getting my bearings back. It was a fantastic weekend, filled with wonderful (WONDERFUL!!) friends and fun. I’m taking tonight to recover and process all the things I learned and the great discussions I had. Some of those conversations included some ideas for collaborations … Read more

Blissdom Bound

Last Updated on February 19, 2023 Bright and early tomorrow morning, I’ll be getting on a plane heading to Nashville for the Blissdom conference. I’m excited to spend a weekend with many wonderful friends – some I’ve already met in person, some I’ve chatted with on the phone and via email for what feels like … Read more

The Importance of a Good Kitchen Knife


Last Updated on February 19, 2023 Until this past Christmas, I would have argued that a knife was a knife was a knife. I would have said a $10 set works just as well as a $100 set. I would have said that I was perfectly happy with my 10 year old $15 set because … Read more