How To Use Up That Halloween Candy


The kids finished trick or treating a few hours ago and I’m shocked at the plethora of candy they collected in just an hour. Add that to the leftover candy we didn’t get to pass out and we are swimming in candy. While I know we’ll all happily eat our way through a lot of … Read more

PB & J Wontons


A few years ago, we went through a wonton phase. We were eating wontons for lunch or as an at-home date night treat at least once a week. It was a little crazy. Most of the time we had cream cheese wontons. Every once in a while, we’d mix things up a bit with the … Read more

Halloween Eats & Treats

The kids are counting down the days until Halloween. We got all of their costumes figured out over the weekend and now we’re just waiting. We have a party at their school on Friday night and an hour for trick or treating on Sunday night. (Am I the only one that remembers loving when Halloween … Read more

How To Make Fluffy, Flaky Biscuits


I’ve been very happy with my go-to biscuit recipe over the past few years. The only drawback is that they don’t rise very high or get very fluffy. But what they’ve lacked in texture and appearance they’ve more than made up for in taste. So I’ve always figured they were good enough. But then a … Read more

Creamy Cauliflower & Garlic Soup


Although I love all kinds of soups, nothing is as satisfying or comforting as a big bowl of thick and creamy soup. I’ve noticed that my kids tend to agree with me on this given how they’ll lick their bowls clean when I make a creamy soup. Since a lot of the creamy soups I … Read more

Once A Month Mom Holiday eCookbook

Are you starting to plan for the holidays yet? Personally, I can’t believe how little time there is between now and Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a little frightening in fact. Especially when I realize how quickly the past 3 weeks have flown by! We will be visiting my family in Chicago for Thanksgiving, so beyond … Read more

Lazy Pierogi


When my mom was visiting a few weeks ago, she ran to the grocery store for me and picked up all the ingredients I needed for lazy pierogi. There’s nothing like pure comfort food during those early, new-baby days. My mom occasionally made lazy pierogi for us when I was growing up and I’ve been … Read more

Ice Cream For Breakfast

Would you? Could you? Should you? Last week, I made one of the kids’ favorite breakfasts – baked oatmeal. I used my friend Lynn’s recipe for Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal (and tossed in a few handful of chocolate chips, per my friend Joy’s suggestion). Every baked oatmeal breakfast I’ve ever made has been a hit … Read more

Maple & Brown Sugar Carrot Puree


Carrots are by far one of our favorite vegetables around here. Since I know they’ll always go over well, we tend to eat a lot of carrots as a side dish. Typically I make them the same way – steamed and then tossed with some butter and either dill, brown sugar, maple syrup or honey … Read more

Free Halloween Ebook

Several months ago, I compiled a Halloween ebook. I had every intention of adding some more recipes to it before it was ready to go. But life got in the way and I just never got around to it. However, since Halloween is fast approaching, I decided to offer it as a free download instead … Read more