Quick & Easy Oven Fries

As a newlywed, I made a lot of new recipes. Even if I came across a great recipe that we both liked, it would be months before I decided to make it again. That’s one thing my husband complains about: I don’t make his favorite foods enough. But I’ve learned more recently that it is… Keep reading →

Scrumptious Split Pea Soup Recipe

I guess you could say I was a pretty picky eater growing up. I pretty much avoided onions in anything. I still ate salsa, but I only dipped the chips straight in and straight back out again so that none of the chunks of onions (or other veggies) could get on my chip! I’ve almost completely… Keep reading →

Poor Man’s Bread

Our focus lately has been on saving more money. One of the most effective ways to do that with pretty immediate results is through a grocery budget. So a couple weeks ago, we got more serious about bread-making. While I would love to make bread every morning, it just doesn’t happen. My husband has actually… Keep reading →

How to Make Rutabaga {or Swede} Puree for Baby

I am a big believer in feeding babies variety. My little Bella turns 1 soon, and she will have tried 50+ foods by that time. Rutabaga is just one of them. Before doing a feeding schedule for introducing new foods to Bella, I had no idea what a rutabaga was. I had seen them at… Keep reading →

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

My husband introduced me to his special Tomato & Cucumber Salad just a few years ago, and I’ve been loving it ever since. We eat a ton of tomatoes and garlic around here, so we can usually throw this together at the last minute and have a scrumptious, healthy, and cheap side dish for just… Keep reading →

Cornflake Casserole Recipe

On our first date, my husband and I ate Cornflake Casserole. That first date was 8 years ago today, so, to commemorate, I give you Cornflake Casserole. Another name for this dish is “Funeral Potatoes,” because they are normally served after funerals here in Utah. Our family’s version is pretty different from most Funeral Potatoes…. Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Breads

Who here wants a nice slice of warm homemade bread smothered with fresh butter and jam? I know I do. Who wouldn’t? It’s amazing to me that less than 100 years ago, eating fresh like this was the norm. Now it’s so common to buy bread, jam, and butter (or margarine) that we get super… Keep reading →

World Cup Fever: Soccer Popcorn

I was trying to think of black and white food to make for the World Cup this year, and I thought of a recipe I found on Pinterest for Cookies ‘n Cream Popcorn. Cute, right? I wanted to see if there were any other recipes like this, so I searched for “soccer popcorn” and I… Keep reading →

The Creamiest and Best Egg Salad Sandwich

I tend to view Mother’s Day as almost more important than Father’s Day. I guess it’s because my own dad doesn’t like gifts or sentimental things, like letters, as much as my mom (well, maybe he does, but he wouldn’t say he does), so it doesn’t seem like a big deal. This year, however, I’d like… Keep reading →

Leftover Ingredients: Red Cabbage

Before two months ago, I had never bought red cabbage. So why did I suddenly decide to buy it? I found a recipe that sounded yummy. Even though I knew I would only use a small amount of the entire cabbage, I bought it anyways. After I made the recipe, and the cabbage sat in… Keep reading →