There are few things better than having a home cooked meal ready and waiting for you after a long day. Too bad we all can’t have a personal chef on staff. That’s the promise that a slow cooker is based on. It’s the promise of a perfectly cooked beef stew waiting and ready. A well-timed […]
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One of the most simple things you can do at home is to make your own bread.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Seriously, this was the longest part of the process since my old oven took so long to heat up. (Much thanks to the spouse unit for our new Super Duper Oven-o-Matic!) 1.5 cups of flour 1/2 cup oil 1 tsp salt (or garlic salt, seasoning salt, etc.) 1/2 tsp […]
I love making these, even if I sometimes find them a lot of work to eat. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are super healthy for you, though – somewhere in the top 25 healthiest foods to eat. So I keep on making them and eating them.
I recently came across a couple that was so confused about what to feed their 3-year-old that they were pouring a commercial brand of stage 3 veggies over his rice and meat. Entirely well-meaning, they also had an ample supply of canned food that they ate as standalone meals. They also were on a tight budget and had concerns about the rising cost of food in the supermarket. The father asked my advice on what we feed Spice and Ginny.
I took a deep breath. Where to start?
I pointed out the grocery mailers sitting on their coffeetable. “Here’s the price of the prepared foods,” I said, showing them the ads for canned and boxed meals.
I have had a no-win situation in the house for months now – the issue of fresh bread. The spouse-unit loves a freshly baked artisan-style loaf of bread, but depending on how manic our weekdays are, it sometimes doesn’t get finished before it turns to stone. I’ve tried to use it up anyway somehow in […]