Elevating Family Mealtime (& Bringing Back the Joy in Eating)

With October well underway, we are now firmly in the last quarter of the year, which has got me thinking long and hard about the resolutions I set all the way back in January. One of my biggest challenges for myself was to complete my 100 Hours in the Kitchen project, which, surprising even to …

How I Cut Our Food Waste in Half

 (making muffins to use up our brown bananas) It’s October, which means that we’re officially in the last quarter of the year. You might remember that I’ve been working on my cooking skills this year with my 100 Hours in the Kitchen Project. You also might remember that for the last quarter, my focus has …

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100 Hours in the Kitchen: Dealing with (Almost) Wasted Food

We are officially in the third quarter of the year, a milestone that definitely snuck up on me a bit. And while some of my new year’s resolutions have been stranded along some deserted roadsides along this yearly journey (like our plans to go to Oregon with Matt’s family–it’s now Yellowstone–or my goal to have …

Cooking Economically: Making Your Own (Foolproof) Broth

Probably about half of the meals we make around here require broth of some sort; whether it’s a skillet chicken and rice dish from my favorite cooking blog or some pronto penne pasta, broth (especially chicken broth) is an absolute staple in our kitchen. Theoretically, I knew in the back of my head somewhere that …

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Remember When We Ate Sandwiches and Cold Cereal for Most Meals?

  One truth I’ve stumbled across as an adult is that it’s a Good Idea to look back occasionally at goals or aspirations or habits you set a long time ago and compare them against how you’re doing now. I’ve often found myself pleasantly surprised upon doing so because many times, the change has happened …