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 …

How I’m REALLY Doing on my New Year’s Resolutions

pic of one of my successful resolutions—our latest “day adventure”! Truth: I was due for another resolutions update all the way back at the end of June, but I put it off so that I could get myself back on track before posting. (I know, I know–sneaky.) Now, two months later, I’m going to just …

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 …

The New Year’s Resolutions that are Proving the Hardest to Stick With…

We are fast approaching the end of the first quarter of the year, and my new year’s resolutions have (still) been on my mind constantly (an overall good sign). However, several of them have largely been on my mind constantly because I feel guilty that they’re not exactly¬† happening as I’d like them to be…*cough …