Great Kitchen Cheat Sheet [infographic]

Great Kitchen Cheat Sheet [infographic]

This Kitchen Cheat Sheet infographic has a little bit of everything you might need in the kitchen! Weights, measures, cuts of meat, cooking times, storage info and more. I think this one is worthy of printing and posting on the fridge or inside a cabinet door if you don’t like clutter on your fridge. Happy cooking! Continue Reading →
Ideas for Leftover Bread & Quick Panera Giveaway

Ideas for Leftover Bread & Quick Panera Giveaway

Do you ever have leftover bread or rolls from a holiday meal or Sunday dinner? It does not happen often with my family, everyone loves bread, but occasionally it does. Panera (aka St. Louis Bread Company as it is known here in St. Louis) has some great ideas for leftover bread. We love getting fresh artisan breads from Panera when I make soups in the winter and now I know … Continue Reading →
Eat Your Veggies

Eat Your Veggies

Tonight we had stir fry for dinner. This is one of my favorite dinners and there are really no rules for it. You make it however you and your family like it. For me it is a great way to get lots of veggies into a meal! I use about 3 times more veggies than meet and noodles or rice usually. For your veggies pick what you and your family … Continue Reading →
World Pasta Day and Recipes

World Pasta Day and Recipes

Today is World Pasta Day! This is a holiday I can definitely get behind because I love, love, love pasta! As much as I love it you would think I would make it fresh from scratch, but I don’t. I use the boxed pasta like so many others do. Barilla and DaVinci are the brands I seem to buy most often. I often try the whole grain varieties now. For … Continue Reading →
Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives

Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives

Last week I won two knives from one of my favorite food bloggers, Vanessa Druckman of French Foodie Mom. I love winning kitchen items and I think you can never have too many knives in the kitchen. Too many cooks yes, but not too many knives. I already have some Chicago Cutlery pieces that I like. The ones I won are from their DesignPro series though and I love these! … Continue Reading →
Why you should grate and shred your own cheese

Why you should grate and shred your own cheese

Grabbing those bags of shredded cheese at the grocery store is very convenient. I still do buy shredded cheese sometimes, but I am trying to quit doing it and go to always shredding or grating my own cheese. Why? Taste is my biggest reason. When you buy shredded cheese there are additives. Primarily cellulose which is a natural ingredient and it is used to prevent the shredded cheese from clumping … Continue Reading →
Super Easy Veggie Slaw Recipe

Super Easy Veggie Slaw Recipe

I promised you all a vegetarian dish today. We all need to eat more servings of vegetables each day and this is a really simple way to do it. This is actually one of the side dishes I served with the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches the other day. This is something anyone can do – really! Super Easy Veggie Slaw Recipe Ingredients: Mann’s Rainbow Four Veggie Slaw Nakano Seasoned Rice … Continue Reading →
National Guacamole Day and Easy Guacamole Recipe

National Guacamole Day and Easy Guacamole Recipe

Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day? Nice! Here is an easy recipe to make your own guacamole at home, but if you prefer to buy already made that works too. May I suggest some nice crispy tortilla chips and a margarita to go with that guacamole?   2 avocados juice of a lime 3 cloves garlic fresh cilantro, chopped to make about 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons of … Continue Reading →
Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing and Easy Side Veggie Options

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing and Easy Side Veggie Options

**Update! I made some changes to this recipe and the new version is better! Take a look at the Slow Cooker Chicken & Stuffing Onion Edition** Pinterest is a great place to find recipes – well sort of. Just like with any other recipe you find online you never know how it will actually turn out. What one person likes, another one doesn’t. Plus there are differences in ingredients and … Continue Reading →
Wine Wednesday

Wine Wednesday

So instead of Wordless Wednesday, how about Wine Wednesday this week? Sounds like a good idea to me! You know I always put myself out there and do the hard work of reviewing things like wine for you all. When the wine arrived I know it would be a hard job, but someone had to do it. So I give you Moscato! So if you have not heard of Moscato … Continue Reading →