pulled pork potato skins

Real Food Meal Planning

I have a love/hate relationship with meal planning. I love the concept of being organized - it’s not a natural skill of mine, but I try. Over the years, I’ve had all sorts of meal planning systems from old school paper grids to high-tech apps to paid services. As a data geek in my “regular” […]

vanilla coconut almond granola

Make it Yourself: Homemade Granola

Time: Just about an hour, start to finish including dishes. Technique: Super easy - have your kids help you! Ingredients: You may have them all in your pantry already.   You might be thinking, “Granola… .why?” Confused because the typical granola from a box is fine, but nothing to get excited about? Or because those tiny, expensive […]

Cheesy Poofs - Not practical but deliciously impractical!

Keeping Things Real

Kitchen failures make me really sad. There’s no amount of positive thinking that helps me power through the loss of precious ingredients and time. When I watch that failed recipe hit the trash, a little part of me cries. (And, very rarely, I may actually cry.) I would love, instead of telling this story, to […]

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Make it Yourself: Flour Tortillas

Time: About an hour, and includes some elbow grease Technique: Easy enough for beginners, a food processor is extremely helpful. Ingredients: Straight forward   Ok, I must confess something. I LOVE flour tortillas. And I mean, I love them so much I will eat them plain, with melted butter, with cheese, with refried beans and […]


The One Where We Begin Again

Hello, world! It’s been a long time since I’ve visited this space, but I’m sure happy to be back. What kept me away, you ask? I lost my way. Somewhere between one new job and the next, between constantly pushing for the next “shiny penny” and too many stressful long days, I forgot what was […]