Like it: Stovetop oatmeal

We gave up on instant oatmeal packets for our family of five a while ago. Mornings still call for oatmeal, but now I make a pot of it at a time. Seriously, it is faster than trying to make the same amount with those little packets, not to mention cheaper and so much healthier. I … Continue reading

Like it: Homemade Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing. Not necessarily the thick gloppy kind in plastic bottles from the store, but the thin runny kind at restaurants. And, I really like ranch dressing with dill in it! I also like runny ranch. Hmmm, how can I add dill flavor and thin out homemade ranch? Eureka! I have an easy … Continue reading

Like it: Green Beans in the microwave

Ever buy fresh green beans? Believe it or not, I have been dependent on canned or frozen green beans until recently. I discovered the easiest way to prepare fresh green beans, and because they stay firmer than canned or frozen, my kids devour them. First, rinse and drain those green beans. Then, trim the ends. … Continue reading

Like it: Swagbucks printable coupons

Recently, we took the Dave Ramsey Legacy class. Legacy is a follow up to Dave’s Financial Peace University. The class lit a fire under us to get back on track with financial goals. Maybe I should write a post about it…Anyway, it motivated me to make more of an effort to cut back on our … Continue reading

Like it: Friday Family Movie Nights

Not sure when we started this, but sometime in the past two years we began making pizza for dinner, and then after dinner making stove-top popcorn and watching a movie as a family on Friday nights. And I mean EVERY Friday night. And we all look forward to it, because who does not love a … Continue reading

Like it: Pizza Dough recipe

Here is another post a long time in the making. Last Christmas (or was it the one before that?), I received a Cuisinart food processor. As with most small kitchen appliances, the instruction manual contained a selection of recipes that can be made with said appliance. Actually, this appliance came with a video too, so … Continue reading

Like it: Shaving with Cetaphil

First, I know it’s been over two years since my last post. I know. I know. I know. However, someone posted a sweet, encouraging comment on a post (actually, three posts) and it got my blogger ticker thumpin’. That’s Texan for it made my writer’s heart skip a beat. I felt compelled to blog again. … Continue reading

Trying it now: Making Dill Pickles

Trying it now: Making Dill Pickles

Our little gardens are growing three things right now: pumpkins (nothing promising yet), tomatoes (slowly coming, tasting great so far), and cucumbers. The cucumbers by far have been the most productive. I had 12 pickling cucumbers in my fridge yesterday, with many more little ones on the vine, so I decided it was time to break out the … Continue reading