We almost always make our own nut butter. In part because I try to avoid peanuts and also because homemade nut butter is delicious. But we bought some healthy almond butter when we were on vacation this summer and fell in love with the maple flavor that we’d never tried before. So, I wanted to […]
I absolutely love making broth for my family. It was one of the first big money savers I embarked on when the girls were babies. We started out with vegetable broth and eventually started making bone broth from turkey and chicken bones. I made the broth even before I ate any chicken. I’ve cobbled together […]
My kids are on a bit of a peanut butter & jelly kick (technically cashew butter and jelly). And we’re doing this pantry challenge/war on debt thing so once we ran through all the jellies in the house I decided to make some with some the fresh and frozen fruit we already had on […]
Salsa really isn’t hard to make. It’s just one of those things you have to tinker with until you get it right (for your family, everyone’s salsa tastes vary, methinks). And I think we’re totally there. But, then again, we like to change it up, sometimes, too. But these are our go-to quick and easy […]
How should you use olive oil? And are there times when you should not use it? Olive oil is delicious and healthy when used in many ways—from flavoring your salad greens to preventing wrinkles on your face. It’s full of natural antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, flaconoids and polyphenols. But, unfortunately olive oil has […]
We’ve been getting some beautiful rainbow carrots in our CSA box lately (ours are purple, yellow, orange and some are a bit chartreuse). So the kids and I have been enjoying julienned carrots dipped in yogurt a lot. We decided to make an extra special dip last week from our fun book, The Outrageously Big Activity, Play and […]
I made this absolutely delicious caramelized onion-based marinara sauce somewhat by accident. I usually have a ton of Slow Cooker Marinara on-hand either on the canning shelf or in the freezer. But somehow I depleted my stock over the holidays without realizing it. And I had all the ingredients for lasagna out and ready to […]
ups of puree. Which is cool, because that’s about the amount of puree in a large can of pumpkin. You could totally substitute canned pumpkin in this recipe for an easier version.
Apparently there’s been some sort of pumpkin spice syrup shortage at Starbucks, but I haven’t noticed, because I can make my own!
This White Pizza Dip is soooo delicious. It’s like cheesy tomatoey garlicky crack. It may be my new favorite dip. I absolutely love it when I get a big hunk of roasted garlic. And the kids and Mr. Meaty really liked this dip, too.