It has really surprised me how many people have given me feedback as I’ve posted my weekly menu plans. And it seems that’s the ONLY thing I’ve had time to post on the blog. I thought I’d write a little about the process I go through each weekend to help you start to create menus.
It’s true that all moms are working moms. Whether you work outside the home or in the home, juggling weekday meals with work, school, and evening activities is always a challenge. Last week I shared my meal plan, and several people said it helped them with ideas for their own families. Tonight, I pre-made my
Lent is a great time to buy fish! I walked into Walmart last week, and they had huge bags of individually wrapped tilapia fillets on sale. Of course, I snatched them up. My husband is not usually a fish fan unless it is deep fried and served with a generous amount of tartar sauce. But
I’ve tried many of the free patterns on the internet for doll hats that fit American Girls dolls. They always left something to be desired for me. Either they were really boring, or they fell off every 5 seconds. So I developed my own pattern that is super cute and actually stays on! This Flowered
I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I
When this Northeastern Italian/Irish gal married her Southern husband , she got a proper introduction to southern food. I went from saying, “So… you just eat the pinto beans by themselves?” and “What the heck is Chow Chow?“, to insisting on stone ground cornmeal for my homemade cornbread and singing praises for beans in a
Yes, Virginia, you CAN have an Italian recipe that does not include pasta and marinara! I learned this cooking method from Joe. Joe is the lovingly temperamental proprietor of Joe’s Italian Kitchen in Boone, NC. Back when I hosted a local TV show, the segment I filmed with Joe was one of my favorites!
As I was chatting on Twitter last night, I mentioned that I love cooking with herbs from my garden. Some of my friends were very impressed, and I thought, “I bet they don’t know how easy it is!” So I made this video, showing you my container herb garden, and how easy it is to
There’s always a parent at each school. This parent is the one that elicits oohs and aahs from the teachers when they realize her child is in their class. She is always there to volunteer, and gives the best teacher gifts at Christmas and the end of the year. While I am not this mom,