Freezer Inventory: How To Keep Track of What You’ve Got

freezer inventory sheet on blue clipboard with pen

Keep a freezer inventory so you can keep track of what you’ve got — and enjoy it before it loses its freshness, taste, and texture. Ever go to the freezer thinking you’ve got a batch of marinara sauce to use for dinner, only to find, NO, you used that last month and forgot you did so? […]

Can You Freeze Yogurt?

carton of greek yogurt on counter

Can you freeze yogurt? That’s a good question! Here’s the answer. Maybe you’ve purchased a lot of yogurt on special sale. Or maybe you bought more than you intended to buy. Or perhaps what you bought is close to its date and you want to make sure it doesn’t go bad. The good thing is […]

How to Freeze Lemons: Zest & Juice

When life hands you lemons (or any kind of citrus), zest ’em, juice ’em, make all kinds of good things with ’em. Here’s how to freeze lemons: the zest and the juice. Once upon a time, I grew up in a fairytale castle with a golden tree growing in the backyard…. Ok, so it wasn’t […]

Bake Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

irish soda bread with cheese

Irish Soda Bread is an easy quick bread to fill the bread basket with. It mixes up effortlessly and bakes up beautifully. We are creatures of habit in these here parts. Once I find a theme meal that works for us, we tend to stick to it. Tamales on Christmas, appetizers for New Years, and …. […]

How to Stock Your Kitchen for 14 Days

canned goods laid on table

If you’ve read the news, you know it’s time to stock your kitchen. Consider these tips to do it calmly, affordably, and with a meal plan in mind. You’ve seen the news. You’ve witnessed the frenzy at Costco. You’ve felt the anxiety in the air. With COVID-19 a real threat worldwide, churches, schools, and businesses […]

Irish Stew & Other St Patrick’s Day Recipes [VIDEO]

bowl of irish stew on plate with spoon

A classic Irish Stew is simple and flavorful. It comes together easily with hearty chunks of meat, potatoes, and carrots. And it brings ultimate comfort. If you’re like me and you (a) don’t like corned beef and cabbage and/or (b) don’t want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dish that isn’t even Irish, then […]

Mixed Berry Pie with Cinnamon and Lemon

slice of berry pie on plate with whipped topping

A trio of berries in the filling and cinnamon and lemon zest in the crust make for a practically perfect Mixed Berry Pie. If you’re a pie lover, chances are you have a favorite pie. Or three. That’s how we roll, we lovers of pie. It’s so hard to choose. I know this because I […]

Overnight Egg Bake with Bacon and Cheddar

plate of egg bake and salad

Making this Overnight Egg Bake is a great way to feed a crowd early in the morning for breakfast or to serve as lunch when paired with a salad. It also makes for an ideal dish to take to brunch get-togethers.  Somedays you’ve got time to prep a meal right before you want to eat […]