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  • easy tomato bisque

    Easy Tomato Bisque with Fresh Tomatoes

    What better way to use up some fresh summer tomatoes than with an easy tomato bisque? Classic tomato soup is always such a great comfort food, but it really doesn’t take much more effort to elevate it to a rich, decadent tomato bisque. Since it’s such a huge hit with my kids, I went on […]

  • Top Homeschool Projects

    Top Homeschool Projects: My Fun Favorites

    It’s 2020. Everyone is doing a lot of staying at home and our kids are driving us insane. And here it is, we’ve decided to go for homeschooling. After 4 months of staying at home, here are my top 10 fun elementary aged homeschool projects. These projects are great home learning activities that you can […]

  • prosciutto quiche

    Prosciutto Quiche with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    This delicious prosciutto quiche all started as nothing more than a quick grab of leftovers in my fridge. It was off-the-hook amazing and now I’ll roast up some Brussels sprouts just to make the quiche. What’s great about quiche though, is that you can easily swap out ingredients based on whatever you have in your […]

  • Dear Amanda

    Dear Amanda – Greetings from the Beach

    Dear Amanda, I saw this rainbow this morning while walking the beach and thought of you. I also miss our travels and our old life. I’m thankful I have this amazing beach basically at my doorstep – I just wish you were here with us! This mad, mad world is just crazy town. Never have […]

  • roasted potato peels

    Roasted Potato Peels – Easy Appetizer

    Have you ever peeled a pile of potatoes and felt guilty for tossing all those potato skins? Although I frequently like to prepare my potatoes with the skin, there are times I just really want a fluffy mashed potato. It was on my quest to reduce food waste that I stumbled upon roasted potato peels. […]

  • Banana Bread Recipe

    Easy Banana Bread Recipe

    Let’s get something straight here: this banana bread recipe is really more of a cake than a bread. But it’s absolutely delicious and so easy that my kids can make it unsupervised. In this time of social distancing and quarantine, we also love banana bread as a comfort food. Because it’s really more of a […]

  • Dear Amanda….

    Life is crazy. I don’t even know where to begin. But we’re all healthy and doing well. My biggest and most exciting news it that I HAVE NEW KNOBS FOR MY STOVETOP. Remember how all the crappy plastic knobs were broken? Yeah, I’ve got these sparkling, new, 100% metal knobs my dad made for me. […]

  • creamy mac & cheese

    Creamy Mac & Cheese Comfort Food

    I’m just sitting here, in the time of coronavirus, needing some good, old-fashioned comfort food. And when you’re in the middle of a stay at home order, when could be better than some creamy mac and cheese? Maybe with a few veggies thrown in? The recipe all started when my good friend and foodie compatriot […]

  • Creamy Tomato Chicken

    Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken

    As we live life with a stay at home order, during the time of coronavirus I’m getting both increasingly bored with my own cooking and increasingly creative. I’m struggling with the Middle’s quirky and picky eating habits and trying to throw dinner on the table with ingredients I have on-hand. Today we had a big […]

  • Top Puerto Rico Foods We Didn’t Get to Eat

    We’re home from our latest family journey – Puerto Rico. Since we’re now in this wonderful phase of virtual/home schooling, I asked my sons to write up a 5 paragraph essay. I gave them free reign, only requesting that the essay be in some way inspired by our trip to Puerto Rico. While the Middle […]

  • How to Make Chorizo Hash

    How to Make Chorizo Hash

    Today, we are working on how to make chorizo hash. Hash is one of those wonderful meals you can just throw together, using whatever foods you happen to have on hand. I’m sitting here in day 3 of COVID-19 isolation. They types of meats and foods available at the grocery store is limited and it’s […]

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