Monthly Archives

September 2011

0 In Gluten Free/ In the Kitchen

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to do just one weekly grocery trip and pretty much use what we have. I wasn’t as organized this week as I was last so have had to improvise a little more. Last night I really wanted to do spaghetti but didn’t have any spaghetti sauce on hand. What I did have were two large cans of Diced tomatoes (one can was whole but it wouldn’t make a difference). I blended up…

Continue Reading →

0 In Gluten Free/ In the Kitchen


I’m really trying to plan our meals ahead of time, or at least avoid any repeat grocery trips during the week. So I’m having to make sure to use everything I have on hand. Last week I had lots planned (roast, ham, and chicken), but this week has been a little less organized. I made Enchiladas on Saturday, spaghetti last night (had to make homemade spaghetti sauce because I didn’t have any…recipe to come), and tonight I thought I’d make…

Continue Reading →

3 In In the Kitchen

The BEST Turkey EVER!!!

You can tell the weather is turning – I’ve been a cooking machine! There are few things I love as much as having a hot home-cooked meal ready when Brent comes home from work. Call me old fashioned, but it just makes me happy. My sister in law always does the Turkey for Christmas, etc. and it’s always amazing. So when I made some roast chicken the other night I knew I wanted to do it the same – so…

Continue Reading →

2 In In the Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

One of my husband’s favorite side dishes is Scalloped Potatoes, but can you believe that in 9 years of marriage I have NEVER made them? I know, shame on me. So finally I decided that I needed to try them out – naturally I went to allrecipes to find one that suited me. I was a little worried at first with the sauce mix (just because I haven’t made them before), but once they were done my husband gave them…

Continue Reading →

1 In In the Kitchen

Honeyed Ham Glaze

I’ve made this several times now (and probably blogged it too, but I can’t remember) and every time I am in love all over again. It’s SO delicious! It works on small boneless hams and larger bone-in hams. I followed the recipe from allrecipes exactly as shown – and it was perfect! Here you go: 1 cup honey 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup yellow mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon dried minced onion (I used fresh) 1/4 teaspoon ground…

Continue Reading →

0 In Giveaways and Reviews/ Just for Fun/ Personal

Monopoly Deal *Review*

We LOVE games. Board games, card games, action games, video games, etc. We just enjoy playing them and are often found getting together with friends to play them. My favorite game of all time is Monopoly, though I haven’t honestly played it in a while because it can take so long. It’s also the game that I only like if I’m winning. Seriously, huge poor sport over here when I’m losing (ie. when I don’t have Boardwalk and Park Place…

Continue Reading →

2 In Giveaways and Reviews/ Just for Fun/ Personal

Spot It! *Review*

I love learning about a new game. Even better, when that game is something we can do with our kids. I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to review a game called *Spot It!*and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. The basic idea….55 cards are filled with 8 images in various sizes. Each card has one (and only one) symbol in common with every other card. Your job is to find the common link. Easy enough right? Well,…

Continue Reading →

0 In Giveaways and Reviews/ Personal/ VACAY!!

Mexico Vacay *Jo Totes Camera Bag*

One of the things I was most looking forward to for our Mexico holiday was taking the nice camera, despite still not really knowing how to use it (ie. I still totally shoot on auto…). But the plane ride worried me….obviously this camera was not, under any circumstances, going to be put in my checked luggage….but how was I going to safely put it and my lenses in my purse or carry on bag? When I won a Jo Totes…

Continue Reading →

1 In Giveaways and Reviews/ Gluten Free/ In the Kitchen

The Gluten Free Lifestyle *Kellogg’s Rice Krispies*

On our recent trip to the Condo in Whitefish, while grocery shopping I came upon a most fabulous discovery. This summer proved to be a complete *failure* when it came to eating Gluten Free…and yes, I can tell. LOL  But even still, my *gluten free product* radar is in high gear. I love seeing products and companies that accomodate such dietary restrictions; It seriously makes me happy. It’s quite possible that after seeing these Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in Walmart that…

Continue Reading →