Currently, in my home, there are two toddlers.
Yes. Two little people who are discovering this world at an alarming rate! They are coming face to face with very strong emotions, desire, wants, and disappointments. They are both hilarious and overwhelming at the same time. They are my twin girls!
You would think that this being the fifth and sixth toddler in my home I would be a pro. Nope. Not gonna lie. I am still left shaking my head and wondering how in the world I am going to get nutrition into these suddenly picky eaters who don’t want to sit still for more than a millisecond or would prefer discovering what it would feel like to stuff mashed potatoes in their belly buttons. Read more
My inspiration for this Greek Yogurt Blueberry Cake was the pint of blueberries and half a tub of greek yogurt sitting next to each other on a shelf in the fridge. I wanted to bake something yummy for the kids to enjoy after school and late at night that wouldn’t be too bad for them and when I looked in the refrigerator for ingredients I saw these two happily sitting next to each other and thus this cake was born. I didn’t want this cake loaded with fat and tons of sugar. In fact, this cake has no oil or butter at all! And greek yogurt is loaded with good stuff like protein and probiotics. So, I don’t feel like a terrible mom letting them have their cake and eat it too! Read more
Venison is one of our favorite lean, low-cost meats in our freezer! Low cost, as in sometimes free from a friend or the cost of a hunting license! (My favorite kind of low cost!) If you are ever offered by a friend some venison from their latest hunting trip. Please, do NOT turn them down! I promise I can supply you with several recipes for venison meat and your family will not be able to tell that it is venison at all! I especially love this BBQ Venison Meatballs recipe. It can be used as an appetizer or as a main dish for a meal. (You can adjust your meatball size as you wish.) Read more
It has been a weird Spring here in Detroit. It was warm and beautiful and then it got rainy and cold again. And I am just OVER it! Let’s just bring summer here already! I am so ready for warm days and sunshine. Evenings in the backyard. Country music playing and sweet tea in hand. Warm wind in my face. And the smell of the grill cooking some really, really good food!
My kids are ready for those days too. And even though the last few days have barely hit 70 degrees, we have been outside and getting in the mud! The swing set, bikes, soccer balls, and playhouses are in full use. We are no longer waiting for actually summer. We decided to bring it in by sheer will! Read more
There is something about eating food with the people I love that makes me very happy. Since the very first time my mother let me into the kitchen to help her cook dinner I have felt the joy that comes from seeing full bellies and happy faces at the dinner table after a good meal. Read more
It’s Monday again… And it’s the day after Mother’s Day. (Almost Tuesday when I am writing this… But let’s not talk about how late it is.) If you are a mom, I hope your Mother’s Day was fabulous!!! My Mother’s Day consisted of some beautiful flowers, a coupon book from my oldest son, a HILARIOUS mom questionnaire by my second born (scroll down to read more about this), a box of chocolate covered strawberries, and Chinese food. I have to say it was a very nice day.
Monday afternoons inspire me to confess things. I don’t know if it is the letdown from the busy weekend, or the fact that my laundry pile always seems to be mocking me more on Mondays…. But I feel the need to bare my soul with you, my lovely friend. And so… I shall. Read more