Tag: healthy eats

Dinner of Champions

Paula and I lived together all through our 20s. One of our apartments was a two bedroom, one bathroom on the bottom floor of a two story building built in a mid-century style. Big, wide floor to ceiling windows in the living room and light green tile in the kitchen. We called it the cave because it was always cool and dark in that … Read More Dinner of Champions

DIY Chicken Broth

I have noticed that more home cooking calls for more chicken broth. Soups, stews, rice, quinoa, roast—I end up using a ton of it, pretty much all year round. And the only way it comes organic at our store is in a 32 oz container. I never use it all at one meal unless it’s the holidays so I end up tossing whatever is … Read More DIY Chicken Broth

All about the bucket

One of the things that Dana and I have noticed about being sparkly Queen of the Castle moms who happen to make a lot of our food and cleaning supplies from scratch, is that if we say that we order pure goat milk soap from this awesome homeschooling family in Pennsylvania, people will automatically assume that we’re crunchy. Or if I talk about canning … Read More All about the bucket

Cravin’ ~ Jen

One of the best things about blogging has been the other bloggers that we’ve “met”. Miss Indeedy is a Christian mom somewhere in New England with two kids, a past volleyball career and a passion for Alabama football. She writes with a gentle wit and faith that we just love. A while ago, she introduced another Christian website called Proverbs 31 Ministry. Secular feminists … Read More Cravin’ ~ Jen

Suzanne’s Spicy Pumpkin Pie* ~ Jen

We hope that you are feeling calm and ready for tomorrow. We got this. We all got this. Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours. We are so thankful to count you among our many graces! *Courtesy of http://www.simplyrecipes.com A few years after I conquered cranberry sauce, I decided to take on pumpkin pie. “How hard could it be?” I asked my cousin over … Read More Suzanne’s Spicy Pumpkin Pie* ~ Jen

Roast a Chicken…Don’t be Scared!

We used to be scared of roasting a whole chicken. And not just because of the  raw chicken thing. It seemed too much like roasting a turkey, and that’s a big dang deal. But then we noticed that whole chickens are often on sale for less than $5 each. That was too good a deal to pass up for dinner and leftovers. And then … Read More Roast a Chicken…Don’t be Scared!

Homemade Summer Fruit Yogurt Pops

It’s AUGUST! In our part of the world, that means the kids are headed back to school soon and NFL players are reporting to training camp. As a bonus, the Dodgers are leading the NL West and the Giants suck. All is well. We thought we’d share a fun summer recipe we use with our kids. It’s a great go-to when the late summer … Read More Homemade Summer Fruit Yogurt Pops

I can ~ Jen

Not like “Yes I can!” Like can food. Jams and applesauce, mostly. Butters. Once, lemon curd. It feels weird to admit this. Maybe because Dana and I have realized that with our recipes and our stories, we might be crossing over into crunchy granola SAHM mom-dom. There is nothing wrong with crunchy granola moms, but we don’t fit the mold. We’re more like cancer … Read More I can ~ Jen

Food from Scratch

We are not conspiracy theorists. We believe that the food innovations of a generation ago were developed with good intentions. But it didn’t work. For the last ten years or so, we’ve had evidence that this food is hurting us. Our weight. Our blood pressure. And cancer. The food industry and big agriculture will be slow to change. Their businesses are profitable and their … Read More Food from Scratch

Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup

We’ll explain more about our approach to cooking homemade later, but it’s going to be chilly for the next few days* and we wanted to share a great, healthy, easy recipe that our families love—even the babies. You need a pot, these things, and an hour and fifteen minutes. But you only spend 30 minutes actually standing over  it. That’s all. Then you walk … Read More Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup

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