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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 17


   It's time for another one of our weekly menus.  There is definitely something for everyone here.  We have some Mexican inspired recipes to get you in the mood for Cinco de Mayo.  In case none of these are quite what you have in mind, some friends and I will be sharing more Mexican recipes over the course of this coming week.  So watch out for that and get your appetite ready.  We also have some pasta and an Asian style recipe to keep things interesting.  Speaking of Asian style recipes, I have a giveaway going on for some noodles.  If you haven't checked that out yet, hop on over and do that too!  Of course we will finish with a dessert and before we know it we'll be checking out next week's menu.  So without further ado, the menu:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Noodles, Noodles and More Delicious Noodles and a #Giveaway


     You guys are never going to guess what I found.  Ok, so technically I didn't find it so much as it showed up at my doorstep.  To be fair though, I did find it on the front porch.  On second thought, I am totally taking credit for finding it!  Think about making your favorite restaurant style noodles at home in just a matter of minutes and that is just the start of it!  Sit down and let me tell you more.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tart Cherry Pie


     This story probably actually starts a few years ago.  My aunt has a cherry tree that is very prolific.  So my grandma, my aunt and I spent an entire afternoon pitting cherries.  We enjoyed each other's company and really had a great time despite the work. In the end we each had bright red fingers and enough cherries for a pie.  There is something about fresh cherries that you worked so hard for that makes the pie taste all that much better.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


     Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need a little something sweet but there's nothing in the house? I have those all the time.  My sweet tooth is always calling for a little something more.  And while you might not believe this from reading my blog, I do actually have a little bit of self control at the store.  So I try not to buy too many easy sweet treats to have on hand.  If all it takes is grabbing something, it would be far too easy.  I like to make it a bit of a challenge.  The problem is... I know my way to the kitchen.  And gosh dang it if I don't know how to whip something up when it's needed.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easy Famil Meal Plan Week 16


    Here we are with another week's menu.  The next month or two are going to be super busy around here.  I know this time of year gets busy for a lot of people, so I don't feel alone.  But work is going to be extra busy, plus we have a lot of parties to plan and execute at home.  Hopefully I survive with my mind and body intact! ;-)  My brain is turning mushy just thinking about it, so we'll skip to the menu!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dirt Pudding for Earth Day or Any Day


     Tomorrow is Earth Day! Hooray!  I have worked in the environmental industry in one way or another for almost a dozen years. (Uff! How did that happen?!)  So I feel like I have a little bit to say on the matter.  But I tend to shy away from political matters here on the blog.  To be honest, I am not sure how taking care of the one earth that we have is political.  But then I suppose everything is anymore.  So I will tread lightly and stick to the basics.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Individual Turkish Yogurt Cakes


    It's the twentieth of the month again and you know what that means... cake!  As always, there were some really delicious looking choices.  The photography in this book is beautiful.  But with Easter and all of the normal activities, I just felt like I needed to do something a bit more simple.  This Turkish Yogurt Cake really fit the bill.