The Best Chicken Salad Ever

I love chicken salad. It’s a dish I avoided when I was younger and much pickier, and I am so sad for my younger self who missed out on this delight. The disadvantage with this meal is that it’s not always the healthiest option. It’s normally made with mayonnaise, which means it can be loaded [ keep reading ]

Repurpose Stale Food

Recently, I’ve been concerned about the amount of food that I waste. I grew up in a household where making use of everything was practically a sport. Though certain foods, like produce, meat, or dairy, are dangerous to consume when spoiled, that isn’t always the case. Some foods just get stale and aren’t as appetizing, [ keep reading ]

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas

One of my favorite things to gift at the holidays is baked goods. It’s often inexpensive and just takes time and patience. However, I’m not an amazing baker. You’d see me on “Nailed it” before you saw me on “Great British Bake-off”. I have a feeling there are a lot of folks like me, so [ keep reading ]

Easy Ways to Punch Up Scrambled Eggs

I have eggs nearly every single day for breakfast. Always scrambled. I’ve tried prepping eggs other ways, but nothing beats them being beat! But even I get bored with the same thing day in and day out. So, I started looking around for some new ideas. Since I mostly eat eggs first thing in the [ keep reading ]

Why Aren’t You Using Frozen Vegetables?

Virtually ever mother that has ever existed has said some version of the same sentence: Eat your vegetables or you won’t grow big and strong. And I’m here to tell you that we are absolutely right. Eat your vegetables, kids. But buying fresh produce isn’t always the best option. Instead, using frozen vegetables is a [ keep reading ]

Squeezing tea bags: What’s the real deal?

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My heart completely melts any time I come across an old photograph of my now-grown children having tea parties in their youth. We used to go all out with wide brimmed hats, flowers, fancy dresses and more. Once, at a geography fair we attended with a bunch of homeschooling families, a young lady gave a [ keep reading ]

Seeking God’s presence: He wants you to be all in!

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Life is a journey of ever-changing events. If your ultimate goal is heaven, then you no doubt believe in seeking God’s presence in your daily life. Like the ebb and flow of an ocean tide, you might feel very near or as far away as possible to God as the waters are to the shore. [ keep reading ]

Italian Meal Ideas and Customs: Do You Skip Breakfast?

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I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. I mean, I enjoy a good breakfast. (Diced and salted avocado on fried egg over toast, anyone?) I’m just not one of those you-will-die-if-you-don’t-eat- breakfast-every-day people. I actually prefer to eat a bit later in the morning. Who knew it might be because I’m Italian? I recently joined [ keep reading ]

Optimize Your Freezer and Save (Part 1)

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With escalating food prices, who is not looking for ways to save money? Preserving all kinds of produce in jars has become the in-thing. However, you can optimize your freezer and save. Our lives are rushed, but my freezer has become my BFF,  and I am saving time and money. Ordering in and eating out [ keep reading ]

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Sometimes, nothing tastes better than the crunch of a chip. But potato chips are generally not very healthy, and though I love baked chickpeas, they take a bit more effort. Here’s where my favorite recipe for sweet potato chips comes in! Of course, you can buy sweet potato chips at the store, but man, are [ keep reading ]

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