Month: March 2017

5 Kitchen Must-Haves for Every Cook!

5 Kitchen Must-Haves for Every Cook!

*This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here.* There are so many tools, appliances, etc that I enjoy cooking with in my kitchen, but here are 5 of my ‘must-haves,’ or things I just couldn’t live without!   Instant Pot 1.Instant […]

Spicy Jalapeno Popper (Flavored) Butter

Spicy Jalapeno Popper (Flavored) Butter

When I was a kid, we had margarine in our house and that was it; no butter, because my parents didn’t like it. I didn’t taste real butter until I was a teenager and convinced my mom to buy some for making Christmas cookies. One […]

5 Surefire Ways to Get Your Students to Love Reading

5 Surefire Ways to Get Your Students to Love Reading

Let’s face it – teachers have a big job. And part of that job is to teach students to read. But is part of that job also teaching students to love reading? I would argue that teaching them to love reading is just as important as […]

Creamy, Perfect Macaroni and Cheese (instant pot AND stovetop directions!)

Creamy, Perfect Macaroni and Cheese (instant pot AND stovetop directions!)

  Hippity, hoppity. Easter’s on it’s way! Do you all remember the ‘Peter Cottontail’ song? It’s almost a guarantee that any time Easter is mentioned, my mom will start singing that song to us. Ha! But, seriously, Easter is on it’s way. It’s just a few […]

(Almost) Minestrone with Turkey – Instant Pot 10 Minute Meal

(Almost) Minestrone with Turkey – Instant Pot 10 Minute Meal

To start your day off right: Just look at that face! Pure innocence…or so she thinks.  Our dog Gwen is a chewer. She is a pitbull/lab retriever mix, and has uncontainable energy of the lab combined with the muscularity of the pitbull. In fact, when she […]

Brown Butter Banana Bars with Caramel Icing

Brown Butter Banana Bars with Caramel Icing

    My husband loves bananas. Like, really loves them. We buy them every time we go to the store, but life happens, and they never all get eaten before they get overripe. (Full disclosure: I can’t eat a banana by itself. The texture, the mushiness, […]

Copycat Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Copycat Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Today is the last day before spring break, and the teachers kids are so ready! Bring on the sunshine and spring weather; never mind the snow-covered reality outside. If you dream it, it will happen, right? Speaking of sunshine and happiness – these brownies. They are […]

Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing

Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing

I wake up earlier than my husband on the weekends. Years of being a teacher have programmed me so that I can’t sleep past 7. My husband, however, loves his weekend sleep. I’m jealous. On Saturday mornings, my favorite thing to do is go to […]

Vinaigrette Pasta Salad (Instant Pot instructions included!)

Vinaigrette Pasta Salad (Instant Pot instructions included!)

Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! I’m so excited you’re here! Actually, I’m so excited that I’m here. I thought long and hard about trying this blogging gig (READ: I spent hours trying debating what my blog name would be and finding one that […]


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