Food and Recipes

Rebecca’s Second Cake Decorating Class

Rebecca’s Second Cake Decorating Class

Rebecca had her second cake decorating class a few days ago. I’m very impressed that she has no problem being the only twelve year old in a class full of adults. I’m also very impressed with her decorating skills. This week they learned how to […]

Cake Decorating by Rebecca

Cake Decorating by Rebecca

Twelve year old Rebecca has been dying to take a cake decorating class for several months now with little luck. First I tried to sign her up for a homeschool cupcake decorating class, which she was thrilled about … but it was full. Then we […]

Italian Shotgun Wedding Soup

Italian Shotgun Wedding Soup

I absolutely love making dinner in the crockpot. It makes the house smell nice all day, it’s easy to prepare in the morning or even the night before, and it’s fantastic to come home to dinner all ready to eat! However, I’ve found that crockpot […]

Review of the Aroma 8-cup Rice Cooker with Delay Timer

Review of the Aroma 8-cup Rice Cooker with Delay Timer

[This was originally written when I was researching which rice cooker to buy. After doing some preliminary research, the Aroma appealed to the most, so I drilled down and did the following research on it, then decided to purchase it. You can scroll down to […]

Banana Bread? No, Banana CAKE!

Banana Bread? No, Banana CAKE!

  I got this banana cake recipe a few years ago from AllRecipes.com. I always have bananas in the freezer, and sometimes I get tired of making the same old banana bread recipes again and again.   This recipe for banana cake is quick and […]

Fourth of July Berry Parfaits

Fourth of July Berry Parfaits

We’ve never been good at celebrating the Fourth of July the way you’re “supposed” to. We don’t attend or participate in any neighborhood parades, and we’ve never, not once, been to see fireworks. It’s not that we’re not patriotic, or that we don’t like having […]

Stainless Steel Spice Racks

Stainless Steel Spice Racks

Today we’re going to talk about stainless steel spice racks. I like to cook, and I like to bake, and dealing with the many spices I use  has always been a challenge that I still haven’t been able to conquer. Right now I keep the […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs from Scratch!

Spaghetti and Meatballs from Scratch!

I’m continuing my twelve year old daughter Rebecca’s photos for blog inspiration. Tonight Rebecca made us spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, using tomatoes from her garden to make the sauce. It was sooo good! I don’t know exactly how she made the sauce, but this […]

Super-Easy Crockpot Spaghetti

Super-Easy Crockpot Spaghetti

This recipe for crockpot spaghetti is probably my husband’s favorite dinner, and it’s super-easy. What makes this recipe unique and pretty cool is that you put the uncooked noodles straight into the crockpot. I know, I know, it’s not like boiling noodles is this arduous […]