Homemade Instant Oatmeal

HOMEMADE INSTANT OATMEAL We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal. When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it…

Pear and Brussels Sprout Hash

Pear and Brussels Sprout Hash I like to cook with the seasons and in the fall that means making the most of seasonal Brussels sprouts. I found this recipe for pear and Brussels sprout hash with crispy bacon. To make this into a full meal hop over to the store and pick up a rotisserie…

Trail Mix

Trail Mix Anyone else grow up with a love for trail mix or is it just me? I have fond memories of standing in the kitchen helping my dad measure out ingredients for homemade trail mix to take on backpack trips with his scout troop. This is my allergy friendly version. The beauty is you…

Products for the Kitchen

Products for the Kitchen People often ask me what sorts of equipment we use in our kitchen at home, so I thought I’d write up a brief bit on products for the kitchen. Not only can you stock yourself up with great gear, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get…

Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa

Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa We love tacos. We really love tacos. Who doesn’t? They’re easy to make, can be altered to fit any dietary restriction, and are perfect for a fast school night dinner. This recipe for chicken tacos with apple slaw is a wonderful fun recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy…

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken While on my island theme junket I decided to head over to the Atlantic with this slow cooker jerk chicken. School time is all about using my slow cooker and this was an easy and tasty recipe.  When it is done cooking serve this dish with a healthy green salad to…

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad I went on a tropical theme a few months back. The warmer weather we were having made me want to eat things from warmer locations. My husband has traveled to Hawaii many times and really enjoys it when I cook food from there. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Hawaiian…

Polynesian Pork Roast

Polynesian Pork Roast I discovered this recipe while researching Hawaiian foods. It fit into the island theme I felt like cooking a few months back. This recipe makes quite a bit of food, so when I made it I had plenty leftover to freeze for another night. This recipe for Polynesian Pork Roast cooks in…

California Wine Country Chili

We are obsessed with making chili. We have made many types over the years, including this recipe for California Wine Country Chili that we made for a winery chili cook off many years ago. This makes a large quantity of chili and is perfect for batch cooking. Make sure you have lots of containers on…