Scientifically Perfect Apple Pie and Pie Dough

Making pie has always seemed so daunting to me. I had bought the dough that comes pre made and rolled out and it was always a disaster! It would tear the minute I tried to unroll it even if I had let it sit out. If this was how difficult pre made pie dough was, no…

Thrifting 101

In my women’s group for church, I was asked to prepare some information on “thrift-ing”. As I was getting into it, I got so excited I thought that everyone should have this information! I practically don’t buy anything new. Toys and clothes for Charlotte, a Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer, a leather computer chair for Ben,…

Cherry Pie Bars

This is my grandma! I love her so much and I LOVE when we get to visit her at her home in Utah. She is always cooking up at least 5 different things at a time in the kitchen and one of them is always some kind of dessert. She makes the best banana bread and zucchini bars. I…

Perfectly Easy Keylime Pie

SLXLM SMLXL Happy Sunday! Today I made a delicious key lime pie to take to Sunday dinner for my sister. My sweet sisters have lived within 30-40 minutes for so long. We have been blessed enough to be able to do family dinners at least every other Sunday together since, well, forever. Now they are…

Smoked Rubbed Ribs

Summer time is here and that means pool, grilling, and playing outside- and popsicles for breakfast, according to Charlotte. We have had a great weekend here, complete with swimming at the pool and playing in the creek by our house. After comparing the two, I’m definitely more comfortable with her playing in the creek. In…

Chicken and Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

SMXLL Despite the title of this blog, I do actually *try* to eat healthy *most* of the time. I thought I’d share this quick post about a chicken and artichoke stuffed spaghetti squash I made the other night. It’s so simple and so tasty. I’m following a nutrition plan a friend referred to me, it’s…