Easter Egg Dying


When it comes to Easter egg dying, we keep it pretty simple around here, but are always thoroughly satisfied with our results. This year, just like last year, we used a box of dye from the grocery store & mixed it with a little bit more vinegar than suggested, & water. The eggs, once again, […]

Some Interesting (Helpful?) Articles

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I’m sitting here, with a very sick & sleeping three year-old & a napping 11-month old. My six-year old is at his violin lesson, with his Papa. As a result, this blog is getting some posts. I always have ideas floating around, what I want to post next, but any free time given to blogging, […]

Going Garlic-Free

I’m having a venting moment- going garlic-free is a pain-in-the-ass. I was going to word it politely, & avoid being blunt, but screw it. Anyone that’s reading on here, that’s also dealing with food allergies, knows what a pain some of this stuff can be! Ry had his allergy testing in December, both the patch […]

Easter Egg Dye-ing…without the eggs

We haven’t dyed eggs before because Ry is allergic to them. This year I came across ceramic eggs, but with shipping, they’d never make it in time. Then I stopped by our local craft store & found wooden eggs. Tonight we dyed them. Then we decorated them with glitter glue pens. The boys had lots […]

Easter Brunch

This year, we are kind of on hold with Easter plans. Yesterday was my due date &, well, she’s still not here, so as long as I’m not in the hospital on Sunday, here’s our brunch plan (& here is last year’s menu, in case you need some more inspiration). ~ Turkey: roasted with olive […]

Chow Mein, kind of…

I am really loving coconut aminos! Our local health food store now carries it, & while it’s expensive, it’s just so nice to have something to replace soy sauce with. It opens up a whole new realm of recipes! Tonight I was searching for an Asian noodle recipe & the one I decided to got […]

Spanish Rice

My parents are both great cooks, but for some reason, every time they attempted Spanish rice, it was bad- mushy & flavorless. It didn’t even resemble the stuff you got at Mexican restaurants, except, I guess, the hint of red. So, it was instead made from a box. There were very few things made from […]

Noodles with Veggies & Almond Butter Sauce

Each week we get our CSA (community-supported agriculture) order of fresh, organic produce from Full Circle Farms. They always include a couple of recipes that sound delicious, but often need big modifications, of course. This week there was one for Linguine with Snow Peas, Cucumber & Peanut Sauce. It needed a few big changes to […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins: take 2

I have a bad habit of modifying every.single.recipe I make. Even when they’re my own…Today I felt like baking something & those browning bananas needed something special done to them, so decided on my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. However, we had no teff, so just like that the ingredients started changing. They still taste great, […]

Easter Menu

I must admit I am really excited about Easter this year, for a number of reasons- we’re settled in our new house, Ry’s doing really well, the weather’s nice (well today at least!), summer is near and I feel capable of making a really good brunch, completely safe for Rylee, and delicious for our entire […]