Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies


My brother’s wife filled our tummies with these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies at Christmas. I’d been dreaming about them ever since and finally decided to make them! I also wanted to share a tip from my King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion on how to keep cookies soft. “To keep chew cookies soft, cover the […]

February 16, 2010

Moms’ Outlets


Moms’ Outlets I started out our marriage and life as a first-time mom doing work “on the side”. I taught some NFP classes and unfortunately wasted a lot of precious hours with my “own-your-own-money-burning home-occupied business. Once I realized I was trading my friends and family for financial freedom and personal success, I transitioned away from […]

February 10, 2010

Herby Focaccia


¾ cups water 2 tbs coconut oil or butter 1 1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 1 tbs sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2-1 tsp basil, oregano, parsley or other herbs of choice 1 ½ tsp bread machine/quick active dry yeast 3 tbs oil or butter Coarse salt, if desired Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except […]

February 8, 2010

Meal planning

Food, Marriage, motherhood

Planning menus, preparing dinner, cooking dinner, and cleaning up after dinner take a huge chunk in the pie chart of my days. Oh and sometimes I make my dinner and eat it too! I got majorly side-tracked from organized menu planning last year due to pregnancy and birth and holidays. I saw this clip on […]

February 3, 2010

“Pizza Sandwiches”


I rolled out 1/2 of the pizza crust dough so it would be more rectangular and fit on my 9X13 pan. I then spread some pizza sauce on, laid on the beef, and sprinkled on a little shredded cheese. I covered this up with the other half of the pizza crust dough and baked in the oven at 400 for about 25-30 minutes.

February 1, 2010