Easy Eggs (in the oven)

We take breakfast very serious around our house, especially on the weekends. During the week we have our breakfast routine down. Quick and easy. So, on the weekend I like to try out new recipes our add new touches to old ones. We like fried eggs, but they are a little messy and time consuming,…

My Day in Food

Some people think eating healthy means either starving yourself, or eating salads all day. If you do it right, that is not the case at all.  I decided to show you what a day in my food life looks like. I follow a low carb / high fat diet, but there are plenty of healthy…

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar

Here’s a little something to add to your bag of baking tricks: how to make powdered sugar at home. That’s right, you can make your own powdered sugar at home. It is super simple. By simply grinding granulated sugar until it reaches a powdery consistency – boom powdered sugar. It will save you a trip the…

Iced Mocha

I am not a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy the occasional mocha. During the winter, I mix some coffee with my hot chocolate at work. Last week I discovered iced mocha. (I realize I am late to the whole coffee craze.) I also looked up the nutrition facts on that iced mocha I purchased,…

Saving Time in the Kitchen: Chop Early

Pressed for time? Who isn’t? Speed up meal prep and just save time in general with this easy tip. Chop vegetables ahead of time. Onions, peppers, broccoli, zucchini, squash―they can all be chopped ahead. Just cover them with a damp paper towel to keep the cut ends from drying out, then refrigerate. If you won’t need…

Prevent Water Boiling Over

A watched pot never boils, but an un-watched pot can go from boiling to overflowing pretty quickly. It is no fun cleaning up the stove after the pot has boiled over and the liquid has cooked onto the stove. If only there was a way to prevent this mess in the first place…… Turns out…

No Buttermilk, No Problem

If you are like me, you don’t keep buttermilk in the refrigerator. It is not one of the staples I buy on a regular basis. However, it does add something extra special to homemade pancakes and biscuits. So what to do on Saturday morning when you don’t want to get out of your pajamas and…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Freezing Avocados

Avocados are a super food. We’ve all heard that over the last few years.  They contain the “good” kind of fat, and they taste great. The only problem is, they don’t last very long, and out of season they can be very pricey. What if I told you there was a way to enjoy the full-flavored-ness…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Removing Shell from Cracked Eggs

Don’t you hate it when you crack your egg into the bowl and some of the shell goes with it? Don’t panic. There is an easy fix. When you crack an egg and separate the egg shell, use the large piece of the shell to remove the broken pieces from the egg. It’s quite sharp and actually…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Garlic Odor

After working with garlic or onions, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor. Trust me it works!