March Month of Meals

So I had the bright idea of cooking dinner every single night this month, and if not cooking, at least posting what we’re having each night. Who cares, right? Well I’m doing this for accountability and to learn different recipes. My stepdaughter moved in a few weeks ago and I’m teaching her to cook as…

Pumpkin Bread

So I never got to experience the joy of knowing my fathers mom, Grandma Reba. But, I do get the honor of spending time with my Great Aunt, her sister. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving my Dad talks about how much he misses his Mothers pumpkin bread. Now that I can kinda sorta throw a few…

Venison and a Lesson

Ok so…..the Hub aquired a good amount of venison on a barter, boy do I love that lost art, but I’m not familiar with this meat whatsoever. Yes I ate quite a bit as a child, but returning to Southern California as a teen and starting my cooking journey there, it was not a staple…

Old Strawberry Cream Cheese Crumble

I’m not sure if I would exactly call this a crumble, but I discovered some almost berry old (hehe) strawberries in the fridge and, being my frugal self, decided something must be done! So, I found a basic crumble recipe and made that batter. Then I remembered I had cream cheese and thought…oh my. This…

My Dirt Pile

Don’t step in my dirt! I’m sure we’ve heard this a time or two when mom is sweeping the kitchen. Well I’m the mom now, and it’s my dirt pile I’m trying to keep in one spot before thoughtlessly tossing it in the trash. But today, for whatever reason, I thought a bit more about…

5 Easy Money Saving Tips

Since I became a stay at home mom almost 3 years ago, it’s become my job to monitor our finances closely and try to save money as much as I can since I don’t have an income to contribute. We have 2 little boys and soon my stepdaughter will be here too! We save so…

Welcome!

This is basically another mom blog, documenting the occurrences in mom life, plus the sticky crud in the cracks. In my house we like to eat, shoot guns, binge Netflix, and argue over sleep. My hub rivals my toddler in the picky department so I try to keep everyone happy with my “kitchen skills.” We live…

Baked Cornflake Chicken

Picky kids? Rejected box of cornflakes on the shelf? Let’s solve both of these issues. I give you, Cornflake Chicken! It’s moist, (sorry) JUICY, crunchy, and buttery. Can’t get much better really. My toddler eats it and if he had his way he’d live off nothing else but Trolls fruit snacks and goldfish crackers, now…

Apple Crisp Bread Pudding

So here goes my first recipe! I typically find what I call “foundation recipes” and customize them to my family’s liking. Last night I saw I had some old bread laying around and I hate to waste good food, so I took my first stab at bread pudding! This is my first post, after all,…