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Category Archives: Cooking

Clean Out the Fridge Green Smoothies

green smoothie recipe

I have always wanted to be the sort of person who drinks green smoothies. Don’t people who drink green smoothies (or, even more so, who juice) seem healthier and somehow better than the rest of us? The problem is I never really make an effort to buy all the things that are required to regularly make smoothies, healthy or otherwise. ... Read More »

Five Tips for Staying Healthy in the Indoor Season

insync probiotics

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  Do you keep healthy with a natural probiotic? Diet and exercise? I’d love to hear your tips! I don’t know how it’s been where you live, but if you live just ... Read More »

Thank a Host This Year with a Petit Jean Gift Box

yummy breakfasts

Just so you know, I’m a member of Petit Jean Meats’ Blue Diamond Club, which means I received a gift box and one to give away in exchange for this post. But y’all, this company is the reason I eat way more pork than I used to. With the holidays upon us, everyone is thinking about gift ideas and ways ... Read More »

Save the Season with Homemade Pesto

pesto recipe

It’s getting cold at night here in Arkansas these days, and I’ve been feeling a little frantic about the herbs. The basil was still looking pretty good even after a couple of near-freezing nights, but I knew it wouldn’t last, so I made a big batch of pesto that finished up a lot of it. Pesto is great because it ... Read More »

Cool Down with Iced Coffee from Seattle’s Best

iced coffee recipe

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Seattle’s Best Breakfast Club. They sent me a package of coffee-related goodies in exchange for writing about iced coffee and giving a prize pack away to you nice people. But I really do love their coffee. And they had the best breakfast at BlissDom. Just sayin’. It feels kind of funny writing about ways ... Read More »

Super Simple Bread and Butter Pickles

pickles in juice

I am not a pickle person. I never have been. I’m not particularly fond of dill, is my main problem. When I was younger, I would make pickles for 4-H, and people said they were good, but I never tried them. Now that I’m a little older, I can tolerate a pickle if I have to, but I still don’t ... Read More »

An Easy, Quick Guide to Meal Planning

how to meal plan

I may only have one child, but I know what it’s like to feel like you’re too busy to cook a healthy meal for your family. The past few months I don’t really know what we ate, but we all lived, so I guess we did OK. But husband and I both feel the need to eat a little healthier, ... Read More »

Hang on to Summer with Some Barbecue Inspiration

kraft bbq sauce walmart

I don’t know how it is where you live (though, frankly, I probably do since most of my readers are local), but this has been a completely strange year weatherwise in Arkansas. We went from warmer than we’d like to a few cold days to finally more like what we expect from fall: cold mornings and warm afternoons, such that ... Read More »

I Love My Cats, But Sometimes I Don’t Like Them Very Much

This is Louis. Louis was my baby before I had a baby. He was the cat I picked when we were visiting the litter at my sweetie’s parent’s house (or I guess you could say he picked us, because we’d decided we’d take whichever cat came to greet us, and that was Louis). But he was always my favorite. He ... Read More »

A Cool Basil Trick from Foodie Friday

tina marie garden tricks

(Yes I know it’s Thursday. I’m taking a day away from home with my sweetie while the tropical storm passes over. This is just what I wanted to share today.) I mentioned in that giant post I’m guessing virtually no one read all the way through yesterday that part of the blogging conference was a Foodie Friday event. We learned ... Read More »

My Muffin Tin Meal, Without the Muffin Tin

I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of muffin tin meals. The concept is simple: instead of presenting your toddler’s meal on a boring old plate or in a bowl, you put the individual components in muffin tin spaces (or you can use an array of the little individual silicone muffin “tins” instead). It exposes the kid to a variety ... Read More »

Improvised Asian Noodles

cold asian noodle salad

I love noodles in just about any way you could think to serve them, but this time of year, hot as it’s been, what I really love is things in the genre of pasta salad. Pasta salads are usually pretty quick and easy to make, you only need to turn on the stove long enough to cook the pasta, you ... Read More »