Archives for March 2014

Cups of Cheer

One of the things I want to do on this blog is to feature ideas that are doable on a small amount of time.  There are multitudes of blogs and other sites out there that feature amazing crafts and projects, but they take a lot of artistic skill, expensive supplies, and most of all, large Continue Reading…

A Night Out with the Boys

My boys are growing up fast.  I remember when I used to tell people how many weeks old they were when they were babies.  Now I find that I am counting the summers that we have left to camp out and take trips to Disneyland before Mason goes off to college.  Very soon I will Continue Reading…

BBQ Black Bean Tortilla Pizzas

I have been trying to cut down on the meat my family consumes each week.  Don’t get me wrong, I like a good hunk a meat as much as the next gal every now and then, but meat is expensive.  Not only does a good cut of meat thin out the wallet, but it can Continue Reading…

3 Musketeers and 20 Greenbacks

I personally don’t think it’s a bad idea to give money as a gift.  After all, if you can’t give a tropical vacation, what else do people really want anyway? A gift of moolah doesn’t have to be impersonal.  It’s all about presentation when it comes to personalizing a gift of green.  Dressing up  some Continue Reading…

Perfect Pasta Fra Diavolo

If something has an intriguing name I feel compelled to cook it.   I love to research cooking terms, find out where they came from, the stories behind them, the history in the syllables.  Yeah, I am nerdy that way.  But, I have found that some of the most loved dishes I set at my table Continue Reading…

Shepard’s Gold

With winter finally (and hopefully) winding down, I thought it would be a good idea to dish up a few more doses of comfort food. Soon it will be the season of crisp salads, charred meats on the grill, and bowl fulls of fresh watermelon.  For now however, it still feels good to put a Continue Reading…