Jill’s Baking Tips: Frosting

I had quite the dilemma earlier this week.  A dilemma as in “first world problem” dilemma, but certainly a dilemma. Here goes…..I made a yellow cake (just a box mix) and I only had a little bit of chocolate frosting left because we had cracked open the frosting can the night before while making s’mores. […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]

Week in Review- July 4th Weekend, 2016

  July is here and I’m still wondering where June went!! This summer is the fastest yet!!  Our holiday weekend started on Friday night, as we fulfilled a promise to one of our sons to try “Pho.” (pronounced “fuh”) Let me tell you, it was way out of my comfort zone eating-wise, but it was […]

Monkey Bread

Monkey bread.  Why in the world do they call it monkey bread??  I’m still trying to figure it out!?!  I do know that it’s a delicious, gooey, pull apart treat that I should only make once a year! We had it for breakfast and added a cheese stick.  That’s a complete meal right there!! Did […]

Here’s What We’re Reading! Summer 2016

My family just got back from a vacation to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon and other attractions!!  It was a nice balance of hiking, shopping, sight seeing and relaxing!  The particular home we rented had an amazing view and a beautiful pool and patio- the perfect set up to relax and read a book!! […]

Summer Favorites 2016

Summertime!!  It’s finally here!  We have a chance to sleep in, rest our brains (and our schedules) and dip our toes in the pool!! School has been out for less than a week and we’re already feeling more relaxed and CHILL.  Over the next week or so, we’ll be making our summer bucket list which […]

5 Habits to Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

  Make your bed. We have a rule in our house that the last one out of bed has to make the bed.  What a great incentive to get up early and start the day!  If you think about it, the bed is the largest item in your room, so making it all neat and […]

Week in Review- Memorial Day Weekend

Why is it that I always get Memorial Day and Labor Day mixed up?  Does that happen to anyone else? Well….Welcome to our Memorial Day, 2016!  Memorial Day usually signifies the start of Summer for us!  When we heard that the weather forecast for the weekend was going to be a rainy one at our […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Raise your hand if you like pasta!!  Me, Me!! Seriously, who doesn’t like pasta??  Well, I found this recipe to be a nice change from your typical  spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce dinner, and my kids like it too!  And the really great part?  It has bacon in it!  Double like!!!  As you can […]

Week in Review- May 20, 2016

It’s been a busy week here!!  May is always busy!!  After a full day of golf with his team last Saturday in the rain and snow, son #3 hopped in the bathtub to get warm, got dressed and was off to Prom!  He didn’t take a date, but instead met friends for dinner and then […]