Cooking, Plastic-Free Living

Plastic Free July Ending

Whew we made it - we completed Plastic Free Julyūü§©‚Ā£My focus, for the month, was to provide insight on reducing plastic from individual and community perspectives. I wanted folks to see that this journey involves more than swap focused actions.‚Ā£‚Ā£I also wanted to utilize this month to motivate me to finally achieve one of my… Continue reading Plastic Free July Ending

Cooking, Food Waste, Low-waste Living

Food Waste Spotlight: Ends + Stems Meal Planning

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on a company aimed at reducing food waste. The following are the owner's responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your company. A: Ends+Stems is a meal planning web app. It's subscription based ($12.50 per month) and works on any… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: Ends + Stems Meal Planning

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What’s Cooking: Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Do you enjoy the recipes highlighted in my What's Cooking posts? ¬†Or do you have a recipe you would like me to try? ¬†Take time to comment below your thoughts or¬†recommendations! I only tried one new recipe this week due to my new work schedule and making a mid-week trip to see a concert. I… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Lemon Ricotta Pasta

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What’s Cooking: Bbq meatloaf and pretzel dogs

Do you enjoy the recipes highlighted in my What's Cooking posts? ¬†Or do you have a recipe you would like me to try? ¬†Take time to comment below your thoughts or¬†recommendations! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend! ¬†I know me and the girls enjoyed spending time with family and watching the US… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Bbq meatloaf and pretzel dogs

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What’s Cooking: Kool-Aid Slushie, Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, From Scratch Blueberry Dump Cake

It's¬†Sunday and I tried three new recipes this week. Kool-Aid Slushie¬†-¬† For the summer the girls get to cook something on their own (with me lurking around)¬†so we tried a recipe from the¬†community blog MomAdvice. ¬†The girls love getting slushies at the gas station/market so they were excited to make one of their own. ¬†All… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Kool-Aid Slushie, Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, From Scratch Blueberry Dump Cake

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What’s Cooking: Mexican Quiona, Tomatoe/Kale Pasta, and Shortcake in a Jar

Now that I am getting back into the swing of blogging it is time to bring back my "What's Cooking" posts. My plan is to blog each Sunday about the recipes I tried/cooked the past week. All of the recipes are ones that I find on Pinterest (they are saved on my boards) OR recipes… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Mexican Quiona, Tomatoe/Kale Pasta, and Shortcake in a Jar

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What’s Cooking: Layered Drinks and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

I tried various new recipes over the summer which I intend on highlighting them ¬†with my weekly cooking posts. ¬†With the new school year I'm going to try to fix new dinner recipes at least twice a week, while incorporating various "lunchbox" meals for the girls...¬†(my youngest is going to Kindergarten).   The first image… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Layered Drinks and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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What’s Cooking:Alfredo Sauce, Green Beans and Potatoes, Ravioli

It is hard to believe how long it has been since I have posted highlights of what I've been cooking‚ĶBUT trust me I have been cooking! My youngest is going through this phase of "no sauce" on her pasta so I thought I would trick her with some Alfredo sauce‚Ķ and with my craving for… Continue reading What’s Cooking:Alfredo Sauce, Green Beans and Potatoes, Ravioli

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What’s Cooking: Waffles, Chex Mix, and Apple French Toast

I have been quite busy these past couple of weeks with coursework and just life in general. I want to apologize for the images not looking good -- I really do not like the newest IPhone updates but I hope to have it mastered soon. Great way to use up some over ripe bananas is… Continue reading What’s Cooking: Waffles, Chex Mix, and Apple French Toast

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Whats cooking – marinara sauce and fruit leather

I think that Sundays will now become my day to post about what I tried cooking over the course of the week just because our Saturdays are consumed with practices, church, and whatever errands I can squeeze in. I can not believe that I just now tried making our own marinara sauce when tomato season… Continue reading Whats cooking – marinara sauce and fruit leather