December Meal Planning

Hi all!  I hope that you enjoyed a good holiday and hopefully, you got a break (even for a day). There’s a few days left until December 1 and that means one thing in my household. It’s meal planning time. In my house, we get paid once per month and I have tried a variety…

Beef Bourguignon -GF

Fall/wintery weather is not having a problem coming to my town, so it’s only natural to break out the fall/winter recipes.  Each month, I plan my family’s meals for the month and I shop off of that.  However, every month (if I can) I like to make a fancy meal.  Usually, this is a meal…

Cooking on the Road (even GF meals)!

October has been an incredibly busy month! I had a consulting job in California, so I headed out there (without my family). Then, I spoke at a conference in New Orleans and I took my family with me. We left at 4am and drove for over 10 hours. The kids were great and my spouse…

A Fall Grits Morning

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases listed in this post. It’s a crisp, cool fall Saturday in North Carolina and that means one thing in our family: Time for grits! We can make grits year round, but there’s something about eating a warm bowl of grits in the fall that makes…

Egg Muffins-Gluten-Free

I had to share this recipe with everyone because it is an easy breakfast to make that everyone will enjoy. We wake up early in my house.  Because the kids head to school around 7:25 (that car pool line is looooooonnnggg), I am always looking for quick ready to make breakfast meals for everyone.  Egg…

Lazy Cookies-Kid Friendly

Yesterday, I worked a craft fair from 9am-4pm. It reached a high of 94 degrees. Needless to say, I was absolutely exhausted when I got home. My family pampered and I got some great sleep, but the last thing that I wanted to do today was cook hour long meals and snacks. I stumbled upon…

Once A Month Grocery Shopping

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, such as items highlighted in this post. So it’s that time and I honestly get excited about it.  In our household (family of 4 and a pet), we get paid once per month, which means that we have to be pretty tight with our budget….

Gluten-free Stove Top Lasagna

*Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, such as items highlighted in this post. While it’s a balmy 93 degrees here in North Carolina, Mondays in my family always means pasta night. Recently, I made stove top lasagna using gluten-free lasagna noodles. This recipe constantly gets a thumbs up from my family,…

Best Kitchen Tools

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. As a full-time, working parent with a family allergic to commonly used ingredients, finding time to cook was a major challenge.  I tried everything from cooking at night, mass cooking, making quick 30-minute meals, and freezing meals to use later.  While all of those things…