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Meal Planning Explained

Do you ever stand in front of your refrigerator and wonder β€œwhat am I going to feed my family?” Or wonder why your food bill is so high even though you can’t find anything worth eating? Meal planning is a simple way to help take […]

Irish Apple Cake

We are not the kind of people that get excited for Friday. We get excited for Thursday! That is because my kids only go to school Monday-Thursday, so our weekend starts on Thursday! It may sounds a little weird to not have your kids in […]

Shrimp Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

easy and delicious shrimp fajitas take no time!

Easy and delicious Irish Soda Bread

Easy and delicious this Irish Soda Bread will make a wonderful addition to any celebration.

Baked Apple

Are you enjoying the cooler temperatures? Maybe have to put on a sweater when you go out in the mornings? Are the leaves turning those glorious golds, yellow, and reds? Have you been dreaming about cooking with more cinnamon and ginger? Maybe whipping of a […]

Best Steakburger Recipe

Part of living on a ranch means that it take several hours to get to town and there isn’t much time to get everything done. So when it’s time to eat we usually have to settle for something quick and easy. If my husband is […]

Fluffy Rice Krispie Treats

  I have come to the realization that there are somethings that I will never be able to do. A back handspring. That would land me in the Dr.s office on the first attempt. Fancy handwriting. Nope, I will continue to write like a two […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

One question i get a lot this time of year is “What are you guys doing for Cinco de Mayo?” to which I answer, Nothing. This always surprises people and makes them ask, “But doesn’t your husband and kids want to celebrate?” Almost as if […]

How I use my planner to budget

  How can it be May already?? I’m pretty sure I just got done taking down my Christmas decorations, so it seems kinda shocking that it is already May. But since I am pretty sluggish about getting my house organized in any sort of way […]

Better Than Starbucks Lemon Bread

Having only one grocery store in town makes for some interesting shopping. The crowded lanes and lines makes for a whole lot of grumpy on everybody’s part and a pretty hostile parking lot too. To make it less stressful as I try to wrangle my […]


Life is Sweet

Irish Apple Cake

We are not the kind of people that get excited for Friday. We get excited for Thursday! That is because my kids only go to school Monday-Thursday, so our weekend starts on Thursday! It may sounds a little weird to not have your kids in […]

Best Steakburger Recipe

Part of living on a ranch means that it take several hours to get to town and there isn’t much time to get everything done. So when it’s time to eat we usually have to settle for something quick and easy. If my husband is […]

Angel Biscuits

Occasionally I like to shake things up here at the ranch and serve something other than aΒ tortilla with our meals. Not that my family has anything against non-tortilla food items, but they are defiantly suspicious of said non-tortilla food item. (Ask me sometime about how […]

Perfect Red Salsa recipe

Being raised in the Pacific Northwest meantΒ that I was not exposed to many Mexican meals. When we did have Mexican food the beans came from a can and so did the salsa. When I made tacos for my husband, who was born and raised in […]

Best Ever Pulled Pork

One thing that kids figure out really quickly is that I have a hard time saying no to them. Want to pet my cat that will make you sneeze for hours? Can I do your hair so you look like a psyc ward patient?Β Can I […]