Comfort Food · Pasta/Rice · Recipes

Homemade Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Who doesn’t want to indulge in a little cheesy goodness now and then (or every week in our house)? Mac ‘n’ cheese is something that almost everyone enjoys. Although I must confess that my daughter wouldn’t eat this comfort food until she was three years old. I know . . . strange, right? But she also is… Continue reading Homemade Mac ‘n’ Cheese

DIY · Holiday Decor

Hang Christmas Lights on Soffits with Clothes Pins

It’s that time of year again. There’s something about hanging Christmas lights that always seems like a chore, especially, if you don’t do it before Thanksgiving in Nebraska. Exposed frozen fingers while getting tangling in Christmas lights makes for anything but Christmas cheer. It’s a good thing I don’t live in town because profanity usually ensues… Continue reading Hang Christmas Lights on Soffits with Clothes Pins

Desserts · Holiday Specials · Recipes

Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Some of my favorite recipes are those that I concocted when I was first getting into cooking/baking in college. I always tried one recipe and wasn’t sold on it, so I would combine it’s features with another recipe’s ingredients and find the perfect balance between them to make one ultimate version. No doubt, my favorite… Continue reading Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Breads · Holiday Specials · Poultry · Recipes · Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Dinner Planned to a T

I’m a planner-always have been and always will be. A plan is all about preparation, but you can’t be prepared for unexpected things that throw your plan off course. That’s where I’ve learned to be willing to roll with the punches when faced with an obstacle. Life isn’t perfect, and just about every plan (even if it’s… Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner Planned to a T

Free Printables · school

First & Last Day of School Printable Fill in the Blank for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

My daughter started kindergarten this year, and I decorated a little chalkboard sign with chalkboard markers for her to take her “first day of school” photo with. However, I didn’t have anything documenting her favorite things or specific details related to school. I’ve held onto ridiculous amounts of crafts, drawings and cards from her preschool… Continue reading First & Last Day of School Printable Fill in the Blank for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

Free Printables · Gifts

Personalized Wine Label for Birthday Gift

When you live 30 minutes from the city and haven’t managed to buy a birthday gift yet for your friend who is turning 30 years old, you design a personalized wine label and call it Vintage 1986. I, at least, always happen to have wine on hand to go with the label. She’s an art… Continue reading Personalized Wine Label for Birthday Gift

Canning & Preserving Jar Labels · Canning/Preserving · Comfort Food · Free Printables · Recipes · Soups

Tomato Sauce Canning Labels Printable

Tomato Sauce is such an easy way to get fresh tomatoes from your garden utilized in canning. It is usually what I make at the end of canning season when I am tired of seeing tomatoes covering my countertops, and when the long process of prepping, cooking and canning no longer remains appealing. It requires few… Continue reading Tomato Sauce Canning Labels Printable