Food and Our Emotions

by Lora

Fall will soon be here and the sights and smells that go along with it will be floating in the air.  When I begin to feel fall in the air, certain memories come flooding back to me. I remember a Saturday, when I was in my late teens, when I was raking the yard. The [...]

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

by Lora

My but it’s been a long time since I posted here! It has been for a good reason, though. In January my oldest daughter became engaged and April 24th, she was married. Just yesterday we found out she is expecting and we are all rejoicing with her & Ryan.
Since the [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday — Holiday Planning

by Lora

It’s been weeks since I posted to any of my blogs, but I at least wanted to get on and post this kitchen tip I came up with last week. Whenever I am cooking a big meal, like a holiday meal, I plan out all of the steps for cooking each dish, and break it [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday– Chicken Stock

by Lora

One of the most satisfying things I do in the kitchen is to make chicken/turkey stock. Today we finally got around to making our stock from our Thanksgiving turkey. I have had the carcass in the refrigerator since Thursday, but have been too busy to make the stock. Today Hannah made the stock [...]

Extreme Makeover/ Menu Plan Monday

by Lora

As you can see my blog has gone through an extreme makeover. Lindsay has been working on it for several weeks and was finally able to get it up after battling many tendon issues in her hands. The picture in my banner is one that Lindsay took at the Katy Heritage Park. Historic [...]

Honey Glazed Carrots

by Lora

One of our favorite side dishes is Honey Glazed Carrots. They are quick and easy, and wonderfully delicious. Even my girls who don’t care for a lot of other vegetables, love these. I don’t really think of it as a fall dish, as we eat it year round. It is also a frugal side [...]

Scotch-Brite Pads– Kitchen Tip Tuesday

by Lora

It’s hard to believe it’s Tuesday already (though my mind keeps trying to make it Wed.) and time for another kitchen tip. Today I want to share with you about one of my absolute favorite cleaning tools, Scotch-Brite Pads. I use these pads for so many things in the kitchen and even when [...]

Menu Plan Monday 10-12-09

by Lora

Another week has flown by for me and it’s already time to be thinking menu again. Thankfully when Lindsay and Rachel planned, they planned for two weeks. This will be a great help to me, because 4 of the girls are suffering from respiratory ailments. Having a menu already planned will give [...]

Kitchen Tip Tuesday 10-6-09

by Lora

I love a good cup of hot tea, and think there is no better way to relax than with a cup of tea and a good book. I have found that some people find tea to be bitter and unappealing. I believe that a this often comes from improper brewing. Now there [...]

Menu Plan Monday 10/5/09

by Lora

It has been quite a while since I posted here, it amazes me that I haven’t posted since July. Our lives have changed greatly since that time; you can read about the changes on my other blog. I’m hoping to get back into the groove of blogging on this and on My Simple [...]