This week’s cookbook review had me walking out of the grocery store with bags full of artichokes, tomatoes, cured meat, and mushrooms. I could tell it was going to be a delicious week.


30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking has meal plans, shopping lists, and all of the recipes for a month of paleo cooking and eating. But my absolute favorite part is 2 pages near the back. Read to see why!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When I went to Dollar General to get ingredients for some summer treats, I was happy to see so much inspiration. There was a pretty big fresh section (our store is a Dollar General Market)


  While in one of my pinning frenzies, I came across this recipe for (Olive Garden copycat) Zuppa Toscana in a crock pot. It looked darned good to me, and also like something that I could double without much effort, AND freeze successfully. I wasn’t 100% sure about freezing it because of the potatoes (which


A few years ago, when I started cooking grain-free recipes, I heard about coconut flour as an alternative to wheat flour. I wasn’t sure how to use it though, and since it wasn’t a straight substitution, I needed some help learning how. Enter Bruce Fife’s cookbook, Cooking with Coconut Flour. There’s nothing flashy about this


It's MmmMonday again, and that means I'm back to review another food-related book from my shelf! This time, it's Sarah Fragoso's Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship.   This is a kids' book, written in halfway-to-comic-book style, about a kid named Jimmy who doesn't want to eat the new weird Paleo foods (like


A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bunch of apples and whipped up some Cinnamon Applesauce. I didn't use any “established” recipe, but how can you go wrong with something so simple? All applesauce is is cooked apples, mushed up or blended, really. I filled my crock pot with apples, peeled (because they're not

Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

This book. Is. A. Gamechanger. There are books explaining the hows and whys of Paleo, which might have a few recipes. Then there are cookbooks with lots of Paleo recipes and full-color photos, and usually a brief introduction and maybe a shopping list or “how to stock your pantry” type feature. But Practical Paleo by


Chicken pot pie is one of those foods I’ve always loved. It’s warm and creamy, there’s just the right amount of chicken, lots of vegetables, and a perfect crust to include a bit of in every bite, like a biscuity condiment. But I haven’t made it in ages, because my “go-to” recipe involved canned “Cream


Cooking for myself and a toddler (while my husband is deployed) is SO different than cooking for all 3 of us. Especially since my husband takes leftovers to work for lunch. So I’ve been focusing on trying to make 3 categories of dinners for Anneliese and myself, to avoid eating the same leftovers for a


Maybe 2 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me this cookbook, A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash. I love fall, fall weather, fall foods… so I’ve enjoyed leafing through it and finding inspiration in its pages. Until this weekend though, I’m not sure I had actually made a recipe from the book as it was written!

A Year of Laundry Detergent for Less Than $16 !

Seriously, you guys. When I watched the Duggars making their vats of laundry detergent (Was it on the show, or did I just dream about it?) I thought… “Okay, that’s a little bit beyond what I’m ever going to do to pinch a penny.” But then I saw this post about making laundry soap. No

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