Food & Beverage

Different Levels of Spaghetti and Meatballs

My friend C makes the BEST spaghetti, and I know it is because she takes the time to properly sautee her onions, garlic and other herbs before making her homemade sauce. For someone like me who rushes through cooking on a good day, that's an impressive feat. I normally make semi-homemade meals, which consist of tomato sauce mixed with a bunch of my herbs and a hope for the best! Still, I had no idea that there were so many ways to prepare spaghetti.

Yummy Thai Recipes

Pad Thai is currently my favorite food. I could pretty much nom it all day long if it were carb-free and in my budget, but since it's not, I tend to stick to enjoying it on holidays or special days alone. That said, there are all kinds of Thai recipes to try at home that might cost a bit less, or that might be great in a pinch if you can't get to your favorite restaurant.

Turkey Recipes!

If you're cooking a big meal this Thanksgiving and expect a bunch of leftovers, now is the time to start planning your leftover menus! From bones to broth to everything in between, there's no reason for anything to go to waste when it comes to your big meal. Here are a few fun ideas for those leftovers.

Turkey soup! This warm dish is just what you need to ward off the chill, and if you've got snow on the way it's the perfect meal to keep your family fed and toasty.

Bowls for Lunch

Many people are jumping on board the bowls craze. Whether they were introduced via a restaurant like Chipotle or Crazy Bowls and Wraps, or they just want to cut the carbs out of their tacos and burritos, bowls present a great healthy alternative to many dishes. "Aren't bowls just salads?" many people might ask. The answer to that is, of course, sometimes! It depends on what you put in your bowl. If you love spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini as your base, is it truly a salad? 

Popcorn Ball Twists

Popcorn balls are all the rage during the fall, and what's not to love about the goody, portable treats that look almost as fun as they are to eat? Lots of foodies are transforming the traditional popcorn ball by tweaking the recipe and putting their own twist on the concept, and there are some really innovative approaches out there right now. A few ideas include...

Pumpkin Soup

Are you a squash or pumpkin soup fiend? Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall treats. It's so creamy and inviting, and it warms you to your toes if you eat it while it's hot. My all-time favorite squash soup is at the restaurant Salt and Smoke, but you never know when they're going to have it because it's one of their daily side specials, so you just take a chance to see if they have it. I also don't mind some butternut squash soup from a can if it doesn't have much added: just the puree and spices for me, thanks!

Prosciutto-Stuffed Peppers

There's nothing more satisfying than a cheese-filled appetizer, and this recipe for stuffed peppers looks pretty yummy. It features goat cheese and prosciutto as well as some fresh herbs for flavor. I love that the author includes red pepper flakes, which are one of my favorites! I really love this Keto recipe website. Whether you're keto or not, you'll enjoy a lot of the recipes that she shares.

DIY Kefir

As a homeschooling parent, I know people who do and make so many cool things. I know a mom who skates roller derby, a mom who followed the Grateful Dead on tour, selling tie-dye shirts and a mom who fought off a cougar one night while she was camping with her daughters.


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