• Food

    Italian Wedding Soup

    It is  O F F I C I A L L Y  that time of year when the weather has finally turned and overnight we pull out our sweaters and pack away the shorts. At least here in Texas! So I am going to let you in on my little secret to keeping my family warm, healthy and super cozy this time of year. ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP! I didn’t grow up with this soup and neither did my husband. It wasn’t til we were married that my husband had a craving for wedding soup and I went to the internet to learn what it even was. In our house, we…

  • Food

    Black Bean Quesadillas

    Hello there from our lactose free household!! Although cheese is personally one of my favorite food groups, I married a man who is lactose intolerant. He denied it for Y E A R S and suffered the consequences. On top of that, did you know that it is hereditary, so now both of my boys have issues with lactose as well. You wouldn’t know it by our milk (Lactaid) intake. For a lactose free household, it would not be abnormal for us to consume 3 gallons of Lactaid a week between the 4 of us. If any of you have kids, you can surely imagine why being lactose free creates…

  • Food,  Just Cause,  Parenting

    How to coupon correctly

    Ok guys, it is inevitable. I cannot hold out for too long. I have a shopping problem and the itch just kept itching, but this time I was at least smart about it. We as a family are trying really hard to recorrect our finances. Over the past few years my husband has bounced around on jobs and even changed careers, I was laid off due to budget cuts and we added 2 tiny humans to the mix. Needless to say, our spending needed to be looked at, and we put ourselves on a pretty strict budget to try and correct the course. This easily meant that willy nilly spending…

  • Food

    How to…Spicy Pulled Pork

    As you may know by now, I have a family of 4 and we are S U P E R busy all the time – as all families are! My husband and I both work and by the time I get home with the kids every night, its 5:30/5:45 pm and I am beat. My husband doesn’t get home til 6:15 pm usually, so I have to round up the kids, entertain them, cook dinner, set the table and A L L  T H E  T H I N G S !! This can be a very cumbersome task, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve and am…

  • Food

    How to make the perfect pie dough – every time

    In my heart of hearts my passion lies in baking. I can’t explain the joy I get from watching other people indulge and enjoy my sweet treats! Unfortunately for me, my husband doesn’t have a sweet tooth. Not one. He prefers salty and sour, which is why I have turned him into a pie lover!! His favorite is the tart bitterness of a strawberry rhubarb pie. He would eat the whole thing if I let him. A lot of people I know buy pre-made pie dough, but why? Although a little messy, it is quite simple to “whip” up a pie crust. They also stand up to freezing and can…