February 21, 2015

Waste Less and Save More While Staying Safe

Eggs and Food Safety

Are your eggs past their expiration date? How about that open jar of peanut butter sitting in your pantry? What about the fresh shrimp you brought home yesterday? Sell-by and expiration dates aren't always the best indicator of whether a food is still safe to eat. Of course, we want to waste less food, but keeping our loved ones safe is the most important thing. I wanted to share links to a couple of my favorite sources I look to when I need to find out information about the shelf life of my food items.

February 19, 2015

Orange Lime Sweet Rolls

Orange Lime Sweet Rolls Baked in Cast Iron Skillet

Deliciously gooey sweet rolls are on the menu. Get a pile of napkins and get ready for a gloriously sticky, sweet treat.

Now I do have to admit, I am more of a salty and savory kind of girl, than a dessert kind of girl. Salty, savory, spicy and even sour flavors are my thing. Every once in a while, though, I just want something sweet. Maybe it’s the current frigid temperatures making me crave something warm, sweet and comforting, but when I saw the beautiful photos of sweet rolls baked in a cast iron skillet in the new issue of Taste of the South magazine, I just knew I had to make these. The recipe for these sweet rolls is so amazingly easy, and I already had everything in my cupboard to whip up a quick batch.

February 7, 2015

Greek-Inspired Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Greek Inspired Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

This Greek-inspired pasta salad is so simple and easy to make. It's light and flavorful, with the Mediterranean flavors of lemon, oregano and feta cheese - just perfect as either a side dish, or as a main meal. I like to serve it alongside some pan-grilled chicken for an easy supper.

January 29, 2015

Stewed Chicken with Light and Fluffy Dumplings


As I sat down to write this post today, I realized that it’s been two weeks since my last post. I really didn’t intend to be absent from my blog-posting duties for so long, but packing up and moving to another state really is a long, hard chore. I am still not completely unpacked, and find myself sitting here amongst a formidable pile of boxes. I don’t even have my desk set up to write (because the storage cubes have yet to be delivered), so I have a little makeshift work area set up on our blow-up mattress in my living room. I’m making progress, though – the new fridge is coming today, and, hopefully, the rest of our stuff will arrive before the weekend.
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