Homemade crescent rolls are a great introduction into working with bread. The outcome is a fluffy and buttery, melt in your mouth bread that doesn’t require butter smothered on it or really, a meal cooked along side it. (as we learned the other night when the kids discovered them. An hour before dinner.) The first […]

bread, dinner, gold star recipes, home life

March 18, 2019

will the Real Crescent Rolls please stand up?


It’s meal plan day…this week is a bit more chaotic for us, so I’m planning for an easier week with simple recipes. Sunday – Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes Skillet (this recipe is OUTSTANDING. A wonderful kick, everyone, even the fussy one, loved it! Gluten free, too!) Monday – Homemade Pizza Tuesday – Pasta Fagioli […]

gold star recipes, home life, menu planning

March 17, 2019

on the table


Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 16, 2019

doing it all


Once upon a time, cake and shortbread had a child and named her scone. She was not too sweet, but not bland, a little crumbly but perfectly perfect with a cup of coffee. Eventually, her family grew. Orange scones, lemon scones, chocolate chip scones, pecan scones, they were a happy bunch. And then last week, […]

home life, my own recipes, sweets

March 15, 2019

Simple Maple Walnut Scones


There is something magical, and surprisingly, easy about making your own salad dressing. The plus side is knowing what exactly you’re consuming and being able to adjust flavor, if you need to do so. Really, the only downside is that you can’t let it sit in your fridge for months and months, but that’s because […]

dinner, gold star recipes, home life, meals

March 13, 2019

Creamy Caesar Dressing


Of all the things created in the kitchen, the most beautiful is bread. At least, in my kitchen. When I can take flour, water, yeast and salt and turn it into a loaf of bread that provides a compliment to any meal, it feels powerful to me. It feels holy. I know many of you […]

bread, dinner, gold star recipes, home life, meals

March 6, 2019

Easy French Bread


Every week I used to write our weekly dinner plan on our chalkboard that hangs on the kitchen wall. I would then share it on social media. My goal was always to share meal ideas to help inspire people who may need it…But I haven’t done it lately because erasing my chalkboard, writing the menu, […]

being a mama, home life, meals, menu planning

March 3, 2019

on the table