Showing posts from January, 2024

Laundry Room Refresh on a Budget

How I Spent $50 to Not Spend $22,000 Remodeling Our Laundry Area Yes, splurging on $50 of pretty storage boxes at Michael's helped me decide against an extensive and expensive laundry room remodel. Here's how I transformed a cluttered, outdated laundry area into something both functional and pretty by understanding our goals and sticking to a small budget ... plus how it's streamlined the laundry routine for our small household. How to Refresh a Laundry Area on a Small Budget by Identifying Goals, Understanding Needs and Embracing Reality. Our Laundry Products & Tools.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 5) The Art of Winter Salads

Mid-winter, it's too easy to forget to fill our plates with vegetables. What comes so easily during summer takes a little more thinking, effort ... dare I say? artfulness ... to putting fresh salads on the table. So today I've collected seven winter-salad recipes and do hope you find yourself inspired by every single one! Is there a new family favorite among them? Just maybe!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 4) Rediscovering the Lowly Carrot

When was the last time we really raved over carrots, let alone ... noticed them? Carrots are good, sure. They're handy to have on hand. They keep. They're cheap. Even kids will eat the so-called baby carrots. And thus carrots are ubiquitous. Nothin' special. Nothin' extra. Nothin' to notice. But sign me up for the Carrot Campaign. There's gotta be a story behind this, right? Yep.

Chillin: Favorite Chili, Chowder & Cornbread Recipes

Come mid-winter chill, there's nothing like hot bowls of chili (or chowder?!) to warm us from the inside out. And on the side? Cornbread, of course. Here I've collected my favorite recipes to combat that winter chillin'. Your next hot meal? It's here. Another Handy Recipe Collection from Kitchen Parade: Chili, Chowder & Cornbread All Made from Scratch with Whole Ingredients. Super-Organized for Browsing or to Find Exactly What You're Looking For, Fast.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 3) Staying In, Staying Warm

Bundle up, y'all ... because brrrr, chill, it feels like winter. So let's stay in, shall we? while staying warm, too? This week, I've collected seven recipes to warm our kitchens and warm our innards and maybe even our hearts, all without breaking the bank, healthy resolutions or even, really, a sweat. You gotta admit, January's just a great month for settling in and cooking up a (snow-free) storm ...

Winter Pesto with Spinach

No basil for pesto? No problem. Instead whip up an untraditional pesto that substitutes fresh spinach for fresh basil, especially suited for winter and other times when basil is expensive or hard to come by. Cook some pasta while making the pesto and there you go, dinner in a flash. Whole Food, Fresh & Versatile. Real Food, Easy & Inventive, Especially for Winter. Beautiful Color! Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. A New Addition to The Homemade Pantry , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . Vegetarian & Easily Converted to Vegan With a Non-Dairy Parmesan. Easy DIY. Naturally Gluten Free. So Good!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 2) Juicing Up on Vitamin C

Seven January-perfect recipes to hop us up with Vitamin C. And lest you think that bushels of oranges are the best source? Instead, think a bunch of obscure foods plus readily available kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts and okay, sure, some juicy oranges. How many keepers in this collection? A bunch, I hope!

Eggs Poached in Milk

How to poach eggs in milk, soft and soothing nourishment for people who are under the weather with upset tummies or little appetite. Next time someone is sick, try warm eggs bathed with buttery warm milk for sustenance ... Whole Food, Simply Prepared, "Plain" But Perfect. Comfort Food When Someone's Sick. Mere Minutes to the Table. Budget Friendly. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . Vegetarian.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 1) January Bucket List

Seven recipes that top my "make now" list as we break open the grab bag that is a new year, a breakfast (or two), a soup (or three), a supper (or four) to set a-simmer to the stove. Here's to 2024 ...