Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

I didn’t actually realize that scallops were a seafood dish until recently. Growing up at home, we had scallops every Easter, and fairly regularly other times, in the form of thinly-sliced potatoes with onions, white sauce, and of course, muchos au gratin. My mom always gave the impression that they were fairly time consuming and fiddly, […]

Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Risotto

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Risotto |

We’re 2 months into this new baby thing, and dare I say I think we’re getting into the swing of things?  I feel like it’s risky to put that out there but, knock on wood, he now goes down consistently around 8:00pm, sleeps mostly-consistently through the night, is learning to enjoy his swing or his daddy […]

Mom’s Recipes: Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

I always forget about the existence of slow cookers in the summer, since comfort food at this time of year comes more in the form of barbecue and no-bake, but this recipe makes pulling it out an absolute must!  If you think making your own tomato sauce is too time consuming, you need this recipe […]

Mom’s Classic Pea Soup with Ham

Classic Pea Soup with Ham

Since I’m currently up to my eyeballs in sick children, homework, housework, and fall-welcoming interpretive dances, my lovely Mom is here again with one of the classics – pea soup!  This stuff is thick, green, fragrant, and absolutely soul warming. I happen to have a ham bone in the freezer to be made into exactly […]

Mom’s Hawaiian BBQ Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Since my mom is here all week (YAY!) I thought it only fitting that I share another of her famous recipes – it’s been too long since a Mom guest post!  I think these meatballs are part of the reason Carl married me, thinking they would be a regular staple in his diet if he […]

Mother’s Day Party Plan {Cookbook Review}

Slow Cooker Shrimp

So this is something new to me – the triple slow cooker!  When I received the book “Triple Slow Cooker Entertaining” for review, I thought triple slow cooker party planning just meant I was borrowing slow cookers from my mother-in-law and sister.  I had no idea they actually made single slow cookers with three crockpots! […]

Bacon & Gouda Twice-Baked (or Slow Cooker) Potatoes

Bacon & Gouda Baked Potatoes

I consider myself a fairly confident person.  I make decisions with minimal thought, and I don’t care a whole lot what other people think of those decisions as long as I’m comfortable with them. I wear whatever I like, I eat what I feel like, and I go out without doing my hair. But let […]

Mom’s Beef Bourguignon

Beef bourguignon

Today I’m excited to début another new feature on the blog – in addition to Erin’s fashion expertise, my sweet Mom has agreed to come on board and contribute some of her amazing recipes!  Hi Mom!! Really, I’ve been stealing and sharing her recipes the whole two years I’ve been blogging, so it only seems right you […]

Spicy Quinoa Chili & Cornbread

Before we talk about how great quinoa is in chili (spoiler alert – it’s great), let’s talk about silly things kids do. Today, we had our first real “crayon meets wall” incident.  To be more precise, crayons meets WALLS. Like, every wall. In every room. Every. Single. Room. Pink crayon in a continuous trail across […]