Month: November 2017

One Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Chili

One Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Chili

Do any of you have a puppy, or really dog of any age? Do you still panic anytime the pup acts funny or doesn’t scarf up her food fast enough or play as much as usual? My dog didn’t eat all day and I called […]

Crispy Beef and Broccoli

Crispy Beef and Broccoli

This is very similar to one of the recipes we made in my cooking class a couple of weeks ago. The only real difference is that I threw that one together, and for this one I took actual measurements so I could share with you! […]

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup

This one is a classic! My mom has always made beef and barley soup in big batches to freeze, send to friends, or heat up for a quick, hearty meal. I was itching to make it since the weather has started cooling off so I sent my husband to the store for barley. I forgot to ask him to also get the diced tomatoes and beef consommé. So I improvised.

Improvising is key for cooking. If you get caught up in the specifics of a recipe every single time, you are going to drive yourself crazy. Think of them more of a guide than a rulebook – unless you are baking. Baking is very important to follow recipes.

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

I am a little later than I’d hoped on posting this, but my first version was honestly not worth sharing. This one however, IS certainly worth it. One thing I learned during this pumpkin pie adventure is that it’s not easy to make pumpkin pie […]