Cooking Blogs and Recipies
I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together. But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time. Why mason jars, you might ask? The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch
The seeds scooped from a pumpkin, also known as pepitas, offer plenty of protein and magnesium, and 1/4 cup delivers a third of your daily requirement of immunity-protecting zinc. They are sold with or without their white shells. For a tasty snack, rinse pepitas well, making sure to remove any pulp from the pumpkin. Let them dry overnight. Healthy Snacks | Whole Living
Oven-fresh bread is one of life’s simple joys. Ciabatta, a crisp-crusted Italian bread with hints of sourdough and loads of crannies longing for butter, is one of the easiest breads to make at home. Why are we talking about baking bread on Lifehack? Because kitchen hacks aren’t just impressive, they often have very tasty results!
I’ve posted fruit leather recipes before, but if I haven’t convinced you yet, let me try again: making your own fruit leather is super easy. Super easy. And when you make it yourself, you’re making it without food coloring, without sugar, and without artificial flavors. Just fruit, nothing else.
“It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do.”―Anne Lamott
As a mother, and as someone who has an amazing mother, I feel it is my responsibility to tell you that Mother’s Day is going to be here in a little over one short month. That gives you about 5 weeks or so to find the perfect gift for the person who, in addition to one million other things, may have spent her birthday in 20 hours of labor, thereby missing going out to eat for her birthday dinner at a swanky restaurant. And okay, Southern daughter, you ARE the best birthday present I ever have or will get, but there’s still that 20 hours of labor thing.
Breakfast in Bed
After months and months of posting bump photos, I'm excited to announce that my husband and I welcomed a perfect baby boy into our lives on Christmas Eve. That's right, our dream finally came true in an 8 pound, 13 ounce, 20.5 inch bundle of joy ... and it was the best Christmas present ever. So, as one could imagine, our lives over the past few months have encountered diaper changes, sleep changes, work changes ... as soon as he was placed in my arms, I knew that our lives had changed forever. It took weeks upon weeks for it to finally set in that we had a baby. My husband couldn't believe that I was having a hard time allowing it to sink in, especially with all of the changes that immediately took place. To me, we wanted a baby for so long and when I finally saw the positive sign on the pregnancy test after taking what seemed like hundreds of tests, the whole thing seemed unreal.
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