Everyday Reading - Practical Family Living for Book Loving Parents: Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini I have been in such a kitchen rut for the last couple of months. Between endless trips out of town (and another one coming up next week!) and Bart's busy schedule (which means. . .why would I cook dinner?), I basically just want to eat Pop-Tarts for dinner and call it a day. I managed to pull myself together enough to make this twice in the last couple of weeks, though (my strategy for ensuring we have dinner is to invite people over. I'm way too embarrassed to feed Pop-Tarts to guests for dinner), and it was a hit with everyone. Water Kefir Secrets Kefir is not currently available What is Water Kefir? Kefir grains are cultures of various strains of healthy bacteria and yeasts which are held together in a polysaccharide matrix created by the bacteria. The symbiotic relationship of the microbes produces a stable growing culture. The microbes feed on sugar and produce lactic acid, alcohol (ethanol), and carbon dioxide, yielding a fermented carbonated beverage. The alcohol content in kefir varies with the fermentation time, and is usually less than 1% .
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Spend five minutes a day, and less than forty cents a loaf, making great bread from scratch. Even if you think you can't bake, even if you think you don't have time, TRY IT! I can't bake, and I work full time, but I will never buy bread again.
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta Description Chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing together make up one of my favorite culinary trifectas. In this creamy, flavorful pasta dish, they're combined in a cheesy sauce for a quick and delicious dinner. And judging by the way my boys gobble it up, it's definitely kid-approved! Preparation 1. No Knead Bread Monday, September 10, 2007 No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it! It’s been almost a year since NY Times unveiled the secret to the revolutionary No-Knead Bread. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Description Looking for a way to jazz up a boring chicken dinner? Look no further! In this recipe, the flavors of a jalapeno popper are stuffed inside boneless skinless chicken breasts. Sassy Stuffed Peppers Description I think everyone's mom or family member had a recipe for stuffed peppers they remember from their youth. Maybe not everyone feels this way, but I always loved stuffed peppers. This recipe is different than my Mother's, but still very very yummy.
French Onion and Asparagus Pasta Description In this irresistible, fragrant dinner, the flavors of French onion soup are combined with pasta and asparagus. It's a big hit in our family, and something even my picky kids will eat! Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili Description Want that Cincinnati Chili flavor, even when you're short on prep time? This is the perfect answer! Just a few simple steps and a few hours in the slow cooker will leave you with chili that can rival that of any 3-way chili parlor. It's deliciously different!