My Favorite Tools, Part 2 {Cooking Adventures: Day 10}

When we first got our Shun knives, the block came with kitchen shears. At the time, I really didn’t understand why the knives came with scissors. For years the shears went untouched except for the occasional snip of kitchen twine or to cut hard-to-open plastic lids off containers. Little did I know just how helpful…

My Favorite Tools, Part 1 {Cooking Adventures: Day 9}

There are many things without which I cannot survive in the kitchen. I tried to write a post titled: “the one thing I can’t live without in the kitchen” yet I came to realize that I cannot narrow it down to one. I will try to prioritize my list in order of importance and write…

The Whole Scoop on My Whole30 – Part 2

I had so many wonderful things to say about my Whole30 that I decided to split the blog post into two parts. Part one was a general Q and A about our experience. This post focuses on the method behind my meal planning madness! Establishing routines in the kitchen is challenging, but changing established routines is…

Gadgets and Other Fun Kitchen Toys {Cooking Adventures: Day 11}

Here is a quick run-down of my favorite kitchen toys and gadgets. Meat Thermometer – I wrote about this before on the blog.  There is nothing worse than overcooked meat.  This can be easily avoided with a good digital thermometer.  I use mine every single time I cook meat and it works like a charm….

There are Bakers, and There are Cooks

I’ve really enjoyed the feedback from these previous two posts. I am glad that we can all laugh along with (at?) me and my lack of cooking abilities. However, I would like to point out that these two hilarious stories are actually baking stories. I have come to understand that there is a significant difference…

More Great Tasting Good For You Recipes

This week I don’t have a loss to report but I am still holding steady at -4.6 and I will take it.  Its healthier to lose slowly so the fact that I didn’t gain makes me think I am doing the right things to actually keep it off.  I only got to exercise a couple…

The Bright Side of Home Improvement

{Re-post from my Daily Bright Side Blog} Whew! What a hectic weekend! We were in home improvement mode on Friday and Saturday and managed to have 3 new appliances installed, a new stove hood installed, a new wood panel on the window between the kitchen and living area to hide the new hood, some sawing…

The Benefits of Belief

Luke 24:5-6 Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Easter has come and gone, but let us not forget what the resurrection means: Jesus is alive… Sin is defeated…Everlasting Life is available to all who believe For those who believe, Death has no victory, Death…