Dogs and Doughboys

Tweet Pin It This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and cuddly and always like […]

How to Easily Grill Corn on the Campfire

Tweet Pin It This year Ellie & Christor were old enough to actually help us plan for our annual camping trip, including participating in meal planning. They declared that they were going to make pancakes, and since I know that Ellie is perfectly capable of making pancakes at home by herself, that sounded great to me.  She […]

Gearing Up Green for the Super Bowl

Tweet Pin It I am very excited for the New England Patriots to be in Super Bowl XLIX and almost as excited to see that LEDs will be lighting the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game. As Katherine Tweed notes in her article LEDs Will Shine on Super Bowl Sunday, the stadium will […]

What to do with Fresh Cranberries…

Tweet Pin It I received fresh cranberries in our organic fruits & vegetables box this week and I was perplexed.  I’ve never dealt with fresh cranberries and I’m so busy, I just wanted something quick to do. So I did what any modern housewife would do, and I asked the Facebook hive-mind. It turns out, […]

Freezing Brown Rice

Tweet Pin It Last week I wanted to make the family Indian Food over brown rice,  but I was short on time and brown rice takes 40 minutes to make.  I can’t tell you how many times something like this has come up for us.  I’ve considered buying instant rice, and I have bought a […]

Perfectly Cooked Bacon

Tweet Pin It I love bacon almost as much as I love sausage and my kids love bacon even more. We don’t usually cook it at home because we are trying to avoid the nitrites and other nasties in most commercially available bacon.  I also haven’t been able to find a bacon we can afford […]

How To Write On A Cake Without Artificial Colors

Tweet Pin It   Well, it seems I’m on a dessert kick recently!  Last week I wrote about healthy cold desserts and the week before we wrote about camping desserts! This week it’s cake decorating.  I don’t actually make a lot of cakes, and in fact, I was going to buy one this time.  Some college […]

Cold Desserts With A Healthy Kick

Tweet Pin It It got really hot where we live, and it got hot fast. Around here it was about 20 degrees F above average for the last several days. We sometimes get weather like this in July and August, but in May, it’s just weird.  At least it’s not tornados. However, it inspired me […]

Camping Desserts: Apple Crumble

Tweet Pin It We love to camp.  We’ve been camping with a group of friends for years. In fact, it’s the group of friends that Alicia used to camp and rock climb with back in high school. Before any of us had kids we used to go for hiking trips where we would camp at […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Tweet Pin It We recently signed back up with Boston Organics after a few years away to eat more fresh, local and organic fruits and vegetables.  For those not familiar with Boston Organics, they are sort of a cross between PeaPod and a CSA.  Each week, they deliver a bin with mostly local organic fruits […]