Apple Bread, Apple Cake, Tomay-to, Tomah-to

It’s officially autumn, which means that it’s time for me to make hundreds and hundreds (or at least a dozen) loaves of apple bread. I got the recipe from Judy, an awesome woman with whom I worked at a craft store more than twenty-five years ago. Back then I was a young newlywed who was going to college and working at the craft store as head cashier and eventually custom framer—all of this seems like it didn’t even happen in this life, by the way, because it was so long ago ....more

Snickers Starbucks Iced Coffee Brewed To Personalize

This post is sponsored by Yummly and Starbucks. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Coffee's a morning time staple in our house and with Starbucks Iced Coffee Brewed To Personalize I now can have an Iced Coffee in under 3 minutes on busy mornings ....more

Lesson Learned: You Don’t Need That Mommy and Me Class

When my first son was a toddler, our schedule was a whirlwind of gym classes, swim lessons and other activities. At first, it was a way to get out of the house. After the early days of being cooped up with a colicky baby, I was happy to plunk down a monthly fee to sit on brightly colored mats and sing “The Wheels on the Bus,” complete with hand motions ....more

Upside Down Cake with Star Appeal

Upside Down Cake Takes on a New Shape Brooks Tropicals is a Florida based company that offers quality tropical fruits and vegetable and their website has tons of tips and usage information on the produce they carry as well as recipes, such as this upside down cake. The recipe calls for a 9×13 pan, but you could make individual rounds as seen in the image. You could make this with a boxed mix as suggested, or use our easy Yellow Cake for a scratch version ....more

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for #oxogoodcookies

Today we’re going to play a game of Mind Meld. Question: “What three associations to mind when I say the word, “Oregon’?” Got your answer ready? Good, let’s compare… If you’d asked me this question 10 days ago, my answers would have been something like: Oregon Trail....more

Stir-fried Egg Vegetable Noodles

I believe that there is an implied occupational hazard when working in finance or economics....more

19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking A Look At

Now that Fall is officially here I thought it would be the perfect time to share a bunch of delicious pizza recipes. The school schedules are starting to fall back into their groove which makes meal planning easier, the weather is cooler which makes turning on the oven easier, and these are pizza recipes which makes everything in life easier. You can never ever have too much pizza in my opinion ....more

Men Telling Women What To Do

Last week over coffee a friend told me this story....more

Honeycrisp, Sage, & Bacon Shells and Cheese

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Over on eHow: Organized Vertical Storage

Over the weekend we gave the blank brick wall above my workbench in the garage an organizational makeover. With the help of a few key supplies like metal rails, hanging baskets and S hooks I've now got my frequently used tools within arm's reach and a workbench that's clutter free.I drilled right into the brick for this installation, which is actually simpler than it sounds — find the full step by step tutorial in our latest project post for eHow. ...and since we all love a good "before shot," here's a better idea of where we started: This blank space of wall usually has a cluttered workbench pushed against it and you can see the mess that's built up on the ground above. This project was a great chance to pull everything away from the wall, re-organize and clean up ....more