One Less Lonely Glass of Milk

One Less Lonely Glass of Milk!Posted on November 3, 2013 by cupcakesandbake...more

Baked Calamari with Potatoes

Baking calamari with potatoes in the oven is one of the easiest way to make them. It is hard to decide what tastes better: calamari, potatoes or baked onion rings.Combined with olive oil and chopped parsley, they are representatives of true healthy seafood. If you use calamari with thin red skin, do not discard it because it will release some red juice and potatoes will get nice reddish color... more ...more

College Student Meals - Week Of Roasted Chicken Recipes

This installment of College Student Meals features a recipe for an easy and perfectly roasted chicken.  By roasting a chicken early in the week and combining a few other ingredients you can easily create a week’s worth of meals plus leftovers....more

Extra Helpings: The Top 5 Items You Should Always Have in Your Fridge

There are certain things that you should always have in the refrigerator... even if you don't cook every night.Wait. Before you load the grocery cart, think about what you  like to eat and how much time you spend in the kitchen. Having a few basic items on hand makes the task less stressful....more

Healthful, Delicious 15-Minute Dinner: Baked Salmon with Rosemary

Salmon has a reputation for being a “fishy”-tasting fillet. It certainly can be if it is not fresh or cooked well. Frankly, many people don’t eat salmon because they just don’t know how to prepare it. Salmon is a very healthful choice when choosing fish. It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and it is worth learning a couple of recipes to work this fish into your meal plans each month. Image: Courtesy of Cashbach ...more
Love Salmon too!..not only is it delicious ,its so healthy for you,,,i'll definitely be trying ...more

WEEKLY MEAL PLAN - Feeding My Family For Under $100

 Looking at my weekly calendar I can already tell it's going to be a crazy week.  Lots of work and school stuff going on, both Zoe and I have Jiu-Jitsu training and in addition I have a few Yoga classes I'd like to hit for a little me time to remain centered.  ...more

Vinegar in the Dishwasher: Green Kitchen Hack

      Trying to avoid harsh chemicals in your cleaning products? Replace the rinse agent (ie "JetDry") in your dishwasher with white vinegar. Vinegar will leave your dishes shiny and spotless with no chemical residue. It will also help prevent mold from growing in your dishwasher. (And, no, your dishes will not smell like vinegar).      Any kind of vinegar will work in theory (well, maybe not balsamic), but I prefer to use white vinegar for cleaning....more
Good tip, I've done this one!more

Those Jars Aren't Junk

 I’m all about reducing food waste....more

Fall Fair & Rhubarb Ginger Strawberry/Blueberry Jam

Well, I won't be putting these entries into the local fair this year. I missed the early deadline and I'm not paying extra fees. An entry fee, a late entry fee, plus the regular admission fee. Nope, not happening. At least I'll have enough jam and salsa to last me through until next year. After all, that was the point. Even with me checking, from time to time, the advertising wasn't that great for the deadlines. The navigation on the fair website isn't great as well. They need to work on that....more