Simple, Easy Homemade Chili

Meat. Spices. Beans. Potatoes. Tomato Sauce. That's it.Check out the recipe at Life Breath Present...more

Freeze Your Herbs

Instead of tossing those unused herbs, have you considered freezing them?  It's easy to do. Simply pull off a few leaves and put them in your ice cube tray, along with 1 Tbsp. oil (olive oil works well)....more

How to boil boba properly + tales of disasters

I wanted to make boba for a potluck and remembered my mom used to make them. She just boiled them for 5-10 minutes and voila, easy boba! I bought a bag from Chinatown, which had zero instructions. You can see where this is going.....more

Don't throw away crystalized honey, it can be saved!!!!!

After honey sits for a while, especially in someplace cool it usually gets hard and crystallizes and honey is really expensive right now so don't throw it away, just let it sit in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes and it will reliquefy. You can also try the microwave just be careful if it's in a plastic container like this one, the honey could melt the plastic. Another tip I love: If you need to measure a spoonful of honey or syrup, dip a metal spoon it hot water first, the honey or syrup won't stick to it. ...more

Easy Mixed Fruit Salad with Sweetened Creme Fraiche and Why I love Making Cultured Products at Home

EasyMIxed Fruit Salad with homemade Sweetened Creme Fraiche ToppingThis easy mixed fruit salad with a sweetened creme fraiche dressing is my go to, gotta have dessert during the summer months when fresh berries are plentiful. If I don't have any blueberries on hand I will still eat it with strawberries and bananas....more

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad

Ok raise your hand if you live in the Midwest and are totally over the snow?! I'm assuming all of your hands are up. Sometimes I wish Christmas was in January so that the rest of winter doesn't seem to drag on and on day after day with no end in friggin' site!!! But...it's not and I will bitterly endure the rest of this season....more

Meal planning prep

 How I do love a good...more

Frugal and Filling!

Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1 jar salsa 1 can green chilies (can skip this if making for kids)2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (can also use Mexican blend)2 boxes cornbread mix1 can refried beans1 can whole kernel corn-drained...more

How to freeze your leftover tomato paste

Too many times I’ve opened a can of tomato paste for a pasta sauce or soup and after, I’m left with…an entire can of tomato paste, minus a measly teaspoon....more