Archives for October 2010

A Day at the Orchard

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a day visiting the Musselman's plant and orchard in Pennsylvania. To say I was excited about this trip would be an understatement. As a kid I spent several vacations visiting my great aunt's apple farm in Indiana. I loved going to her farmhouse and hanging out in their store where they sold cider and apples. My trip to the Musselman's plant did not … [Read more...]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Fiasco and a Lesson I Learned Along the Way

Let's start with a little background. I dislike raw tomatoes, so much so that they kind of make me gag. It all started when I was seven and I went on a camping trip with another family. One night for dinner the mom made macaroni and cheese, and then to my horror opened up a can of diced tomatoes and added them to the Kraft macaroni. I ate my dinner (because back then kids weren't picky, they … [Read more...]

Pantry/ Freezer Clean Out or Happy Eats a Bad Bottle of Ranch Dressing

Last night I cleaned out my pantry and freezer. This cleaning frenzy began because while we were eating dinner I noticed that 3 out of the 4 salad dressings on the table (that were already poured on our salad and resting in our stomachs) were expired! After dinner was cleaned up I headed straight to the pantry to check my stockpile of salad dressings and canned goods. There is no point in moving … [Read more...]

FREE Freezer Cooking Class

My friend Shelley at One Roast Vegetable is offering her Fresh From the Freezer Cooking Class FREE! The first video will be posted on October 19th, so you won't miss anything. All you need to do to sign up is enter your first name and email address and you will be able to view the Fresh From the Freezer Cooking Class videos for FREE. Shelley is a great cook and I highly recommend her online … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways To Get Breakfast on the Table (for Less)

It isn't easy feeding 9 people every morning, but since what my kids eat for breakfast influences the rest of our day, it is important to me that they start the day with a good (usually) healthy breakfast. Feeding that many kids cereal is usually out of the question because my kids can easily go through 2 or 3 boxes in one meal, not to mention a gallon of milk! I wrote a few years back about the … [Read more...]

Sweet Cornbread (Whole Wheat)

I know there is a great debate over whether cornbread should be sweet or not sweet. I fall into the sweet cornbread group, so if you’re with me you are going to love this whole wheat version. Use this recipe for muffins for an easy Thanksgiving side or any fall potluck. PrintSweet Cornbread (Whole Wheat)Author Toni Anderson Ingredients1 cup [sifted whole wheat … [Read more...]