Aug 312017

One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. The story, the songs, the animation – I just loved everything about it.

Hakuna Matata Taters - aka Loaded Tater Tots. The perfect companion to a Lion King movie night!

While Bubbles has watched a lot of The Lion Guard, she had never sat down to watch The Lion King with me. So when we received a copy of The Lion King Signature Edition on Blu-ray, I thought it was the perfect time to convince her to join me – especially when I added Timon & Pumba’s Hakuna Matata Taters to the mix.

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Aug 232017

Eating fresh from the garden is one of my favorite ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables in the summer and fall.  Grab a bowl and some kitchen shears, go out and harvest my own ingredients for a big green salad or roasted Parmesan green beans or homemade spaghetti sauce.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans Recipe - just 5 common ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes

The garden is a great way to get kids excited about a wider variety of vegetables, too.  If they have a hand in their care and harvest, they’re far more likely to want to try new things.

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Oct 222016

This time of year I always seem to crave my grandmother’s cooking a little more than any other.  Fall is when we were working on the farm and she always made sure the kitchen was full of anything and everything you could possibly want to eat.

Best-ever corn fritters recipe from my Gram's kitchen to yours. They're extra yummy served with a little maple syrup for drizzling.

Fall is also the gateway to holiday cooking and baking.  That meant warm, hearty dinners and appetizers, cookies and brownies, fudge and donuts. Continue reading »