The Secret to Quick Meals on Busy Nights

how to microwave pasta

You know when you have a way to save time in the kitchen, but don’t yell it from the the mountaintops because you think your friends already know it? Well, that happened to me recently. A few of us were sitting around when one of my friends said “Thank goodness someone told me about Leah’s… 

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Hunk of Meat Monday: Party Finger Food

Ham Sandwich Sliders on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Whether you are going out and about tomorrow night or staying home, we will all be making snacks, appetizers, sweet treats and cocktails. So, I thought I would help myself organize. Prioritize what I should make for the festivities of ringing in the new year. Inevitably where ever we go, they request we bring our… 

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7 Awesome Things That Happened This Fall

First Day of School

We have had a big fall. Both kids are in school full time! At the same school! It is the small things in life to get excited about. Both kids played soccer at the exact same time. Literally the majority of Saturdays they played at the same time at fields that were on the opposite… 

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Must Have Cookbooks

Schleef Family Favorites Cookbook

While I am always connected to technology, there is nothing better than a cookbook. And I have plenty of them. But, I have my favorites. The ones I can count on when I don’t want to “try” too hard or just need some comfort food. The cookbooks with generations of family favorites. But, besides my… 

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Honey Crisp Apple Sangria with Food and Wine Pairing

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

Let’s be honest with each other. The holidays can be a great time to spend with your families. Lots of food. Lots of catching up on what’s going on in everyone’s lives. Lots of football. Lots of wine. Seriously, how do people who don’t drink make it through the holidays with their families without drinking?… 

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Day 1- Farmers Grow Whole Foods

collage of crops

Not cheetos. Not twinkies. Not microwavable meals. But unprocessed, raw grains, vegetables, fruits, animals and much, much more. I know this sounds pretty common sense, but I have had more than one conversation chastising “big farmers” or “corn farmers” or “factory farmers” for being the problem. The problem when we want to blame someone for… 

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