Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Actually, my kids call this sweet potato cake… It tastes so amazing. So if you’re looking for a healthy casserole, THIS is not it. I could eat this every single night. And left overs are even better! And it compliments all meats. In fact, this is the sweet potato dish we eat on Thanksgiving… There is quite a few steps. And it takes an hour to be ready… But if you can ignore the amazing aroma, it is sooooo worth it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Deer Antler Decor Piece

You see them everywhere: bookshelves in your friends’ homes, sitting off to the side in a magazine spread on decorating and for sale in many different shapes and sizes. Deer heads and rhino heads have become trendy statement pieces in today’s modern home. Most antlers I’ve seen are single and usually laying atop a pile of books on a bookshelf or on a coffee table. A lot are painted gold or dipped partially in gold.

Drinks Food & Drink Healthy

Homemade Organic Applesauce and Apple Juice

When I set out to make my daughter’s baby food I had no idea how much I would enjoy it. She’s completely off purees now and I still miss it! I never built up a large stock of baby food in the freezer just so that I could spend that time in the kitchen peeling, baking, steaming, boiling, and blending. What can I say, I’m a tattooed, foul-mouthed domesticated housewife. And it’s awesome.

Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Tomato ’n’ Beef Casserole with Polenta Crust

Makes 6 servings
Hands-On Time 35 min.
Total Time 1 hour, 10 min.

1 tsp. table salt
1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1⁄2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 lb. ground chuck
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced (about 2 cups)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 (14 1⁄2-oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes, drained
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Everyday

Upgrading to Accommodate a Large Family

If you have a large family that consists of six or more people you know all too well the labor of love that goes into each day. Your day starts with getting children ready for school and ends with loading up the dishwasher before heading to bed. Having a big family comes with its challenges. Regular size items such as pots and pans, dishwashers, washing machines and even vehicles just don’t offer the amount of room you need to make life easier. Luckily, there are alternatives that can provide you with the size and space you need to complete tasks and enjoy time out together as a family.