messes

There is nothing like homemade sauce and meatballs.  They take some work, and things can get messy… but in the end, they are worth it.   Friendships are like that.  Parenting is like that.  Marriage is like that.  Life is like that.  Today I am thankful for the messiness that is in my life… in…

super easy sweet potato fries

 We made these twice yesterday.  Twice.  I made a little batch for lunch for myself and after stealing a few,  my family asked if we could have them for dinner.  They really were good and super easy.   You will need: 5 sweet potatoes  1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) thyme and salt to taste Slice…

sammy’s peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are so easy, they could be in a “your mama” joke.   They are the first cookies I usually teach the children to make.  They only have four ingredients, three if you leave out the chocolate chips. My youngest daughter, Sammy, loves them… and so do I. You will only need 1 egg1…

Joy’s Super Easy Chili

Joy, my bonus mom, makes the best darn chili.  About twenty years ago, she gave the recipe to me and now among my friends, it is my chili.  It is so super easy, I wondered if I should even post it here. But after a very scientific facebook poll, I thought otherwise.    So, here…

Jambalaya

I almost didn’t post my chili recipe because it is so simple to make.  However, I did get a large response about how easy it was… so I thought I would give you another simple and very cheap recipe.  This is my jambalaya recipe.  I am sure it isn’t close to anything made in New…

drunk butternut squash soup

I love soup. Soup is forgiving and easy to leave or add an ingredient, depending on what you have in the fridge.   In fact,  I am a little afraid of this blog becoming a soup blog.  Don’t worry, I will try hard not to let that happen.  That isn’t true, I am just going…