Category: Food

My Friday Five – Yep, It’s Winter

My Friday Five – Yep, It’s Winter

It seems ironic that it snowed almost a foot here the day before Groundhog’s Day. Only 6 more weeks of winter would be welcome! Alas, it’s usually longer than that. Snowstorms here often mean lots of fun, pretty trees, aching backs (from shoveling), and frustrating commutes… all in the same day! We’re definitely ready for Friday! 1.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Chip Toffee Skillet Cookie

You’ll love this skillet cookie twist on your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, throw in some toffee bits and bake in a cast iron skillet for a treat you’ll eat straight out of the pan – with or without ice cream (I suggest with!). I picked up a mini cast iron skillet on clearance over

How I Changed My Style and Became a “Dress Person”

How I Changed My Style and Became a “Dress Person”

Do you ever wish you could adapt to a new style but aren’t quite sure if you should or could? Here’s how I changed my style and started to regularly wear more dresses. The same concepts apply to other style changes like scarves, accessories, hairstyles, etc. When I was pregnant with Carter, I saw all sorts of cute maternity

My Friday Five

My Friday Five

Celebrate good times… come on! It’s nice to have a few things to celebrate in the middle of winter. This week was filled with Todd’s birthday, Carter’s 100th day of school and of course normal work, school, home happenings. 1. Birthday Bash – Todd’s birthday was this week and we had some friends over to

My Experience with WEN Hair Care

My Experience with WEN Hair Care

I’ve been using WEN cleansing conditioner for quite a long time now. It’s not for everyone, but I’ll share both the good and the bad for you to decide and some tips for use I’ve learned along the way. First, I’ll start out by saying I’m not affiliated with WEN hair care in any way.

My Friday Five – Just One of Those Weeks

My Friday Five – Just One of Those Weeks

Am I the only one not quite in the swing of things after the holidays? This week has been a long one, and I’m so happy it’s Friday! 1. One Hot Mess – For some reason during the week our counter and kitchen table become the epicenter of chaos. Craft supplies, games, school papers, mail,

My Friday Five – Hello Winter

My Friday Five – Hello Winter

I’m writing to you from the frozen tundra of the Midwest. We’ve had a somewhat mild winter so far, but that all changed this week. 1. Oh, Hello Winter – the 7 inches of snow and below freezing temps didn’t make it easy to get back into our schedules after our time off of work and school

How to Shred Chicken with Your KitchenAid Mixer

How to Shred Chicken with Your KitchenAid Mixer

Shredding chicken in your KitchenAid mixer is so easy, less messy and a quick time saver… genius really! In my short life of ownership so far of my KitchenAid mixer, I’ve proclaimed my love many times over. At work a few weeks ago, a few of us were discussing our shared love of this amazing

My Friday Five – Happy New Year!

My Friday Five – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We had a pretty relaxing week finishing up some holiday get togethers, ringing in the New Year, sleeping in, watching movies and even getting a few workouts in. I generally take the week off between Christmas and New Years and I’m so glad I did this year too. Todd talked me out of

A Year of Being Grateful

A Year of Being Grateful

I have a friend who chooses a “focus word” at each start of the new year. Two years ago, I joined her and chose the word CREATE. That was the year I started Sometimes Homemade. Last year I didn’t pick a word for the new year, but my word seemed to choose me: GRATEFUL. I