Friday Favorites: Cooking Shortcuts

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Congratulations to all of us mamas who survived another Winter Break! It was fun and brutal and awesome and tiring over here. I love January because it feels like such a great time for a fresh start, for a renewing. I’m personally working on being more “still” in the New Year (read more about my Word to Live by for the New Year here), and trying to purge and clean now that there is some breathing room from all the fun that is the holidays.

Today’s Friday Favorites are my favorite five tips for making your life easier in the kitchen. In short, my best cooking shortcuts. I have been a stay at home mom for almost a decade now and I do the majority of the cooking. So, it’s safe to say that I know my way around the kitchen after I’ve prepared at least a zillion meals in the last ten years. That’s a rough calculation. {read more}

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Friday Favorites

The countdown is on – 17 days until Christmas! That either makes you very excited, or very stressed. It’s ok, it’s all going to come together and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. 😉

A few festive Friday Favorites for you before we head into the weekend…

I’m still always looking for non-traditional Christmas music that we won’t get sick of. Try out these albums: She & Him Christmas Party and A Very She & Him Christmas featuring Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. They have a nice indie sound but still cover some of the classics. Find their station on Pandora or Spotify if you want to take a listen. {read more}

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Friday Favorites

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Hi friends! I am over here in the full Christmas spirit, are you? The tree is up, the lights are twinkling and everything smells of cinnamon and pine. One of these days I will have a grown up tree with some sort of theme. But for now, our tree is a mix and match of handmade ornaments clustered near the bottom. And it’s leaning slightly to the left because little hands just can’t help themselves.

I’m sharing a few of my Friday Favorites before the weekend. I hope that through the busyness of the season you can find time to slow down a bit and enjoy the company of your most favorite people. {read more}

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My Favorite Instant Pot Trick

Today I’m so excited to share my favorite trick for using your Instant Pot.

I’ve had too much time stuck at home lately with sick kiddos. And by sick, I mean kids are COMPLETELY faking it. Today my daughter complained of a tummy ache so I tucked her back into bed with a bowl, and in about 20 minutes she was up dancing around and asking to watch a movie. Nope. Not sick. I got duped. I guess each kid has to try to get out of school at least once, right?

The good thing about being stuck at home is that I’ve had extra time in the kitchen to do some meal prep and stock the freezer. My favorite tool in the kitchen these days is, without a doubt, my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. {read more}

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Autumn

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Hello friends! It’s been a while. I took a blogging hiatus but I’m back. Summer was just too much fun and with two of my three kiddos off at school this year, I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Finally. I’m a slow learner.

Today I’m home for the day with a sick kiddo, it’s been a couple of weeks of illness circling through our house, among other things. I have a super sexy new skin condition to share with you in a later post. Lucky you!

Life has been a little intense lately, and I mean that on both sides of hard and good. I am looking forward to sharing with you my insights, what I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen and all my other ramblings in upcoming posts. {read more}

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