Baby Farm Animals Baby Shower

I enjoy hosting baby showers and it’s a good thing because my friends are having babies like it’s going out of style. I really can’t say too much because I happen to have 6 kids myself, the youngest being only 3 months old. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to help host my…

Apple Butter and Teacher Gifts

School starts on Monday for my kiddos. I know we say it every year, “wow, summer flew by fast”, but this year it actually did. I’ve got two in middle school, two in elementary, and two at home with me. It’s going to be a great year! With the start of school, there’s always teacher…

Pineapple Cottage Cheese Salad 

This fluffy concoction is one of my hubby’s favorites. I’ve made it for him since before we were married. And he’s always called it simply “orange stuff”! Because hey, it’s orange and this tasty stuff doesn’t seem like salad at all.  Not to go off topic but, I made my husband a blueberry cheesecake for…

Caprese Frittata

To continue my Frittata-making spree, this morning I made a Caprese Frittata. As in anything caprese, the stars of the show are tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese. One of my favorite combinations. It’s fresh, it’s light, and it’s Italian!  I picked some fresh basil leaves from the basil plant on my kitchen windowsill. Herb plants…

Bacon and Asparagus Frittata 

Frittata’s have become my favorite breakfast lately. They’re so simple to make, they look pretty, and they taste amazing! Plus they’re quite healthy and full of protein which is what I’m looking for as a pregnant momma. I’m 6 weeks away from my due date and am definitely in the “nesting” stage.  Breakfast can make…

Spinach and Tomato Frittata 

Last night I tucked the kids into bed with a story, prayers, and kisses and then since my hubby was at a meeting, I settled down on the couch with some cookies and cream ice cream and Call the Midwife on Netflix. It was wonderful! Quite honestly I ate way too much ice cream. Especially…

Strawberry Pie

Today is the first day of spring!!! And here in Texas it definitely feels like it! It’s beautiful weather and the kids have been outside soaking up the sunshine. They started “making mud” with the water hose and ended up making mud pies. I love to see them playing outside and being creative. Nowadays it…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My husband’s younger brother came to visit this weekend and it was his birthday. When I asked what kind of cake he would like he requested pineapple upside down cake. Well, I had never made that but I was up for the challenge! I found a recipe, tweaked it just a bit, and was very…

Roasted Vegetables 

I have always enjoyed vegetables. Even as a child, one of my favorite dishes was vegetable soup and I could make it by myself by the time I was 9 years old. I would go into our root cellar and gather up jars of canned vegetables that we had harvested from our garden and a…

Chicken Noodle Soup

Today is Valentine’s Day and it’s cold and rainy. I know that it’s February and technically still winter but this is Texas and it was 80 degrees on Saturday so this 40 degree weather has me shivering.  The first thing I think of on a cold, rainy day is soup. Yes, soup. Soup warms the…