Soda Vs. Powder

Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

Ever get a frantic phone call about soda vs. powder? My daughter just moved into her first house with her first kitchen and she is learning the “kitchen” ropes. She calls me the other day because she is baking some cookies (from scratch), had some baking powder, but the recipe called for baking soda! She […]

New Kitchen Must-Have Spices

Spice Selection at HEB

I cannot believe that my daughter, Raychel, is about to have her own home!! I could go on and on about how just yesterday she was learning how to crawl, but that would make this a very short post because the crying would start.  Yes, they all grow up!  She is my middle child and […]

Recipe Creation Process

Chicken Parmesan Attempt

Have you ever gotten something in your head that you just can’t get out?  Well, one o’clock in the morning and I am wide awake thinking about chicken parmesan!  Yes – that is right, a recipe!  I am not thinking about how to pay the bills, the argument I may have had with one of […]

A Balanced Breakfast

Achieving A Balanced Breakfast

CUT – REDUCE – AVOID – LOSE -DENY… I feel like these are such negative words!  STOP using them!  RE-BALANCE – MODIFY – SIMPLIFY- ALLOW… These are so much nicer!   One thing I have definitely figured out, it is much simpler to achieve a balanced breakfast plate than a balanced dinner plate!  In the mornings, […]

Not a Normal Blog Post

Sweet and Sour Pork

Today I decided that instead of doing what I normally do and cooking up something in my kitchen, I would go get some Chinese takeout from my small towns one and only Chinese food restaurant.  As a previous restaurant owner, I understand what a downtick in customers can do to your bottom line! As we […]

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