Easy Crockpot Beef Stew – and yes you can

Like a bunch of people in the country – it’s been SUPER hot in the Chicagoland area. I’ve been unimaginative in the kitchen, trying to make things that don’t involve turning on the stove – eating on paper plates – to make life a little easier. Over the weekend I got stuff to make my…

Scrambled eggs in a mason jar

I have Fillmore containers for making my breakfast this week super easy. In case you don’t know – I was the 1,000 Facebook fan and they sent me an assortment of mason jars. I use them all the time! I bring my breakfast to work, especially in the summer – with the kids off school,…

Rockmelon? Fresh herbs + inspiration

Over the weekend we were grocery shopping for my son Mark’s 15th birthday dinner. His birthday was yesterday – and he wanted tacos for dinner. My 3 kids – even though they are older STILL love grocery shopping with me, which is very sweet. Rolling through the fruit and veggie aisles there was a big…

Sriracha glazed chicken – I cooked the cover of Bon Appetit!

I have been a subscriber of Bon Appetit for a long time and I always love looking through all the wonderful looking recipes. When I got this months magazine in the mail, and saw that is was sriracha glazed chicken, I knew I was going to make it right away – my son Paul LOVES…