Growing up, we had two trees that yielded crazy amounts of fruit; our apple and lemon superstars. I remember my grandma making tons of home made apple pies because she refused to let them go bad! Somehow the baker gene skipped me, but thats nothing my crockpot can't fix! I may not be whipping up Grandma's pies, but this applesauce recipe saves my apples from going bad just the same.
If Christmas gets an Advent Calendar, in all fairness Halloween should have one of its own, because the countdown is just as real in our home. At this very moment, on a ninety degree September day in Northern California, I am fully prepared for the October madness; the inside of my home is decorated, costumes [...]
Trader Joe's rolled out with their Pumpkin products this week so I strolled my basic, fall loving, PSL obsessed self in to see what products were returning and if anything was new this year. Unfortunately, my store didn't have one solo display with neon signs pointing to the holy grail of squash, so I had to hunt a bit. Hopefully this list will prove as a helpful guide if you find yourself in the same situation at your local store.
Why do packs of corn tortillas come in such large portions, but flour tortillas don't? I always find myself with leftovers after making tacos and this dish is a great way to go through them. With the same layering concept as lasagna, but without the worry of whether your boiled noodles will come out in tact!
Someone once asked me what the most horrible looking room of my home was, and I immediately said, "My closet, for sure!" I despise doing laundry.. always have, always will. Nevertheless, I am a mother and I should set a good example for my kids right? How can I teach my kids to clean their rooms and take care of their things when my own closet looks like garbage? So instead of just picking my clothes up off the floor I decided to do a full on closet purge. I have been reading about the benefits of capsule wardrobes, seen a few people on social media create theirs. and thought it sounded like a cool concept. I highlighted the basics of this concept, my thoughts, and my process! If you're a regular ol' mom like me, this may not make you hate laundry any less, but at least your closet will look pretty.. for awhile?