SodaStream Soda Maker

February 11, 2011 in Food & Recipes - 4 Comments
A few months ago, Greg mentioned wanting to be able to make soda at home. Instantly, I thought of the SodaStream soda maker. I had discovered SodaStream online a few years ago and its awesomeness had been embedded into my brain. I knew that it would make a fun kitchen gadget for me to play… Read More »


November 26, 2010 in Food & Recipes - 2 Comments
Greg and I had a chance to finally put up my IKEA BYGEL goodies last week. Here they are! I LOVE IT! Preparing meals just got *that* much easier! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the BYGEL dish drainer yet. I need a shorter rail to put over the kitchen sink in… Read More »

BHG Stainless Steel Cookware (Giveaway 12/3/10)

November 26, 2010 in Celebrations, Food & Recipes
And the winner is... Rachel Crisman (meeyeehere)! Congrats! On Thanksgiving, it's great taking home leftovers when we visit with family, but in our house, there's no way those leftovers would last for as long as we'd like them to. So, I always do my own cooking, making a few extra dishes we really enjoy. With… Read More »

Let’s Talk About Organic & Local Produce

November 11, 2010 in Food & Recipes - 2 Comments
Taken Summer 2006 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Because I am becoming more conscious about the foods we consume, I've been doing research (as I can) and making plans to consistently buy produce of better quality. I used to think that the best produce came in organic form; produce grown without use of artificial chemicals, fertilizers,… Read More »

Got Fruit Flies?

July 29, 2010 in Food & Recipes - 2 Comments
We recently had an episode of fruit flies congregating in the kitchen. We looked up some natural ways to get rid of them. We tried sitting jars of apple cider vinegar with drops of dish liquid out to bait them. We even set some out with just the vinegar. They were drawn in, but they… Read More »

Morning Muffins

July 14, 2010 in Food & Recipes - 4 Comments
This morning, I made the most delicious batch of muffins. I am definitely using this recipe as my base for muffins from now on. There's less sugar in the recipe and the muffins come out fluffy; just how I like them. Of course, I always have to add my touches to a recipe. I used… Read More »


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