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The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Cook

Posted in Family, and Homemaking

Over the years, I’ve taught Munchkin basic kitchen skills including food safety, kitchen safety, cooking, and cleaning. At a young age, she learned how to follow a recipe to create a meal or make a dessert. They were skills that I knew would be important later in life, and they came in handy from time to time when I was ill or unable to prepare a meal. Little did I realize at the time how critical these skills would become to help take care of our daily needs. I’ve been off my feet for two weeks now, and during this…

Lessons Learned: Cooking with Dry Kidney Beans

Posted in Gluten Free

On Sunday, I saw that the forecast called for rain on Monday, so I thought I’d make a nice batch of chili to enjoy on our cool rainy day. I got out the dry kidney beans and put them in the crockpot to soak for 12-16 hours. When I soak my beans in the crockpot, I put the crockpot on high for about an hour or so and then turn it off for the remainder of the time. I forget where I learned this technique, but it’s always worked well for me. On Monday, I rinsed the kidney beans and…

Gluten Free Cheesy Onion Burger

Posted in Gluten Free, Homemaking, and Photography

Project 365 – #260 I hadn’t gotten anything out for dinner, and everyone was hungry.  I started digging in the freezer to see what we had available.  I was happy to find some frozen turkey burgers as they make a quick, easy meal.  While I was in the freezer, I pulled out some mixed veggies to serve with the burgers.  Frozen burgers go directly in the hot cast iron skillet while I slice up the onions and cheese. For this meal, I used a small organic red onion as we had received these in our last Bountiful Baskets order.  I…

Gluten Free Cherries and Cream Oatmeal

Posted in Gluten Free, and Homemaking

Project 365 – #197 We obviously enjoy our breakfast foods around our house.  One of the things that we like to have for breakfast is oatmeal.  After going gluten free, oats were off limits due to cross contamination issues.  Thankfully, we are now able to purchase certified gluten free oats which allow us to create some of our favorite oatmeal dishes. We enjoy things like baked oatmeal and oatmeal bars, but nothing beats the simplicity of oatmeal, fresh fruit, and cream.  We use gluten free whole grain rolled oats which take a little longer to cook than instant oats, but…

Prep Ahead Meal Plan: Chicken

Posted in Gluten Free, Homemaking, and Photography

Project 365 – #134 Have you ever uttered a phrase similar to this: “I bought all of this great food, but we ended up eating out all week due to life”.  I think it’s fairly safe to say that most people have had this happen to them at least once.  You go grocery shopping and pick up all of this fabulous food.  You’ve got wonderful plans for all of the beautiful, healthy meals for the week.  Then life happens and you end up eating take out or junk food.  Your meal plan goes out the window because there isn’t enough…