Soaked Homemade Oatmeal

Soaked Homemade Oatmeal

Mornings are about smiles, hugs, coffee and my daily greeting to my kids “How did you sleep, my love?” as each of them wakes up and emerges from their rooms. As the aroma of coffee fills the kitchen, it becomes the place in our home that we busily pack lunches, get breakfast, chat about the days activities and to-do items … before my hubby rushes out the door and I chauffeur the kids to school. The chauffeuring is my FAVORITE part of the day! We chat about what happened the day before and they share what is on their...
Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Some things about growing up and eating dinner are just etched into my memory. The smells of Rice-a-Roni is one of those dishes. You would think we ate it once a week, which I know we did not, but the smell is something so grounding … so gives me the feeling of Fall and eating around the table. I can remember on Fall nights, that we would be playing outside while my mom was busy getting dinner ready! We would hear “Come wash your hands for dinner” and as we ran through the door … Bam! That smell …...
Gluten-Free Morning Muffins, Basic & Delicious!

Gluten-Free Morning Muffins, Basic & Delicious!

Going from Boxed to Basics, isn’t really that hard! Just LOTS of little changes … helped us go from a “bagged” blueberry muffin recipe to Homemade! When I was a little girl, my family used to take a yearly car-trip to where my parents were from and that meant, 2 days in the car! I’m not talking about a few hours; I’m talking about two days, 16 hours of driving each day! My mom used to make the muffins on the left. I knew I could make something Basic and yummy … my Morning Muffins are on the right!...