How to be a Homesteader at Heart

I like to pretend the family and I live on a farm, especially when I get to writing. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite the clothesline and vegetable garden, we are rocking a quarter acre plot in the middle of suburbia. There are a handful of times when I can close my…

Bacon, Pea, Alfredo Lasagna

Now that it’s really cold outside, I want to eat pasta all of the time. And, you know, I’m seven months pregnant so nothing sounds better than carbs and cheese.   This week we made lasagna – but we mixed it up a bit. We traded in your typical red sauce for alfredo and swapped…

Homemade Pasta

I love digging into a plate of pasta. Part of that stems from my love of carbs (and really, who doesn’t love carbs?). And the other part of that stems from the fact that my father is Italian. Well, he thinks he is, at least. Growing up we ate pasta at least once, if not…

Strawberry Jam

In our house there is a great debate. In this debate, there are no compromises. We both believe that we are correct and the other is sadly mistaken. This great debate all centers around peanut butter – more specifically, what type of fruity, sweet substance you use to complete the “J” portion of your PB&J….