On our first date, my husband and I ate Cornflake Casserole. That first date was 8 years ago today, so, to commemorate, I give you Cornflake Casserole. Another name for this dish is “Funeral Potatoes,” because they are normally served after funerals here in Utah. Our family’s version is pretty different from most Funeral Potatoes.Continue Reading..
Who here wants a nice slice of warm homemade bread smothered with fresh butter and jam? I know I do. Who wouldn’t? It’s amazing to me that less than 100 years ago, eating fresh like this was the norm. Now it’s so common to buy bread, jam, and butter (or margarine) that we get superContinue Reading..
I was trying to think of black and white food to make for the World Cup this year, and I thought of a recipe I found on Pinterest for Cookies ‘n Cream Popcorn. Cute, right? I wanted to see if there were any other recipes like this, so I searched for “soccer popcorn” and IContinue Reading..
When I was planning the itinerary for our vacation to Seattle last August, I wanted to make time to go berry picking with our 13-month-old. In my search for a berry-picking farm, I came across numerous farms in both Oregon and Washington, but I settled on a few in Washington since we wanted to seeContinue Reading..
Living with an Argentine fútbol fanatic goes something like this: “Vamos vamos Argentina!! Vamos vamos a ganar!” and “Vamos Argentina todavia!!” You can’t forget: “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL” (deep breath) “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL” He is loud. And obnoxious. But I love him 🙂 (click here to watch a segment of a video on YouTube that will help you hear whatContinue Reading..
I tend to view Mother’s Day as almost more important than Father’s Day. I guess it’s because my own dad doesn’t like gifts or sentimental things, like letters, as much as my mom (well, maybe he does, but he wouldn’t say he does), so it doesn’t seem like a big deal. This year, however, I’d likeContinue Reading..
I want to share a short and savory recipe with you today, hailing from Argentina: Chimichurri Sauce. Since my husband is from Argentina, he obviously loves his Argentine cuisine. I think it’s funny when people think he eats tacos or spicy food. Just FYI, Mexico is a good 3,100+ miles from Argentina (as the crow flies). ArgentineContinue Reading..
If we hadn’t had our daughters so close in age and we had three bedrooms on the top floor of our house, I know I would still be putting our 1-year-old in her crib. But because our daughters are just 18 months apart and our upstairs only has two bedrooms, we decided to transition ourContinue Reading..
An anniversary is such a special time to show your spouse how much you care, but it can get really expensive. My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this year, but I decided to go the cheap and simple route. I made his gift, and it was just as special, if not moreContinue Reading..
Imagine being sick and going into labor. Now, add on top of that a sick husband and child. Yep, that happened to me with my second child. All the hype a baby normally brings quickly faded, because we had to deal with, well, being sick. It was my husband and daughter, Sofía, who got sickContinue Reading..
It’s high time my husband and I put together a will. I think I’ve said I was going to write one over a dozen times, but I’ve never taken the time to actually do it. I know it’s majorly important if one or both of us dies, but it’s just a matter of actually sittingContinue Reading..
Before two months ago, I had never bought red cabbage. So why did I suddenly decide to buy it? I found a recipe that sounded yummy. Even though I knew I would only use a small amount of the entire cabbage, I bought it anyways. After I made the recipe, and the cabbage sat inContinue Reading..