Michigan apple season. It is almost my favorite but I have to put it out there – I LOVE fall and pumpkin season even more! But that is not for a while longer, so for now I’ll just eat my scrumptious Michigan apples. Last year I was given a giant crate of apples thanks to my mother-in-law and her family. I made crisps, cakes, pies, cobblers, canned my own apple sauce, cooked apples with ribs and sat around munching on then with some peanut butter! [Read more…]
Weekend breakfasts are a huge ordeal in this house. Since we only get kiddo on the weekends we make sure we always have a family breakfast on Saturday or Sunday. We have a handful of favorites and don’t stray too often but after looking through the traditional Irish cookbooks I knew there was one standby that was going to get a bit of a twist.
I’m no stranger to making homemade sausage. I really much prefer making my own than buying prepackaged. I know you can get prepackaged that is minimally processed, but I really enjoy the process of making my own sausages because I can make it any flavor I want and keep tabs on the sodium content. Plus, I don’t have to worry about any sort of extra hidden ingredients.
I really should take advantage of my crockpot more. Honestly, I love it, but when it comes time to plan dinner for whatever reason I never think about using my crockpot. I know it’s there and I know it can save me some cooking time, but I just have yet to really embrace my inner crockpot diva.
Recently my local Kroger had some country-style pork ribs on sale. I was able to purchase 2lbs for about $3. I still had a few apples leftover from the crate my mother-in-law gathered from her family farm so I thought I would give some apples and rips in the crockpot a whirl.
I’ve got a secret for y’all.
I don’t always feel like cooking.
I know. Shocker, right?
In all seriousness it’s true. There are some days I just want to curl up on the couch and just collapse into a big ball and absorb whatever nonsense is on the television.
There are also some days where we actually get to have dinner at a normal hour and later in the evening we want a little snack.
This post should be titled “OMG It’s Raining Cookies” after Wednesday’s lengthy Food Bloggers Great Cookie Swap of 2013. I’m literally drowning in delectable delights.
I was really excited when Julie from White Lights on Wednesday announced there would be a cookie swap going on. I figured I was already doing one, why not another.
Right? The more the merrier this time of year.
Only, things just did not go as planned.