Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs (and where you can get the real thing)

I had plans for this post long before the pandemic dominated headlines and closed Girl Scout Cookie booths prematurely.  How does the coronavirus and subsequent shutdowns affect cookies? Well, aside from those sweet little businesswomen trading cookies for cash (or card; it is 2020) having to take their booths down, the knockoff cookies I review here [...]

Simple, Everyday Avocado Toast Recipe

Y'all, I am obsessed with avocado toast. I cannot get enough of it. It is now my everyday breakfast choice. But at first it was a bit time intensive, as I worked out the right simple recipe that can work on school mornings as well as weekends. I like simple flavors in the morning, so [...]

How the Instant Pot Saved Dinner

It was one of those Murphy's Law kind of days, where everything that can go wrong will. I was running behind, and noticed around 5 that I had apparently completely forgotten to throw my dinner ingredients in the slow cooker five hours earlier. So while dinner should have been a cinch, I now found myself [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

It has been chilly and blustery here! This weather, combined with the grand entrance December makes and all the Christmas shopping/movies/wrapping/decorating essentially demands a delicious hot cocoa/hot chocolate recipe. Since I'd never made or had homemade hot chocolate before (thank you, Swiss Miss and Godiva, your packets have served me well!), I decided it was [...]

How to Make it Feel Like Fall

Or maybe a better title would be, "How to Make it Feel Like Fall, Even When You Live in the South and it's Still Insanely Hot"...hmm, might be a bit long for a title! But really, when you live in the South in the fall, the month of September is basically torture. It still feels [...]

Behind the Scenes at Phoenix Pharmacy

Sometimes the stars align perfectly. For example, in 2017 we were in the totality path for the solar eclipse during the time period my eldest son wanted to be an astronaut and was truly and completely obsessed with all things space. The eclipse itself was magical, but seeing my son experience it during his space [...]