Food & Health

Posts about food, nutrition, recipes, health, wellness, etc.

Real Human Food…The Joy of Graham Crackers

I am pretty sure I look something like this when I eat graham crackers. There’s something about their grainy, sweet, crunchy-ness that turns on the Cookie Monster inside of me. I’m talking about the real Cookie Monster from...

Discovering Canning and Apple Pie Filling

Growing up we canned every year.  That is to say Robear canned and we did various jobs to support her efforts.  For instance, I remember hours of skinning and cutting peaches and tomatoes and sometimes stuffing them into jars, but the...

Boy Scout Camping and Photoshop Actions

Camping with 11 year old boy scouts and Photoshop actions seems like a strange combination but that’s what you get when Dad has tickets to a football game so Mom gets to go to the camp-out instead.  What was I to do while surrounded...

Peach Picking Season

Robear and the Renovation Whisperer have two incredible peach trees that bare amazing fruit. Each year Robear dutifully picks the bushels and then turns them into the most luscious and coveted pantry item: canned peaches. (The best thing...

Bak’n some Bacon

Here is a super easy and fast way to make super yummy bacon. The first thing you do is put aluminum foil on a regular cookie sheet. (The correct terminology for the type of pan I am actually referring to is called a jelly roll pan, but...

2 Minute Valentines Project: (Foolproof) Frosting

While growing up, Robear was diligent at trying to make sure that we all learned how to cook. It is not her fault if her training did not completely stick with me. I definitely know how to appreciate good food, but I am not always the...

Weekend Reality Shot

I think we all look at food like this from time to time, especially on Superbowl Sunday. Happy weekend! -Squash

Things to be Thankful for, even a little late.

This year, more than anything I’m thankful for family.  Sometimes this sentiment is difficult to remember.  Not that I don’t love my family every day, but I forget how much I appreciate them.  And there is nothing like...

Thanksgiving Recovery Act

We’re hoping your Thanksgiving clean-up was as tasty as ours. Paula on the clean up crew helping to “put away” the Brussels sprouts. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gelato and the Art Show

April is our ambitious creative.  She explores new ideas and skills all the time.  If you say, “hey, I want to learn to weld,” then she’ll be the first in line to learn with you.  Or say she just gets some wild bug to...