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Heavy Lifting Ahead!

Heavy Lifting Ahead!

If you’ve been poking around here this weekend, watch your step, there are broken links and the layout changes are making the content a little wonky. I’m in the middle of some exciting, big changes here on the blog. 🙂

Barbecue Short Ribs

Barbecue Short Ribs

Usually, when I make ribs, I roast them in the oven all afternoon. I have no yet attempted to use my grill as a smoker and I wasn’t feeling into learning how to do it on a Wednesday afternoon, so I decided to roast them […]

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

For our first kitchen lesson of the summer, the girls each made a batch of cookies. They were supervised, but with no assistance. I put all the ingredients on the kitchen table, along with measure cups, spoons, a wooden spoon, a whisk, a spatula, my […]

S’mores Cones

S’mores Cones

When spaghetti and meatballs was requested, naturally I figured I’d just find a way to sneak in some barbecue. I’m pretty sure I figured it out actually. My plan was to make the sauce early in the day, as usual, and make the spaghetti shortly […]

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Our first home ec lesson of the summer was a lot of fun! My daughters are 11 (Helena) and 8 (Daphne) and at different skill levels, however Helena requested to start as a beginner along with Daphne as a refresher. I think that worked out […]

Barbecue Chicken Souvlaki

Barbecue Chicken Souvlaki

Tonight’s dinner has been my favorite so far, and actually the second time I’ve made it this summer but the first time I’ve made it since Memorial Day when we started this. I grew up in Greek restaurant kitchens, so this meal was a staple […]

Summer Home Ec

Summer Home Ec

It’s so funny to me how often homeschoolers will pick a whole other curriculum for summer and their kids are so excited! Mine worked hard all year and finished two weeks ago. Now, they are already asking me about the summer school ideas they had. […]

Barbecue Lunch

Barbecue Lunch

So day 10 is the first day I’m not sharing a recipe. This afternoon our besties came over for a little barbecue and while nothing on the grill was made by me, we came to the conclusion that since we grilled it all, it still […]

Top Sirloin with Mushrooms & Onions

Top Sirloin with Mushrooms & Onions

Day 9 and yes, this is the second time I’ve grilled a top round sirloin. It’s my husband’s favorite and while he is a good sport when it comes to my ridiculous cooking experiments, I need to feed him dinners I know he loves in […]

Barbecue Dad’s Hamburgers, 2.0

Barbecue Dad’s Hamburgers, 2.0

The funny thing about sharing my father’s recipes on this blog is that most of the time it’s kind of a sham. Hear me out. When I share a recipe from my father that I remember making with him or that I have called him […]