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BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
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Half Sour Pickled Okra
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We Sold Our Upstate Land
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Blueberry Overnight Oats
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Cabbage Roll Casserole
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How To Freeze Cake
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Quesadilla Casserole
8
How To Store Onions Using Pantyhose
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Broccoli Leaves Vegetable Broth
10
Modern Dollhouse
11
Cheeseburger Soup
12
Fresh Tomato Salsa
13
Butcher Box Review
14
Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
15
Osprey Poco AG Plus Child Carrier Review
16
Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake
17
Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake
18
Simple Potato Kale Salad
19
Slow Cooker Refried Beans
20
Healthy Homemade Granola

BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs recipe that my family loves!  Throw these boneless chicken thighs in the crockpot for 2 and a half hours and then serve over rice for a easy complete meal! Keto and low carb recipe. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

You guys! These BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are SO GOOD!  They’re lick your fingers good!  You know how I know that?  Because my toddler was licking her fingers after clearing her entire plate!

Why I love Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s easy!  Throw it in the crockpot – aka, my favorite kitchen invention ever.
It’s delicious! Soy sauce, BBQ sauce, ketchup and brown sugar make one heck of a delicious sauce.
It’s fast!  This meal cooks in 2 and a half hours.
… and did I mention it’s delicious?

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Half Sour Pickled Okra

If you like okra, you’ll love this half sour pickled okra recipe.  These picked okra are crunchy, easy to make in the refrigerator and no canning is needed.  This is one of my favorite healthy veggie snack treats!

You cannot let summer end without making this pickled okra recipe. It’s one of my favorites! I’m sure all of you are going to enjoy this pickled okra recipe just as much as I do. It’s crispy, crunchy and SO addicting.

My Half Sour Pickles are such a favorite recipe on the blog, being made by thousands of people world wide.  I’ve gotten so many requests for a Pickled Okra recipe, so here I am!   You ask and I deliver! 

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We Sold Our Upstate Land

We sold our land Upstate.  We built a garden, greenhouse and shipping container home.  But now this chapter ends.  Here’s why. 

It has taken forever, but we officially closed and sold our Upstate property. It’s no longer ours.  I feel lots of emotions.  I’m sad because Matthew and I had so much fun tearing that place up to make a garden and building a little shipping container home.  I’m mostly sad because we planted our Christmas trees there and I won’t get to see them grow.  Heartbreak.  But I’m also relieved and excited for the future in NYC.

We sold our land in Upstate New York.  We built a garden, greenhouse and shipping container home.  But now this chapter ends.  Here's why. 

We bought the property because we needed some time to get out of the city and get back to our small town roots (no pun intended).   We wanted to get out of NYC on the weekends,  tear up grass if we wanted to without having to apply for 5 different NYC permits, and plant a giant garden.  We wanted to escape during the Summer every week, spend all day gardening, and then sleep under the starry skies to the sounds of coyotes (it was scary at first).

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Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats is a quick breakfast that’s waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, maple syrup, flaxseeds and cinnamon!

Blueberry Overnight Oats is a quick breakfast that’s waiting for you in the morning! Healthy ingredients include oats, blueberries, milk, maple syrup, flaxseeds and cinnamon!

I can’t get enough of blueberry overnight oats. It’s easy, quick and perfect for those summer days where you wake up, leave your air conditioned bedroom and the humidity just smacks you in the face tossing you back into your bedroom to cry under your chilled blankets.

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole has all the same flavor as classic baked cabbage rolls, but with way less work! This unstuffed cabbage roll casserole combines layers of meat, rice, tomatoes and cabbage for an easy adaptation of the classic cabbage roll that is perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

Cabbage Roll Casserole has all the same flavor as classic baked cabbage rolls, but with way less work! This unstuffed cabbage roll casserole combines layers of meat, rice, tomatoes and cabbage for an easy adaptation of the classic cabbage roll that is perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

If you love cabbage rolls, but don’t love all the work involved, this easy baked cabbage roll casserole is for you! It’s definitely one of my favorite meals to prepare.  It’s super easy, hearty, filling and the perfect choice for an easy dinner option.

As a girl, I would always look forward to when my Mom told me it was Cabbage Roll night!  Her cabbage rolls were passed on to by her Polish Mother, and now I’m sharing it in casserole form. 

I’ve always been a fan of baked cabbage rolls and as delicious as they are, I’m not a fan of how much work goes into making them. There’s boiling the cabbage, making the filling, wrapping everything up and then the bake time, it can turn into an all day affair! This cabbage roll casserole has all the same yumminess as the traditional cabbage rolls, but with a fraction of the prep time.

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How To Freeze Cake

Easy step by step directions (with pictures) on how to freeze cake for months.  Now you can freeze slices of your birthday and wedding cake!  The cake tastes super fresh with this method! 

Call me crazy but sometimes there is too much cake!  Instead of letting it dry out and go to waste you should freeze your cake slices to enjoy for months after your celebration.  Follow these steps to enjoy frozen cake that tastes as good as when it was fresh.  

Easy step by step directions (with pictures) on how to freeze cake for months.  Now you can freeze slices of your birthday and wedding cake!  The cake tastes super fresh with this method! 

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Quesadilla Casserole

This Quesadilla Casserole is an easy Mexican casserole recipe that includes layers of tortillas, ground beef, black beans, corn and cheese, all baked together for dinner perfection. A quick and simple meal that the whole family will love!

This Quesadilla Casserole is an easy Mexican casserole recipe that includes layers of tortillas, ground beef, black beans, corn and cheese, all baked together for dinner perfection. A quick and simple meal that the whole family will love!

I make Mexican food for dinner at least once a week, I often whip up Chicken Tortilla Soup, Slow Cooker Chicken TacosMexican Lasagna or this fabulous Quesadilla Casserole. Add your favorite toppings and watch the rave reviews come in!

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How To Store Onions Using Pantyhose

How To Store Onions Using Pantyhose.  This is a great and cheap way to store onions to make them last for months. Follow these step by step instructions!
How To Store Onions Using Pantyhose.  This is a great and cheap way to store onions to make them last for months. Follow these step by step instructions!

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Broccoli Leaves Vegetable Broth

How to make vegetable broth with broccoli leaves – learn how to cook with broccoli leaves! This is a healthy, easy recipe that you can use in soups, casseroles, slow cooker, rice dishes, and more.  Broccoli leaves and stems are filled with health benefits, so make sure to use them!

How to make vegetable broth with broccoli leaves - learn how to cook with broccoli leaves! This is a healthy, easy recipe that you can use in soups, casseroles, slow cooker, rice dishes, and more.  Broccoli leaves and stems are filled with health benefits, so make sure to use them!

What the heck do I do with broccoli leaves?

Short answer – make this vegetable broth and eat them!

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Modern Dollhouse

Step by step instructions on how to build a modern dollhouse for your kids.  Easy to make DIY plans and can be completed in 1 day.  Final cost is $35 for a life long toy that can be passed on for generations.   Post written by Matthew.

Step by step instructions on how to build a modern dollhouse for your kids.  Easy to make plans and can be completed in 1 day.  Final cost is $35 for a life long toy that can be passed on for generations.

How To Make a Modern Dollhouse 

One of the most exciting things about being a Dad is getting creative and building things for my daughter Enceladus.  She recently started to discover her imagination when playing with her  toys so I thought it was the perfect time to build her a dollhouse for her little people and animals. 

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Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup is a comforting blend of ground beef, potatoes, vegetables and cheese, that’s easy to make in 30 minutes. A hearty dinner option that’s popular with both kids and adults alike!

Cheeseburger Soup is a comforting blend of ground beef, potatoes, vegetables and cheese, that’s easy to make in 30 minutes. A hearty dinner option that’s popular with both kids and adults alike!

This Easy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe has quickly become one of my all time favorite meals – it is simple, uses ingredients I often already have on hand, is incredibly easy, and tastes AMAZING!

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy homemade salsa recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with chips or with your next Mexican meal!

FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy homemade salsa recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with chips or with your next Mexican meal!

This right here is my go-to salsa. This Fresh Tomato Salsa wins hearts and it makes bellies happy! It’s a win-win situation! We make this salsa all the time to snack on, it’s also one of my most requested recipes to make to bring to friends’ houses during the summer!

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Butcher Box Review

Full review of Butcher Box from a family who eats on a budget.  Includes unboxing video of Beef & Chicken box.  

Our family has started using Butcher Box and we really like the convenience and cost of the service.  As a food lover on a budget, I’m always looking for ways to help our grocery bill, while providing quality food.  Here’s my full review of Butcher Box.

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What is Butcher Box?

Butcher Box is a meat subscription service that delivers meat to your doorstep.  The box gets delivered monthly or bimonthly, depending on your preference.   Butcher Box provides high quality meat, at a fraction of the cost that you pay in the grocery store.

Full review of Butcher Box from a family who eats on a budget.  Includes unboxing video of Beef & Chicken box.  

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

ROASTED Cherry Tomato Sauce is sweet, creamy and SO EASY to make! This is the best recipe for growing garden tomatoes! You can serve immediately on pasta, can it or freeze it! Find out why thousands of people love this sauce!

ROASTED Cherry Tomato Sauce is sweet, creamy and SO EASY to make! This is the best recipe for growing garden tomatoes! You can serve immediately on pasta, can it or freeze it! Find out why thousands of people love this sauce!

My life has officially been taken over by tomatoes.   Is there anything else to talk about except tomatoes right now?    Tomato this, tomato that, do the tomato dance.

Do you know how many cherry tomatoes are in this big bowl below? 16 cups! And there’s a few plants that need to be picked… so double that or more.  And that’s just cherry tomatoes!

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Osprey Poco AG Plus Child Carrier Review

Review of the Osprey Poco AG Plus Child Carrier, used for hiking and New York City living.  It’s our must have baby/toddler item! 

We bought a Osprey Poco AG Plus Carrier as an alternative to a stroller for urban life and for some traditional hiking.  We wanted something with a good adjustable fit that was comfortable and could haul a lot of stuff and remain useful for a number of years.  This review is with those things in mind.  

Review of the Osprey Poco AG Plus Child Carrier, used for hiking and New York City living.  It's our must have baby/toddler item! 

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Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

This Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake is an easy old fashioned recipe, like a delicious dessert your grandma might have made you growing up. The oats are soaked in boiling water to soften them up perfectly, so every bite is moist and irresistible.

This Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake is an easy old fashioned recipe, like a delicious dessert your grandma might have made you growing up. The oats are soaked in boiling water to soften them up perfectly, so every bite is moist and irresistible.

Don’t you agree that grandma has the most wonderful recipes? They never fail and this Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake recipe is no exception. It’s one of my favorites and one of those desserts that’s been passed down from generation to generation. Have you ever tried a Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake? Funny name, but a MUST try cake recipe!

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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake

Easy to make Blueberry Buckle that tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This old fashioned cake recipe has a yummy cinnamon streusel topping that my family thinks is the best!  Enjoy for breakfast or dessert.  Made in a 8×8 pan, but can be doubled in a 9×13. 

Easy to make Blueberry Buckle that tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This old fashioned cake recipe has a yummy cinnamon streusel topping that my family thinks is the best!  Enjoy for breakfast or dessert.  Made in a 8x8 pan, but can be doubled in a 9x13. 

Old Fashioned Blueberry Buckle

This recipe just screams “Grandma’s kitchen!” to me.  I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing this recipe with you because it has been a family favorite in my kitchen for years.  I started making this recipe about 10 years ago in the Summer when I was looking for a recipe to use our fresh blueberries in.  

And goodness, this is a delicious blueberry recipe! I would rank this recipe up there in my top 5 most requested desserts from family and friends,  so I hope you give it a shot and see what all the love is about!

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Simple Potato Kale Salad

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

You know a recipe is worth sharing when you’ve made it so many times that you can cook it up just as easily as if you were brewing a cup of tea or pouring a glass of water. 

Say hello to this warm Potato Kale Salad. It’s a basic dish that comes together so fast. And it’s a recipe that has definitely taught me to respect kale, love kale, and most certainly, eat more kale. I’m in love with this simple meal and I can’t believe it, but I actually request kale for dinner now.

This simple 5 ingredient dish has totally changed my feelings toward kale.   Also, I should give credit where it’s due. Matthew is the chef behind this Potato Kale Salad. After continuously asking, he’s finally written out the recipe for me to share.

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Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

I love refried beans. Not only do they make the perfect side to pair with  your favorite Mexican meal (for us, usually tacos!), but they also make for a pretty great meal by themselves too! Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top? So delicious! 

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Healthy Homemade Granola

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is a favorite breakfast! Not only is it super easy to make on the stovetop, but it’s perfectly crispy and versatile. Once you realize how easy this healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy granola in the store again! With honey, vanilla and cinnamon, this quick homemade granola recipe is a pantry staple for our family.

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is a favorite breakfast! Not only is it super easy to make on the stovetop, but it’s perfectly crispy and versatile. Once you realize how easy this healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy granola in the store again! With honey, vanilla and cinnamon, this quick homemade granola recipe is a pantry staple for our family.

Do you love granola or granola bars? I know a boy who does. It’s my other half, Matthew. He loves it. Last week Matthew became obsessed with granola again. He goes through these spells of loving it. There was a time last year where he was ready to have his midnight snack in bed and he realized he was out of granola.

What did he do? Did he pick to eat something else? No, he got on his bicycle and rode to the grocery store at midnight to buy more granola! Talk about dedication.

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