Boy, it’s been a slow start to the new year for me! Between Christmas, traveling to Illinois to visit family, and putting away everything from Christmas I have been exhausted and unmotivated. Now that my kids are finally back at school, after their long break, I feel like I can finally get back into a routine again.
A few years ago we started eliminating dairy from our diets after my daughter and I were tested for food intolerances. Our results showed that we both had a sensitivity to dairy, but more on that another time.
That’s when my hunt for a non-dairy milk started. I first began with almond milk because it is easy to find at any grocery store. However, after first trying almond milk it left me a little disappointed. It just didn’t taste that good. It also had a thin, watery texture to me. I eventually started making my own which had a much better taste than the store-bought kind. However, it still left me searching for more.
What are your plans for the weekend? Do they include making fresh homemade rolls for Thanksgiving? Well, if not, I hope you will consider it after reading this post! I’ve even included all the steps you need to make these ahead of time so you will look like a rockstar come turkey day. Plus, your house will smell amazing. 😉
One of my favorite and easiest appetizers to prepare is a charcuterie and cheese board. They look like a lot of effort, but they’re really not! This is a great appetizer to include for Thanksgiving because there is usually something for everyone on it. Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of prep. You are just basically shopping for the ingredients. Today I’m going to walk you through how I organize a charcuterie and cheese board.
Does hosting Thanksgiving or planning a party sound like a stressful or overwhelming task? It certainly can be, but I hope to help you out with that today. You see, for the last several years Aaron and I have hosted our families for Thanksgiving. With some thoughtful planning, we have been able to have a mostly stress-free Thanksgiving. I say mostly because I tend to stress out about things no matter how prepared I am. 😉
It has been absolutely crazy around our house lately. We have been trying to figure out things for our move, started the process of listing our current house, and just dealing with all of the end of the school year stuff. Needless to say the days are going by way too quickly. Dinner hasn’t been at the forefront of my thoughts lately at all.
There are some baked goods that take me back to my childhood. It’s usually something that was made often and enjoyed by many. Do you have any memories like that? Zucchini bread is one of those for me. I remember my mom making zucchini bread when I was growing up. I could just eat piece after piece and never get sick of it!
I’m about to make a pretty bold statement. Are you ready for it? These are hands-down the best paleo chocolate chip cookies! I’d even say they are just as good or better than your typical chocolate chip cookie made with wheat flour. My husband isn’t usually a huge fan of paleo baked goods, but even he loves these cookies!
Let’s have a chat about tomato sauce. Did you know that many store bought brands are loaded with sugar? Just take a look at the list of ingredients and you will see for yourself. It’s really crazy to think about, and it’s really not necessary to have so much sugar in your pasta sauce! If you are interested in finding out more about how much sugar is in our food then I would suggest watching the film Fed Up. After watching the film I bet you will start looking at all of your food labels a bit more closely!
If you have been around our house then you probably know about these granola bars. They are chewy, sweet, and oh so good! Over the years, I’ve had several family members and friends ask for this recipe. I’m not always the best at remembering to share recipes, but now I won’t have to. Everyone can just find it here now! 🙂