Swans Down Christmas Belle Cake

Swans Down Christmas Belle Cake

This vintage Swans Down Cake Flour ad for “Christmas Belle Cake” is so gorgeous! The mint green frosting could be perfect for a spring cake this time of year. 2 1/2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour3 1/4 teaspoons Calumet Baking Powder1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups...
Ham and cheese manicotti (freezer meal)

Ham and cheese manicotti (freezer meal)

Ham and cheese manicotti is a special meal, and because it freezes really well, you can make it now and save it for Easter Sunday if you like. It is simple to make, but does take some time and makes a lot of dirty dishes in the process. Here are the ingredients to put...
Slow Cooker Guinness Cake for St Pat’s

Slow Cooker Guinness Cake for St Pat’s

Normally I test all the recipes and crafts before I post here, but today is an exception. This slow cooker Guinness chocolate cake looks super EASY and great for St Patrick’s Day, but I did not have time to test this yet and St. Pat’s is tomorrow. So...
Pi(e) Day!

Pi(e) Day!

Today is Pi day! Celebrate by baking a pie, or maybe having a pizza pie for dinner? I have pre-made pie crusts in my freezer (bought on sale during the holidays), and I have home-canned blueberry pie filling and apple pie filling. I don’t like to make my own pie...
Try a new cookbook

Try a new cookbook

Borrow a cookbook from the library, for a cuisine that you normally dislike, or haven’t tried. (Chinese, Italian, etc.) Read through it and find a recipe that you just might be willing to taste. Alternatively, tell your children that we are expanding our palates and...
Practice mindful eating

Practice mindful eating

Think back to a special meal with family or friends, probably Christmas dinner. You probably were relaxed and really noticed and enjoyed your food. Maybe there was some nice dinner music playing in the background, and you lingered at the table a bit longer than a...