One thing I always call my mom and ask her is how to make hard boiled eggs. It's a simple task, but one I can never remember how to do. Recently I started making my eggs in the pressure cooker, and I'm converted. I'll include stove top instructions for the traditionalists, but I'm telling you - eggs in the pressure cooker are perfection. Simple Ingredients The ingredient list is pretty simple when it comes to hard boiling eggs. Water and eggs. To avoid cracked eggs, always start with . . .
Des and I been playing around with offering meal plans for a very long time - so we thought we would give you guys a little taste and see how you like it. The Dinner Time Curse I hate to admit this...but even as a food blogger...there are times I really struggle to get dinner on the table. I go thru times where I REALLY don't want to make dinner. Ordering a pizza or having my husband pick something up just sound a lot more appetizing that chopping, cooking, and cleaning it all up! But . . .
2017 has been a GREAT year for OSD. We have had many exciting successes and high moments. But just like every business & life we have had our discouraging moments and failures too. We are grateful for all this year has taught us in both the highs and the lows. Most of all we are so grateful for all of our readers who support, encourage, interact, comment, come back, and of course MAKE OUR FOOD! We have some great new projects for 2018 (can't wait!!) but before we move on we want to share . . .
My mom attended a cookie exchange every year at my grandma's house. All of her cousins, aunts, and friends were invited. They went BIG and baked a dozen cookies for each person in attendance. She would come home with laundry baskets full of cookies. Some delicious, some that went in the trash, ha ha! But it was an event that everyone looked forward to. In recent years I've attended cookie exchanges where each person brought a dozen cookies and left with a dozen assorted cookies. . . .
Tis the season for baking and cookie making. This time of year it seems I am making cookies for holiday parties, cookies for the neighbors, cookies for class treats, and cookies for my family to enjoy. With all of these cookies, there has to be a better way to package them than on a paper plate with plastic wrap! Today I'm sharing some cookie packaging ideas that I like to use. I am a big fan of pretty packaging - I love to wrap presents and I am always a sucker for a makeup item in . . .
We know that big shopping day is coming up - so we thought we'd give you a heads up about what is on our list this year! The image below is clickable, so you can shop from your couch! Which is what I'll be doing! Mu husband likes to brave the crowds, while I prefer to shop with my laptop. So without further ado - here is what we recommend for Black Friday. iRobot Roomba 614 robotic vacuum - $199 regularly $299 Dyson V6 Animal - $249 regularly $499 BLACK+DECKER 8-serving griddle . . .
That time of year is right around the corner - crunchy leaves, sweaters, spiced cider, cinnamon candles, costume shopping, feast planning, pumpkin patch visiting...fall! My very favorite season! And with fall comes pumpkin everything! I adore pumpkin cookies, bread, steamers, pie...I could go on forever. Whenever I say the word pumpkin I feel like I should say it 'punkin.' When I was dating my husband we had this strange experience where we say a black jetta on several occasions with . . .
Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!! I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party. I call it Candy Corn Popcorn - but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe. Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below. Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It In all reality, I hate candy corn. There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters. I fall into that hate . . .
I'm completed addicted to BUFFALO SAUCE! and I totally blame Kadee for this. I didn't grow up on spicy food, I didn't experiment with it as a young adult...not until I moved to CA and had a few friends who all love spicy food. Not that buffalo sauce is really all that spicy, or has to be. But one day Kadee had me taste test a chicken nugget with buffalo sauce and I was done for. So when BRIANNAS challenged us to come up with a recipe for their blue cheese dressing the first thing that came to . . .
We make school lunch 9 months out of the year at our house x 3 kids. My oldest is now in 6th grade, so to say the least I've figured out a few tips. I can't wait to share them with you! My biggest tip has got to be: TEACH YOU CHILDREN TO PACK THEIR LUNCH I know this is on of those things where we say to ourselves "it's just so much easier and faster to do it myself." That may be true, but how many more years do you want to keep doing this? How will your children learn to do it the . . .
Now that most everyone has started school - it's time to talk school lunch! I grew up eating hot school lunch and I loved it! But school lunch just isn't what it used to be. I feel I can send a more nutritious, and more cost effective lunch with my little boy. When it comes to lunches - there are some must have supplies to get the job done! Today I've compiled a list of items that will make your lunch packing quick and easy. The image below is clickable - so if you're interested in one of . . .
LABOR DAY SALE!! This weekend we are selling our Farmers Market tote for only $14.99 + FREE Shipping!! CLICK HERE FOR SHOP This large bag is very durable, practical and perfect for every busy mom and shopper. For errands, church, shopping, beach trips, pool days, picnics and play dates. We're always carrying a million things. Jute totes have become a staple in my home. They can hold up against the worst of it, but they're never lined, never have pocket and the handles often break!! So we . . .