This is one of my new favorite crockpot recipes. It’s not a “true” set and forget as it does require a bit of work in the last 15 minutes or so. But it’s so tasty I think I can forgive it. I served it over a bed of vermicelli, but […]

Beef and Broccoli

The recipe below is for the stuffing, which could go in pretty much anything. Here I’ve used it rolled into a steak and stuffed inside a chicken. But it would make a great layer for a lasagna, or inside tortelli or ravioli. chicken To stuff it in chicken, using a […]

Stuffed Chicken (or Steak)

Recently I managed to mostly give up coffee. There’s the occasional cup, but for the most part I am a tea drinker now. I never, ever thought I would say that. But tea, with its variety of delicious flavors won me over, bit by bit. One of my favorites is a […]

Chai Tea Latte Syrup

The following review and summary were written by my daughter. The text is unedited. Dealing With Dragons Dealing With Dragons is the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, it is very well written and Patricia C. Wrede Is excellent at including detail and making the story interesting. The […]

{review} Dealing with Dragons

A while ago, someone (I believe it was @lifeonisland) retweeted a link to a blog with this beautiful quilt. The quilt blocks are released every Monday on the site. It’s my first quilt, and given the blocky nature of Minecraft, it’s a perfect project. Armed with the bundle from Fat Quarter […]

{blog} Minecraft Monday Sekrit Project

Cereal is a waste of money. I mean, let’s just be real. The inexpensive stuff is basically just packaged air and sugar dust. There are cereals that are good but they’re gonna cost you an arm and a leg. When we’re looking at being kind to our budget, and kind […]


Finally reclaimed my kitchen after catering the wedding, mostly. And my hand was a lot less numb this week which meant even more time in the kitchen 🙂 That said… this week is a perfect example of not always sticking to the plan. Saturday night I babysat my 4 month […]

{meal plan} April 25 – May 1

Huzzah! The blog is launched! Mostly it’s just recipes right now, which is going to be the heart of the blog, but I am also going to be posting about all the other things I do. #lifeofapolymath Like sewing three quilts at a time, camping, designing clothing, canning, pets (I […]

We’re Alive! And a Giveaway!

I love me a good chocolate chip cookie. For a long time I did not like oatmeal in my cookies, or nuts, or anything except cookie and chocolate. A purist, if you will. But then this spring I stayed a few nights at a DoubleTree. Funny story, I never actually […]

Oatmeal -Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was a vegetarian for a while. And avoided red meat for even longer. Couldn’t really tell you why, it was just a thing in my twenties. Now I am older, and perhaps wiser, red meat is a staple. But not just any meat. Steak is a treat, because if […]

Wasabi Crusted Teriyaki Steak