Resolution Recipe 16: Fig, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Challah


Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 has been a better start for you then you anticipated. I heard in church today that this early part of the year is the most depressing time for many people because all the holiday fun is over, the bills from Christmas come in and the weather is usually…

Working On It


Resolutions. They really should be called bummers because I’ve yet to meet one person who has kept theirs and I really wish I wasn’t among those who I’m blaming of being flakes. So, I decided this year I would make a list of things I’m not resolving to do, change, loose, gain or revolutionize in…

How to Get Stuff Done With a Baby!


So, let’s make sure you remember who is writing this blog before you come here looking for majorly good advice with a blog post title like that! I’ve called this blog “The Novice Life” for a reason. Despite what the controlling part of me wants to believe, I’m not an expert at anything. I’m a…

Resolution Recipe 15: New York Breakfast Casserole


It’s almost Christmas! And if you’re still trying to figure out what you are planning to make Christmas morning, here’s your recipe! I will jump right into my first mistake so you don’t run into this one too. I always say to read the recipe through because I’ve had so many errors or ingredient issues…

Recipe Box Series: Bananna Bread


Okay…I’m excited :) I decided to do a new mini series! I’ll be doing it along side the Resolution Recipe series I’ve been plugging away at for the past…4+ years. Embarrassing. I’m calling this new series the “Recipe Box Series”. I kind of grieve the days of cooking where we wrote down recipes and put…

ALL things


If you’re like me and have grown up in the church there are likely verses you memorized or picked up over time because they are spoken of or taught about quite often in Sunday school and church. This verse falls in that camp for me. The most helpful part of this aspect of church culture…

Resolution Recipe 14: Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions


Another delicious morning with this handsome fella. Our ingredients this morning were as shown above and thankfully nothing fancier then Feta cheese which I successfully purchased at Wal-Mart, ladies and gentlemen! Believe it or not what was hard to find there was Yukon Gold Potatoes. I thought that would be a cake walk, but Wal-Mart…

Immunity Bomb


I haven’t posted about oils in a little while and that’s because were using them so often it’s become less of a “new” experience and more of a way of life for us. That’s a good thing! But I know passing our experiences along is what’s going to really help me remember what I’m learning….

Resolution Recipe 12: Greens, Eggs, and Hollandaise


Another Saturday another breakfast! This is recipe number 2 so far that has called for a cheese cloth. And my kitchen still does not have one :) I’m being 50% rebellious on not buying one, 25% fugile since buying one feels like such a luxury kitchen item right now, and the other 25% of me…

Resolution Recipe 11: Big Breakfast Latkes


I haven’t posted in a little while because I’m still figuring out the blogging from my phone situation. I’m happy to report I actually find it easier since my pictures are on my phone anyways (behind the scenes spoiler…no fancy camera here!). Even though the posts have been on a short hiatus I have still…

Teething


Life has been a tad busy as of late. I haven’t been able to post anything recently because of my job ending and the tasks and errends that seemed to go along with that as well as a few days of fun and family mixed in meant I didn’t have time like I wanted to…