Two Ingredient Biscuits – A Science Experiment

Two Ingredient Biscuits

It was mesmerizing. I remember standing at the counter at my grandmother’s house in Baton Rouge watching her make biscuits from scratch, over and over again. The mound of flour, the well in the center, cold milk (sometimes buttermilk), a few shakes of baking powder, salt and Crisco. The way […] Read more…

Homemade Taco Seasoning – Easy,Flavorful and Frugal!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I was up early this morning feeling pretty ambitious.  I had challenged myself to try a few homemade mixes after really studying the ingredient lists of some of our favorites. If you’ve never noticed some of the crazy stuff in these mixes, you really owe it to yourself and your […] Read more…

Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

Resources for Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

This post is being published with permission from the American Diabetes Association. With the ups and downs of the economy and lean job market, many people with diabetes find themselves with limited resources to manage diabetes effectively. In times like these it’s often hard to know where to turn. However, […] Read more…

Visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans– Where #MardiGras is Made!

With Mardi Gras just a few days away, Carnival season is really getting into full swing now! (That’s right – Mardi Gras is several weeks long…not just one day. It begins on the 12th night after Christmas – or the Feast of the Epiphany – and continues until Mardi Gras […] Read more…

2018 National Parks Free Admission Days

Don’t forget to take advantage of the national parks free admission program. Hint…the first one is January 15!  Start making plans to take advantage of this amazing program when Uncle Sam throws open the gates to so many of our nation treasures. National parks free admission happens on these days […] Read more…

Top 10 Posts of 2017 at the Nest

Wow! It’s been quite a year.  Much of the last 12 months has been spent striving to be kind and brave, learning new things, and trying not to suck. Like most of you, I’ve had both challenges and victories, gains and losses, happy days and sad days. I’ve had experiences […] Read more…

Have a Fondue Party at Home

Fondue-Party

Our family used to have fondue a lot. It was a 70’s thing to do. We had the fancy copper pot, the cool can of blue fire and all those awesome fondue forks.  I always used the one with the baby blue handle. Back then, we only ate cheese fondue. […] Read more…

Easy Creamy Creme Brulee

Ask me to tell you what my favorite desserts are and I will most definitely say homemade vanilla ice cream, old fashioned banana pudding,  coconut pound cake, gooey chocolatey brownies and creme brulee. I get creme brulee anytime I can and have had some yummy ones here and there. They […] Read more…

Panera Style Creamy Tomato Soup

  I am in love with the Creamy Tomato Soup at Panera. There. I said it. I will also admit the same thing on behalf of my dad.  And my mom. Fine…we all have a crush on the soup. About three years ago, at my dad’s request, I began a quest […] Read more…

White Clam Sauce

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