Nest Full of New 2018-01-19T15:30:58Z Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Two Ingredient Biscuits – A Science Experiment]]> 2018-01-08T16:13:55Z 2018-01-19T15:30:58Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Homemade Taco Seasoning – Easy,Flavorful and Frugal!]]> 2018-01-08T16:11:10Z 2018-01-15T15:30:43Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication]]> 2018-01-08T15:52:29Z 2018-01-12T15:00:06Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans– Where #MardiGras is Made!]]> 2018-01-08T15:54:50Z 2018-01-10T15:15:25Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[2018 National Parks Free Admission Days]]> 2017-12-30T15:33:09Z 2018-01-03T15:00:04Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Top 10 Posts of 2017 at the Nest]]> 2017-12-30T19:42:47Z 2017-12-31T15:00:17Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Have a Fondue Party at Home]]> 2017-12-29T15:38:28Z 2017-12-28T03:42:41Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Easy Creamy Creme Brulee]]> 2017-12-29T15:35:35Z 2017-12-14T15:00:44Z 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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[Panera Style Creamy Tomato Soup]]> 2017-12-29T15:33:13Z 2017-12-07T15:00:41Z   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...

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Tracy Knutsen <![CDATA[White Clam Sauce]]> 2017-12-29T15:31:45Z 2017-12-02T06:51:24Z

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