Homegrown Tomatoes and three veggie garden tips

We spent a huge part of our spring planting a raised bed garden. It was our Spring Project 2013!

I am so pleased with our fresh tomatoes, cucumber and basil. It's been this girl's dream come true considering my black thumb. Here are three tips for a successful vegetable garden. 

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The Diaries of a Reluctant Domestic: Out of the Wreckage - Literally  

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Blueberry Cobbler Muffin

Sunday my parents came to visit. They came bearing a gallon sized freezer bag of fresh blueberries. 

 So I wanted to make a special breakfast treat. I wanted something sweet, yet tart, moist, yet crumbly. 

I found lots of recipes online, but I found myself lacking the butter necessary to make those recipes, and in all honesty, I need to cut back on my butter consumption. 

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So I subbed out yogurt. Oh my goodness! They were so delicious and fluffy!


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I have been running this blog for about 18 months now ( a little less actually) and I have loved every second of it. Okay, nearly every second of it. 

My favorite thing has been sharing fast, frugal family-friendly meals with all of you. I even put together a free ebook with some of my favorite recipes that I developed or tweaked in my home kitchen. 

You will find over 100 recipes here. Ranging form healthy options, to dessert, to comfort food (that's absolutely NOT healthy). 

All of these recipes follow my cooking philosophy: It doesn't have to be hard, it doesn't have to take a lot of time to cook your family a meal from scratch. No crazy, sexy ingredients. Just life from your kitchen. 



Meal Plan Monday June 24

It's Meal Plan Monday and I am back on track. I had a baby so I kind of took a break from meal planning while we ate out of our freezer. Freezer cooking: Learn to love it! 

But here we go, back in the swing of things. Ha! I laugh at that because my life feels very much like I am being dragged behind a boat by the seat of my big ol' mama britches. 

Monday: French Onion Pot Roast  - made in the crock pot with a salad made from our garden!! 

Tuesday: Crock Pot Fajitas. I will share this recipe. 

Wednesday: Creamy Sausage and Tortellini  and a fresh fruit salad. 

Thursday: Baked Sandwiches (Turkey and Provolone) fresh fruit salad 

Friday: Pizza night!

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