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Licking the bowl clean

When it came to hummus, I never really gave it much thought.  To be honest, I thought they all sort of tasted the same.  We go through a lot of hummus in our house, so I somehow seem to have tried almost every brand at our local grocery store.  They are all fine, but nothing

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Breakfast happiness in a bowl

Coming up with healthy and delicious breakfast ideas can be tough.  Especially when you need them to be fast and easy.  In our house, the morning rush is the most hectic part of the day.  Trying to get six people ready and out the door feels nearly impossible most days – and that’s before adding

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Not my mother’s “milk and cookies”

When I was a little girl, every day my mom had fresh chocolate chip cookie waiting for me when I got off the school bus.  I know, right?  How lucky was I?  She was (and still is) amazing.  And to top it off, they were great cookies. Now I may not be the Betty Crocker home

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Marriage in the trenches

When JonPaul asked me to marry him, I was elated.  I remember thinking, “This is it.  This is my happily ever after.  It starts now”.  We found each other.  In the sea of this crazy world, we found each other.  We are one of the lucky ones, we made it.  Now I can breathe.  Little

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Grilled pizza with asparagus and egg

We make a lot of homemade pizzas.  Friday nights are usually “pizza and movie night” in our house, so we’ve had a lot of opportunities to play around with different varieties.  While my kids still prefer the classic cheese, I like to have a little more fun with my pizzas. If you’ve never grilled pizza

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Couscous salad with radishes, peas and mint

Last week I was so happy to finally get my hands in the dirt.  It felt so good.  I was back in my garden planting, planning and imagining the gorgeous bounty that will soon be right in my own backyard. The act of gardening is very special for me.  I find that being in my yard

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How to make your own colored sugar

I just recently discovered how easy it is to make your own colored sugar.  It only takes a few minutes and you end up with gorgeous vibrant color that cost a fraction of what you would have spent in the store.  I had no idea how easy it was.

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Homemade Peeps

If you follow along with Grace in the Crumbs on social media, you may have seen my guest post over at Honest to Nod (Land of Nod’s blog).  How cool, right?  I have been obsessed with Land of Nod since becoming a mother, so when someone from their team asked if I’d write a guest

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