Archives for October 2016
Roasting squash usually means having to babysit the oven for an hour or more, but not if you do it in the crockpot. Follow these simple steps for perfectly roasted squash, minus all the hands-on time. [Read more…]
Don’t let this pumpkin icebox cake fool you: while it looks like it would be super complicated to make, it requires no baking and very little kitchen time. Of course, if you want everyone to think you spent a ton of time baking it, we can keep that part secret. Here’s the recipe. [Read more…]
Every fall my family gathers chestnuts from a nearby tree. Then, we pop them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. If you’ve never roasted chestnuts before, you have to give it a try. It’s easy and fun to do – and takes just a few minutes in the microwave.
Could someone please tell me why I spent so many years lugging bark mulch home from the store or having it delivered? Seriously, I’ve wasted a lot of money on mulch over the years. And I’ve wasted a lot of time spreading it, too. There’s absolutely nothing fun about spreading bark mulch. All of that shovel work kills my shoulders.
There have been years that I didn’t mulch because I couldn’t convince myself to fork over the hundreds of dollars that it takes to mulch all of our garden beds, and years when I bit the bullet, and then wanted to wave the flag of surrender as soon as that mountain of mulch was delivered, and I thought about how long it was going to take to spread it all.
But mulching doesn’t have to be that way. I made the switch to mulching with shredded leaves and it’s better in every way. [Read more…]