Does your leftover pasta dry out when reheated in the microwave? Try steaming it instead by adding a little extra liquid and loosely cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Heat in the microwave as usual.
This little nugget of wisdom was birthed after becoming a working mom—bake in bulk. Instead of making one loaf of banana bread, triple the recipe and bake three. Freeze two for later. Once completely cooled wrap in plastic wrap then wrap tightly with tin foil. Store for up to 2 months in freezer. Before serving, allow to come to room temperature on the counter for a day-ish. Only one mess to clean with three loaves of offspring. It’s kinda like having triplets. Kinda?
My Smoothie King days taught me more than just how to make a good smoothie. They taught me how to clean a blender like a pro. (Adding that one to my resume.) Just after using your blender, lightly rinse with water. Fill basin about a quarter of the way full with hot water and a squirt of soap. Secure lid and blend on high for about 30 seconds. The soap and the steam will do the work. Rinse. Repeat as needed.
I’m an Instagram junkie. If I’m being honest, I love it more than blogging. It’s quick—like a text message rather than an email. I can text with the best of them. But email? I’m not even going to tell you how many unread messages I have. It’s an embarrassing 4 digit number. Forget I ever mentioned that. Over the past couple months, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I take and edit my photos for Instagram. I’m honored you’d even want to know. It’s nothing fancy. Promise. I’ve compiled the questions and shared all the juicy details. As always, no secrets allowed here. Read more