Category Archives: Ideas

Valentine’s Day Round-up

Valentine’s Day takes a twist when you have kids. Instead of a romantic or steamy evening (that may lead to children), it gets pretty cutesy. And that’s ok. Instead of red lace panties, think iced sugar cookies.   A fancy breakfast is fun for the littles. Here’s some pink oatmeal whose rosy hue will bring […]

Pie Palooza!

  What a way to kick off November–eating pie! In my opinion, November 1 kicks off the official start of baking season, and pies are one of those things that people should make more often. They seem intimidating, but with a little practice, mixing and rolling out pie crust is a cinch, while pouring in […]

A Tallgrass Kitchen Gift Guide 2011

The holidays are coming, the goose is getting fat, chestnuts are roasting and all that. Although I prefer to keep gift giving low-key, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a fun and fulfilling part of the season. Here are a few delicious little items (many kitchen-related, some plain fun) that may […]


Happy New Year! We’ve left the aughts and have entered the terrific tens. I’m lukewarm on new year’s resolutions, although it is nice to take a moment to re-focus and re-prioritize. However, I am making a few food/cooking resolutions. Here’s one of mine: Meal Planning: As life gets busier, eating healthfully and on a budget gets […]