Freezer Friendly

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Homemade Fruit-Filled Strawberry Bars

Hi, everyone! I’m back after a very long break from blogging. Life got so busy that blogging fell to the wayside (largely because I was either not home or preoccupied during prime daylight hours, when the lighting is most flattering for amateur food pics!), but I found myself thinking about the blog all the time, … Continue reading

Glitter Grapes

Hi, everyone! As many of you know, this is a summer of travels for me and the boys. We just returned from an amazing month in Taiwan, and soon, we’ll be spending a few weeks by Lake Michigan with my in-laws. So, Saucy Mommy is on a summer hiatus, but I did make something the … Continue reading

Scrumptious Tomato Sauce

Last week, my friend Tomomi mentioned that she was making a pasta sauce that required her to cook onions and garlic for a whole hour, then add whole tomatoes and simmer for another hour. Now, I’m usually all about saving time when it comes to making dinner, but something about the idea of cooking just … Continue reading

Freezer-Friendly Slow Cooker Orange-Beef Stew

Last week, my friend Amy issued me a Saucy Mommy challenge: to feature some freezer-friendly meals that aren’t calorie-laden casseroles. I immediately turned to Google and Pinterest and saw that many recipes designated as “freezer meals” were rather heavy. Of course, a recipe doesn’t have to be designed with freezing in mind to freeze well … Continue reading

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Now that Jack’s in kindergarten, I’m trying my best to make sure he has a real sit-down breakfast every morning (I’ve talked about this before, but although I love to make sumptuous weekend brunches, weekday breakfasts are my downfall as a chef/mom/person who’s otherwise into good health). Today I decided to make some muffins that … Continue reading

Sticky Honey Garlic Wings

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a very relaxing one, culminating in a laid-back Father’s Day dinner at home. It was exactly what we needed after a string of busy (fun, but hectic) weekends. Last week, I searched for a good entree to make for Father’s Day dinner. It had to be … Continue reading

Pound Cake

I love, love, love the versatility of pound cake. It’s good on its own, with ice cream, or as breakfast (yes, as a child, I regularly had slices of Sara Lee pound cake with milk as breakfast. What? Is it any worse than a muffin or a croissant?). I’ve made a few over the years, … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m back after a short break! Life has gotten in the way of my blogging lately — all good stuff, though. I took my mom and aunt on an overnight getaway to a winery late last week as an early Mother’s Day gift, picked up a new tutoring student, and started prepping for our trip … Continue reading

Triple Cheese Rolls

Another week, another bread-making attempt. Thanks in large part to my friend Shelly, who keeps inspiring me with her drool-worthy homemade bread pictures (check out her latest blog entry on English muffin bread!), I’ve been trying my hand at yeast bread recipes from the King Arthur Flour web site. A few days ago, I made … Continue reading

Lasagna Rolls

Over the weekend, I made lasagna rolls, and they were a huge hit with Johnny and the boys. I was craving lasagna, but I didn’t want to make a huge pan of it when we weren’t expecting any guests. Whenever I make lasagna for just the four of us, I always end up throwing a … Continue reading