My Family’s Favorite Southwest Quiche

This quiche dish goes together in just a few minutes, and then cooks in a slow(ish) oven for 45 – 50 minutes. It’s the one quiche dish that my family will readily eat. The mild, diced chilies and ground cumin give it a terrific southwestern flair without being spicy. It’s delicious and filling, and good […]

Where Is It? Keeping Track of Stuff – Quick Tip Tuesday

 

“Hey, Mom! Do you know where I put…..?”. Sound familiar?

I tend to make sure that there’s a place for everything and that stuff, for the most part, gets put into its proper place. There are lots of little odds and ends, though, that seem to be easily misplaced, and there are other […]

Weekly Menu – Week of January 12, 2015 (with recipe links)

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks! We were on vacation in Disneyland for six days (yay!!), and we call came home sick (boo!). In the week that we’ve been home, we’ve taken down all of our Christmas decorations, celebrated a birthday, and tried to get ourselves healthy and well. Meals have been a bit […]

Quick Tip Tuesday – Keeping Your Kitchen Sponge Fresh & Clean

There are a couple of things that really gross me out about a kitchen sponge. The first is picking up a sopping wet sponge. The second is using a sponge that smells. Yuck!!

To keep your kitchen sponge fresh and clean follow these two quick tips! First, rinse out your sponge every time […]

Unburden

I’m generally not one to jump on bandwagons, but this year I am joining the “word of the year” crowd. I always love reading other folks’ words for the year, but I’m not usually inspired to think about, and choose, a word of the year for myself. As 2014 rolled to a close, though, […]

What’s Ahead in the New Year?

The blog will be on a short break through the first of the year as my family celebrates the new year together. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I’ll continue posting there as we wind down the old year, and welcome in the new, including some fun photos […]

From Our House, To Yours

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

It Didn’t Go At All As Planned

Today didn’t go at all as planned! Good thing I hold my plans loosely!

 

 

As I’m sure you know, California is in the midst of a very severe drought. It started raining a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve had a lot of rain. The drought is ongoing, but boy, this rain […]

Our Menu – Week of December 8, 2014

It’s December. In California. We have, thankfully, had some really good rainfall. Our drought stricken state desperately needs more. It’s really warm, though. On Saturday, when I put together this menu plan, I had a few windows and a couple of doors open until after dark. When I went outside, there were so many frogs […]

Hey! Why Do You Do That?

I love getting your questions! I do! They’re inspiring and encouraging and they let me know just what it is that you like to read on Copperswife, and what sorts of new things that I might think about adding. Sometimes, though, the same questions pop up from several of you at once, or the same […]