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Yes, I Still Wildtree

Yes, I Still Wildtree

Sometimes food ideas come and go as a fad – different ways to be healthy, different products, etc. But I’m happy to say that almost 5 years ago I started using Wildtree and I still do today. It’s become a normal item in my pantry and has replaced so many other items that are not as natural. My main staples are shown above – Grapeseed Oil, Creamy Ranch Mix, Dill Dip Blend, Pizza Sauce Seasoning, Chicken Bouillon Base, Kids Cheez, Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend, Taco Seasoning, Rancher Rub, and Absolutely Onion Blend.

I’ve replaced anything I used to buy “in an envelope” at the grocery store with these products – taco seasoning, onion soup mix, ranch mix, etc. We’ve switched to the Wildtree mac ‘n cheese and spaghetti seasoning as well. And I Rancher Rub the heck out of everything! There are many other items in my pantry (Sloppy Joe mix) that I use, but less often.

We seem to digest this stuff better as well. For example, pot roast. YUM. We love a good pot roast. But I have to admit, our stomachs were often a bit of a mess afterwards. Now that I’ve replaced the normally called for onion soup mix envelope with Wildtree’s Absolutely Onion mix – issue gone. No joke.

Wildtree is also convenient. We still enjoy all of the skillet meals and I love the fact that you can pull it together quickly or ahead of time. I have not made as many freezer meals because I am home during the day and have not needed that convenience as much. But overall, I might not publicly shout it out all the time anymore, but it’s only because Wildtree is just so normal to us now. Someone asked me the other day, do you still Wildtree? YES, yes I do.

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Our Love of Broadway

Our Love of Broadway

It’s no secret I’m a little Hamilton-obsessed and it was a dream come true when I went to Chicago with Andy last fall to finally see it! An older gentleman in the theater was sitting right in front of us. We chatted and he wanted to give me some advice on the show, “I hear

The Kids’ Bathroom Remodel

The Kids’ Bathroom Remodel

Home Remodeling Those of you who have known me for awhile know that I won the remodeling battle a few years ago when we decided to remodel our kitchen before our upstairs bathrooms. Our house is “older” – built in the 1980s and it was time for some all-around updates and improvements – due to

Matt the Miller’s Restaurant

Matt the Miller’s Restaurant

Suddenly everyone is talking about Matt the Miller’s Tavern and for good reason. I’ve had the chance to meet a friend there for lunch and then return with Andy, his parents and the kids. Both experiences were fantastic and the food was very yummy. We currently have two locations in the Cincinnati area. If you

Handprint Calendars

Handprint Calendars

Awhile ago I wrote about our Chore Chart that I still love. I recently discovered that the Etsy shop that has the chore magnets also has a wonderful template for making your own Handprint Calendar on her separate Handprint Love website. There is a regular calendar template and an animal calendar template. I was sent

I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I always enjoy sharing some of my favorite places to eat – for date nights or family nights. So you might have already read my older posts about favorite restaurants. But since I’m always out trying new things, here’s the latest installment. Holtman’s Donuts – West Chester (and OTR and Loveland) Holtman’s Donuts have been

Amazon Prime Music

Amazon Prime Music

Last year when I became SUPER crazy about the Hamilton Soundtrack, a friend kept saying “Well, it’s on Amazon.” And I kept thinking “DUH! What CD can you NOT buy on Amazon?” Finally it came up in conversation again and due to how the conversation was going discussing Apps, I knew I was missing something.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

  Save Print Chicken Tortellini Soup   Ingredients 32 oz. Chicken Broth (~ 2 cans) One 8 oz. Cream Cheese Cut Into Cubes 2-3 15 oz. Cans of Italian Diced Tomatoes One Bag or Container of Spinach Cooked Chicken (one rotisserie chicken works well) One Bag Frozen Cheese Tortellini Pasta (I’ve tried multiple brands and

Picture Day Parenting Fail – The Morning I Lost My $hit!

Picture Day Parenting Fail – The Morning I Lost My $hit!

This post is to remind us all that “online living” is usually filtered for the good stories, the happy moments and the parenting wins. Not today folks. This morning was probably in my Top 5 Parenting Fails. It happens. No one was physically injured. We were all a little emotionally bruised. We worked through it

Backyard Basketball Addition

Backyard Basketball Addition

This kid loves sports. Baseball, basketball, and soccer are favorites. Most of you know he even has a sports nickname, Hank. So it was no surprise that Hank wanted a bigger basketball hoop. Unfortunately, our driveway was not an option. It’s steep. Our cul-de-sac used to have an awesome hoop, but that’s a story for

Read Aloud Time with the Kids

Read Aloud Time with the Kids

It had been a long time. Really too long. We used to read with the kids every.single.night. But then we basically did our jobs and BAM! they were readers. All three of them. So they got to read to themselves or to each other each night before bed. The routine was the same, the reader