Author: morningcoffeeandtoast

Easter 2022

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and having family here to celebrate with us makes it even better. This year my husband and I were joined by our daughter Bethany and her husband, Tim, our daughter Abigail and her daughter Carleigh, our youngest daughter Jennifer, son Mike and his wife Stephanie and their boys […]

It’s Been a While

Since I last posted back in August, a lot has happened. I don’t know what I was busy with in the fall, but I was either preoccupied or misplaced my computer, and I didn’t blog at all. We enjoyed a fun Halloween party at my daughter Jenny’s house in October, and then in November celebrated […]

Ground Beef Meal Prep Hack

I usually buy the large packages of 3 to 4 pounds of ground beef. I used to divide it into 1 pound sections and freeze it in gallon size Ziploc bags, pressing it flat so that it was quick to thaw. Finally I figured out the best way to freeze ground beef for our family.I […]

Maxxed Out

Marshall’s, Home Goods, and TJMaxx. These are the most beloved stores of so many women these days, especially if you collect Rae Dunn, Terramoto, and other popular home items. Today my daughters and I did a little ‘hunting’ for Halloween items because as any collector knows, you have to grab things early because by Halloween […]

Patriotic Coffee Station & Tiered Tray

My patriotic coffee bar remains up long after the Fourth of July. I actually set it up before Memorial Day and I’ll leave it up all summer. I love everything about it!The Lazy Susan is Mikasa, purchased from Costco. The majority of mugs are Rae Dunn, purchased from Marshalls or TJ Maxx.The large white canister […]

Teppie’s Macaroni & Cheese

My daughter-in-law Stephanie is a Southern gal and has a vast array of wonderful southern style dishes. This is her mac & cheese, which is cooking in the slow cooker as I write this! Teppie’s Macaroni & Cheese 1 pound of elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 2 cans of cheddar cheese soup 8 ounces of […]

What’s In My Bag

I carry my life in my purse and I think a lot of other women do, too. While it’s convenient to have all your important things with you, I do like to keep things small or lightweight because my purse gets heavy very quickly. I also often switch from my luggage size handbag to a […]