Eat. Home. Live.

In depth ramblings about cooking, homekeeping, and whatever else I decide to write about.

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Butter Bell

A butter bell is the number one on my wish list of kitchen tools. A butter bell is also known as a French butter dish. It is designed to keep … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck does that Mean? Herbes de Provence

In the spirit of our last what in the heck does that mean post, since I mentioned herbes de Provence, I thought I should explain what they are and what … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Rewind

We had a great week at Eat. Home. Live. We talked about favorite products and blogs, shared a few recipes, introduced readers to cooking terms, and shared some great cooking … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple but Delicious- Open-faced Caprese Sandwich

Caprese generally refer to an Italian salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil Capri is an Island in Italy.) My favorite way to eat Caprese is as an open face sandwich with … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cool Tip- Glad Press and Seal-Kid’s Crafts and Projects

Glad Press and Seal has so many great uses. One of my favorite uses is as a disposable placemat for when my nine-year-old daughter wants to paint or do some other messy … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? A la Provençal

A la Provençal is another fancy pants cooking term with a simple meaning. It is French for “in the style of Provence.” Provence in a region in the south of … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101- Salt Primer

Salt seems like such a simple, unassuming ingredient that it’s easy to take it for granted. Most of us just instinctively pick up the iodized salt in the blue cylinder without even … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

10 Cooking Tips That Make All The Difference

I am a huge fan of the cooking message board Chowhound (I’m addicted.) I found a great thread over there with over 800 responses about cooking tips that made all … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Mise en Place

I’ve been hearing the term mise en place being thrown out around there on cooking blogs and message boards lately. But, it’s a fancy chef’s term and not everyone knows … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Learning to Cook? Best Cooking Show to Watch.

I know lots of people who are trying to learn to cook from scratch. One mistake I see new cooks make is that they want to just be able to … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year 2012!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and prosperous New Year from Eat. Home. Live.

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

I Want This-Red Carpet Manicure

I am addicted to gel manicures. A gel manicure is a special, long-lasting manicure that is cured either under a UV light, or an LED light. Mine usually lasts about … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s Cooking This Week?

This Weeks Menu: Saturday– Spinach salad with sliced rotisserie chicken, applewood smoked bacon, tri-colored tomatoes, pecans, blue cheese, sliced mushrooms, and balsamic dressing. Hard Pear Cider. Sunday Lunch– Open-faced heirloom tomato caprese sandwiches with creamy balsamic … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food Finds: Mary’s Gone Crackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers is one of those products I would normally avoid like the plague at the store. It’s wheat free, gluten free, vegan, organic and kosher–basically devoid of all … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Stock in the Slow Cooker-Practically Free

I recently learned a trick that has me making my own stocks on a regular basis–making them in the slow cooker. Before I found this trick, I never made my … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Featured Blog: The Consumerist

The Consumerist is definitely in my top 5 list as far as blogs go. I’ve been reading it forever. It’s run by The Consumer Reports family. It’s a consumer affairs blog with … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Cool Tool- Columbia Multi-Tool

Last year, at our families Dirty Santa gift exchange, I won a cool little multi-tool from Columbia sporting goods. I left it in the trunk of my husband’s car for … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

30 Day Thrifty Challenge @ True Food Movement

One of my recent blog gem finds,  True Food Movement, is doing something really cool. Lisa Johnson, one of the blog’s writers is challenging herself to a Thirty day thrifty … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

No More Cable-And Life is Good: One Year Later

A little more than a year ago, I wrote a post about how we got rid of cable when we moved a year-and-a-half-ago. As of last December, it was going … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Round-Up: Natural Cleaning Series

Revisit my four part natural cleaning series: Reviews of commercially available natural cleaning products: http://www.eathomelive.com/2011/01/natural-cleaning-natural-commercial.html The science behind baking soda: http://www.eathomelive.com/2011/01/natural-cleaning-science-behind-baking.html The science behind Borax http://www.eathomelive.com/2011/01/natural-cleaning-science-behind-borax.html The science behind vinegar:http://www.eathomelive.com/2011/01/natural-cleaning-science-behind-vinegar.html

December 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

My New Year’s Day Soup Tradition

Since New Year’s is coming up, I wanted to re-share the recipe for my delicious black-eyed pea soup. It covers all of the bases with the traditional good luck ingredients … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen.

I am a huge fan of organic produce. Much of it tastes better. In some studies, it has been shown to be more nutritious. And, you don’t have to worry … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Simple Cooking- Easy Soy Glaze

I wanted to share a wonderful all purpose sauce that you can serve with many dishes. You could use it on top of fish, as a topping for Asian noodles, … Continue reading

February 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Recipe Hack- Mushroom and Spinach Pasta

I recently stumbled on an amazing looking garlic butter roasted mushroom recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I was dying to make it, but I wanted to find a way to make … Continue reading

February 8, 2011 · Leave a comment