Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Mother’s Day is drawing near, and if you are anything like me – a mom with small children – it can be hard to really relax and enjoy “your” day. I remember well a Mother’s Day nightmare that left me in tears when my little ones were still babies. My husband was at work; my oldest daughter had opted to spend the day with another family. My son, then 2, woke up from his nap screaming and had a nasty fever. The baby woke up screaming from her nap with an explosive diaper all over her crib and all over her. I was in tearsRead More →


Easy Irish colcannon – onions and cabbage mixed into creamy mashed potatoes, finished with crispy bacon. Delish!Read More →

farmers market chicken salad

Fresh apples and grapes make this delicious chicken salad a lunchtime winner.Read More →

slow cooker scalloped potatoes and ham

Relax tonight with dinner done in your slow cooker! Sliced potatoes with bursts of ham and onion are in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Easy to make, easy to clean up!Read More →

Gooey, cheesy spinach artichoke dip will be the hit of your next family gathering or game day party!Read More →

When your camping trip gets rained out, backyard s’mores save the day!Read More →

the-pantry-fairy, simple-cooking

HELLO! I’m so glad to see you! What’s that you say? What is a Pantry Fairy, you ask? Well, allow me to share the story. The Pantry Fairy was born in 2012, when I was encouraged by some friends to start a blog to share their favorite recipes I’ve made, and to share some basic cooking tips and tricks. After going dormant for a few years, I am back, and ready to jump in the kitchen and start cooking away! The Pantry Fairy exists to share recipes, and simple cooking techniques that you can make on a budget. It’s even more fun when you can getRead More →