an argument for deconstructed dinners: chef salad with buttermilk ranch dressing

So far the deconstructed dinners have been working well in our home. We don’t do this every night mind you.  There is something attractive about  bright, fresh ingredients displayed on a big plater that makes … read more»


how to declutter a small entryway

photo-34 Manderley’s entryway is very small, so small in fact that the bottom step of the stairway leading to the loft had to be cut away to allow the door to fully swing open. I think … read more»


taco salad with paleo catalina dressing

I have this hair-brained idea that I am going to successfully get more dinner salads into Team BRK. In order to do this, the salad has to have healthy proteins and some “persuader” items like cheese, … read more»


how to narrow life choices

A few weeks ago, I took two of my children out for Asian food, and before my little girl could open her menu, I told her to put it down and answer a few questions.
“Daelyn, … read more»


Big Red Kitchen to Manderley 2014


There have been countless starts and stops in writing this post. I mean, how do I put down on paper that we just made the decision of a lifetime, one that even rivals the decision … read more»

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