I’m Cait. A wife, mama, and school teacher. The kitchen is where I spend most of my days. Working, teaching, playing, cooking, eating, cleaning, enjoying, and keeping the peace. Finding the balance is always a struggle and something’s gotta give. So I would give up on cooking, snack on the kids meals or order out. These days, in a few quick clicks, dinner is on your table (phew!), and the local market’s prepared food counter never looked better. But after a few years of skipping out on cooking most nights of the week, my husband, Adam, and I had gained weight, felt sluggish, and needed a refresh.
There is something about cooking that brings a family together and gives us a rewarding, healthy feeling in the end. So I started to think, what if there was something in between eating something that was cooked outside your home and cooking the whole damn thing yourself?
What you’ll find on here is a cooking compromise when time is not on your side. It isn’t really cooking from scratch, but it’s not cooking out of the box either. It’s what we call hardly homemade. By pairing store-bought, prepared items with fresh and healthy ingredients, and maybe something homemade (if it’s easy!), we cheat our way through homemade cooking one hack at a time. I believe that cooking hacks and shortcuts are just as share worthy as the recipes themselves. And I am so grateful that Adam made this website for me to share them with you. (thanks, babe!)
We are adventurous eaters and plant forward, meaning we eat everything, but especially our fruits and veggies! We try to load up on fruits and veggies first with most of our weeknight dinners being vegetarian, hit up the local seafood market once a week, and eat meat occasionally. We are not going to turn down a piece of sausage or a BLT if it presents itself because we love all real food! If your taste buds align with my family’s, then I guess we are a match! Here’s to counting all those minutes saved and not many dishes dirtied. I’d love for you to join me on Instagram so we can talk food, family and hardly cooking together. Thanks for the visit. We’ve got this!