Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party.  My name is SnoWhite and my husband affectionately goes by Frog Prince.

Frog Prince and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last July by packing up our tiny apartment and moving 600+ miles away.  Since then, we've been busy renovating our kitchen, and transitioning to new jobs.  

I'm a full time assistant biology professor and Dr. Frog Prince works with numbers {he's an educational statistics man}.  Early in our marriage we began to teach ourselves how to cook from scratch.  This was motivated mainly by a desire to eat better, which we found incredibly challenging to do when I have a severe allergy to tree nuts.

Now, we make everything from bread and crackers to yogurt and ice cream in our kitchen.  This blog houses over 800 of the recipes we've tasted and created in the past few years.

Our recipes follow three simple policies:

  • They use everyday ingredients
  • They are healthy 
  • They are easy to prepare and contain step-by-step photo instructions
Here's a sampling of some of our favorites:

{made with applesauce}

{uses a white bean "Alfredo" sauce}

Each week, I share recipes, our menu plan, and have an opportunity for you to link up the delicious recipes you've bookmarked each week in Friday Favorite Finds!  Occasionally, there's a kitchen tip or two, and recipes pulled out from the archives.  

As we've learned to cook our foods from scratch, Frog Prince and I have discovered a joy in cooking food for ourselves and for others.  God has showed me, especially, how to find joy in caring for my family by making wholesome, healthy foods from simple ingredients that nourish my family. By sharing our recipes with you, it's our hope that you might find joy in your kitchen too!

Do you like to cook?  What are your favorite and least favorite foods or meals to make?  I'd love to learn more about you and your cooking experiences whether you're just stopping by today or have been reading along here for a few weeks or a few years!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011



  1. I'm just "learning" to cook. I can read and follow a recipe fairly well, but I'm not very good at the techniquey things, and I'm slightly slow at assembling things. But, I love the learning process and enjoy trying new things. However, I am skeptical about cooking mear other than chicken, ground beef/turkey, sausage, bacon and porkchops because I just don't know what to look for when I'm buying or what to do with it once i've got it! But as a kid I loved to eat pot roasts and stewbeef and hopefully I'll brave them soon

  2. I have already tried some of your recipes, but I have my eye on the carrot/zucchini cake! I have been a follower for a while...just wanted to say hello. I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Party too :)

  3. What a lovely and informative blog ... I am sure I will find tons of fantastic eats here! Nice to meet you! Hope you are enjoying the Party!
    Debbie :-)

  4. Stopping by from UBP! I, too, love to cook and blog about my experiences. I just wish I had a great kitchen like yours.

  5. @chocoholic

    I hear you about large portions of meat! I've only been brave enough to cook them in the crockpot at this point... we'll see how branching out goes :)

  6. Saying hi from the UBP11. I just started following you! I love your blog and can't wait to try out some of the recipes you've posted!

    My friends and I are new to the blogging world. Check us out:

  7. Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!

  8. Love your story and your cooking!!

  9. Hi! I found you at the Ultimate Blog Party. I'm new at blogging but love to bake and prepare things in the kitchen. I'm excited to experiment with your more healthy recipes and share the joy of being in the kitchen with you.

  10. Excited to find a home cooking blog! Looks like you've got a wealth of recipes here! Glad you joined the party :)

    Come by for a visit sometime!

    Michelle @ FTSN

  11. Stopping by from UBP 11... I actually think I found your blog last year and have loved following along with your recipes since then.

  12. Hi, Just stopped by from the UBP! I like your menu plan I need to start doing that. Looks like some great recipes. Stop by my place

  13. Hello!

    I LOVE to cook and have become fairly adept at following recipes, but my husband-to-be likes to point out the fact that I like to pick out overly-involved, strange-ingredient-inclusive recipes, where I usually end up wasting more than I should! I really like that your blog focuses on simpler, home-cooked, yet still delicious meals, and also points out how to "plan ahead" so that you're not so wasteful with the things on which you decide to spend your money. I've been reading for a while, but just wanted to say thanks for writing! I look forward to hearing more about what you're cooking up!

  14. Hello! I'm stopping by from the UBParty. Your blog looks wonderful, and I'm looking forward to exploring it and seeing what else ya'll come up with. Please stop by my place!

  15. Hey I'm stopping by from the UBP. Your blog looks wonderful. I can't wait to look through all of your recipes!

  16. Hi, I found your adorable blog on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I'm a new
    follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance, Jennifer from Just

  17. Exciting and yummy blog. I'm so excited about the recipes. We love try something new in our multigenerational home.You two look very sweet. Happy UBP11!


  18. Hello! Love your blog and just hit "Follow" button. Find me at

  19. What a fantastic blog you have.I will be checking out your recipes :)


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you; especially how you're finding JOY in your kitchen.

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