Author Archives: Robin

new to mason jar meals? here’s an update plus video

The Mason Jar Meal is still going strong here in BRK. I am coming up on three years since posting the very first article here on BRK about the MJM. The BRK fridge still ebbs … read more

an interview with Himself about our lifestyle change and downsize: part 2

If you have been hanging out with me the last few weeks, you have come to discover that we are selling our home Big Red Kitchen and moving into our wee Manderley Cottage later this … read more

an interview with Himself about our lifestyle change and downsize: part 1

You all know him as Himself, but allow me to introduce you to Dan, my husband of 21 years, and business partner here at Big Red Kitchen LLC. The funny thing is, you all have … read more

start with boiling water: how I make hard-boiled eggs

Ffirst off let me confess that I hate hard-boiled eggs. They gag me. I like deviled eggs and even egg salad, but biting into a dried out, crumbly yolk hard-boiled egg, activates my gag reflex. … read more

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

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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