Winter squash is such an easy and wonderful way to mix up your main dishes in the Fall and Winter months. Read more
Have you ever been to parties where that delicious pumpkin dip is served? Usually it’s a mixture of pumpkin and cool whip. Don’t get me wrong, it is fabulous. But, I’m not real keen on the whole cool whip scenario. What is that stuff anyway? Read more
most of us know that nuts and seeds are a source of good fats. the kind that helps your cholesterol by destroying the bad cholesterol and increasing the good. but when i place walnuts and almonds and pecans in front of my children, they just stare at me. the novelty has worn off. they want something else. Read more
Did your mom ever buy a plastic container of what looked like grass, when you were little? Mine did. It was a tiny tub of bean sprouts. And my mother would load sandwiches with those wirey sprouts. Oddly enough, as a little one, I really liked sprouts. I’m betting your family will, too; especially if you make your own. Read more
until i was about 20 years old, my family had a cottage on a river near my hometown. so summers meant crabbing and fishing. Read more
If I say the words chia seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, coconut oil, honey, flax Read more
One of the things I love helping busy families with is getting ahead of the school-week grind. Read more
I love this recipe.
A friend of mine shared it with me several years ago, and it’s now my go-to granola recipe. It’s simple, basic and has become the granola recipe I use to then build upon. I store my homemade granola in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. My children enjoy it for snacks, or with milk poured over it as a cereal, or sprinkled on top ice cream. Read more
you know what’s good about making your own ice cream? everything, that’s what.
it’s usually cheaper, tastier, and prettier. and for goodness’ sakes, you can actually SEE what is in the thing that you’re about to ingest. or better yet, what your children are about to ingest.
if you are what you eat, then lately we’re pumpkins. Read more
i’ve been trying to come up with a protein bar that my whole family will eat. mainly one that won’t fall apart and that doesn’t require some sort of syrup to hold it together. i like the Kind bars, but they have more sugar than i prefer. nothing i’ve used as a binder has held these bars together, thus far. after looking at several recipes, i combined several ideas and found one that i think we will all like. and it gives good room for adding your favorite ingredients.
and the magic ingredient that holds it all together is Read more