As my family continues to quit sugar and eat more whole grains, I try harder and harder to find little ways to make meal time a little more special for the kids. Trust me here – I’m doing anything super crazy and the time investment is minimal. I know that my kids love chocolate, soClick to Continue »
I think everyone needs to have a few recipes in their back pocket. You know, for the times when you’re totally in a pinch for time / money / energy but you still need a dessert to bring to a luncheon / potluck / Christmas party? Yep, for cases like these, you need no-bake brownieClick to Continue »
I have to confess that I feel kind of silly writing up a homemade whipped cream recipe. It’s one of those things that you think everyone knows how to make, except that they don’t. I mean, I personally went 25+ years without knowing how to make it… I was clueless until my step-mom showed meClick to Continue »
Years ago, when we first started eating real food, we had to learn what all the ingredients were on a label. After much frustration and too many research rabbit trails (thank you Google), we decided that anything with hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup weren’t allow in the house. I was a couponer atClick to Continue »
My family LOVES tacos. I once made slow cooker carnitas on Sunday night and we ate tacos for dinner for the WHOLE WEEK. (And lunches too, if I’m being honest!) Part of the reason we love tacos so much is because everyone can pick out their own toppings. My daughter doesn’t have to pick outClick to Continue »
I know there are a million pumpkin bread recipes out there. Just like there are a million banana bread recipes (of which I have several variations… banana bread muffins and banana chocolate chip muffins and banana nut muffins with crumb topping). But would you believe that I’ve never made pumpkin bread until this year?!
Even though my daughter LOVES roasted broccoli and creamy mashed cauliflower, getting her to eat any other vegetable is pretty much like pulling teeth. Bread? Tortillas? Biscuits? Waffles? Muffins? No problem. She’ll eat them all day, every day without any prodding from me. She’ll even gladly have seconds! But vegetables? Nope. Not happening. So ifClick to Continue »
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is dessert. More specifically, pumpkin pie. Forget the turkey or the stuffing or the green bean casserole (although those ARE good). If I could somehow make JUST THE FILLING of a pumpkin pie and eat it with a spoon, I’d do it all day long. Lucky for me (and you!),Click to Continue »