Menu Plan Monday – July 14

Our blueberry crop hasn’t been as good this year as in year’s past due to a bad pruning job. I wasn’t responsible, that’s all I’m saying! But we are still getting a good many and my children love it. Of course, more go into the mouths during the picking than come into the house at […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 7

I’m back from a 2-week hiatus! I was at a conference in New Orleans, LA and then on vacation with my family. I had intended to still get a post or 2 up, but of course a crazy schedule and other events prevented that from happening. I was so excited to go back to New Orleans […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 16

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day. We spent it with family though started the day with a special breakfast, including homemade whole wheat biscuits. Every now and again, I just love a good biscuit. This one is flaky and tender just as a biscuit should be, I’ll post the recipe soon. And it really […]

Garden Mushroom Meatloaf – Recipe Redux

  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Looking for ways to stretch your meat to save money? Wanting to find ways to boost the nutrition of your recipes? Mushrooms […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 9

Last week I made my first trip into Aldi. I decided to check it out, finally. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of healthful options and certainly the prices are fantastic, on average $.50 to $1 less than what I normally pay each for some items. They even had a number of organic products, […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 2

I’m still in shock that it is June and summer is officially here! Not much changes with my family’s schedule but it feels like it should. I kicked it off this past weekend by cleaning out my pantry and totally reorganizing the entire thing. Which of course involved a trip to Ikea. I’m so excited about […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 26

Happy Memorial Day! It is hard to adequately put into words the gratitude I feel for those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. Last week was a whirlwind. We made a quick trip with friends to go strawberry picking at Southern Belle Farms. We had so much fun and could have easily spent […]

Recipe Redux – Pumpkin Chai Waffles

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about tea and using tea as an inspiration for healthy dishes. I just love Chai and created my own blend back in the winter when I made my Hot Chai Dark Chocolate Mix. Using tea as an inspiration, I whipped up this batch of Pumpkin Chai Waffles. Yes, […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 19

Have you ever seen a mini papaya? I picked up these cute little guys at an Asian market yesterday. I put the spoon in the picture above to give an idea of scale. While I love papaya, my husband doesn’t and my children are hit and miss with it. These little guys are perfect so […]

4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Family From Foodborne Illness

How many times have you heard someone say “It’s just a 24-hour bug?” It’s often difficult to differentiate between a stomach bug and a foodborne illness (or “food poisoning”), ailments that cause similar symptoms. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 48 million people are affected by foodborne illness every year in the […]