Menu Plan Monday – May 12

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I was fortunate to be able to divide the day and spend it with both my husband’s family and my own. Above are 4 generations of my family together. I could not have asked for a better day. I am grateful for all of the women in my life […]

Is Fresh Produce Always Best?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? What about your children? It’s probably not surprising that according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables; and, there are a number of reasons why.  There is also a great deal […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last week’s menu had some hits and a miss, at least according to the children. The hit was the Veggie Patch Tofu Pie with Baked Cauli-Tots. The Cauli-tots were really good. I’m not sure my son or husband even realized they were made with cauliflower until I told them. The Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese was […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 28

Last week’s menu didn’t go exactly according to plan. I did some extra cooking one day with a friend and colleague for a new project we are working on and will be announcing soon. How is that for a tease??!! But it provided lots of leftovers for family meals for much of the week. So […]

Recipe Redux – Roasted Dill Carrots

This month’s theme for Recipe Redux is treasured cookware – some sort of inherited cookware from a loved one with a healthy recipe to go along with it. My grandmother, Mima, passed away 18 years ago Easter weekend, which was coincidentally one of her favorite holidays. Her passing had a profound impact on me, and still […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 21

Hope you had a wonderful Easter! We had a great day with family and hunting some Easter eggs. And of course we took our prerequisite family pictures outside our church. One of these days, I’ll have to put a collage together over the years of these pictures. And these two are growing up too fast! […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 14

One of the pitfalls in menu planning is following through on that menu plan! At least that was mine last week. True confession time. And it was because I never went grocery shopping after I planned out my menu. So we ate from food on hand, which can be a good thing sometimes and I […]

Menu Plan Monday – April 7

I love Spring, particularly because all of the trees, flowers and plants are in bloom! My neighborhood is definitely one of the prettiest around once all of the azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. And this year I am particularly excited because both of our Asian pear trees were covered in blooms. Maybe this […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 31

It is hard to believe it is April this week! Do you do anything for April Fool’s Day? My family used to play all kinds of jokes. I remember my grandmother one year putting cotton balls in all of the biscuits she made for our family brunch. Well, all of the biscuits except those served […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 24

Did you see my new recipe for Cucumber Ranch Dressing at the end of last week? It was a big hit at our house this past weekend as we had some play dates and all of the children enjoyed dipping their veggies in it. And I finally got around to trying my hand at making my […]