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 […]

Recipe for Cucumber Ranch Dressing


What is it about ranch dressing that people love so much? I admit, I’m a sucker for a good ranch dressing too. And my children love it. I’m fine with it being used as a dip with veggies – especially when it gets my children to eat more vegetables. And I love a good cucumber […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you will be celebrating with some wonderful green vegetables today. Friday, I got to go to a local Chinese restaurant, House of Lu, and taste test a new menu item, pho! I adore a good bowl of pho and unfortunately where I live there isn’t anywhere close by to eat […]

Menu Labeling, Coming to a Restaurant Near You

You may remember that it has been almost three years since the FDA issued the proposed rule on April 6, 2011, which was more than a year after President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) on March 23, 2010. As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain […]

In Honor Of National Nutrition Month….Roasting Vegetables

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples

March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” One area where most people fall short is eating vegetables. In my experience, people don’t know how to prepare them to bring out there natural sweetness. That is where roasting comes into play.  To keep reading, visit my original […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 10

Daylight savings is such a mixed bag for me – on one hand, I love that it gets dark later, especially as T-ball season gets underway, but losing that hour of sleep is always rough. My children fared a little better with it than they have in years past, I will say. We’ll see how […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 3


We had beautiful weather yesterday and finally were able to take C and E hiking on Kennesaw Mountain. I love being on the trails with my children and we are lucky to have the mountain so close. Finding fun ways to be active as a family is so important as I want my children to […]