Grapes for Heart Health

Concord Grape Harvest

My trip to Washington State to take part in the grape harvest and tour a Welch’s juice processing plant was paid for by Welch’s. I was not compensated to write this post. All thoughts are my own. American Heart Month is coming to a close, though really we should be eating in a way to […]

Recipe Redux: Chocolate Caramel Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate Caramel Banana Bites

This month’s Recipe Redux is our favorite chocolate pairings, since it is February after all. Of course I love chocolate and will eat it will just about anything. It was no easy task settling on my favorite healthy pairing. But I do love chocolate with fruit and I absolutely adore it with caramel. My love […]

Homemade Caramel Sauce in 5 Minutes

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I admit it, I have a sweet tooth. And almost as much as I love chocolate, I love caramel! Put the two together, and oh my….but wait, I’m jumping ahead of myself to another post later today. I think I’ve made my own caramel sauce maybe once. On a stovetop and it took a lot […]

Recipe Redux – Smokey Salmon Packets

Smokey Salmon in Parchment Paper Packets

This month’s Recipe Redux is presented to you by dietetic intern, Novarah Ott.  “Start smoking in the new year” [with flavor!] is the theme of this month’s Recipe Redux. Smoked flavors are slated to be a big food trend for 2015 and one of my personal favorites. Now if you’re like me, thinking of smoked flavors […]

Menu Plan Monday – January 19

Zucchini Bean and Cheese Burritos

[okay, so it is Tuesday – I had website issues yesterday so just now getting this posted!] It is hard to believe January is almost over though it does feel like the holidays were a long time ago! I am back to publicly menu planning this week – seems like I’m on an every other […]

The Sparkling Rose

Sparkling Rose Cocktail

Happy birthday Regan Miller Jones!! Regan is an inspiring woman, mother and dietitian. She has taken blogging, food photography and social media to a whole new level (Healthy Aperture, RDs4Disclosure, Recipe Redux, and Blog Brûlée to name a few of her accomplishments) and blazed the trail for so many of us trying to follow in her […]

Menu Plan Monday – January 5

New Years Meal

Happy 2015! It is hard to believe the holidays are behind us and a bright new year is before us to make even better than last! On one hand, I’m always sad right now after taking down my Christmas decorations (the house just seems a little less cheerful) but on the other hand, I’m full […]

Top Posts of 2014

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Happy new year! Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! I’ve unplugged a bit over the holidays so I can spend more time with my family and recharge my own batteries. It felt good to take a break and now I’m pumped to dive back into work. There are some exciting things on […]

Recipe Redux – Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This month’s Recipe Redux is about reflection, since it is that time of year, and the fact that we’ve been doing the Recipe Redux for 42 months now! It is hard to believe we’ve been doing it for that long! And it has grown tremendously since then with such a large group that we are now posting […]

Menu Plan Monday – December 8

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I’m back from another break from menu planning. We spent Thanksgiving week at Disney World and had a wonderful time. Of course C and E had a blast. I was happy to get home though and cook my own meals. While we did find plenty of relatively healthy food there and ate at some surprisingly good restaurants, […]