Menu Plan Monday – November 17

And we are already half-way through November! I’ve been remiss again on posting my menu plans. I’ve had a loose plan in my head the past few weeks, but jam-packed weekend activities, time with family, and lots of work testing out recipes for My Menutrition have put my blogging on the back burner a bit along […]

Still Time for Summer Fun in the Kitchen

Here in Georgia, school is starting back in 3 short weeks. It is hard to believe school is so close, which makes it feel like the end of summer is at hand, which it clearly isn’t. There is still plenty of time for summer adventures, and of course I love those that involve the kitchen. These […]

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 […]

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 – October 28

I apologize for not posting a new menu plan last week. I thought I would have time to get it up either before I left for my conference or during the conference. Obviously neither happened. I was away for five days at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) for the Academy of […]

Recipe Redux – Fig Preserves

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar. I’m sure you may have noticed on Pinterest that meals in a mason jar are all the rage from Overnight Oats (which I should probably try but my bowl works just fine) to Salads. I guess if I didn’t work from […]

Chocolate Cherry Avocado Muffin Recipe

I created this recipe for Primrose Schools’ blog, 360 Parenting, in honor of American Heart Month, which is February. While it is no longer February, eating heart healthy should be done year-round. Lucky for us that dark chocolate, avocados and tart cherries contribute to a heart healthy diet. And really, how could you possibly resist these delicious […]

Menu Plan Monday – October 8

Yesterday we did my favorite fall activity – apple picking at Mercier Orchards! We went last year for the first time and it will always be an annual event for our family. It was pretty chilly and overcast, but that did not deter us from our fun. The apples are not sprayed with pesticides so […]

What’s in Your Hot Dog? And a Recipe for Vidalia Onion Peach Relish

This morning I appeared on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta for Applegate Farms to discuss “What’s in your Hot Dog?” and ways to boost the nutrition factor when eating hot dogs in anticipation of 4th of July and National Hot Dog month in July. Did you know that last summer alone, people in Atlanta bought over […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 11

How excited am I that my figs are ripening, as are my blueberries??!! My son loves helping me harvest the fruit. He hasn’t quite grown a love of figs yet, but I will keep trying. In the meantime, more for me! He does love blueberries though. Now if we can only keep the birds away. We […]