Category Archives: Recipes and Food

Kids-friendly recipes and foods that has this mom’s stamp of approval.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Although I typically make this simple roasted butternut squash soup recipe during the fall, I have to admit sometimes I make it during the summer and eat it cold.  I am weird like that!  No matter what time of the year you make it, this soup contains just a few nourishing ingredients, but is tasty and filling. Just… Keep Reading »

Roasted Radishes Recipe

Although we have been having some weird weather so far this year, I was thrilled to get the first harvest out of my garden already.  Alright it was radishes, but still…  I think I harvested about 50 radishes. So what to do with all those radishes?  I have never been a huge fan of the raw radish.  They… Keep Reading »

Holiday Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I don ‘t know about you, but I like to do a lot of the Thanksgiving meal prep work ahead of time.  That way I can watch the parade and enjoy the morning with my family instead of cooking.  This make ahead mashed potatoes recipe is one of our family’s favorites.  The cream cheese adds a richness to… Keep Reading »

Overnight Caramel French Toast Recipe

Pin It Today I would like to share with you one of our favorite breakfasts for the weekend – Overnight Caramel French Toast. We don’t make it all the time because it is fairly high in sugar, but it makes a nice treat every once in awhile. This nice thing is it makes its own syrup so you… Keep Reading »

Sourdough Recipe – Baked Apple Pancake

A long time ago, I saw a recipe in Taste of Home Magazine for Baked Apple Pancake. Over the years, I have played around with the recipe to make it whole grain and a little bit healthier. Eventually I came up with a recipe that had a soaked batter.  Now that I have a sourdough starter, I had… Keep Reading »

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

When I was an intern, the hospital chef made this yummy roasted red pepper hummus to help promote nutrition month. I had never tasted hummus before, but immediately knew I had to get the recipe. It remains one of my favorite recipes and I frequently eat it for lunch in a whole grain tortilla with some broccoli sprouts. … Keep Reading »

Sprouting Chickpeas – a Tutorial

I recently made a batch of sprouted chickpeas for use in various recipes. It truly couldn’t have been much easier.  It didn’t require any special equipment either.  I was able to use what I already had in my house. Before I get to how to sprout chickpeas, maybe I should explain why I do it.  The quick and… Keep Reading »

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe – Drink Your Salads!

I simply love starting my day with a green smoothie.  Not only are they are wonderful way to get the vitamins and minerals sorely lacking in the standard American diet, but they taste amazing too.  My kids are among the pickiest eaters ever, and even they will drink a green smoothie and ask for seconds.   I believe they… Keep Reading »

Chipotle Copycat Recipe – Make Chipotle at Home

If we have to eat out, Chipotle is my fast food of choice.  I know it’s not the best thing in the world for me, but it is sooooo good.  Recently I came across a recipe for Chipotle’s rice and was excited that I could now make it at home.  The best part is that I know exactly… Keep Reading »

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe

Quinoa is one of our favorite grains. It is a great for vegetarians to add to their diet, because it is higher in protein that other whole grains.  If you have never tried quinoa, I urge you to give this recipe a try. If you can cook rice, you can cook quinoa. This particular dish started out with… Keep Reading »