Beavercreek Ohio 9-11 Memorial

Beavercreek has a new 9-11 memorial dedicated to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The pentagon-shaped memorial features a piece of the wreckage of the World Trade Center and has a sign with the names of all the victims. It’s hard to believe that 10 years have… Keep Reading »

Free Things to Do in Ohio – Hiking to the Moonville Tunnel

Hiking on one of Ohio’s many great trails is our summer pastime of choice.  It’s free, a great form of exercise, and has taken our family to so many amazing places that we never knew existed. Last week we had the chance to visit the Moonville Tunnel near Zaleski, Ohio.   We first learned about the Moonville Tunnel in the… 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 »

Finding the Motivation to Exercise

I was not blessed with a love for exercise. I would pretty much rather do anything else.  I will make excuses and try to avoid it, no matter how much it might benefit my health.  I learned long ago that I needed a reward system to provide motivation to exercise regularly. I believe that a reward system of… Keep Reading »

Organic Eating on a Budget – Money Saving Tips

With 4 kids and a small food budget, I know how difficult organic eating on a budget can be.  When I first started buying organic foods, I was floored at how much more expensive organic foods were. I struggled to stay within my budget while still providing the healthiest food choices for my family. Over the years I… 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 »