Sauteed, and Sliced Zucchini, Onion, and Mushroom

Are there any foods you like the smell of, but not the taste? This was me, and mushrooms. My Mom loved them, and sauteed them often, but as much as I liked the smell, I never wanted to eat them. Then came this dish. This side dish was made for me by a friend, and…

Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cookies

I wish I had more time. There are so many things I want to make, and so many combinations I want to try. Breakfast cookies are no exception. Oats, honey, chia seeds, and either applesauce or mashed banana are the set ingredients for these yummy, healthy bites. This time I added fresh strawberries and blueberries,…

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love! Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too. And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only 3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice…

Almond Butter Ants on a Log

I know just the title brings you back. If you didn’t like this snack when you were little, you know someone who did! While I detest raw celery, and would only scoop the nut butter and raisins off, this was, and is, still a favorite of my hubby’s. He prefers almond butter, so that’s what…

From Salad Wraps to Spinach Bites: Sunday Dinner

I love Sundays. Usually my husband golfs, and I go to the gym, and church. We’re both home about 2pm or so, and ravenous.  Today, I wanted orange chicken in lettuce wraps but I didn’t have any romaine. So spinach bites were born! The recipe is easy and quick, and tastes so good. Sprinkle sesame…

How To In the Kitchen: Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is such a staple in my household, and I always need it on hand. I love to make big batches of it, and then freeze in small batches. Here’s how. Remember, my batch is huge, so I will give you a nightly recipe, too. Roasted Garlic (Bulk): 3 lbs garlic, deskinned and, ends cut off…

I Miss you Gram, but my Newest Book, it’s for you

At the end of last year when my Gram passed, I had just released my very first book.  I was never able to share it with her but she knew it was in the works. And she loved it, the idea of it, and knowing how happy I’d be writing it. I was one of…

You Need These 10 Things To Make Wine

You can do it! But heed my words.. Wine making can be a difficult, specific process. There’s nothing more important than sanitation, and if you mess that up (I have yet to,) your whole batch is a waste. With that being said, if you make wine often, you will get used to the process, and…

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

It’s late on a Saturday and I haven’t even thought of dinner yet. Yup, it’s one of those days. I knew I wanted something with lots of vegetables and I knew I wanted something easy but delicious. Sweet Potato Hash was it. My hubby chopped everything, I cooked it all off, and dinner was done….

Healthy Travel Tips: Tip Two

Have a salad each day for a meal. I know, soup and salad is my favorite so it’s easy for me to say that. But salads are really tasty and so healthful for you! To round out your meal, order a side of chicken wings or fruit. Want more reasons why salads are the best…

Roasted Pepper Brussels Sprouts

This is a Brussels Sprouts stalk! Pretty cool huh? Believe it or not, I saw it at a wholesale, “big box” store for the first time. It’s pretty awesome. I love Brussels sprouts, especially baked in the oven. They brown up, crisp up, and take on a while new flavor. Here’s an easy delicious recipe:…

Oven Roasted Garlic Lemon Pepper Broccoli

It’s early Saturday morning but I can’t stop dreaming about the broccoli from dinner last night. Broccoli you say? Yes! So I love broccoli, steamed, raw, and otherwise. My hubby, not so much. This recipe though? He told me how great he thought it was and I was floored to say the least. This broccoli…