Roasted Seaweed Snacks

  For years we have been buying roasted seaweed snacks, but then I learned you can make your own at home!  I love seaweed and so do my kids, and this is a really healthy snack.  If you have ever eaten plain seaweed sheets – the kind you would use to roll sushi with – […]

Fig & Gorgonzola Puff Pastries

  I am not usually a fan of sweet and savory flavors, and this is also the kind of appetizer that looks like a lot of work.  I was pleasantly surprised when we made these puff pastries and I fell in love with them!  They are easy enough to make, and they are incredibly delicious! […]

Fried Tofu Cubes

  My kids are both vegetarian, so I look for creative meal ideas.  People often assume we eat a lot of tofu since we are vegetarian, but we actually do not.  However, we do like tofu, and after trying this recipe, my kids are a huge fan of this fried tofu!  It is pretty easy, […]

Chive Blossom Vinegar

  Every year, my chives come up bigger and better.  And every year, I get a beautiful crop of chive blossoms.  I always think about doing something with the blossoms, but forget to nab the blossoms before they wilt.  This year I decided to make chive blossom vinegar! All you need is: ~ white vinegar […]

Refreshing Frozen Fruit Treats

  I have been really frustrated by the lack of healthy, inexpensive summer treats available for our family.  You know the kind, the ones without corn syrup, food colorings and so on!  One day while at a play group, a Mom brought a bowl of frozen grapes.  They were instantly devoured.  So, that got me […]

Tomato Mint Bites

Homemade bread with Feta spread, Tomatoes, and Mint This is a recipe inspired by growing fresh veggies in the garden and trips to the farmer’s market.  If you are looking for an easy way to use fresh-picked items, this recipe is a quick way to go from farm to table!  It is refreshing and absolutely […]

Greek Dip

    This is a delicious, versatile dip that is easy to make.  I love the herbs and it really goes well with lots of different things.  You can use it as a veggie dip or with a thinly sliced baguette, to crackers and more.  This Greek Dip is easy to prepare for parties and […]

Mandarin Orange & Cranberry Salad

This is a salad that my husband and I have been eating for a while and enjoy it with almost anything at any time of the year.  It would be a perfect side salad to bring to a potluck, or for picky salad eaters because of it’s fruit and freshness! Ingredients 1 head romaine lettuce, […]

Top 10 Football Party Treats

When you think of game day, your first thought is probably, ‘What am I going to serve everyone?’ Usually, your husband has it easy.  He just invites everyone. You, on the other hand, are the one who plans ahead. You want to make sure everyone enjoys themselves while they watch the game at your house. […]

Easy Pumpkin Dip

This is a really easy pumpkin dip recipe that even the kids can help make!  My daughter made this at preschool, and the kids made their own version  they enjoyed squishing the ingredients together in a ziploc bag! Ingredients 1 can pumpkin (15oz) 1-2 packages cream cheese (8oz each) 1tbsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp ginger […]

Homemade, Baked Potato Chips – Heart Shaped for Valentine’s Day!

I am always looking for fun things to do for my kids, and I posted last year about making Valentine’s Day treats without red dye. Making just about anything heart shaped is always fun, and I decided to do homemade, heart shaped potato chips! I had two heart shaped cookie cutters; one too big and […]

No Pressure Cooker, Please! (+ Recipe)

Guest post by Angie Mielke, PhD, Co-Founder, Sticky Fingers Cooking School for Kids and Licensed Clinical Psychologist The day is winding down, dinner is almost done, and you are counting the minutes until the relief unit arrives. After all the hustle bustle of the days events, getting the kids bellies nutritionally full before bedtime, hopefully helping […]

Valentine’s Day Treats Without the Red Dye

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make fun crafts and enjoy special treats with your kids. When I think Valentine’s day, I think hearts, cupid, and pink and red. Unfortunately, if you have a child sensitive to red dye, a lot of recipes are out. I wanted to think beyond cookies and cupcakes and […]

Kale Chips – A Nutritional Powerhouse & Frugal Recipe

I know this has to be a shocking change from my last few recipe posts, tee-hee! Really though, I’ve been doing my best to eat whole, nutrient packed foods during this pregnancy. Especially foods rich in iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Kale is one of the healthiest veggies out there. It’s also known as […]

Grandma’s Applesauce

.. This is truly the BEST applesauce ever, and it’s so easy to make!  It was started by my husband’s Grandmother, and passed along as time went by.  I’ve made my own tweaks here and there, but the basics are accredited to Grandma Anderson.  We love you Grandma! .. Ingredients 6 large granny smith apples, […]

Tomato & Cheese Salad

There is nothing like fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes!  I really enjoy the pure taste of them, so in this dish, I kept the ingredients simple. Ingredients 1/2 cup Grape/Oblong tomatoes cut in half or thirds 1/2 cup cubed fresh mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1-2 Tablespoon Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette (or any dressing that’s light […]

Indian Recipes Plus Spice Station GIVEAWAY!!!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** When I found out that Spice Station was sending me some Indian spices, I was ecstatic.  I mean, have you seen their Etsy store?  The spices, herbs, peppers and teas are total eye candy!  But nothing could have prepared me for the incredible smell when I tore into opened the package. They sent me four 2-ounce bags to review […]

Mini Turkey-Bacon & Cheddar Meatloaves

This can be a part of a meal, or finger food! Cooking Time: Approx. 25 minutes (oven and microwaved used) Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef (thawed) 1 beaten egg 6 oz. can of tomato sauce 1 T minced onion 1 T dried celery 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning 1/3 cup Quaker (1-minute) instant oatmeal 6-8 […]