Garden Lites ~ Delicious Muffins with Veggies!

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We try to eat as healthy as possible, but the reality is, that doesn’t always happen.  Many days are just too busy and getting in a well balanced diet is just tough.  Garden Lites is a line of products designed to […]

10 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Have you ever wondered why grocery stores keep the sugar laden cereals at your kid’s eye level?  Or why 99.9% of food commercials on TV are advertising junk, processed foods? Or better yet, why they have all the candy right there at the checkout stands so your kids can pester, plead, and beg you to […]

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 […]

Pleasing the Picky

I have found that with my picky-eating husband and somewhat picky-eating toddler, the best ways to get good and varied vegetables in them is to puree them into tasty meals. I know this is not a new concept for most of you, but here are a few meal ideas (and recipes) that disguise veggies well […]

Please Pass the Veggies

We love our children and want them to be healthy. We work to cook and serve meals that are well rounded and good for them. Then we sit down as a family to eat dinner and our children refuse to eat their vegetables. Won’t even open their mouths to try them. Argh, I have felt […]

Fake It “Till You Make It

I was going to do another book review for this post, but I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to finish reading the book that I want to review. So I thought I would write about picky eating habits. For a very long time, I have been a picky eater. I […]

Double the Pesto, Double the Yum

Another Double Feature Sunday edition… with pesto!  The first recipe I got from Southern Living and the other from one of Giada’s cooking shows. Remember to sign up for the giveaway…this is the last week for a chance to win spices from Spice Station. Photo by New Wave Gurl (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ASPARAGUS PESTO Ingredients: […]

Mafalda with Sausage and Mushrooms

(from Better Homes and Gardens Crockery cookbook) 12 oz bulk sweet Italian sausage 2 cups sliced fresh cremini and/or button mushrooms 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 8 oz can tomato sauce 6 oz can tomato paste 2/3 cup water 1 medium onion, chopped 1 T sugar 1 t dried rosemary, crushed (or 1 T snipped fresh rosemary) […]

Chicken and Sausage Paella

(from Better Homes and Gardens Crockery cookbook) 2.5 to 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks) 1 T cooking oil 8 oz cooked smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 T snipped fresh thyme (or 2 t dried thyme, crushed) 1/4 t black pepper 1/8 t […]

Pot Roast with Basil Mashed Potatoes

(from Better Homes and Gardens Crockery cookbook)  2 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 medium turnip, peeled and cubed (1 cup) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 cup snipped dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 t instant beef bouillon granules 1/2 t dried basil, crushed 1/2 t dried oregano, crushed 1/8 t pepper 1.5-2 […]