Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe with you all, so I thought I’d write about this yummy breakfast treat that we’ve been eating quite often around here lately!  It’s super simple and relatively healthy! To make this you’ll need: 3 cups old fashioned oats 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour 3/4 cup whole […]

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Last week, I showed you how to make and store pumpkin puree and I said that you should save the icky gunk that you scrape out of the pumpkin.  Here is a yummy reason why: Roasted pumpkin seeds!  A great healthy (and delicious) snack! These are super simple and don’t take long at all to […]

How to Make and Store Pumpkin Puree

I adore pumpkin.  It’s one of my most favorite things about fall.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin frappuccinos—mmm, mmm, mmm.  I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to this wonderful food. To make all of those yummy treats you need one common ingredient: pumpkin puree.  While I do utilize the canned variety available […]

Making Maple Candy {Guest Post}

I have a fond childhood memory of going to the health food store with my mom and buying a little package of maple sugar leaves. They were so sweet and creamy, drug just a little nibble at a time satisfied. I decided to look up a recipe to use with my own kids and was […]

Summer Chicken Salad {Guest Post}

Summer Chicken Salad is one of my favorite summer time dishes.  It is the perfect Sunday lunch or dinner.  It is also a great hit at potlucks or as a new mommy meal.  Make ahead of time.  It keeps in the fridge for up to a week. Summer Chicken Salad 1 or 2 chicken breasts […]

DIY Ideas for the Average Mom {Guest Post}

I love DIY (Do-It-Yourself). I’ll look for a way to do something myself first every time if possible. There is something very satisfying about completing a project or making a recipe most people buy on their own. Sometimes it backfires. Sometimes it ends up costing me more than it would have to buy in the […]

No Bake Sand Cake

It’s summertime!  Despite the steady onslaught of storms and rain that have saturated our little town and drowned our garden, we are still celebrating that it’s the season of sunshine(well, hopefully!) and fun! To help kick off our festivities, we decided to do a twist on a recipe that I used to really enjoy at […]

P is for Pink Applesauce

Fresh fruit is always a hit around here.  We can hardly keep it around, it disappears so quickly.  I can’t complain about that!  I’m always on the lookout for new recipes utilizing fruit to add a little pizazz here and there to our usual repertoire, but sometimes you just have to go with old faithful. […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies with Spinach

I am always trying to fit more veggies into our diet.  We eat a lot of them, but I feel like there is always room for more.  So after reading recipe after recipe about “green” smoothies that include leafy veggies, I decided to try my hand at revamping one that we already love and adding […]

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Muffins are a breakfast staple here and I am constantly revamping our recipes to make our favorites more healthful.  So what better way to make a muffin better for you than to add VEGETABLES to it?  I played around a bit and this is what I came up with: Gather up:1 1/2 cups whole wheat […]