Healthy

Granola Bars

I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to make sure that my kids got something quick and healthy for breakfast on those busy school mornings. Getting three kids to two different schools on opposite sides of the city and still make it to work was never […]

Strawberry Scones

Nothing in my house goes to waste. Either it is being used in recipes or being turned into compost in the back yard to grow even more food. We use everything. Why throw away money? That is where I got the idea to make these for the kids and hubby […]

Ham & Broccoli Stromboli

I could tell you this long story about how this came about and yada yada yada, but honestly I was bored with eating the same thing over and over again when we have leftover ham. Either we eat it with eggs for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, or reheat it for […]

Traditional French Galette des Rois

Living in the South, Mardi Gras is a part of the way of life. From just after the New Year’s until Ash Wednesday, we have parades, beads, and king cakes every where. You can’t go into a store and not see a king cake being sold. Even though I have […]

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal

If you have growing kids you know they will eat everything and anything that is not tied down. If you kids are not to that age, let me be your canary in the coal mine: when they start growing, they eat everything!! We are not out of the cold weather […]

Banana Muffins

My kids, who usually eat everything not nailed down, have decided to go on a banana strike. I buy bananas every two weeks, and it looks like this past trip was a no-go. They didn’t even touch them. They ate all the apples we keep under them, all the blueberries, […]

Eggs Benedict

When my husband first asked me to make Eggs Benedict for him, I was nervous. I had never made anything like this before. Making a mother sauce can be intimidating. I understand. With music playing and a brave face on, I was going to make it work. At least, that […]

Apple and Sweet Potato Farro Salad

I have been trying to expand our palettes to include more of the different foods that the world has to offer. Let’s face it–sometimes we can get stuck eating the same thing over and over again. I also wanted to add more salads into our diet, but I was sick […]

Tuscan Farro-Vegetable Stew

I figured since my ratatouille was just a huge hit with the family, I would try another meatless meal. Since it is winter time, I thought a nice soup or stew would be a great idea. I would think that this recipe would make another great slow cooker recipe, but I […]

Faux-Rotisserie BBQ Chicken

My husband says this reminds him of me, a little spicy mixed with sweetness. I don’t know if I want to remind him of a food. Hmmm. If you love those rotisserie chickens you can buy at the store, then you are going to love this! Not only is it […]