Cranberry Apple Fruit Salad

I mentioned I was working on a lot of new things for myself this year. Balance, being one of them. I hate to admit that after a year of doing fairly well, I threw it all to the wind after our family vacation in September. After that, our meals just became horribly unbalanced. You know […]

Caramel Apple Breakfast Bars

adapted from recipe by Trainer Momma 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/4 cup applesauce 3/4 cup caramel bits 3/4 cup chopped peacans 1 cup mini marshmallows Mix it all together and […]

National S’mores Day!

Ok, I’m a little late since National S’mores Day (August 10th) was actually yesterday. But hey, when you’re talking about s’mores its never to late, am I right? I heard the news right before dinner, scoured my pantry and whipped up this super simple S’mores pudding. Instant Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding + Mini Marshmallows + […]

Crumbles, Cobblers and Breads, Oh My

Hot off the press – Three summer recipes for your dining pleasure. These were all made with the peck of peaches we picked from Vogel Orchards (see last post). Nothing like a little fresh from the vine fruit action to kick off a lazy summer weekend at home. I’m not much of a recipe follower […]

Tropical Oatmeal

I’ll be making a big announcement next week, an announcement that has a lot to do with the better food choices I’ve been making for my family this year. We’re eating foods that are better for us and finding ways to make them taste better than their sugar loaded alternatives. I’ll be sharing some of […]

Almost Homemade …

YoPlus Blueberry Acai Yogurt

I’ve been making an effort this year to feed my family less packaged and processed foods [fun new recipes and how-tos coming soon], BUT in an effort to transition our lifestyle in the most frugal way possible, I have been slowly phasing out our existing stock of pantry items. I made this version of Blueberry […]

We’ve been busy baking

There’s been a lot of baking going on in our home this holiday season as we take a moment to show our friends and family how much we care by giving them something homemade & covered in chocolate. I’m so thankful my children have a generous nature and giving attitude as they bake each batch […]

Sweet Little Turkey Cookies

Sweet Little Turkey Cookies

These incredibly easy-to-make cookies are the perfect activity to get kids excited about Turkey Day. There’s no need for perfection, so let your kids have a ball creating wonky turkeys and cross-eyed fowl. There’s even time for a quick lesson in Giving and more than likely, you won’t even need to play Teacher. When I […]

Sweet Treats and Tasty Tricks

As Halloween inches nearer and nearer, I find myself dreaming of all sorts of sweet treats to make for the kids. Since this is my first year being able to go All Out for Halloween in many years, I’d love to make this special night something my kids will remember for a long, long time. […]

Autumn Almond Bark

Cranberry Apricot Almond Bark

Autumn Almond Bark Nothing says Hello to Fall quite like a decadent, autumn inspired almond bark. Take this one for instance, it’s chock full of dried cranberries, cherries, apricots, honey roasted almonds, and white raisins. You’ll never believe how simple this indulgent treat was to make! My 3 year old actually helped me create this fun […]