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In the Kitchen

Sriracha Tuna Fish Sandwich

Sriracha Tuna Fish Sandwich

Lunch has really been looking up around these parts the last few weeks thanks to a sweet friend of mine. You know the type, the one who whenever you hear they’re cooking for a party or that they might be bringing an item to a […]

Cranberry Apple Fruit Salad

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. […]

Caramel Apple Breakfast Bars

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 […]

National S’mores Day!

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 […]

Crumbles, Cobblers and Breads, Oh My

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 […]

Tropical Oatmeal

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 […]

Almost Homemade …

Almost Homemade …

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 […]

We’ve been busy baking

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Treats and Tasty Tricks

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 […]