Tropical Oatmeal Yogurt

One of the very, very few negatives of our new house is that we live too close to the new school to be on the bus route. Unfortunately, we’re also just a little bit too far away for the kids to walk to school, at least until the younger ones are a little bit older. … Read more

Peach & Nut Oatmeal


I am not a fan of oatmeal. I wish I were though, and I always try a few bites on that off chance that my tastebuds will have changed. So far…no such luck. But, my kids and my husband LOVE oatmeal. They would gladly eat it for breakfast every single day. Obviously, I don’t mind … Read more

Springtime Roasted Veggies


I fell in love with roasted vegetables about a year and a half ago and have been experimenting with them ever since. I’ve yet to find a veggie that doesn’t work well with this method. And even my pickiest kiddos enjoy the taste and texture of every roasted veggie I’ve made so far. Springtime Roasted … Read more

Baked Green Olive Cheese Puffs


I originally made this recipe for a birthday party for my mother-in-law. She loves green olives and I knew she’d enjoy these. I was right. She loved them, and so did everyone else that had some. I’ve since made them countless times as an appetizer when entertaining and even just as a special snack for … Read more

Basic Pesto


I love pesto! It is so simple, versatile and full of flavor. I rely on it alot in the summer because it’s meant to be served cold or at room temperature. There seems to be endless ways to use pesto. It definitely works for me!   Because of this love of pesto I have, I’ve … Read more

Creamed Spinach


While not entirely traditional, we all thought this version of creamed spinach was delicious, even those of us (namely, our 9 year old) who do not like spinach. I played around with and adjusted things as I went, so the measurements might not be entirely accurate. They should be pretty close though. Visit The Grocery … Read more

Cream Cheese Wontons


**UPDATED RECIPE HERE** My husband and I love to have homemade appetizers for our at-home date nights. One of our favorites is cream cheese wontons. They are similar to crab rangoon, minus the crab. If you want to recreate crab rangoon, you could easily just add some crab meat to this mixture. Even though this … Read more

BBQ-Baked Lentils


If you’ve been hesitant to try lentils, this would be a great introduction meal for you, especially if you are a fan of baked beans. You could also start small with this, and serve it as a side-dish without the rice for your family and see how it goes over. If everyone likes it, turn … Read more