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Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola

Honey Walnut Granola is a delightful blend of honey, oats, walnuts, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and olive oil.  I was really craving homemade granola but wanted to make a recipe using honey instead of sugar and so I adapted this recipe from one my […]

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup is a delightfully light syrup with an intense flavor that is sure to please.  Since beginning our 30 day sugar fast, I have been desperate for something sweet.  This is the perfect solution!  I made some 100% whole wheat bread using honey […]

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Today I made a Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup.  All I can say is WOW!  It is simple and quick to make and my children LOVED it!  It is made using Portuguese kale, sausages, potatoes, corn, onion, and chicken broth.  It tastes sort of like […]

The Art of Homemaking

The Art of Homemaking

There is an art to homemaking.  It is one I think I will have to take my entire life to figure out.  I often have to remind myself that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Often I tend to have an all or nothing attitude, […]

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Walnut Cinnamon Oatmeal is a staple at our house.  The apples add a natural sweetness to it and the walnuts add a rich complex flavor as well as some healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids.  Oatmeal is also super healthy and good for you, […]

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Thirty Day Sugar Fast

Dave approached me and wants to do a 30 day sugar fast.  What exactly is that? In the simplest of terms, a sugar fast is going without any sugar for a specified amount of time.  We are also doing a white flour fast.  Since beginning […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips

I love roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips!  Olive oil, sea salt, and a delightfully smooth and complex flavor and texture inside that you can only get from roasting.  Yum!!!  Roasting vegetables is a wonderful way to prepare and enjoy them.  It was only a year […]

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables

We decided to shake things up with dinner last night and try something new.  Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables is a cross between a chicken stir-fry and Ramen noodles. I took several fresh vegetables that I had, including cabbage, broccoli, turnips, mushrooms, and celery, and […]

Toad in a Hole Egg Breakfast

Toad in a Hole Egg Breakfast

Toad in a Hole is an egg breakfast dish that my grandpa (aka Grampy) made for me when I was  little girl.  It is simple, quick, nutritious and can be made in less than 5 minutes.  Now that’s my kind of breakfast! 

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are some of my FAVORITE cookies to make!  Even though they are a planned indulgence, I somehow feel that by adding the oatmeal they at least have a semblance of healthiness to them!  With it being snowed in back East, I […]

Pizza from Scratch

Pizza from Scratch

Homemade pizza from scratch.  Honestly, once you’ve had it, nothing else really compares.  Tonight’s dinner was surrounded by the sounds of “Mmm” and “Oh” and “This is so good!” and “That sauce is amazing!”  It was so prevalent that I almost started laughing at the […]

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Our family LOVES taco salad!!!  We make many different variations which I’ll touch on briefly in this post.  This is our “go to” dinner several weeks of the month.  It is healthy, filling, fast, and we can adapt it depending upon what ingredients we have […]