55+ Toddler Snacks (You and) Your Toddler Will Love

Need some ideas for healthy toddler snacks that even you will love? Check out this list of 55+ ideas!

There are days when I feel like I do nothing but feed a baby or toddler all day long. The minute I finish the breakfast dishes someone wants to nurse or "have a snack." It can be exhausting! When it comes to feeding my children (and myself!), I don't want to waste calorie consumption on foods that simply do not supply my children the nutrients they need. Even “organic” snacks are often highly Continue Reading

The Simplest Crusty Bread Recipe Ever!

the simplest crusty bread recipe ever

I confess - I'm not the best bread maker. I've had a lot of epic fails to tell you the truth. However, I really wanted crusty bread to go with our soup dinner one night, so I set out to make it happen. Sometimes, you just have to set your mind to something and refuse to fail. I'll keep telling myself that. In the meantime, I did happen to create a very simple, crusty bread that was Continue Reading

20 Minute Meal: Lemon Pepper Pan-Seared Cod

Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Check out this lemon pepper pan seared cod. It only takes 20 minutes!

We love fish in our home. I especially love it because it is so simple and quick to prepare! 20 minute meal anyone? Yes, please! 20 Minute Meal: Lemon Pepper Pan-Seared Cod Fillet Ingredients: 4 cod fillets Lemon pepper seasoning, to taste Salt & pepper, to taste 2 T coconut oil (or olive oil and butter) Lemon wedges, optional Method: Melt coconut oil in heavy skillet over Continue Reading

Hearty Fall Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

hearty fall vegetable soup

It's soup season! Aren't you excited? We're already getting snow in our neck of the woods. So it's definitely time to add soup to the menu. Soups are easy to make and incredibly frugal. I especially love the latter part. But the problem with soups is my family usually ends up hungry again within a couple of hours of devouring bowls full of delicious goodness. Soups just simply do not tide us Continue Reading

Healthier Snickerdoodles {Grain Mill Wagon}

healthier snickerdoodles you don't want to miss

Are you a cookie lover? We definitely are in this house, but I have found it so hard to bake cookies because of all the ingredients most of my cookbooks call for (not to mention the amount of sugar). Oh and I'm not all that great of a baker either. This certainly plays into the lack of cookies in our home. A couple of weeks ago I got an incredible craving for cookies. It was one of THOSE Continue Reading

Preparing for Baby {Stocking My Freezer: Part 2}

My Final Weeks Before Deliver (Freezer part 2)

A pregnancy update: My final weeks before delivery are getting shorter and shorter. Though I am aware of every waking moment that this little boy is still in my belly, I am also aware that I can easily fill my days with "one more thing" to do before his arrival. I am currently 37 weeks and a few days (3, but who's counting? Oh, I am, that's right). Let's see how my original game plan is coming Continue Reading

Homemade Chicken Alfredo Pizza {Recipe}

Homemade Chicken Alfredo Pizza Recipe

We love pizza! In fact one of my son's first words was pizza. We eat it often and some weeks we probably eat it too much. Is that possible? Recently we discovered our new favorite homemade pizza - Chicken Alfredo Pizza! Oh my yum - so good! You have to try it... Ingredients:  Easy Homemade Italian Pizza Dough {I posted my method on the Grain Mill Challenge blog} Homemade Alfredo Continue Reading

Easy Homemade Pancakes {Grain Mill Wagon}

easy homemade pancakes

We love pancakes in our family. My toddler especially loves them and he loves to help make them. Since we enjoy kids in the kitchen, we've made Saturdays a pancake making tradition. Today I'm over at the Grain Mill Wagon blog posting about our very favorite homemade pancake recipe. I received a Wondermill to try out in exchange for completing the Grain Mill Wagon challenge, and I have to Continue Reading

Get Ready for Summer with Homemade Ice Cream

just making ice cream

My husband is crazy about ice cream. Before we were married, or even engaged for that matter, we headed to a local grocery store to pick up two pint size cartons of ice cream - one for me and one for him. We curled under blankets - one for me and one for him - and flipped on the television for a relaxing date night in. Before I was three bites into my ice cream, I looked over at my sweet Continue Reading

Another Gift to Our Subscribers – Sizzlin’ Soups!

3D Image Sizzlin' Soup Book

Last year, we released Sizzlin' Soups to our subscribers and I'm so excited to bring it back. This pregnancy has left me craving soups of all kinds - cozy, wholesome goodness. I've been frequenting our natural grocery store for their already made kind, but then I remembered this eBook! Duh! I can make my own...when I have the energy of course. To get your copy … If you are subscribed to our Continue Reading