Emily and I were brought up in a traditional family of the “early years”. Dad was gone all day working and mom was home all day keeping the house in order. She always made amazing meals for our family of 6 and we ate like kings and queens! When I got older, I liked the idea of cooking but it wasn’t always that way. So I can relate to anyone reading this post that hates to cook but needs to anyway… Whether you’re not comfortable in the kitchen or simply don’t have a lot of time to spend on meal planning and preparation, having a few simple steps to follow can help make weekly meal planning and preparation easier. [Read more…]
My family requests I make this for them. It has replaced store bought bread and I couldn’t be happier! It’s easy, healthy and cheap!
Snowman skillet party dip is a really quick and fun way to add a touch of winter to your food. This snowman is the cutest and tastiest! I made this food for a New Year’s Eve party but it could be made for any winter party.
Chaga grows on birch trees near my home in northern Maine and is not very attractive, but the health benefits of chaga are extremely attractive. I have heard it said that we will find in nature what we need to maintain or heal our health. I’ve also heard that the things that heal us resemble what they’re curing. [Read more…]
Stir-frying is a great way to get some extra veggies in your meals. It’s also a great way to use up left-overs in the fridge! This sauce is fantastic and adaptable for heat and sweetness. Whip up a batch and enjoy!
Adding vegetables to stuffed shells is a genius idea! We have a delicious stuffed shell recipe but adding the vegetables increases the nutrients and the taste! And it’s a freezer meal that we are going to be adding to our Freezer Meal Series. That’s right! Make LOTS and freeze them for later. [Read more…]
Hands down, this easy potato salad recipe is the best I’ve ever had… EVER. And I’m proud to say it was passed down from my mom. She’s one amazing cook and I’m glad I paid attention for this recipe. My family loves how creamy and flavorful it is and I love that it’s a healthy potato salad. I usually make a large amount for a party but below is a potato salad recipe for a small amount of people that serves 4-5. [Read more…]
I LOVE corn chowder and every winter I crave it. I realize the winter is over, the snow is melting but I made this recipe a month ago and am just now getting around to sharing it with all of you. It’s so easy to make! I’ve heard chowders are tricky because of curdling the milk and you need to watch it closely but this easy crockpot corn chowder recipe changed my life! I’m looking forward to experimenting with other chowders over the summer like seafood chowder. Mmmm mmm! If you have any favorite recipes, we would love to hear about them! Please, pop on over to our Facebook page and share! [Read more…]
If you are looking for a healthy vegetarian soup for a main course, look no more! I made this for my boyfriend’s vegetarian sister and we all loved it! I actually doubled the batch! To be completely honest, my boyfriend added a little spice to his (meat) but his sister enjoyed it as is and so did I. I’m sure you will too! [Read more…]
I used to work at a ski resort and they had delicious vegetarian lasagna. Since then I’ve searched for a replacement recipe. While this vegetarian lasagna recipe is a red sauce and that one was a white sauce, I really like this option! My bf isn’t a fan of the white sauce version… and I’m not sure if it’s healthy anyway but this version is! You can use whatever vegetables you would like but the following is what I did. After it was cooked, I added garlic salt to mine. I just prefer a little more zap to my flavors. Everyone else loved it as is. I’m sure you will too! [Read more…]
YUM! This recipe for healthy Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese chicken tastes so good you would think you were eating thousands of calories. The good news though is each chicken breast is under 300 calories! But wait… it gets even better… it’s QUICK! Within an hour you can be dining on delicious creamy, cheesy chicken! Pair this with our yummy kale salad and you’ve got amazing flavor and a healthy meal! [Read more…]
As Bill from the Wayward Wanderers travel blog pointed out, it’s not very often people are going to search for “How To Make a Cheese Ball Igloo” especially for cream cheese and black olive penguins, but it is a needed tutorial.
We decided to do this for game night at our house and it was a big hit! It just so happened we had a snowstorm the same day so the wintery theme of this project tied together perfect! This was one of my favorite projects to make and I hope you enjoy it also! [Read more…]
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving and Christmas are the leftover turkey recipes! My favorite of several is my easy Turky Pot Pie recipe. It’s wholesome ingredients add comfort to the cold months ahead… if it lasts that long. In my house, it doesn’t stand a chance!
This easy peanut butter and oatmeal bar recipe is delectable! I (Christina) love to try new things out in the kitchen for my family. Desserts are one of my favorite! They always bring a smile to their faces. This one was no different. The entire 9×13″ pan was gone in a matter of days so you know it was good.
Here’s what to do:
I have never had boneless skinless chicken breast as moist as this! Every bite was juicy and delicious. I’ve never thought of cooking my chicken this way. I’ve always oven roasted chicken breast and even though it was moist and flavorful, it wasn’t even close to this. It’s an easy 45 minute process that you will love! The leftovers were just as good!
Here’s what I did: