We love campfire food and camping out during the summer! It’s great bonding time with the family and there’s really nothing like sleeping under the stars and making memories around the campfire. Fellow campers know that one of the more enjoyable parts of camping (once you’ve set up your tent, of course) is cooking over the campfire. It’s lots of fun, but so often winds up with burnt food or hot dogs lost to the flames. Ugh! Instead of that huge bummer, give these easy campfire food ideas a try! [Read more…]
You’ve come to the right place for ideas for a spectacular Father’s Day menu! Last month, we shared our favorite Mother’s Day menu ideas with you. Now, we’re happy to do the same for Father’s Day. Whether your dad is a “meat and potatoes” guy or into lighter fare, we’ve got something on this Father’s Day menu he’ll love. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate love – those we love, places we love, and FOOD we love! Let’s get right to the food, shall we? [Read more…]
It’s harvest time again and like many of you, we are wondering what to do with it all! So many zucchini, summer squash, carrots and other yummy harvest vegetables. If you missed our post on how to preserve garden vegetables be sure to check it out for some easy ways to make it last longer. But back to this delicious summer vegetable chowder recipe.
I am addicted to Thai food. Growing up in small town Maine I didn’t have the opportunity for Thai food very often. Now I live in a busier place, I have the opportunity a lot more. Andn with the Internet, I can access so many recipes. Add a crockpot and a freezer to the mix and I’m in heaven! This Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken is scrumptious and touches on all your tastebuds! This is one of my favorites in the Crockpot Freezer Meal series. [Read more…]
Here’s a speedy way to use up #zucchini and pack some nutrients into a yummy meal. I made this for breakfast, but it would be delicious for any time of day. It could be the entire meal or a side dish. I think it would be fun to cook this over an open fire pit sometime!
A frittata is an Italian dish made with fried beaten, or whipped, eggs and resembles a Spanish omelet.
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…]
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:
No matter how you carve, slice, steam, roast, drink it, I LOVE PUMPKIN! (Carve as in pumpkins, slice as in pie, steam as in cook, roast as in seeds, drink as in latte….)
This year I carved one pumpkin and cooked another. I wish I had taken a picture of my carved pumpkin before I fed it to the buffalo. Next year…. My other pumpkin I cooked in a way similar to how I steam squash. Scoop out the seeds and goo in the middle, peel, chunk it up, and steam it until soft. I had SO MUCH pumpkin! I used some of it for my healthy organic pumpkin brownies and some of it I used for these scrumptious whoopie pies.
Here’s what I did:
Mom’s Tuna Casserole recipe is home to me. My mom is an amazing cook and out of ALL the mouth-watering recipes, this is the one I love the most and request for my birthday. Every time I go for a visit she makes this for us. She usually makes a double batch so she can send some home for me, freeze some for another time and have some leftovers for herself. Yup, I’m pretty spoiled.
I wish I lived closer to mom. I don’t get home as often as I’d like so sometimes I make a batch myself. Even though I follow the recipe to a tee, it’s never quite the same. The secret ingredient, without a doubt, is mom’s love.
My family LOVES this Healthy Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup recipe! My daughter loves the Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup from Panera Bread so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it! I changed the ingredients a little bit and we fell in love! Now it’s a once a week recipe for us. And the best part is there is usually enough leftover for my husband and I to take to work the next day.
No complaints here since it’s also on the healthy side of things! [Read more…]
Everyone should have Homemade Vanilla Extract in their cupboard! This is an easy, feel-good concoction. You can choose what potency or proof you want your vanilla to be. Bear in mind the alcohol cooks off during baking.
I purchase vanilla beans from a food co-op. Do yourself a favor and get organic. It’s just the right thing to do! Slice two or three beans lengthwise. Do not cut them in half. The goal is to just open them so the alcohol can mingle with the inside of the beans.