A few weeks ago I decided to buy a bushel of tomatoes at the local farmers market to can. Iâ€™ve done this before other years, and it has always been great to have canned organic tomatoes for making spaghetti sauce all winter long. I also added in all the tomatoes I had from my garden. […]
This is a simple recipe, but it is delicious and pretty! I had yellow, orange and red tomatoes for the salad, so it looked nice and colorful when it was done. My daughter who hates tomatoes says that they were edible when served this way.
We have a busy week a head since all the kids afterschool activities have started back up. Plus my 17 year old just started working at the local drugstore over the weekend. This makes dinner planning more complicated, since for the past few years my backup dinner plan has been she cooks dinner while I […]
Everyone wants to eat better, but not eat bland boring food either. It can be difficult to balance these competing desires, but here are my top 10 tips for ways you can eat better without sacrificing taste. 1. Limit the Salt – Foods have way too much salt. You can easily cut the amount of […]
For our recent camping trip I decided to make homemade trail mix. I love trail mix, and it makes a great quick high protein snack. But it isn’t cheap, and by making my it myself I can leave out some of the less healthy ingredients that are usually included. This recipe was modified from a […]
If you read my post about our fun crabbing last week it makes sense I’d post our crab cake recipe. I was born and raised in Maryland, so my favorite crab cakes are Maryland lump crab cakes with very few added ingredients. One thing we did discover last week was that if you are picking […]
POM Wonderful is a company that sells healthy pomegranate juice products including juice, fresh fruit, tea, iced coffee and bars. POM Wonderful recently sent me a case of their POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate juice so I could try out some fun summer recipes. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice has uniquely high levels of powerful antioxidants, […]
This time of year there is always an abundance of zucchini, and this is one of my favorite ways to cook it. If you want to make it vegetarian it is easy to leave out the bacon and saute the zucchini in olive oil instead. I wouldn’t say the kids love this meal, but they […]
I won a contest last week on MommyMandy from Hungry Jack. I entered because the prize included 20 coupons for free syrup, and my kids go through pancake syrup fast. But it also came with a smiley face griddle, and my kids love it. Given their ages (17, 14, and 11) I figured it was […]
This is a great summer recipe for the grilling. My kids enjoy anything cooked on a stick!