Instead of a night out on Valentine’s Day you and your honey are planning on avoiding the crammed restaurants and having a quiet evening at home. Dinner is all planned, but what about dessert? Instead of buying something ready-made, why not make something that lets you put a little love into it. Here are a few easy desserts will impress even the hardest to please palates: The Pie’s the Limit. Nothing beats a freshly-baked pie for dessert. But if making pastry is too intimidating, try a ... Continue Reading
Three easy to make Valentine’s desserts for a night in.
Here are some tips and recipes for throwing football-friendly parties so tasty your guests won’t even miss the Doritos.
There’s a bit of irony in the fact that the New Year, with all its itinerant resolutions around diet, strikes at exactly the same time as the peak of football season. Somehow junk food has become part and parcel to watching sports, with the Super Bowl being ultimate in overindulgence. Trying to stick to a weight loss plan while staring down a platter of nachos isn’t exactly ideal. The truth is, though, you can have your game day celebrations while staying true to the best of your ... Continue Reading
Sweet treats for you next classroom birthday party – without the cupcake and cake.
Sending a birthday treat into the classroom each year for my kids has always been a challenge. Classroom rules have changed and many schools do not want you to send in cupcakes or sweets. I guess the teachers got sick of dealing with all the kids on a sugar high. I just don’t understand. Seriously, I do not blame them in the slightest; I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes either. But they took the easiest solution away from us moms, so what now? Kids are picky and you want to appeal to the ... Continue Reading
Prepare a healthy and easy New Year’s Eve Dinner your family will love.
Every year we choose to stay in for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with our sons: less crowds, no driving on slippery roads and an incredible meal at a fraction of the cost. The only issue with staying home on New Year’s Eve is, you have to cook and clean, versus being waited on in a crowded restaurant. Here’s the perfect solution. A couple of days before Ryan Seacrest kicks off the New Year, zip out to the store and get the ingredients for the celebration menu. This meal is so easy to ... Continue Reading
Try these yummy alternatives to traditional ingredients for a healthier holiday.
The holiday season is a busy time and sometimes we moms do things because that's what we've always done. However, incorporating healthy holiday habits can be easy and better for your family. Some easy examples of healthier holiday habits are : Toss the Tub The whipped cream in the tub seems to be a holiday staple, it always was with us. It never occurred to me to make my own, or that I could. On my quest for healthier living and eating, I (and many others) have discovered that you can make ... Continue Reading
Simple and healthy homemade mac and cheese recipes.
It can be tempting to take the “easy way out” when it comes to pre-packaged foods. There are many pre-packaged items, like Mac & Cheese, that are common staple in many kitchen cupboards. But, did you know that some of these common preservative and sodium filled boxed items can be made easily from scratch at home? Here are a couple of my favorite Mac & Cheese recipes that are much more healthy for you and the kids. Simple Mac and Cheese (no baking required): Ingredients: 8 ... Continue Reading
Move beyond turkey sandwiches with your Thanksgiving Leftovers.
When it comes to saving money, one thing we can all do is make sure food doesn’t go to waste. The day after Thanksgiving is one my family looks forward to almost as much as Thanksgiving itself. We are all sandwich lovers and we each have our own version of the perfect Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But eating turkey sandwich can get tiring. If you’d like to move beyond basic turkey sandwiches and are looking for new ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, try these recipes; your ... Continue Reading
Even if you don’t want to eliminate meat entirely, you can cut down on consumption and easily feed your family healthy vegetarian meals.
One of the arguments against vegetarian cooking is that it takes too long. While slapping down a piece of meat on the grill and throwing a few potatoes in the oven is undoubtedly quick, you can also prepare a few vegetarian meals that are easy and kid friendly. Even if you don't want to eliminate meat entirely, you can cut down on consumption and easily feed your family healthy meals. Vegetarian family meals should be green in two senses: good for the environment, and providing healthy, green ... Continue Reading