Every week, about Thursday, I start dreaming about the weekend. Spending time at home with the kids playing games and reading together, maybe catching up on the growing stack of kids’ school work, art and papers in the corner, and a big breakfast with all our favorites, after sleeping in. Remember those Saturday mornings when […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Breakfast Revolution: Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats
Winter soups, stews and chilis have been warming our bodies this winter, and we’ve loved experimenting with new flavors and recipes. We’ve tried a lot of new soups and have been discovering new chili recipes lately too. Cooking with beans is a healthy way to stretch our food budget, and my kids will eat just […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Every September our schedules get turned upside down. As much as I fantasize about keeping some sort of routine over the kid’s summer break, it just doesn’t happen and this summer may have been the worst. I know it’d make the return to school easier, but that seems so distant in June when the days are […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
It’s the holiday season and that means that these are busy days because life doesn’t slow down so that we can enjoy making memories with our families. We still have work, school, laundry, errands and chores to do. And we also have cookies to bake, ornaments to make, songs to sing and stories to read. As […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Although the weather would say different here in the Northwest, spring has sprung in our house ever since these little guys showed up two weeks ago. My daughter received the butterfly garden for her birthday from her big brother who knows how much she loves butterflies. They both have enjoyed watching the caterpillars eat, move […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
With tomorrow’s Big Game comes good friends, good food, and good times (at least for those who cheer for the winning team – or like me, watch the game for the commercials).Now, we know a lot of what we eat tomorrow might not be the healthiest foods for us, which is common and ok. Let’s […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
There’s something about cold weather that makes us crave hearty soups, stews and other foods that warm us from the inside. Winter-time breakfast includes a lot more oatmeal than cold cereal, and school lunch is frequently warmed up leftovers from the night before – chili, pasta, and our new favorite: a twist on Yankee Chicken […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Growing up, we often rang in the new year with a meal that, as legend told it, would bring good luck to all who indulged the full year long. Call me silly, or superstitious, but I still share this tradition with my own family now. This year, we went for triple power: greens, pork and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
There’s something about cold weather that calls for soup. Not much does a better job of warming us from within after being outdoors in the elements.Ok, hot cocoa does this really well too, but I’m also talking about hearty meals here. While we do our best to donate and help the hungry in other ways […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.