Homemade Granola Bars Recipe – chocolate & peanut butter

homemade peanut butter granola bar

Around here, grab-n-go foods are important. They provide us with options when we are out and about - because they feed our hunger and keep us from stopping for fast food. Grab-n-go foods are also important when we get up late and don't want to skip breakfast, and (often more … [Read more...]

Eggnog Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

eggnog cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that I really never understood. Is it cheese or is it cake and why would anyone want to combine the two anyway? I never liked it. But as I got older, my taste buds changed and I noticed that I developed more of an appreciation for … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Cookies

When I was younger my mom used to make homemade pumpkin cookies this time of year. They were awesome. The recipe, I guess, was handed down through the family, and the other day she sent it to me. Now, being me, I had to tinker with it because I wasn't going to use sugar and I … [Read more...]

Clean Eating Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders


I am currently reading a book about living gluten-free and although we haven't adopted the lifestyle fully yet, I have been trying to create recipes that are gluten-free for dinner time.  Eventually we will work our way up to the rest of the meals. The other day I knew I … [Read more...]

Homemade Watermelon Popsicles

homemade watermelon popsicle

Yesterday I posted a recipe for homemade fruit popsicles made with strawberries and blueberries. They were delish! That same day we also made some watermelon popsicles and they too tasted amazing! It tastes as yummy as it looks. Homemade Watermelon Popsicles … [Read more...]

Homemade fruit popsicles


For most things, eating organic poses an availability problem.  At least it does if you are looking for convenience.  While there are a few organic choices for some convenience foods, generally we find that if we want something, we have to make it ourselves. The longer we lead … [Read more...]

100 Calorie Homemade Hot or Iced Cocoa Recipe


This morning it was 50 degrees out and my daughter was supposed to meet at the park for preschool for a special picnic lunch.  We had 90+ degree temps last weekend and now we are freezing. As I packed a lunch for us, I immediately had the urge for hot chocolate knowing I was … [Read more...]

Garlic & Herb Penne Pasta with Sausage


I'm a big fan of all-in-one style dinners.  I like to be able to cook everything, toss it together and serve.  It makes it easier to deal with the kids claiming they don't want a particular item (say...veggies) because it's all mixed in, they have no choice. I'm the type of … [Read more...]

Bacon and Alfredo Pasta Recipe


Clean and healthy eating doesn't mean low fat and no flavor. In fact, you can even have bacon on occasion. Yes. I said the 'B' word. BACON. And I don't mean fake bacon made from an imposter animal that is nothing even remotely like a pig. I mean thick, yummy … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Bean & Cheese Dip


The other day my daughter and I were hungry for lunch and for some reason neither of us wanted a traditional lunch.  We wandered around opening cabinets and opening the fridge and the only thing we could agree upon was a can of organic refried beans. Beans. The magical … [Read more...]