Create A Sandwich, Create Family Mealtime

Free Family Mealtime Cookbook // Sloppy Joes

Have you sat down to dinner with your family lately?  A favorite quote of mine comes from Lori Borgman, author of All Stressed Up and No Place to Go.  She says, "Dinner is where you put together the puzzle of the world and sometimes the puzzle of yourself.  In the midst of all the shuttling and… Continue reading Free Family Mealtime Cookbook // Sloppy Joes

Create Amazing Veggies

Cooking In Season // Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to surface as winter dies down and spring begins to bloom.  When I was a little girl, wild asparagus grew along the railroad tracks near my house.  Every spring we would go on an asparagus hunt to see how much we could find.  It was like a contest… Continue reading Cooking In Season // Asparagus

Create A Salad

Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

It is not uncommon to have lots of sugary treats around the house this time of year. It is important to balance holiday treats and sweets with a well-balanced nutritious diet. Leafy greens and other foods high in fiber will help keep you feeling fuller long and help ward off cravings. Having the ingredients on… Continue reading Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

Create A Soup, Create Amazing Veggies

You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Create A Casserole, Create A Salad, Create A Sandwich, Create A Soup, Create A Stir Fry

Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Create A Casserole, Create A Fruity Dessert, Create a Menu Plan, Create A Salad, Create A Salsa, Create A Soup, Create Amazing Veggies

Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month?  It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads.  If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm  planning this week!   Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?

One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads.  Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items.  Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?

Back To School, Create Breakfast

Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Children will soon be heading back to school and the lazy days of summer will be over.  Getting back into the groove of carpooling, catching the bus, homework, and after school activities can be a bit challenging.  It is important to start the day out right and full of energy.  A healthy breakfast is the… Continue reading Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Create a Menu Plan, Create A Skillet Meal, Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy?  With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky.  It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible.  You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1.  Plan ahead.  The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

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Create A Casserole

Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

When it comes to soul-satisfying comfort food that's rich in history and flavor, few dishes can match the hearty appeal of Chicken Creole. This classic Southern dish, born from a fusion of French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences, tantalizes the taste buds with its vibrant blend of spices, tender chicken, and a tomato-based sauce that's… Continue reading Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

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Create A Skillet Meal

Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

Pineapples, with their distinct tropical charm and sweet tang, have long been a favorite among fruit enthusiasts. But have you ever stopped to wonder: are these spiky, juicy wonders truly berries? The answer might just surprise you. In this exploration, we delve into the intriguing botanical classification of pineapples, unraveling the mystery behind whether they… Continue reading Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

Create A Pizza

Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Who says pizza can't be healthy? When you make pizza at home, you choose your own toppings to create a nutritious meal. Today I made a Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce and homemade pizza crust.  In this blog post you'll find: Easy No Cook BBQ Sauce Basic Pizza Dough Recipe Healthy BBQ Chicken Recipe Easy… Continue reading Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

loaded quesadilla recipe
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Delicious and Healthy Loaded Quesadillas

Delicious and Healthy Loaded Quesadillas Who likes quesadillas? Don't we all? Quesadillas don't have to be just tortillas and cheese! You can add different ingredients to make them more filling and a complete meal. In this post, I'll show you how to make Loaded Veggie Quesadillas. It will give you some ideas to make your cooking… Continue reading Delicious and Healthy Loaded Quesadillas