Create A Salad, Create Family Mealtime

Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

The lazy days of summer are over and school is back in session. This provides families an opportunity to return to a routine and make family meals a priority. With a full schedule of after-school and extracurricular activities, fun may not be on the dinnertime menu. What if it was? Fun is the ingredient that… Continue reading Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

Create Easy Eggs, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Available in a rainbow of colors, bell peppers  make a crispy, crunchy, tasty addition to many recipes. You may be more familiar with green, red, and orange varieties, but did you know they also come in shades of yellow, white, brown, and purple? They are as versatile as they are colorful. You can slice them… Continue reading Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Create Easy Eggs

What’s Eggs Got To Do With It? // Veggie Frittata

May is National Egg Month! Eggs are an important part of the protein group and supply our body with high quality nutrients rich in amino acids. The Egg Nutrition Center teaches us a dozen ways eggs benefit the body. May is National Egg Month! Eggs are an important part of the protein group and supply… Continue reading What’s Eggs Got To Do With It? // Veggie Frittata

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Amazing Veggies, Create Breakfast, Create Easy Eggs, Create Healthy Holidays

Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs

Easter weekend is upon us. Do you ever ask yourself, what will I ever do with all these leftover eggs? I found myself asking this question just this morning, as I dyed eggs with my kids. It seems such a waste to not use them up.  In preparation for the leftovers, I dug up some of my… Continue reading Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs

Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes

It's too hot to cook.  I just want to be outside.  Can't we just have cold cereal?  These are the thoughts running through my head lately when it comes to dinnertime.  Cooking is the last thing I want to do during the summer months.  I would rather be outside soaking up every last ray of… Continue reading Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes

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 Skillet Meal

Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos

I think it is safe to say that tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. Today was my first time trying Huevos Rancheros Tacos. I can now add them to my list of favorite tacos! With whole grain, healthy protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy to make, nutritious, and tasty… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos

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

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 Stir Fry

Let’s Create! // Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

According to the America Heart Association, Chinese food is one of America's most popular ethnic cuisines.  When it comes to Chinese dishes, it's important to watch the amount of sodium.  When ordering Chinese food from a restaurant, you have limited choices about what goes into the food and how it is prepared.  Instead of a… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Cooking Skills, Create A Skillet Meal, Create A Stir Fry

Cooking Quick // Knife Skills

Do you want to decrease the amount of time it takes to prepare dinner? Do you ever get nervous that you’ll cut yourself when you use a really sharp knife? Good knife skills can decrease food prep time and increase your chopping confidence! It's really quite simple. As long as they are sharp, you only need… Continue reading Cooking Quick // Knife Skills