Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

I found this soup on Pinterest…modified it a bit to suit my family’s veggie tastes and it turned out great !  It is a perfect cold-weather, warm-your-tummy, healthy but hearty soup ! 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 zucchini, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1/2 [...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s a cold rainy Sunday in Texas !  I love it, but it makes me want to be very unproductive.  I just want to stay in my PJs all day and be lazy   However I’m fighting the urge as there are only 21 days left til Christmas !!!  Working on photo calendars of the [...]

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Turkey Noodle Soup!

This will be a quick post today as I am about to head out to do some shopping but wanted to share with you my favorite easy soup to make with leftover turkey I make this every year for my family and they love it ! 1 onion 4 carrots 3 stalks celery 2 parsnips [...]

Alphabet Veggie Soup & Breakfast Muesli…and Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway !

Sad Veggie Cake

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone ! Bob’s Red Mill was gracious enough to send me a few of their products to sample.  I got the Vegi Soup Mix, Muesli and the Bran Apple Muffin Mix. The soup was amazing!!!  The mix is a combo of split peas, lentils, barley and some wheat alphabet pasta…my kids loved [...]

Easy Potato and Leek Soup & Banana Walnut Muffins

Cleaning the Leeks

I’ve been busy in the kitchen making snacks for next week while the kiddos are out of school for Turkey Week.  I made a double batch of Melissa’s Ladybug Bars (yep this is about my 8th batch of these…LOVE them!).  We made a huge dent in them today…I froze a dozen and we will eat [...]

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Just back from Cabo with the hubby and I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!!!  I have spent the last 48 hours cleaning the house, doing laundry, checking schoolwork, playing email catchup, grocery shopping…omg I am exhausted!  I’m hoping sometime this week I’ll get a chance to plan/shop/decorate for the wedding shower [...]

Amy’s Gluten Free Cookies, Spinach Lasagna and Halloween Fun!

Amy's Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone!!! My kids have been counting this day down all month To celebrate the holiday, we wanted to announce a new “sweet” giveaway ! Amy’s Gluten-free shortbread cookies….They are so incredibly yummy..and I’m not even gluten-free My kids loved them too.  They come in 3 flavors – Almond, Classic and Chocolate Chip and [...]

Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

Happy Almost-Halloween everyone!!!! I’m loving this cooler weather, and it makes me want to be in the kitchen non-stop! This week I made Melissa’s Ladybug bars (AGAIN-my kids can’t get enough!), Kimmy’s 15 bean soup (AGAIN!) and 3 different versions of kale salad (I’m addicted!)!  Below is a recipe my sister-in-law told me about that I’ve [...]

Turnip and Cannelini Soup and Spa Martinis :)


I picked up my co-op veggies last week and when I saw it included turnips I thought “Now what the heck am I going to do with these ?”   I’ve always thought I didn’t like them but I decided I’d try to put them to good use.   I googled some different turnip recipes [...]

Whole Pumpkin Casserole, Pumpkin Dip and our Next Giveaway!!

Whole Pumpkin Casserole

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We have had a GREAT one…got to celebrate my sister-in-law’s engagement yesterday at her engagement party and then we headed to a friend’s to watch the Texas Rangers kick some Detroit booty which means they are in the WORLD SERIES!!! YAY!!!  We’re gonna win it this year I’ve also [...]