How to Help your Kids Maximize their Homework Time (and a Buckwheat Granola Recipe)!

I recently read this article from Better Homes and Gardens and thought it was great, so I had to post! Learning Verve – by Raven Snook Applications and attitude adjustments can make your home an optimal study zone.  Here’s how to make your kids maximize their homework: When summer ends, the stress begins-not just for [...]

Brunswick Stew and No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

We having been gearing up for Spring Break around here…it can’t get here soon enough!  We are heading to the mountains in a few short weeks…for some R&R, a few days of skiing, and lots of cooking in between I have been looking through old recipes to get some ideas on what the menu could [...]

Crockpot Chili Lime Chicken Tacos and Mexican Quinoa

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Hi Friends!  Can you believe it’s already almost February!? This is a quick post, but I wanted to share an easy meal for you on this lovely Friday, in the hopes that it might give you an easy weekend meal idea – or an idea for next week while you meal-plan this weekend.  ;-) On [...]

A Healthier Granola

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Baby it’s COLD outside!! We don’t get to say that often here in Austin…we definitely have more hot weather than cold weather around here…so I’m actually enjoying the chilly air outside. Granted, I’ll probably be tired of it in a week or two…so, hopefully it won’t last too terribly long. I wanted to share a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Creamy Dreamy Superfood Pudding!

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Hello!  I’m so glad it’s almost Friday- TGIF!  :) It’s been a good week in my house; the weather is getting cooler, allowing us to spend more time outdoors, and I finally got my new fridge!  :) I happened to capture this picture with my phone when we were outside one evening and I just [...]

Fun Halloween Craft and Rosemary Goat Cheese Dip

Halloween Craft

Happy Hump Day Everyone ! As you may have previously read, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays ! The weather is beautiful, we get to decorate the house with pumpkins and bats and spiders, etc., play dress up…what’s not to like ?!?!  Well, we were at a friend’s house last week and did this [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins and exciting things to come!

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Good evening healthy readers! First things first…congratulations to Peggy Rivera for winning the Forks Over Knives combo set (DVD and companion book)! And to Kiera Wells for winning the the Forks Over Knives DVD! For everyone else who entered…THANK YOU!!     And, speaking of giveaways…we seem to have gotten a lot of interest in them [...]