25 Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

We love to cook with fresh blueberries.  I am always looking for new fresh blueberry recipes for variety. As much as I enjoy making blueberry pie and blueberry cobbler, sometimes we enjoy trying new recipes as well.  One of the ways I want to eat healthier this year is by using more fresh foods and […]

Hearty Steak and Black Bean Chili on Rice

I’m sharing this Hearty Steak and Black Bean Chili recipe with you today because it’s the perfect busy weekend meal. I’m on a blog trip right now, but before I left, I made a big batch of this for the kids to eat while I was gone. It’s super easy to make and tastes even […]

Virgin Sangria Recipe and 25 Summer Mocktails to Try

Have you ever tried a virgin sangria recipe? Marty and I don’t drink or serve alcohol to our guests. To offer our guests something a little special when we entertain, these non-alcoholic drinks can be a great choice.  We can always offer lemonade or my Templeton iced tea but sometimes I want something just a little […]

How to Make an Easy No Bake Vegan Protein Ball

So, what’s the big deal with protein? I know you see it mentioned in a lot of recipes but, why? Not only is this no bake vegan protein ball recipe amazingly delicious, it will help keep you from feeling hungry while providing a healthy snack and a source of energy. This post is sponsored by […]

Tips for Serving Gluten Free Pasta

These tips for serving gluten free pasta will entice even the pickiest eaters. We found out my daughter was gluten intolerant when she was about thirteen. It required an enormous change in how I prepared meals and what we ate. Sarah was used to eating traditional foods that contained gluten and refused to eat many […]

14 Healthy Drinks Worth Pampering Yourself With

A 16-ounce soft drink has about 280 calories. A tall latte has 240 calories. If you’re not careful, you can easily drink away half your allowed calories for the day. There are healthy drinks worth pampering yourself with and now that I have a bit more me time, I can enjoy them when I unwind […]

Paleo Clam Chowder Recipe in 30 Minutes

This paleo clam chowder recipe can be on your table in less than 30 minutes! I love hearty soups and chowders as the weather gets colder. There is nothing that warms you up better than a hot bowl of soup. This paleo clam chowder recipe is hearty, healthy and delicious! Plus, you can have it […]

Family Favorite Easy Chili in the Crock Pot

Did you know that the heat from chili peppers helps combat nasal congestion and even has antibacterial properties? I kid you not. Somehow after my recent trip to San Francisco, I managed to come down with an awful cold and the congestion is driving me crazy. When that happens, nothing works better than a huge […]

Horror Movies, Teenagers and Popcorn Seasoning

Did you ever look back at your life and realize how many opportunities you’ve lost? The kids are 18 and 22 now. My youngest (my son), recently moved out and in with his girlfriend. I don’t imagine it will be long before my daughter, and her boyfriend leave the nest to start their lives. As […]

Homemade Fresh Cranberry Juice in 20 Minutes!

I love starting the day with a glass of homemade fresh cranberry juice because it’s such a healthy juice. They can help prevent urinary tract infections and some people even use it for type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue, to prevent blood clots. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and salicylic acid. You can see […]