5 National Strawberry Month Activities to Enjoy in May

You’ll want to leave time in your schedule for a few of these National Strawberry Month activities. Did you know that May was National Strawberry Month? Even though strawberries aren’t ripe here in Vermont in May, we still get excited because we know they will be soon. I received samples of some of the items […]

How to Make My Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Do you have a favorite strawberry rhubarb sauce recipe? If you’re from New England, you know about rhubarb, but do you like it? Rhubarb is a thick, celery-like plant with reddish stalks that can grow to be more than two feet long. In Vermont, it’s one of the first edibles that grow in our yard. […]

How to Choose a Healthy Valentine’s Day Dessert

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I have been searching for a healthy Valentine’s Day dessert that we can enjoy. Many of the desserts that are typically enjoyed for Valentine’s Day are not that healthy and I am trying to avoid cakes, cupcakes, and heavy desserts. I want to be able to sit […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

One of my weaknesses is cheesecake. I don’t need it all fancy. Just give me a slice of cheesecake with some fresh strawberries on top and I’m happy. One of the challenges I face with making cheesecake for the family is the crust. Graham crackers are definitely not gluten free and any of the grain […]

Easy Mini Berry Tarts

These easy mini berry tarts are delicious! Did you ever notice that portion control is a challenge? Seriously. I occasionally splurge on a dessert especially on holidays and at family events. That piece of pie or piece of cake that ends up on my plate somehow manages to be much larger than one portion. It’s […]

Power Up for Spring Break – Citrus Protein Smoothie

I was part of the Every day, care™ project with Whirlpool® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #EveryDayCare I normally don’t need much to keep on going each day. Just give me a few cups of coffee and a little bit of quiet time each morning and I’m good to go.  I’m the […]

Strawberry Chocolate Shake Without Chocolate Syrup

OK so I totally admit that there are a few comfort foods I miss from before I started eating healthier. Pizza and chocolate shakes are at the top of the list. I know. Comfort food is a killer when it comes to food cravings. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your typical chocolate […]

Strawberry Protein Energy Smoothie | High Protein Energy Shake

It has officially started. One of the busiest times of the year is really here. November and December are my most stressful months.  My workload really increases. I have tons of holiday preparation to deal with. The rotten weather means more challenges driving, cleaning and dealing with life. My first impulse is to grab a […]

How to Make a Trifle | Italian Christmas Trifle

The holidays will be here soon and that means special desserts. I generally don’t eat dessert for the most part but with all of the entertaining around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I allow myself a few here and there. I try to keep the desserts I make lower in sugar since Marty is diabetic.  This Italian […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe

So you may remember me telling you about the HUGE rhubarb plant we have.  The thing about rhubarb is that it gets bigger every single year. There is only so much that I can do with rhubarb so I am always on the search for new rhubarb recipes.  While I have made strawberry rhubarb sauce and […]