Category «Recipes»

Friday Favorites: What I am Loving Lately

Spring is so close, but I do feel the need to give a quick shout-out to the favorites that helped me survive this (thankfully very mild) winter. Hand and Nail Care Products My cuticles and nails get cracked and dry in the winter. I am hard on my hands, so I decided to make a conscious …

KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out, plus a Cincinnati-Style Chili

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KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out My KonMari decluttering has now moved into the kitchen! (Master closet and beauty products have already been KonMari’d). I remember when we first moved into our house, marveling at the entire cabinet with a built-in lazy susan just for spices! Both my husband and I cook a lot, and …

How to Add More Protein into Your Day Without Meat

I struggle to get enough protein into my diet. I have worked very hard to build up some muscle on my body, and I want to keep it there! With the exception of dinner, I generally do not eat a lot of meat. However, my husband is a full-fledged carnivore, so we do usually eat some type of …

Blooming Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa

In the wintertime, I try to find little things to lift my spirits. I do not like being cold, or grey skies, or shoveling snow. To keep me from being a total grump, I try to focus on the fun things that winter can bring. Watching my children gleefully play in the snow. Enjoying sipping on …

Thanksgiving Left-Overs: 2 Potato Recipes, Plus Homemade Butter

Left-Overs There is nothing better than turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, am I right? But what about some of the side dishes? I have two yummy left-over potato recipes to share, plus a fun science “experiment” making fresh butter at home to spread over those left-over rolls (or anything else- no judging here!). Sweet …

Eat a Rainbow: Healthy Foods for Thanksgiving and Beyond

With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, we are learning about eating all the colors of the rainbow in preschool science this week. Have you ever heard the saying, “Eat a Rainbow”? It is a simple mantra, but of course, the rainbow colors need to come from NATURAL foods – namely fruits and vegetables! Fruits and vegetables get their …

5 Things I am Loving This Fall

**Update: my newest list of favorites can be seen by clicking here!** 1. Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup It’s slow-cooker season, and I am loving every minute of it. Even though my family rarely eats out or gets take-out food, I do not necessarily enjoy cooking our meals everyday. The glory of the slow-cooker is that I can …

A Shoe Tying Hack, Awesome Activities for Spy School, and a Ripe Banana Recipe

Shoe Tying This might be old news to a lot of people, but this shoe tying tutorial has proven successful for my son! He has been working on tying his shoes for about a year. He is very good at tying knots, but had not made much more progress beyond that. In addition to tutoring …

Protein Packed Yogurt Fruit Dip You Need To Make This Weekend (And Digging Dinos!)

YOGURT FRUIT DIP It is easy enough to come up with an unhealthy snack to eat – chips, chocolates, cookies, candies, etc. But I found a recipe for a yummy and healthy treat. Whether you are watching football, relaxing with friends, or even just hanging out at home, I have the perfect snack for you to enjoy this weekend. …

Epsom Salt for Aching Muscles, a Bubble Update, and a Granola Bites Recipe

Aching Muscles He were go again! I had an 11-mile run this weekend. What’s up with all of this running (and aching muscles)? I am preparing for two races – a relay race where I will complete 3 legs totaling 13.5 miles, and a half-marathon race (13.1 miles). That, and this… Epsom Salts After this last run, I …

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