Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Strawberry Vinaigrette

This recipe is adapted from an apricot vinaigrette recipe that my sister-in-law shared with me. This vinaigrette tastes amazing served over baby spinach along with feta cheese, candied pecans, sliced strawberries and craisins.

What’s for Lunch? Quick Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza

Here’s what Jack and I had for lunch today along with fresh veggies. I picked up Flatout Multigrain with Flax flatbread at Costco this week and decided to try pizza toppings on top.  Yum. We actually didn’t have pizza sauce in the house so I threw a jar of spaghetti sauce, a can of tomato […]

Lunch Idea: Warm Fruit Greek Yogurt Dish & Veggie Salad

Healthy Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch today. It’s healthy and delicious. Warm Fruit Greek Yogurt Dish In a skillet, put frozen blueberries and home-canned peaches (or whatever fruits you enjoy) and heat the fruit over medium heat. Meanwhile scoop your plain Greek yogurt into your bowl.  We buy on the Fage Greek Yogurt at Costco […]

Simple Black Bean & Corn Soup

Simple Black Bean and Corn Soup

Here’s what I made for dinner tonight.  This was my first time making it and we loved it.  Even my 5 year old gobbled it right up. I adapted it from this recipe found on AllRecipe.com. Black Bean & Corn Soup 1 onion 1 cup carrots 1 clove garlic 1.5 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. […]

How I Spent My Day…

Cookie Baking 2011

If you noticed that things have been a little quiet here today…this is what I’ve been up to with my friends. I made the ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate and the peanut peanut balls. Find the peanut butter balls recipe here. And I’ll share the ginger cookies recipe in the next couple of days.  […]

Simple Homemade Beer Bread Recipe


I mentioned on Facebook yesterday that I made beer bread for lunch and a couple people asked for the recipe. Thanks so much to my friend Sarah who shared this recipe with me. Simple Beer Bread Recipe 3 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 3 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup sugar 12 oz. beer 1/4 cup […]

Simply in Season: How to Make Peach Freezer Jam


So here it is… my first vlog which is just a fancy word for a video blog entry. It’s strange to listen and watch yourself on video, but I hope it helps show you how easy homemade jam is. If you’re interested in other jam recipes, here’s strawberry rhubarb freezer jam and strawberry freezer jam.

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Zucchini

Zucchini is taking over our house.  Saturday night I started with this Pumpkin Zucchini Bread recipe on AllRecipes.com and here’s the recipe that I came up with.  And it’s doubled, because we have A LOT of zucchini and I throw the extra loaves in the freezer. Pumpkin Zucchini Bread 6 eggs 3 cups granulated sugar […]

Freezer Cooking: Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes with Oatmeal

Pancakes Freezer Ready

I made Chocolate Chip pancakes for lunch today and made a big batch, so I could freeze the extras for easy breakfasts.  Cereal deals seem to be seldom lately. You’ll find the original recipe for Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes on Money Saving Mom.  Here’s how I adapted the recipe:  I cut out 1/3 […]