Healthy Roasted Cantaloupe Salad recipe made in 30 minutes. It’s an easy savory and sweet melon tomato salad! I love this recipe for our garden Summer fruit! This salad is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
It’s Winter but I’m craving Summer food. Maybe it’s the cold, or maybe it’s the post holiday slump, but I am dreaming of garden fresh fruits and vegetables right now!
It doesn’t matter if it’s Winter or Summer where you are right now – you want this Roasted Cantaloupe Salad! Since it’s Winter in NYC, I’ll have to settle for store bought melon and tomatoes, but the greens will still come from our garden!
Recipe for easy to make Sugar Puff Cookies. These cookies are so soft and light! These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!
These cookies taste like clouds because they are that light and fluffy. You will throw one in your mouth and it will melt away with sweet flavor. Oh these cookies guys.
Soft Sugar Puff Cookies
These cookies taste like if a sugar cookie got cozy with a butter cookie. They have the taste of a sugar cookie, but the melt away in your mouth affect that a butter cookie has. To me this is pretty much a match made in cookie heaven.
Easy to make Christmas Cookies to make with kids! This classic sugar cookies recipe only has 6 ingredients. I loved baking them with my 1 year old daughter!
Do you know what memory I hold most dear when I look back at my childhood? It’s baking sugar cookies around Christmas time with my Mom. We poured flour all over the kitchen table, the oven was on full blast, and Mom had this beautiful wooden rolling pin (which now lives in my kitchen!).
Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids
With a 1 year old, I decided it was never too early to start creating baking memories so we decided to bake some Christmas cookies.
Yes, that’s right. You can bake with a 1 year old. My advise? Take a deep breath and go with the flow. Yes, there will be spills. Yes, there might be egg shells in the batter. Yes, she might wear the bowl on her head. But all of that is ok.
I have a picky toddler and she loves this puree, so trust me – your baby is going to love this Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe made with fruits and vegetables! And even better, it’s easy to make! This is a nutritious Stage 2 and Stage 3 puree for baby, or to serve to toddlers in pouches.
So there I was in the kitchen, eyeing up a beautiful butternut squash that a friend gave me. Sure, I could make butternut squash casserole, or roasted butternut squash soup, but instead I decided I was going to chop it up and make baby food with it. How’s that for a Mama loving their baby first?
GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!
Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
These Gluten-Free White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies need to become a must-have on your holiday baking list! I made them last weekend and they were gone by Monday morning! They have the taste of a spiced cookie but they’re dipped in white chocolate adding a touch of sweetness to every bite! Add some festive sprinkles on each one and you have some of the prettiest cookies you’ll bake all season long!
Pistachio cookies are one of my favorites, but they’re even more irresistible when you add in cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice to give more of a holiday taste (and smell!) to them. These cookies are not overly nutty tasting, but just perfect so everyone loves them.
Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe served inside bread bowls! This quick dinner is ready in 20 minutes and your family will love it!
Easy Chili Recipe
If you live in the Northeast, you’re likely feeling the fall season. The temperature changed quickly, suddenly calling for heavy jackets and hats. To warm you up, I wanted to share this Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe with you; it’s a simple meal that the entire family will enjoy!
If you’re a parent, you probably have an endless list of activities to do every day. Between your career, your children’s school, and their extracurricular activities, it’s probably difficult to carve out an hour to make dinner once everyone is home.
I’m excited to share a homemade chili recipe that doesn’t require a slow cooker or an hour in the kitchen – this dish only takes 20 minutes and it’s sure to warm everyone’s hearts (and tummies!) on the busiest nights.
Organic gardening tips on how to switch your garden to full organic. Compost, seeds, watering and testing the soil are all great steps to take. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® FIELDS Initiative.
Tips On Making Your Garden Organic
Snacks and parks go together pretty nicely if you ask me. Think of all your favorite times at a park, it probably also involved some friends, a blanket and endless sandwiches and chips. Think of all your favorite times with your child at a park, it also probably involved snacks because goodness – kids love snacks! Within a year of becoming a parent, I’ve learned to always be stocked with snacks!
That’s why I’ve been so happy to team up with Stonyfield since they’re the perfect mission first brand to tie together snacks and parks. How so? Well first read this post, then this post… and now let me tell you a little more about the StonyFIELDS Initiative.
Easy to make Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios recipe! These are perfect for healthy snacking! I love gifting these in mason jars for the holidays too!
Cinnamon Sugar Pistachios
Pistachios are something of a necessity for the holidays in our house. As a kid Santa would always leave me a bag of red pistachios in my stocking that I would eat right up with my pistachio red stained fingers. As a adult I still get pistachios at Christmas time, but now I like adding some cinnamon sugar spice to them.
There is something about the smell of cinnamon that really gets me in the holiday spirit and has me humming Christmas songs!
Easy to make Beef Chorizo Stuffing recipe, one of my family’s favorite holiday side dishes to serve alongside chicken or turkey. This classic simple stuffing is made with white bread cubes and chorizo. Your entire family is going to be asking you for this recipe!
Beef Chorizo Stuffing
Maybe you don’t think Mexican spices when you think holiday recipes, but I’m here to change that. A little bit of Mexican taste is going to transform your usual stuffing recipe into something bursting with flavor. Say hi to Beef Chorizo Stuffing …. this side dish is delicious!
This stuffing recipe is a family favorite, not just because of how tasty it is, but because of how easy it is to make! The holidays are about spending time with your family, so with this stuffing you don’t need to be stressed out!
I often serve this stuffing alongside chicken or turkey, but I also love it next to pork chops too!
SLOW COOKER Beef Stew with Marsala Cooking Wine made in the crockpot in 6 hours! This easy recipe is packed with vegetables creating a full classic meal perfect for holiday entertaining or a family meal. My husband declares this one of the best dinners!
This is one of my family’s favorite Slow Cooker Meals. We always break out our crockpot when cold weather hits because I love being able to make a delicious meal for my family that I know is going to warm up their bellies!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe ready in 12 minutes! Use refrigerated biscuits to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls with a powdered sugar icing that your kids will fall in love with! These Cinnamon Rolls are quick and delicious – perfect for Saturday morning breakfast.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
On a scale of 1-10 on the yummy scale, these cinnamon roll muffins are a 11. Watch out, I might fight you for them!
One afternoon I was craving cinnamon rolls. It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw a cinnamon roll on twitter, on the street, in a window, and every time I closed my eyes. All I wanted was a cinnamon roll, ok maybe I wanted two, but I wanted them quick.
Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe! This is one of my family’s favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie! I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
What’s not to love about these easy to make pancakes? They’re easy to make, fluffy to serve and delicious because they taste just like apple pie!
The recipe uses 1 cup of finely chopped apples that gets mixed in with the batter. This guantees that each bite has a little bit of apple in it! During the Fall, I love the combo of apple and cinnamon, so these pancakes are so delicious to me!
SLOW COOKER Green Beans Recipe with Tomatoes! This easy recipe cooks fresh green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and bacon in a crock pot for 4 hours. This is a healthy dish makes for delicious vegetable side dishes that you can serve over rice or as a side dish to chicken or Thanksgiving holiday dinners. This has been become one of families favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes!
Vegetable Side Dishes
With the garden season almost complete for the year, I constantly want to come up with new recipes to try, especially those that will make yummy vegetable side dishes. With pounds of green beans and potatoes just dug up, I wanted to create an easy meal that could use all of them.
At my home, vegetable side dishes are quite popular with the entire family – adults and kids. So, I decided to create a rainbow side dish with all these veggies that everyone would love!
Easy Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies recipe! This is a homemade cookie recipe, just like Grandma used to make! These cookies are decorated with sugar sprinkles on top! These are the best cookies for families, cookie exchanges and kids!
Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
There’s 48 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? Ok, I am! To get you in the holiday spirit I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes, Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies.
These are everything a sugar cookie should be: soft, chewy, melts in your mouth and delicious. I love soft cookies like my Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies, but I love these even more because they’re made with peanut butter!
To make them fun for the holidays, I added green sugar sprinkles on top of each one. These are perfect for serving your family, giving as a gift and of course Santa loves them! And I mean SANTA really loves them (wink, wink!).
EASY Ricotta and Tomato Tea Sandwiches made with tomatoes and an easy homemade ricotta garlic mixture that tastes amazing! Use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes in your bread – perfect for an afternoon tea party, baby shower or an every day lunch! As an added plus, these tea sandwiches can be made ahead of time!
There’s something about an afternoon get together with mini sandwiches that makes me happy. Can you imagine a brunch with friends and there’s heart shaped delicious sandwiches waiting for you on the table? Doesn’t that scream love and yum at the same time? In this super easy to put together recipe we’re going to make Ricotta and Tomato Tea Sandwiches that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
CREAMY and HEALTHY Sweet Pepper Soup! This easy dinner recipe combines sweet peppers with chicken broth and rice. This gluten-free recipe is easy to make and can easily be turned vegetarian by using vegetable broth. This is the perfect soup for using up a bunch of peppers! Make sure to serve with some crusty Italian bread!
Sweet Pepper Soup
I was craving fresh soup a few nights ago so I came up with this Sweet Pepper Soup recipe. I was going to make my typical stuffed pepper soup but I wanted something more creamy. This soup tastes fantastic with fresh sweet peppers, and it’s absolutely gorgeous to loook at!
The recipe calls 1.5 pounds of sweet peppers and 1 jalapeno pepper. The jalapeno pepper adds a tiny bit of kick, but not too much heat at all. In fact, even with the jalapeno pepper, this soup is completely family friend for adults and kids.
This soup is delicious, definitely a year round favorite especially in the Fall months when we’re craving a big bowl of soup! It’s the perfect soup to use up a overabundance of peppers if you have them too!
If you have any leftovers (I doubt you will – it’s that good!) you can easily freeze this soup to serve later on. We love this soup so much I will often make 2 batches – one to serve for dinner, and one to freeze.
Easy to make fruit puree pouches – perfect for baby and toddler! My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!
Food for Anemic Toddlers
When we went to our 15 month old doctor’s appointment, we found out that Enceladus was anemic and that she needed more iron rich foods in her diet. She was drinking too much milk, which was causing iron not to be absorbed.
Iron Deficiency is fairly common with toddlers, especially when they drink a large amount of milk everyday. On average, doctors say toddlers shouldn’t have more than 24 ounces of milk, but even at 16 ounces of milk a day Enceladus was anemic.
Always being one to try to naturally cure things, I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch, which helped her get her iron levels to where they needed to be!
Leafy dark greens are one of the best sources of iron, such as spinach or kale. If you wanted to substitute kale for spinach in this recipe, go for it! I find that spinach works for taste and in general, kids love it in fruit puree! Sweet Potatoes are a great iron rich food too, so that’s why I’m including both spinach and sweet potatoes!
Broccoli Cheese Casserole made with Stove Top Stuffing! This is one of my family’s favorite Stove Top Stuffing Recipes to make! This is an easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It’s one of my favorite meals to enjoy with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing!
PAMELA’S Slow Cooker Pork Chili is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is one of the easiest crockpot recipes with diced tomatoes and beans! If you’re looking for dinner ideas to make as your family’s favorite comfort food dinners, then this it! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread!
With the temperatures feeling like single digits, I’ve been craving a nice (big!) bowl of warm chili. But without having to put too much energy into it! That’s when I start looking for dinner ideas that involve my favorite kitchen tool- the crockpot.
I decided to up my chili game one notch and create Pamela’s Pork Chili filled with bacon and sausage! Doesn’t it look delicious? It tastes it too!