Gender Reveal: It’s a….

In the spirit of creating fanfare for baby #4, I thought I’d hold out on the gender for a couple weeks and surprise my family with a mini gender reveal party. There weren’t balloons, decorations, favors or invites…just cupcakes. With a middle filling representing the traditional blue if it’s a boy and pink if it’s […]

Apricot Upside Down Cake

Do you ever wish you had an easy go-to dessert for potlucks, picnics and entertaining? Sick of brownies? (Nope, me either.) But if you’re looking to try something new, this cake is moist and delicious, with just a hint of apricot aftertones in each bite, a perfect spring or summer treat! This recipe was originally […]

The Best Ever Veggie Soup- Great in the Slow Cooker

This soup is full of veggies, is made with only whole foods and so tasty I served it to my out of town guests two days after I made it (and they loved it)! Before I share my recipe, let me share my evolving take on hospitality. There are times when I love to break […]

Picnic Peanut Butter Muffins

When my friend introduced these peanut butter muffins to me, I was like, “I have to have this recipe! These are some of the most delicious muffins I’ve ever tried!” What I really enjoy about these in particular is that they are moist, taste great and you get to sneak in some fruits and veggies […]

Healthy Meal Replacement Shake

Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. Or you DO feel like cooking (too much or unhealthy foods), and that’s a problem in your life when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. One way I like to reign in the total daily caloric intake is to make a healthy shake as a meal replacement, […]

Grain-less Granola

Do you follow a gluten free diet? Are you trying to cut down on your carbs? Interested in eating non-processed whole foods? I have a recipe you’re going to love. Most granolas are loaded with grains. Which make them yummy, but often high in carbohydrates and they leave you feeling kind of, well…meh. So we […]

Paleo Taco Salad & Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

I love Mexican food! But it can be loaded with fat and calories.  One of my friends introduced me to the fact that you can make taco salads really healthfully by omitting the shells or corn chips and substituting in sweet potato chips.  I’ve been making my own taco seasoning forever, so I incorporated that […]

Layered Greek Dip

My friend Holly is one of those people that is just so easy to hang  out with and be yourself.  We met at church when our family lived in New Jersey for two years.  She’s a soft-spoken and wise mother to three, smart as a whip, and rivals Martha Stewart in her addiction and skills […]

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup refers to the mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata (“married soup”),” which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together (according to Wikipedia).  This version is low in fat and calories (perfect for those New Year’s resolutions), offers good lean protein and packs a variety […]

Cake Balls Recipe

My husband likes to say that there was life B.C. and A.C.; before cake balls and after cake balls.  The first night he tried them at my sister-in-law’s house he called to tell me all about them.  “They’re amazing! The best thing I’ve ever tasted. I’m bringing you the recipe home.”  Well o.k. then. I […]