Holiday Cookie Round-Up: 6 Must-Make Recipes

I’ve been meaning to start my holiday baking for weeks now, but still haven’t gotten around to it. (Those of you who’ve been gifting homemade goodies and organized cookie parties, I am hereby impressed!) But this weekend, things are going to heat up in my kitchen. Below are the recipes I can’t wait to make!…Continue Reading

5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights

5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights

In an ideal world, I’d have a stocked fridge and a myriad of prepped dinner ingredients available every night. But more often than not, I haven’t planned ahead as much as I would have liked to come dinner time. Thus I frequently need to make something quickly from whatever we have on-hand. Here are a few of the meals…Continue Reading

10 Pantry Must-Haves for Packing School Lunch

10 Pantry Must-Haves for Packing School Lunch

I try to make Lucy’s school lunches interesting, colorful and different from week to week. Though she’d sometimes prefer to get the same thing everyday (as long as it was bread & cheese), I feel it’s important to offer her a variety of foods so she can continue learning about different flavors and textures – and so…Continue Reading

5 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

5 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

Halloween is just two days away, and it seems like there’s candy everywhere I go. While I’m all for occasional indulgence, eating a nibble here and a nibble there can add up to unwanted extra pounds pretty fast. Not to mention worsen diet quality, which may mean poorer health as we head into cold & flu season.…Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Whenever the seasons change, I get (overly) excited to create new recipes with a new group of ingredients and flavors. (As you may have noticed, given the Fall Fruit Madness that’s been occurring here on the blog over the last few weeks). But I just can’t help myself. There are just too many delicious things you can do with pumpkin, squash,…Continue Reading

Homemade Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Homemade Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I don’t really like oatmeal. But I do love the way it makes me feel: warm, satisfied, and full until lunchtime. So to motivate myself to eat oatmeal more often, I’m constantly playing around with flavors and toppings that make it a little tastier and more exciting. Some winning combinations so far: Bananas + peanut butter + vanilla…Continue Reading

Tropical Spinach Smoothie

Tropical Spinach Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. Smoothies are my absolute favorite. Even when it’s freezing cold outside, I’m always game to bundle up from head-to-toe in order to enjoy a thick, frosty mug of whatever smoothie I’m most into at the moment. Usually, I’m a dairy girl – the type who never tires of…Continue Reading

How To Make the Perfect Roasted Vegetables

How To Make the Perfect Roasted Vegetables

There’s no tastier way to prepare vegetables than by roasting them, in my opinion. Roasting brings out the sweetness of veggies and makes them perfectly crisp and caramelized. Now that the weather is cooling off and I can finally turn on my oven again, I’m excited to get back to roasting! Here are my tips for achieving the perfect roast.…Continue Reading

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Nearly every Saturday morning, Lucy and I walk sleepily into the kitchen to make a batch of pancakes. In the spring and summer, we add fresh berries and peaches. In the winter, bananas and pears. But in the fall, it’s always pumpkin. We usually make our pumpkin pancakes with Greek yogurt or buttermilk, but last weekend we added fresh…Continue Reading

10 Ways to Eat Better for Less

10 Ways to Eat Better for Less

I frequently hear people say that eating healthy, and especially eating organic, is too expensive. Well, it can be. But it can also be pretty cheap. The key is to plan and strategize before you shop. Last fall, I chatted with some real food experts about how to eat better for less. I loved their tips and…Continue Reading