We all want what’s best for our babies, but sometimes we rely too much on the traditions of previous generations to make critical decisions for them. When it comes to feeding babies food for the first time, some practices are sticking around, despite the fact that many, if not all, of these practices are absolutelyContinue Reading..
So it’s time to start feeding your baby solids, huh? Such an exciting time! With everything going on in life, though, do you really want one more thing on your to-do list, like making your baby’s food? Since it’s so much more convenient to buy the jars and pouches, isn’t it logical to just take that routeContinue Reading..
One of the best ways to give our families more variety and nutrition is by eating in season. With all the wonderful produce available in the summer, it shouldn’t be too hard, either! © Thomas Bethge – stock.adobe.com Every year I mention to my husband that I would like to go to the Farmer’s Market,Continue Reading..
What do you eat during pregnancy when you are absolutely famished? Why, you turn to a delicious protein-loaded pregnancy snack, of course! There’s no better way to fill you up and give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. It wasn’t until about half way through my second pregnancy thatContinue Reading..
I enjoy meal planning, but it could take me several hours each week if I let it. And with two and a half kids, that’s just not an option. So I have to simplify. I also really love to cook, but I have zero desire to spend more time in the kitchen than I needContinue Reading..
Just in the last few months, I’ve noticed something interesting start to happen each time I enter the kitchen that I didn’t necessarily initiate. My daughters follow me in there, curiousity getting the best of them, and they stick around to “help” me cook. © jackfrog – stock.adobe.com Now, you should know that I’ve alwaysContinue Reading..
About 7 weeks ago, I gave you the recipe for the most delicious pizza dough you will ever make. For reals. But I left you hanging, because I didn’t offer a nice pizza sauce to compliment it, now did I? I’m going to rectify that today and give you some delicious options for homemade pizzaContinue Reading..
I’ll tell you what. I have been looking forward to spring for one reason, and one reason only: all the fresh, springy produce available to eat! © zoryanchik / Dollar Photo Club It seems as though winter is left with far fewer delicious fruits and veggies than any other season, and spring is a greatContinue Reading..
The first few years of our marriage, I was all over the place with our meal plans. There were a few meals I would make over and over again because my husband loved them, but I loved exploring the kitchen and learning how to cook. So most nights, I was cooking something we had never had before.Continue Reading..
Here’s what happens when you marry the man of your dreams…with a mother who cooks like an Italian chef. First, you try, try, try again. Every meal you make is silently compared to the mother-in-law’s, and you know you likely will never win. Until you make something that mother-in-law doesn’t specialize in. Then, you’re golden.Continue Reading..
When we cut back on how much we were spending on groceries, there were just some foods I was not willing to stop buying. I make pretty much every meal from scratch, and that means I need to use several different foods to add more flavor and help the dish out a bit. I amContinue Reading..
Now that I have two toddlers in the house, I really want to get more variety into our diets. Like most families, we have certain foods that we tend to buy over and over. That really is great for keeping the grocery bill down, but it’s not so great for little growing bodies and keepingContinue Reading..