My Wild Child

After struggling for the past 4 1/2 years with my picky eater son, I’ve started to think his eating habits might be part of a larger problem.  Recently, his preschool teacher suggested we have him evaluated for learning disabilities.  I must say I wasn’t surprised to hear her suggestion, as my motherly instinct has told […]


Peanut Butter Cookies-a simple fave

I tried to healthy up my peanut butter cookies by using whole wheat flour and all natural Smucker’s peanut butter-with no sugar or anything but peanuts. The result was a cookie that was a bit denser and less sweet, but delicious! Almost like a peanut butter biscuit and I really don’t think these guys are […]


Popovers-an easy breakfast hit

Sometimes I forget how easy popovers are to make and then I see my old popover pan out of the corner of my eye. A good investment, I say, even if you only use it once in a while. Every time I make popovers for breakfast, served with jam and a side of bacon or […]


Re-naming foods…an innocent bit of trickery

Who ever said there was anything wrong with giving foods a different name to make them sound more fun and appealing?  Personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, as long as you really aren’t taking the other person for a ride. So my husband knows my kids do enjoy breaded chicken cutlets.  He […]


Popcorn-a light and easy snack for all

Popcorn is an easy snack that the whole family can enjoy (except pets).  If you make it yourself in a popping machine or on the good old stovetop(see above), you can really keep control of what gets added to the popcorn.  You can make it so many different ways, from hot and spicy to just […]


Mac and Cheese recipes you’ll crave

Last night, we made Rachael’s Macaroni and Cheese with Ham (pictured above).  This recipe should be called something else, like, oh I don’t know, how about, Oh My Gosh this Mac and Cheese is So Good I Can’t Stand It? The recipe says it serves 4, but it is a rich meal, so you could […]


Kids and Pizza-Make it at home family-style!

Kids and pizza go hand in hand and this simple meal can pack more than just convenience.  With a little bit of planning, you can create extremely healthy meals at home and have fun doing it!  Here are some tips of the trade: The Crust You can make pizza dough at home with just a […]


Savory Peanut Butter dishes

Picky eaters everywhere love peanut butter.  Heck, people everywhere love peanut butter.  And since it is high in protein and the good fats, you can feel good about giving it to your child, unless of course they have allergies to nuts.  If they do like peanut butter, try almond and cashew butters too, just to […]


Florentine Meatballs are a new family fave

I was looking for an easy way to get some veggies into my family’s dinner and I also had leftover ground beef to use.  Instead of doing the same old hamburgers or meatloaf, I found Rachael’s recipe for Florentine Meatballs.  She uses ground turkey, but I used ground beef because it was what I had […]

Sunday lunch

Sometimes I am at a total loss when it comes to the weekend lunch.  I have more time than during the week and the kids are home so in theory I want to give the kids something more inventive than the same old same old, but usually they aren’t interested.  So I have devised a […]