Take Charge

“You don’t decide the future. You decide your habits, and your habits decide the future.” In my post, True Confessions, I discussed how important it was to make daily habits that move us forward to the life we want. Eating well on any given day has started to come naturally to me. Most places I…

Wandering Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We have gone wandering. (Well, it’s been a while but I still wanted to share our adventure.) My husband, Paul, had a birthday back in February, and to celebrate we set out for some fun in the nearby state of Arkansas. On recommendation, we chose Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the Wanderoo Lodge as our destination….

Happy Birthday!

It’s little Miss J’s birthday. She is spunky and curious. She wants to figure out how things work. She loves the outdoors, helping dad with gardening, and going for bike rides. She likes to crack eggs for breakfast and help mix up good things to eat. Tomatoes might be her favorite food. Thanks to PBS’s…

True Confessions

I have a confession to make. I struggle with my weight a lot. I guess you can say it’s understandable. I am, after all, a food blogger. I am constantly thinking about what new recipe to try and what kind of yumminess I could whip up to share with everyone. The truth is that is…

Our Family’s Rice-a-Roni

Does your family have any recipes you are pretty sure never show up in anyone else’s house? Growing up, we had a hamburger rice dish we referred to as Rice-a-Roni, only ours never had the ‘a-Roni’ part. My mom replaced the pasta with red kidney beans, and it was always served with copious amounts of…

 Cheeseburger Bowls with Fry Sauce

  Oh, boy. Last week flew by with all the goodness a week could have. We had a snow day with snow play. We baked bread and other good eats. We visited with friends and family, took a bike ride, went to swimming lessons, and flew through the air on our swing. We planted our…

Cornbread Croutons

I think most everyone has a favorite chili recipe that shows up at the table from time to time. We had chili for dinner tonight. It was great! We like ours with cornbread and I’ll wager you have a favorite recipe for that as well. One thing I did differently when I made the cornbread…

Quinoa Pizza Skillet

I have been incorporating more whole grain goodness into my menu. As a member of WW (formally known as Weight Watchers), one group of my zero points foods includes quinoa. I haven’t used it much but after trying it in this recipe, it will make its way to our plates more often. It lends itself…

White Beans and Sausage Soup

Most weeks, I make a couple of pots of soup to serve at lunch and sometimes, dinner. The ingredients depend on what I have in the pantry and fridge. For this particular soup, I decided to start by cooking a package of dry beans in the Instant Pot. It worked great! I didn’t even have…

Brownie Mug Cake

Do you need a sweet treat? I know there are days when I want something to soothe the sugar cravings at the moment but don’t want a whole tray calling, “Eat me!” the rest of the week. This is the perfect solution. One serving and ninety seconds to bake keep things simple. Easy to make…