June 2013 archive

Happy Father’s Day to My Man!

My kiddos have the best dad, hands down. We are so incredibly lucky. We celebrate Father’s Day every year by cooking whatever he requests. This year it was gooey homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast and then spinach and ricotta cheese pizza for dinner. I made both from scratch. Not healthy. At all. But hey, dad […]

Grandma’s Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

When my Grandpa passed away about two years ago, I went to my Grandma and collected my favorites of her recipes. She sat down with me and helped me write each one individually. It is a memory that I will cherish forever. Grandma would make this carrot cake for my dad all the time while […]

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

This weekend was my sweet girl’s first birthday! We celebrated at the park with a little dinner and cake bash with a few close friends and family. We decided to keep it small and simple. This turned out to be the right choice! It was the perfect party. She LOVED her cake!   Me and […]

Watermelon Cilantro Salad

This salad is amazing. I started eating before I took a picture so it did look prettier before. I will make tomorrow and hopefully get something that isn’t half eaten- if I can control myself! 2 c spinach 1 c watermelon 1-2 tbsp cilantro 2 tbsp cranberries 1/2 cucumber chopped 1 tbsp Culinary Treasure’s Organic […]

Roasted Butternut Quinoa Risotto

When I first discovered this recipe, I was was somewhat skeptical of toasting quinoa. I mean, I’m no expert chef here. Just a momma trying to feed her family healthy food! So this was a little intimidating. While it was cooking, I kept thinking, ‘Crap. I’ve ruined it. This is gonna be crap.’ But, I […]

Temptations of a Stay-At-Home Mom

This smile just cracked me up! She knows how to brighten my day! I feel like being a stay-at-home carries many temptations. For me, these include temptations to not exercise. ‘I can do it later this afternoon’ or ‘I’ll just double my workout tomorrow’ frequent the minds of many stay-at-homers. Then, the afternoon fills up […]

Eat Right!

It is important we be critical of what we put into our bodies. No amount of exercise can compensate for inadequate nutrition!  

Kicking off summer!

    Have you ever had a crumpet before? This morning I was able to try one and they were absolutely delish! Now I am trying to come up with a healthified version of them, if that is possible. Maybe with plantains? My hamster is rolling! We’ve started off this summer one of the best […]

Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These muffins were amazing. They are supposedly a knock-off of Whole Food’s Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins which are $6 for four muffins. I was kinda skeptical they would work to be honest. But I made the batch and gave them to my taste testers. Logan downed the suckers. He ate one with me and then snuck […]

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