• free menu planner printables

    Free Menu Planner Printable

    and Recipe Notebook Page Healthy eating is a very important part of raising a healthy family. As a mom of eight, I can certainly vouch for this. But no matter what size your family, planning for healthy meals can be a chore. Am I right? I don’t know about many of you but do you have picky eaters? How about anyone in the family who struggles with food allergies? As for myself, I’m a migraine sufferer. I’ve struggled since I was a teenager. Several years back I decided to look into food sensitivities and there were several. You want to know what helped the most? It was a strict Paleo…

  • Monday Minute: Using Your Fresh Herbs

    Fresh Herbs for Great Summer Flavor If you live in the midwest, it’s the season to have an abundance of fresh herbs in your garden. We typically grow sage, basil, dill, parsley, rosemary and  chives. These are wonderful additions to add a pop of flavor to some of our favorite foods. For this Monday Minute I waned to share a quick and easy recipe for an herb cheese spread that I know you’ll love. You’ll be able to make this spread in literally a few minutes, and still have time for all your favorite summer activities and entertaining. Chives Chives are a perennial member of the Allium family which also includes…

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    Our Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe

    It’s Cold Outside Wrap your hands around a cup of warmth with our favorite hot chocolate recipe. My dad always quoted an old saying, “When the days begin to lengthen, so the cold strengthens.” ….Thanks Dad! I’m not sure where the saying originated, but it certainly seems true for our part of the country. If you’re at zero or below, like we are, let’s say “Bah! Humbug!” to the cold and warm our hands on some delicious hot chocolate. I started making my own hot chocolate from scratch, because I always had the simple ingredients at home. No need to stock packets or canisters of the ready made stuff. Just…