Archives for January 2014

Pizza Dip

By contributing writer Lynn This pizza dip takes the flavors of pizza and turns it into an appetizer that's perfect for game day munching. And with the Olympics coming on the heels of  the Super Bowl, you might be making this recipe a lot this month. Of course, pizza dip is delicious any day and is sure to be eaten up in a hurry. PrintPizza DipAuthor Lynn Walls Ingredients2 8-ounce … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Copycat Recipes

Whether you can't tear away from the kids or it's the cost of expensive restaurants, celebrating Valentine's Day out on the town can be difficult. However, If you want restaurant quality meals you don't need to go out and spend tons of money! Try these spot on copycat recipes and treat you and your special someone this Valentine's Day without breaking the grocery budget. Copycat … [Read more...]

Sneaking Veggies into your Kids’ Food

Long time readers know that I’ve been on a quest to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies since they were old enough to hold a spoon. I have a few kids who love them and request them and I have a few kids who would rather pick weeds in a rock garden on a hot summer day than eat a vegetable. Thankfully, I’ve figured out ways to get those healthy veggies into their foods without them … [Read more...]

Homemade Lara Bars

By contributing writer Tessa With a new year upon us, we all seem eager to start afresh and eat a bit healthier after the holidays.  Why not take some time to whip up your very own flavor of Homemade Lara Bars and save yourself some major cash on a nutritious snack?!  They could not be any easier or quicker to make, and no surprise, the homemade version wins out in the taste department too! Our … [Read more...]

Raisin Free Trail Mix & Giveaway

I love trail mix. It is one of my favorite snacks to take when we are on the go. It holds up well when you travel and the kids love it. I'm not a huge fan of premade trailmix for one reason. Raisins. It seems like every trail mix you buy at the store contains a ridiculous amount of raisins. The problem is that there is only one child who likes raisins in my house and even I tend to pick around … [Read more...]

Chicken and Corn Chowder

By contributing writer Kristia Chicken & Corn Chowder is chunky and hearty and warms the soul during these cold winter months. It's easy to prepare and is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken. Serve it with homemade artisan bread. PrintChicken & Corn ChowderAuthor Toni Anderson Ingredients5 strips of bacon1 small carrot, chopped fine2 celery stalks, chopped fine1 small onion, chopped … [Read more...]