Archives for June 2015

Pizza Night: Better Ingredients. Better Pizza

During our renovation we ate a lot of pizza. It was easy, didn't make a mess, and we didn't even need to use a plate! Since we frequently were without water at the house ,pizza was a perfect meal for the family. Even after we finished the first phase of the renovation we still continued our weekly pizza night tradition. If you have teenage boys, you know they can EAT. Especially since they … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

By contributing writer Tessa Smoothies are a busy mom's best friend. They are also a life saver when it comes to getting loads of nutrients into our picky kiddos. My 3rd child has pushed me further than I ever thought I could be pushed when it comes to the finickiness of most children's palates. It has been enough to almost drive me loco in tired moments. And I know I am not the only one!  Raise … [Read more...]

Homemade Pickles

There are two types of people in this world, those who love pickles and those who don't.  I fall into the first group. My dad loves pickles and as a kid I remember eating pickles with everything. (Including our famous peanut butter and pickle sandwich, try it some time!) I absolutely love homemade (or house made at a restaurant) pickles. There is nothing better than a cripsy dill pickle on a … [Read more...]

Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie

By contributing writer Beth Jump into summer with this refreshingly light and naturally sweet raspberry pineapple smoothie. I don't know about you, but when the weather warms up, I just want to jump in a pool and enjoy the bright, beautiful weather.  Floating on the water with a cool drink in my hand is just about heaven on earth, in my opinion. This smoothie reminds me of all the good things … [Read more...]

Grilled Pizza

Grilling pizza is my favorite way to make pizza! It tastes just like coal fired pizza even on a gas grill. There are some secrets to making perfect grilled pizza so make sure you read my tips before attempting it yourself. Years ago, when I burned our dinner to a crisp on the grill, part of the problem was lack of good instructions. I hope this post will help anyone who is willing to attempt … [Read more...]