Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie

Getting all of the kids to eat their veggies daily can be…umm…challenging to say the least. Am I right? When I was little, I wanted nothing to do with anything green. Broccoli? No way. Spinach? Won’t touch the stuff. Green beans? Heck no! Now, of course, those are some of my favorite foods. But 15 years ago you were more likely to see me throwing hissy fits at the dinner table then agreeing to eat anything remotely healthy. I was thinking about this when I was drinking my green smoothie the other day. This smoothie, made green by the addition of tender baby spinach leaves, tastes nothing of vegetables. When I take a sip of this smoothie, the first thing … Read more

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

I don’t know about you, but I adore ranch dressing. I’m the girl in the restaurant who orders extra ranch for her french fries and chicken fingers–I’ve even been known to dip turkey sandwiches in the stuff. Yes, I’m that girl (waiters love me). Not only do I love ranch dressing, but I’m completely obsessed with dry ranch seasoning! I sprinkle it on my veggies before roasting and it gives them the most delicious flavor, and making veggies actually fun to eat. On my blog today, I posted the recipe for ranch roasted carrots using this seasoning–it was complete hit with my family! Roasting the carrots brings out their natural sweetness, and this ranch seasoning gives them a nice kick … Read more

Sweet and Refreshing Blood Orange Popsicles

Sweet and Refreshing Blood Orange Popsicles

Amazon affiliate links are used below. Read more about our privacy policy and affiliate disclosure here. Do you feel that? The warmer weather, the shining sun, the sound of the ice cream man’s singing truck in the distance? Spring weather is almost upon us. It’s 60 degrees in Philadelphia today and I could have sworn I saw someone in shorts this morning (or maybe I’m hallucinating from the lack of coffee so early in the AM, who knows). So what better time than now to break out one of my favorite warm-weather traditions – homemade popsicles! We’re still on the tail end of blood orange season, so if you can catch your produce store’s last batch of the ruby-red citrus, … Read more

Beef and Quinoa CHEESY Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Beef & Quinoa Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I LOVE stuffed peppers. My husband is more the take it or leave it kind of guy, but my kids go crazy for them as much as I do. They each want a whole pepper all to themselves. I often wonder if it is just because it looks fun to have a whole pepper like that sitting in front of you. Whatever the reason is, I am so glad that they love to eat their vegetables and this is a great way to pack all those nutrients in while making a one dish meal. It makes clean up so easy to do one-pot meals doesn’t it? This take on the classic stuffed peppers dish is now a new family favorite … Read more

Homemade Cream of Soup Mix

Homemade Cream Of Soup Mix Recipe

I have been using this recipe for Homemade Cream of Soup for over five years now and love it.  It saves us money and is much more environmentally friendly than purchasing the canned versions at the grocery store. The health benefits are a bonus too! This recipe contains no unnatural preservatives or aluminum, and you are in control of the salt content.  Since it is a powdered mix it stores really well just in the cupboard in a dry, sealed container. I hope you love it as much as our family does! Try it today! Print Homemade "Cream Of" Soup Mix Recipe Category: Homemaking, Recipes, Soups Ingredients 2 cup organic non-fat dry milk 2 1/2 cup arrowroot powder 1/2 cup organic … Read more