DIY Taco Seasoning: Skip the Store-Bought Stuff

I love making my own seasonings at home. You never need to worry about not having them on hand, thus avoiding running to the store like a maniac last minute. Plus, they always test better in my opinion. Making your own seasonings can also save you some money. I highly recommend giving it a try. Here’s my version of the store-bought taco seasoning mixes. Gather all your spices and measure them out. ...more

Skinny Cauliflower Fried Rice

Looking for a great side dish that is healthy and flavorful? We have been hearing a lot about the Paleo diet which is basically anything in it’s whole form and does not incorporate grains, so basically no carbs. Here is a little information on it, if you are interested in learning more. We are not on any strict diet but try to eat a limited carb intake in the evening, since you are the most sedentary. Our Skinny Cauliflower rice is the best option for a delicious side dish....more


How is it July already?!CBH and I are heading out to New Jersey for a nice long weekend, and I couldn’t be any more excited.  {I feel like I’ve had a countdown going for at least a month now.}  My brother and his new wife are coming in from New York for the weekend too, to spend time with CBH and I and my folks.  It will be a wonderful weekend filled with people I love. ...more

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cake Bites

Soft-baked cake bites made with chocolate chips. Serve with some plain yogurt for a tasty gluten free treat. This is my first attempt at baking with coconut flour. I bought some about a month ago and wasn’t sure what I was going to make. That bag sat in the cabinet taunting me for weeks. I felt a bit intimidated because I do not like making mistakes. It’s a bit of a personality quirk. Let’s keep this between us. ...more

June Recipe Roundup

June is a month for settling into summer routines. My older son, College Boy, is home from his freshman year. He went to work campaigning for his close friend's dad, our Congressman. My younger son, PurDude, graduated from high school (in the top 6% of his class, but I digress). He continues to work for the city as a lifeguard as he prepares for his freshman year in college....more

The Family that Laughs

Wife, mommy, baker, blogger... welcome to our silly life! ...more

May the Borscht be with you: From Beet Shakes to Serengeti Smoothies Recipes

One of the highlights of Queen Latifah's talk show: Delicious diet-friendly recipes. The tasty segments feature healthy living experts who serve up their concoctions, all of which are cheerfully sampled by the vivacious Queen Latifah....more

A Delicious and Light Summer Salad. Full of nutritionally dense greens and topped with a lemon garlic dressing

Emerald City Salad is one of my all time favorite Spring/Summer dishes. It comes from PCC Market and is a staple at their deli. If you're not familiar, PCC is a Natural Food Co-op that supports local farmers and is consumer owned. It's located in the Seattle area and if you're interested, you can read about it here....more

Spanish Cabbage Soup

“I remember a time when a cabbage could sell itself by being a cabbage. Nowadays it’s no good being a cabbage – unless you have an agent and pay him a commission. Nothing is free anymore to sell itself or give itself away. These days, Countess, every cabbage has its pimp.” ~ Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot...more