The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth It?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made ...more

Easy, Elegant Appetizer: Caprese Stacks With Prosciutto

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more

3 Easy Cookie Recipes to Make With Kids

I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more

New Study: The Anxious Vegetarian

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, ...more

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more

A Fun Drink for Kids: Pink Lemonade Slushie

My kids are always wanting something "fun" to drink so I whipped up these no-brainers on Saturday night.  ...more

Better Than Takeout: Homemade Chicken Pad Thai

I love chicken pad Thai and have wanted to make it at home for a few years now. Sadly, when I've found a recipe for it, there are usually about 30 ingredients, most of which I can't pronounce. And I would get scared and chicken out. So when I found this easy recipe, I decided to go for it! I will be honest here and tell you that I really wasn't expecting anything great. ...more
Oh YUM!  I just added this to my Pinterest so I can make it after our next shopping trip.  :)  I ...more

30 Delicious Recipes to Make With Leftover Ham

Leftover ham is something that's pretty easy to use when it's winter and Ham and Bean Soup sounds like a great idea -- but if you've cooked ham for Easter and warmer weather has arrived, you may need to get a bit more creative. Luckily, there are plenty of good BlogHer cooks who've shared interesting ideas for using leftover ham. Read them and drool, and then share in the comments if you have some good ideas of your own for using leftover ham....more
Distracted_Dad Funny how that works! LOL ~Melisamore

Do: Run or Dye 5K {Get Fit}

The kids and I, and a friend, did the Run or Dye 5K the day before we left on Spring Break. My mom thought I was crazy, loading up our time right before we left for vacation, and she might have been right. Except for the fact that that was the only thing we had to do that day, along with dropping off the dogs at their assorted caregivers for their own “vacation.” And so it was ....more

Things I’m Loving Now

It’s been a little while since I last told you about the things that I am obsessed with as of late. And since most of us spent last weekend eating nonstop and most of this week in a food hangover (those meatballs I posted on Tuesday didn’t help with that…sorry), I thought it was about time to change things up and share some of my new favorite things with y’all. 1....more

Angel Wings Wednesday #9

When you lose someone who is part of who you are, time will heal the wound, but no amount of time can erase the scar -Rashida Rowe Yesterday after school, we passed by another parent with a 7 month old baby girl. Dude was immediately drawn to her. He touched the baby’s hand and tickled her feet ....more

Vegan Stuffed Shells with Almond “Ricotta”

This quick and easy dish is a favorite in my cooking classes. Pasta stuffed with light and fluffy Almond Ricotta and liberally doused with marinara sauce is a truly satisfying entrée. Although this recipe calls for large pasta shells, feel free to substitute other large stuff able shapes, such as manicotti or cannelloni....more

Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars with Chia Seeds

These snacks are a lot like candy, but their sweetness comes from dates, which are high in iron and fiber, unlike refined sugar. The bars will need to be refrigerated to firm up the chocolate, but after that, they’re good to go. Take them with you hiking, camping, or on a road trip ....more

I'm Baaaaa-aaaaack!

HI!!!! I'm all better! Yay! ...more

Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan) with Minced Garlic

People have been asking me to share more simple and easy dishes, especially those who are just learning to cook. This recipe is an easy side dish that may be eaten along with any pork, beef or chicken dishes. The last time I ordered this dish from a Chinese restaurant, I was surprised on how expensive it was ....more

Orange Pie Bars

Orange Pie Bars are a delicious and refreshing dessert that will leave you craving more! As the weather warms up I start craving light, fresh, bright flavors! Oranges are one of my favorite fruits, I just love the vibrant citrus flavor these bars have ....more

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello internet friends! I hope you all had a very happy easter, or at least a nice break from work. My easter was crazy, particularly at the bakery ....more

Lamb Gyro

Still have leftover lamb, the obvious option is to make a lamb gyro sandwich. It’s not anything ground breaking but it is delicious and resourceful. Besides, didn’t momma ever tell to never through out good food? ...more