3 Fun, Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

I love this time of year.  Spring.Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter.  BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us. ...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

How to Make Chocolate Easter Egg Baskets

Are you entertaining family and friends over the Easter weekend? Do you need a quick recipe that will feed the masses, taste delicious, and even better, that the kids can make?!  ...more

What Do You Mean, "WHAT'S A HAM BALL?"

All my life I've thought everyone had ham balls at Easter. That is, until this week, when I casually mentioned to my co-workers my need to pick up eight pounds of chopped ham so my husband could make his most-coveted holiday recipe for my extended family. This is odd? Other people don't know what ham balls are?...more
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5 Festive Easter Treats: Hot Cross Buns, Cupcakes and More!

Easter treats aren’t just for kids. And though we’re not beyond snagging a chocolate or two from our kids’ Easter baskets, what we really look forward to are treats like Hot Cross Buns and festive holiday cakes. Here are a few recipes from BlogHer’s food bloggers that would brighten up any Easter table. Hot Cross Buns Image: Courtesy of Foodness Gracious ...more

Lighter devilled eggs two ways: Thai red curry & wasabi

Easter is by far one of my favourite holidays, and not just because of the egg decorating!  It’s a time of new life, awakening and newness – just the line of thinking we need after the awful, awful winter we just had....more

homemade vegetable stock...

This is my number one go-to for veggie stock making. It is SUCH a money saver AND makes my family stock that is 100% good for you, natural, and that I know the ingredients of. In the Main house, we go through stock pretty quickly ....more

Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

Happy Friday and happy almost Easter to those who are celebrating this weekend. I’m still in the midst of a crisis at home with my refrigerator being out, but the repairman is supposedly coming later today and I couldn’t be more excited to get everything put back together. I believe now more than ever that the kitchen is truly the heart of the home ....more

Slow Cooker Chicken Provence with Red Potatoes

I still love my slow cooker! Especially this time of year, when life is busy and you don't want to be inside all afternoon. The days are getting warmer, the sunlight lasts longer and you want to enjoy every minute of it ....more

Amaretto Pecan Cookie Dough Truffles

Thank you to Chocoley for providing me the opportunity to create a fun chocolate treat. ...more

Cherry Blossoms and Austin Dean 10 Months

I can't believe that in about a month and a half my little baby will be a one year old. How did it happen so quickly?We are planning a hot dog birthday party (more or less a bbq theme) for the first weekend in June. Hotdogs are still his favorite ....more

Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Gratin with a Dijon Mornay Sauce

When I consume dairy, I prefer to enjoy it in small portions. Accordingly, I don't often eat cheesy meals, preferring instead to focus on legumes, grains and vegetables as the central components, with maybe just a moderate amount of dairy included. However, sometimes the craving just hits and this rich and creamy Brussels sprouts gratin pleased everyone at the table ....more

Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

Green Goddess is one of my favorite salad dressings, and also a sign of spring! (For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a flavor combination I've loved for years....more

MIRACLE WHIP Spicy Deviled Eggs

This post is sponsored by Kraft Foods. ...more