Golden Roasted Turkey Breast perfect for our traditional family Sunday dinner!

Luscious family dinners are a Sunday stable at my house.  The tradition dates back to my grandparents who gathered the whole clan for a big feast on Sunday.  I have so many fond memories of Sundays when we would all sit around the large dinning room table for a meal that my grandmother started to prepare before she left for church on Sunday morning.  My Mother continued the tradition having a beautifully prepared dinner on Sunday that we could all relaxingly enjoy together....more

Valentine's Day Dyed Eggs From The More With Less Mom

Dyeing eggs is a frugal activity that can be practiced the whole year. You should already have all the items you need. This is a craft that is easy to scale to different age groups....more

Valentine's Day Apart

In 2011, my husband joined the US Navy and was prepared to leave for bootcamp a few months later. At the time we had recently had our first daughter. He left for bootcamp on February 2, 2012. Our daughter was only two months old at the time. Saying goodbye at the airport wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be but I attribute my lack of tears to my disbelief of him actually leaving. ...more

Valentine's Day Breakfast: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Scones

Most of the time, I try to make healthier scones…Most of the time, white flour is substituted with whole-wheat flour or, butter is substituted with coconut oil or yogurt…Most of the time.However…There are some other times when “healthier” takes a backseat…Some times when butter IS used, and self-rising flour cannot be substituted…And in times like that, “Chocolate-Dipped, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip Scones” are born! ...more
These are so adorable and look so inviting!  Love scones and this idea is great:) Did you shape ...more

Semolina gnocchi with ham - valentine recipe idea

Semolina flour gnocchi (also called Roman gnocchi or Gnocchi alla Romana) can be considered the Italian reply to "mac&cheese". Easy, fast and creamy comfort food on the healthy side: homemade and baked. Kids love them. Being San Valentine so close I decided to play with the shapes creating some heart gnocchi :-)Enjoy!http://www.buonapappa.net/semolina-flour-gnocchi-with-ham/...more

No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint! Who was Saint Valentine?

When I travel I love researching the legends and stories of my destinations. Part of that is a curiosity about the origin of rituals, holidays, and traditions…in this case, Saint Valentine’s Day.* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *No Flowers or Chocolates for This Saint!Roses are Red,  Violets are Blue…I’m Glad I’m No Saint, Aren’t YOU?* ♥ * ♥ * ♥ *Typically St. Valentine’s Day conjures up images of romantic, lovey-dovey stuff like hearts and flowers, boxes of chocolates, mushy greeting cards, and the like… Well, this wasn’t exactly the case for this holiday’s namesake, Saint Valentine – in fact, there was no romance for this saint! Furthermore, there are actually three potential Valentines that the day commemorates and in all three cases, they were martyred i.e., imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Yikes, not my idea of romantic or happy ending!...more

Gajar Ka Halwa

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