365 Days To a Brand New Me! DAY 5

Thank God I've got this blog to remind me to try something new each day, or I would slip back into old habits real quickly! I'm already feeling it may be a challenge coming up with 365 new things over the next year, so am open to hearing your suggestions! ...more

What's Cookin??

 I love to cook and always have! I cook at least twice everyday from scratch I tell you!! I am a Taste of Home magazine Field Editor and love it!! Taste of Home is a great magazine for home cooks. The pictures you see here are not by professionals because I am not a professional anything. My husband Sean takes all of my pictures. Without him you would have a pictureless blog. I love to cook and that is the reason for this blog....more

Healthy Breakfast Habits: Make Every Day a New Year

"Every day is the first day of the rest of your life." Sure, it's an old cliche but it means that when New Years' resolve grows weak, each and every day offers the same fresh start as a whole new year. What makes January 1 so special? What about today? Let's take a look at one healthy habit, eating breakfast -- not just any donut-and-coffee breakfast, mind you, a healthy breakfast. ...more

I fight with my son daily to eat-he seems to have inherited my dislike of breakfast.  ...more

a couple of fun recipes

Over the holiday season lots of cooking and baking adventures left me with sweet memories and new go-to recipes that I just had to share.  It's that important http://jana-sugarspicelife.blogspot.com/2010/01/tomato-mozzarella-tartle...  ...more

Cookbooks I like for 2010, Part 1

I don’t make New Year resolutions.  Or rather my only resolution is to not make one.  But this year I did make myself a promise to try and post more on my blog. Being a single mom to a 3  year old, caregiver to an elderly parent and juggler extraordinaire I don’t blog as often as I would like too.  But that is going to change!...more

I've used the Pioneer Woman's cookbook a number of times (as I had also used her website). I ...more

Parsnips Gone Wild

No, these parsnips have not gone to Carlos ‘n Charlies in Cancun to hang upside down from the rafters and have tequila shooters sprayed into their mouths.  (Didn’t you do that on Spring Break?) These parsnips, instead of growing a thick, single root, like what a carrot might look like on steroids, grew a smaller main root with multiple tentacles splaying out from the tops.  Berry Patch Farms, poking fun at their variation from the standard parsnip, labeled them “Octosnips (Parsnips Gone Wild.)”...more

You said the magic words "sweet french fries"... I'd try this.

~Denise BlogHer ...more

Tacos...Tacos...Sloppy Joes?!

Ohhh, how I've been craving tacos! Not, of course, the greasy tacos one would normally see adorning the table, but "my take" on tacos - even the most unhealthy of foods can be made nutritious, of course! And tonight would be taco night....or would it be?! Check out my blog, below, for a delicious spicy garden sloppy-joe recipe!...more

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Mini Cakes

Let me introduce my Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Mini Cakes. Why mini-cakes? Well, I went to the baking supply store and saw these cute 3 inch shallow paper molds and just had to use them! :) And, the squash because I like the sweetness that roasting brings out of it and thought it would add great flavor and moisture to the cake itself. ...more

Monday Dose of Market: New Vendors at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market

As promised by co-founder of Denver Urban Homesteading, James Bertini,  new vendors have continued to sprout at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market held Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00 at 200 Santa Fe.  “We will have new fooders joining us next month/next year/in a few weeks, and one of our goals is to make the market a one-stop shopping place.”   Here are a few pics of what you can expect to find from some of the newest folks.  ...more