Blessings at dinner are something I have struggled to redefine for my own family after I left my parents’ house....more

Family Pizza Night and More Thoughts on Life at the Dinner Table

For some reason every Thursday night we order pizza and breadsticks from Papa John's. Last night, however, I decided to have a family cooking night and make the pizza with the children.    ...more
We make our pizzas using the store bought crust for a quick and easy start- they are only about ...more

Inventive Breakfast Bento Boxes

It's 6:22 a.m. and I've already been nudged awake three times by four different children. I roll over and ask them for five more minutes--just five--because I'd been up 'til midnight, finalizing assignments and folding neat fresh piles of laundry. And five more minutes of sleep sounds just too, too good to give up. ...more
what fun breakfast ideas!   LOVE itmore

Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables with Hillshire Farm Sausage #Giveaway

As a mother with no time and a house full of fairly picky eaters, I rely heavily on what I call all-in-one dishes. Casseroles, crock pot meals, pastas with protein and veggies. They are quick and healthy if done right, and I can hide veggies in them. Honestly, I hoped I would never have to be the mom (and wife) that hides nutrition in less nutritious food, but it’s my reality, folks....more
Hello there, Laine! Well, it's Labor Day Weekend and I am getting ready to put shoes on my bare ...more

Hungry Mouths To Feed

Weekly Meal Plan for June 30 - July 6   6/30 Saturday:  Smoked Pork Loin (the man of the house is awesome with the smoker!), cole slaw, baked beans, rolls   7/1 Sunday:  Pulled pork sandwiches (made with leftover smoked pork loin), cole slaw, corn chips   7/2  Monday:  Black bean and quinoa enchiladas   7/3:  Tuesday:...more

Monday meals: week of January 9, 2012

Here we go ya'll. Time to figure out what we're eatin' this week. I'm only semi-inspired by my menu.Monday: Lasagna soup - tomato soup with  tortellini and a drop of part-skim ricotta on top. Also, some sort of mixed chopped veggie salad, and homemade bread if I can find the time to finally get my new bread machine out!...more
I will. :) @Laine Griffinmore

Light Asian-style chicken and pineapple salad with crispy wontons

I know I’ve said it before, like in this post about the best salad EVAHHHHH! But immagonna say it again. I LOVE salad, ya’ll! I love it so much that I even had it for breakfast this morning. It was delicious.Get your favorite lettuce or salad mix. I generally get the bulk organic baby lettuce. I feel it’s more bang for your buck – there is no waste and much less time spent prepping it.For this salad I used:...more

The Art of Eating

By Lianne Castelino During a recent trip, my husband and I were involved in the most enlightening conversation about eating habits with family and friends of ours.  All three of our children happened to be present and listening quite attentively --- despite the inviting surroundings and loads of activities ready for the taking! ...more

Hey Liane,
What a fabulous idea! Please, can you share some ideas for weekly meals? I'd love to ...more

Mom-Saving Recipe #1