Banana Pie Pudding Cups

I did not have to ask my daughter if she wanted to learn to cook or help me in the kitchen. It's been a natural progression for her over her whole life. Since I started cooking at a young age, I didn't have the usual fears of her being in the kitchen with me. Of course, I don't let her wield a sharp knife or cook on the stove unattended but I do follow the philosophy I learned from Maria Montessori and that is to "never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed." ...more

Grilled Cantaloupe with Prosciutto, Burrata & Arugula

Grilled Cantaloupe with Prosciutto, Burrata & Arugula ...more

Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Hi loves! I hope you’re enjoying your day. I posted a photo of this meal onmy instagram a week ago and I promised to share the recipe.This is a Nielson family recipe that my mom kind of wanted to kick my ass for sharing. But I’m all about spreading the love and this has a lot of it to offer. Please be aware that this tofu is not messing around when it comes to spice, so don’t say I didn’t warn you....more

Just 7 Ingredients: Quinoa Crunch Granola

Quinoa and oats are combined to give this granola a lovely crunch you’re sure to enjoy.  Are you ready to make a 7-ingredient granola that has a crunch you can sink your teeth into?  ...more

30 Minute Saucy Ground Beef and Vegetables

A one pot meal made in 30 minutes. I’m in!So I bought some lean ground beef today. Now this is a big deal because I don’t buy it often, maybe once a month or so. Because of this I want to do it justice.One thing I really like is red sauce. I found a lovely recipe for it on ActivewearUSA....more

Healthy Honey Corn Fritters

These corn fritters are not too sweet with a nice brown coating. They make a great Summer side dish. ...more

Stuffed Peppers

As a child, the dish of stuffed peppers were in the regular rotation of meals that my Mom versed us in preparing while she was at work. My brothers did not enjoy the pepper part of the dish so to avoid a debate, we would make extra large meatballs. My Mom's recipe used green peppers and my DH can't stand them so I tweaked the recipe using the coloured varieties.Stuffed Peppers using the Flavour EnhancersStuffed Peppers using the Flavour Enhancers...more
LavondaThigpen  Thanks for letting me know. The spaghetti pic is my blogher gravatar, wonder if ...more

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100 Days of Pinterest: Days 17-19

Spring is one of my favorite times of year. I love seeing all of the trees and flowers begin to bloom. It's a nice change from the cold, dreary winter we have here in Ohio.Since it has been so nice, I've made it a point to work outside as much as possible. I have projects to complete and now is as good a time as any! It helps having this Pinterest challenge, I have started adding to my creative chaos....more

Recipe from A Toast to the Good Life: Herb-Crusted Lamb

Chicago.  It’s hard to believe I have lived in this city for 6 ½ years.  Growing up out east, I took a leap of faith and followed my heart out to Chicago just to give the Windy City a whirl.  I thought I’d enjoy a year or two out here then move back to the east coast, but little did I realize just how in love I’d fall with the city.  {Yes, even with the winter months.}   The fall I moved here was beautiful.  Then I witnessed the most horrific winter ever. Chicago.  It’s hard to believe I have lived in this city for 6 ½ years....more