Jessica

A foodie mom creating original and creative recipes (no processed foods, please!) for her family and two young boys.

Two Crust-y Solutions

They are a common site in kitchens with kids (and probably some grown-up kitchens too): Chances are, if you are a mom, dad or have ever fed anyone under the age of 10, you know that for some kids, crusts rank right there between brussel sprouts and mushrooms in the category of "you don't expect me to actually eat those, do you?" Since R has never been a fan of sandwiches, the issue of crusts never really arose. ...more

No More Brown Guacamole

"Ugh, my guacamole always turns brown!" could top a list of First-World problem statements I've caught myself saying. You've heard of First-World problems, right? ...more

Really Natural Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream

Here in Sweet Peaville we're experiencing our sixth, yes sixth, calamity day. ...more

Pear Fennel Soup (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Sometimes I read recipes and my mouth starts to salivate (same thing happens when I watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, but I digress) as I read the ingredients and imagine their tastiness.Other times I read recipes and I think, "huh."This recipe was a product of my curiosity after I read about the idea of combining fennel and pear in a soup…followed by a "huh."So I tried my own version of combining pear and fennel in soup and my "huh" quickly changed into a "yum!"This is simple eating at it's finest. ...more

Homemade Suet Bird Feeder

In the cold, cold winter, there's just something about having a bird feeder out the window and seeing a Cardinal or Blue Jay eating.A couple weeks ago, G and I made a homemade feeder. ...more

Winter Kale Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I love R's piano teacher. ...more

Top 13 Real Food, Real Good Recipes of 2013

13 has always been fine by me. ...more

4 Easy Christmas Treats

This Christmas has been one of the more joyful ones I've had in some time. ...more

Make Again Enchiladas

Okay, so I'll start with a confession: ...more