Beef Stew

This is my first official post on the new website! Woo Hoo! What do you all think of it?! I am hoping it is much easier for you all to navigate and access recipes....more

Healthy Bratwurst Chowder

We LOVE watching football.  We have spent a lot of time in the last year focusing on eating healthy. That means that a lot of our old football food stand-bys were no longer fitting into our diet.  I had to get imaginative with new recipes.  Out of all of the new recipes that I have created this is my hubby's favorite new football food.  With lots of veggies and no "cream of" soups this chowder is a healthy touchdown!...more

The Best Darn Not-Green Smoothie

http://www.thespicegirlblog.com/taste/2015/1/1/the-best-darn-not-green-s... ...more

Recipes to Ring in the New Year.

It was a wonderful time spent with family and friends and enjoying delicious home cooked meals, but now it is time to get back on track. My body is showing physical signs of needing clean eating to reset my system for the new year. I can feel my digestion is off and my skin is breaking out and I’m feeling quite lethargic. I worked out a little bit over the holiday but not enough to undo all my sweet treats!!...more

Beet and Blue Cheese Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

This salad is my signature salad. Whenever I ask what I can bring to a family dinner party, I am told to bring ”one of those fancy salads you make, you know the one with the beets and stuff.”I came up with this salad years ago, when I first realized that cooking is fun, and salads don’t have to consist of only greens and tomatoes, and you can mix and match obscure ingredients and make delicious flavor combinations....more

Ring In the New Year with Healthy Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

Happy (almost) new year! How are you going to ring in 2015? We love New Years Eve gatherings because they offer us a time to get together with friends and celebrate new beginnings with laughter and style....more

Healthy Italian Layered Salad

I really dislike making lunch.  Since I went lower carb, I don’t eat sandwiches and, well, I just get stuck in ruts.  I homeschool from right after breakfast until lunch time.  So I don’t usually have time to fuss with a hot meal.  I make the kids lunch and then I either reheat leftovers or just eat scraps of veggies, cheese, and meat....more

Loaded Veggie Spread

I am absolutely in love with this dip/spread/amazing addition to any sandwich or vegetable. It is by pure experimental accident (recipe testing) that I decided to add vegetables to my homemade hummus and thus this amazing spread was born....more

Broccoli Salad With Miso Sesame Dressing

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and made some wonderful new memories with family and friends, enjoyed lots of good food and got all you wanted? If you didn't, just go shopping....more