Category: food

  • “God  bless”es

    “God bless”es

    Sometimes when it is time to pray around our dinner table, we take turns “blessing” the people who were involved in the meal we’re eating. In some instances, “God bless” may be cliché, but it doesn’t have to be. For me and my co-travelers at the mealtime table, “God bless” is a dual way of…

  • 12 Simple Christmas Traditions: Unique Ideas to Bring Your Family Together this Season

    A short word before the list: It’s never too late to start a tradition! There are several beloved traditions among my adult siblings and I that weren’t begun until we were in high school or college, and that have since ceased to be. Perhaps we will revive them when our children are older. I guess some…

  • Copycat Health Nut Breakfast Cookies

    I first had a cookie like this one at a little bakery at Pike Place in Seattle. (Sad, I can’t for the life of me find the name of the bakery.) I loved it so much — what’s not to like about a cookie for breakfast?! — that when I got home, I concocted the…

  • My Favorite Things for Summer

    For one of my baby showers last fall, my sister (who is married without kids – yet) bought me a gift bag-full of her favorite things for fall. She told me, “I don’t know about babies or what they need so I got you this instead.” I’ll never forget that gift. I absolutely loved it.…

  • Easy Healthy Fruity Frozen Dessert

    We’re cleaning out our fridge and freezer these days. I’ve found that it’s a good habit to get into every six months or so. And so we’re having to get creative in the food department. Let’s just say that some creativity turns out better than others. I don’t know about you, but frozen bananas are…

  • I Heart: Homemade Pesto

    How great is pesto!? I love it because:1. It’s heart-healthy2. It’s easy-as-pie to make a big batch and freeze3. It whips out of the freezer and plops onto plain noodles or pizza dough (with meat and/or veggies if you want) with panache 4. A little bit goes a long way 5. My hubby likes it…