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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Ryan’s asked for no refined sugars or flours, so I finally have to be serious about cutting such things completely out of our weeknight meals. Okay, weekend too. (sigh) I was thrilled to find a 100% whole wheat muffin recipe sweetened with honey that actually was soft and delicious. In fact, they were still soft […]

Asparagus and Chard on Quinoa

This was dinner a few times lately, and as I sat enjoying a bowl of leftovers, I thought I’d share the [quick + easy!] instructions. Yay for summertime goodness!

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Last week when I pulled a 1.5lb bag of frozen tilapia fillets out of the freezer, I set about searching for a new way to cook it just for fun. The recipe I found got two thumbs up from all the children and Daniel absolutely raved about it. It quickly got added to my recipe […]

Spinach and Berry Salad

A simple and special salad.

Baking With Mama!

Last week we made soup. Now let’s bake some goodies!

Making soup with Mama!

Soup is a staple around my house. Cheap and nutritious and easy! These are some favorites of ours. Hope you try them all!

Black Bean Soup

Everyone loves black bean soup, right? Well, if you’re not sure, give this one a try! Creamy, flavorful, and fun! I like to serve a basket of Tortilla Crisps, too. […]

Promised Recipes

In my Valentine’s Day Prep post I promised a couple of recipes. Here they are!

Gingerbread Cookies

When we make gingerbread cookies, there is no recipe we could fathom using other than the one from Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop. If you’ve ever been to Colonial Williamsburg and had the opportunity to taste these amazing cookies– soft and molasses-y and simply amazing– then you know how set apart these gingerbread […]


I’ve tried my hand at homemade pizza more frequently since our move to California. Back home, if we really wanted pizza, we’d get it from our favorite spot (Sergis, of course!) But since we haven’t fallen in love with anything here yet, I figured it was a good opportunity to find a workable pizza recipe […]