Frozen Mango Lemonade

Winter strongly hangs on in Northern Michigan until well into May. Notoriously we will still have frost warnings until mid-June some years. Right around the beginning of April I start wanting garden fresh foods and light beverages to help ward off the late winter season blues. You can start finding different seasonal produce available inContinue reading “Frozen Mango Lemonade”

Elderberry Gummies

Cold and flu season has struck out household with an unwavering vengeance this year. I pride myself on the fact that we are normally extremely healthy; however, that is not the case lately. It seems like just when we get over one illness another roots itself in our bodies. Both of my daughters have gottenContinue reading “Elderberry Gummies”

Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review

What a year this has been. So many opportunities, life changes and adventures have crossed our path. I will be forever grateful for our loved ones and memories this year brought us. As I sit here sipping mocktails with my daughters I can’t help but thank you for your support. Without you I would haveContinue reading “Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review”

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

I struggle finding time during the week to cook elaborate meals which means I rely heavily on my Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker to do much of the work for me. I don’t want to compromise nutrition for convenience; which sometimes just takes a bit more effort. In the long run, that effort is worthContinue reading “Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup”

Dutch Oven Pulled Pork

When feeding a crowd I have a couple recipes that I use; pulled pork is always a crowd pleaser as it appeals to both kids and adults. There are endless ways to flavor and cook the pork. This Dutch oven method is incredibly easy and the apple balsamic barbecue sauce is a perfect flavor combinationContinue reading “Dutch Oven Pulled Pork”

Summer Squash & Bacon Quiche

When the weather starts turning cooler I find myself wanting to use my oven more to cook. This quiche is an easy recipe that takes little time to prepare for a warm breakfast or dinner. to make a lighter version of this – just omit the crust and shorten the baking time! The bulk ofContinue reading “Summer Squash & Bacon Quiche”

Easy Kids School Lunch Prep Ideas

I started packing lunches for my daughters when she was two and when my husband switched jobs And working very long hours I started packing his lunch as well. My mornings became crazy with getting everything packed and everyone out the door – it was a nightmare. Meal prepping became my go to on SundayContinue reading “Easy Kids School Lunch Prep Ideas”

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

As gardening season starts winding down, what I consider to be soup season is just starting to pick up in Northern Michigan. It might still be occasionally warm late in the day; however, the evenings and nights become chilly quickly. A bowl of warm soup with crusty bread always makes me feel happy at theContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper Soup”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Right after my youngest was born a friend baked me these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that had a secret ingredient in them – zucchini. They were absolutely divine and I knew I needed to come up with my own recipe. Since I have an over abundance of shredded zucchini in my freezer I threwContinue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies”