Beef Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Marinade

April 23rd, 2015

Beef Fajitas with cilantro lime marinade

Authentic Beef Fajitas at Home Cinco De Mayo is just a couple weeks away. I don’t know about the rest of the country but, here in Texas, fajitas are king on May 5th! …come to think of it, fajitas are king most of the year here in Texas. Because we have a plethora of fantastic […]

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

April 20th, 2015

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

It’s Strawberry Season!  Today we’re celebrating with a super simple chia jam that highlights the natural sweetness of all those juicy strawberries filling the farmer’s markets and produce aisles right now.  Easy Strawberry Chia Jam I used to assume that making homemade jam and jelly was complicated process that required special equipment and lots of time…until […]

Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad + BEST Blue Cheese Dressing

April 16th, 2015

Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad

Gather round, salad lovers! This Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad is one you won’t want to miss!   Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Walnuts It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of salads – they’re like a healthy and delicious canvas for displaying God’s beauty. Big salads, small salads.  Dinner […]

Easy Maple Walnuts (10 minute stove top recipe)

April 13th, 2015

These easy maple walnuts will revolutionize your salads and snacking

  It’s Monday again. And good snacks make Mondays better, right? Right. And a batch of these easy maple walnuts takes only 10 minutes! In fact, maybe a double batch would be better, just in case you and the kids eat most of them before your husband even gets home and has a fair shot. […]

Classic Shortbread Recipe + Tea Time in England

April 8th, 2015

Classic Scottish shortbread with only 3 ingredients - Simple, elegant, and delicious! | Back To The Book Nutrition

I’ve never been a tea person but, as I mentioned earlier this week, we just returned from a vacation in the English countryside and… When in England, do as the English do!  So, we sipped tea morning, noon, and night for a full week. And you know what? Good tea is really great! And what goes […]

Healthy Snacks & Travel Hacks for Flying with Young Kids

April 6th, 2015

Healthy Snacks and Travel Hacks for Flying with Young Kids

My family and I spent last week traveling around England…It was a fabulous trip – full of God’s natural beauty, relaxation, sight seeing, meeting great people, and enjoying great food! This was actually our second international trip with our children and it went much more smoothly than the first one! Today, I’m sharing the tips and […]

Brie and Cranberry Scones with Sweet Orange Icing

March 25th, 2015

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With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d share a new favorite recipe that is bursting with spring flavor!  These Brie and Cranberry Scones are nothing short of fantastic, and they would be the perfect light and bright addition to your Resurrection Day menu! In fact, we ate all of ours within a day […]

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes in 20 Minutes

March 23rd, 2015

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  Does anyone NOT love mashed potatoes? Back when I wanted my food low cal, low fat, light, and skinny, I didn’t…but I also made them with chicken broth and skim milk. No surprise they weren’t lovable. Now that I know better?  Good, old fashioned mashed potatoes made with butter and cream are back, and they’re here […]

10 Minute Baked Apples (Stovetop or Microwave)

March 19th, 2015

10 Minute Baked Apples are a naturally sweet finish to any meal! | Back To The Book Nutrition

As a rule, we save our dessert for the weekends. But every now and then, I’ll make a weeknight “dessert” made from healthy, God-made ingredients, like these “Baked” Apples made on the stove or in the microwave. Fast and Easy Baked Apples Most weeknights, I’m scrambling just to get dinner on the table, so elaborate touches aren’t […]

One Pot Chicken and Brown Rice with Vegetables

March 18th, 2015

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  You know those evenings when plates are spinning, time is ticking, and take out is looking better with each passing minute?  This One Pot Chicken and Brown Rice is for those nights.  In fact, it was born out of necessity on one of those nights.  I needed to bake cookies for school so I […]

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