Apple Pie Cookie Bites

October 2nd, 2014

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There’s pie. And then there are cookies. Sometimes there are even cookie pies. But today we’re talking pie cookies. And let me tell you, pie cookies – these Apple Pie Cookie Bites, to be exact – are taking our house by storm.   A New Favorite Homemade Cookie My husband is a fan of cookies (who isn’t?) […]

DIY Apple Pie Spice

September 30th, 2014

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    Recently I had an urge to bake something special using the leftover apples from all that homemade applesauce, but I didn’t have any apple pie spice on hand. A quick store run reminded me how pricey a tiny container of apple pie spice was – nearly $3 for just over an ounce!    Cheaper and Better Apple Pie […]

Homemade Applesauce – Plain, Cinnamon, Mixed Berry

September 26th, 2014

Homemade Applesauce - Plain, Cinnamon, Mixed Berry

Last month, I shared my Homemade Coconut Cream Popsicles recipe over at my friend Tiffany’s site, Don’t Waste The Crumbs.  Well today I’m back visiting the Crumbs community to share a new recipe (three recipes, actually) that I hope they – and all of you – will love just as much: Easy Homemade Applesauce in plain, cinnamon, and mixed berry flavors.   […]

Italian Stuffed Peppers {Grain Free}

September 22nd, 2014

Italian Stuffed Peppers on Plate

We all have certain meals that mean “comfort” to us – maybe it’s a childhood favorite, or a dinner that a friend brought over after that first precious baby arrived. One of mine is stuffed peppers. Growing up, my grandmother made them often and I can still remember the smell of them baking. Well, today […]

A Practical Guide to Real Food {a 12 Day Real Food Challenge}

September 17th, 2014

Real Food Planning Challenge

Most of us really want to lead a real food lifestyle: To replace factory-produced, processed “food” with healthier, whole foods like the ones God made in the beginning. To cook wonderful, nourishing meals for our families that will get us rave reviews at the dinner table. To live lives that aren’t plagued by hormone imbalance, […]

Creamy Shrimp, Potatoes, and Kale {30-minute meal}

September 15th, 2014

Creamy Shrimp, Potatoes, and Kale 30 minute meal

So…we’ve started homeschooling.  It’s just pre-K, and it’s only two days a week…but I’ve been really, really surprised by how much time it requires! (How do you full time homeschool moms do it??) Not that I’m not loving it – I am! But let’s just say that quick and easy dinner recipes are becoming an […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 3 {Printable Kitchen Guide to Fats}

September 11th, 2014

Kitchen Guide to Fats and Oils

We’re wrapping up the Making Friends with Fat series with a practical guide to using healthy fats in the kitchen.   A Kitchen Guide to (Healthy) Fats In part 1 of this series, we got personal. Part 2 was more on the intellectual side. And today’s 3rd and final post is all about the practical. […]

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

September 8th, 2014

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

We’re in the middle of a blog series called Making Friends with Fat and, in Part 2 posted last week, I reviewed why butter, cream, and lard are actually healthy. I’ll wrap up the series soon enough, but today I thought it would be fun to take a little break to share the recipe for these […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why Fat IS Healthy!}

September 5th, 2014

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why fat IS healthy}

 This post is the second in a series on why fat – even saturated fat – is good for us. I’ve shared my personal experience with low fat dieting, and today we’ll take a look at what the science actually says is true about fats and our health. I hope the Making Friends with Fat […]

Making Friends with Fat, Part 1 {Why Fat IS Healthy!}

September 2nd, 2014

Making Friends with Fat, Part 2 {Why fat IS healthy}

    This post is the first in a series on why fat – even saturated fat – is good for us. I’ll share my personal experience with low fat dieting, review what I learned (and what I taught others) as a dietitian, and then discuss what I now know about the benefits of fat […]