Super Easy Crockpot Golden Chicken Stock

Golden Chicken Stock

  I used to be pretty bad at cooking too much food at one time, or buying too many fruits & veggies & then not eating them before they spoiled. I try to lead by example when it comes to my children so within the past couple of years I’ve made a conscious effort to waste less, and eat healthier.    This chicken stock recipe is super easy because after you’ve removed as much meat off…

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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles and Pickled Peppers

      This summer my family has had the great privilege of working in the pioneer garden at Troy Historic Village. The kids have been learning all about different vegetables, how to grow the old fashioned way, a lot of patience (don’t want to step on the plants while weeding!), and they’ve especially been learning to serve the community for the greater good. These past couple of weeks we’ve had a huge abundance of…

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Ten Minute Zesty Corn and Tomato Salad

zesty corn salad

    This Zesty Corn & Tomato Salad is so simple and tasty. I first had this at one of the casinos in downtown Detroit years ago. It was so memorable I added it to my own menu. You’ll never have to hunt for the recipe because it’s so easy to remember. There are only 4 ingredients!   Zesty Corn & Tomato Salad  2 cups corn  2 cups (or 1 pint) fresh cut-up grape or…

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Get the Kids Involved – Celebrate the Magic in Mealtime with @RaguSauce Baked Mostaccioli

      One of my fondest memories as a child is of learning how to cook with my family. I remember standing there watching my Grandpa cut up vegetables, explaining everything as he went, hoping beyond hope that he would ask me to help! Later when I a little bit older and able to come up with recipes on my own my Grandpa was my taste tester. He never complained! As much as I…

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@BirdsEye SteamFresh Protein Blends Southwest Turkey Burger with Avocado Ranch Dressing

      This past weekend I had planned a fun little barbecue/picnic with my family at the park but alas it was not in the cards, as the weather decided not to cooperate. We didn’t let that stop us though, we had a picnic indoors and I let my 7 year old, Vincent, help me prepare everything.  He’s really into cooking these days. I have encouraged him as much as possible by allowing him…

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Vegan Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

          Looking for the perfect cupcake to compliment your Easter celebration that’s healthy to boot?  Thanks to allergy-free/vegan chef Debbie Adler (as seen in the Los Angeles Times), there’s a safe (and sugar-free) Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe that is a great way to say Happy Easter!    Debbie is a chef/mom and owner of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes, in Los Angeles (a favorite of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Ray Romano).…

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Celebrate International Carrot Day with These Healthy Baby Food Recipes Courtesy Tyler Florence & Sprout Baby Foods

                International Carrot Day Sprout Baby Foods is dedicated to bringing delicious, healthy food to growing babies and children. Sprout is celebrating April 4, International Carrot Day, by highlighting their great recipes that include the nutritious vegetable.   Not only is carrot one of the first solid foods introduced to babies, but it is an important ingredient containing vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. This is why many of the…

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Be Heart Healthy with Campbell’s– Check Out These Recipes & Coupons

                        This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company       Heart disease runs in my family. In fact, not 10 feet from where I’m typing this, my Grandfather died of a heart attack. I am reminded daily.  That’s one of the many reasons after having children that I have decided to take steps to get healthy. That includes heart healthy.  I’ve struggled…

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