Long Weekends and Easter Eggs

I don’t know how other SAHPs feel, but I love Fridays just as much as when I worked outside the home.  Waking up on the weekend without having to rush my kids out of bed to eat breakfast and not having to make school lunches and shout about getting shoes on…..Oh!  It just makes a … Read More

A Christmas Favorite: Chess Squares

Every year we make a dessert that we call Chess Squares.  I have no idea where the recipe came from, except that my Grandmother started bringing them, every Christmas, starting when I was a teenager. They are oh-so-yummy and it just doesn’t feel truly like Christmas without them.  FULL of sugar, but delish.  My Mom … Read More

Sugar-Free Banana Muffins

This is my “go-to” sugar-free banana muffin recipe.  Whenever I find a bunch of discounted, over-ripe bananas in the store, I know what will be our healthy snack, or treat going in the lunch box, for the next couple of days. I can’t recall where the original recipe came from, but I’ve tweaked it along … Read More

Orange Spice Oat Pancakes

In my continuous search for easy to make foods that are also healthy, yummy, filling and sugar-free, I found this recipe for German-style oat pancakes. I tweaked the original version of the recipe a little bit to suit our tastes and they are now a family favorite. These pancakes are hearty, because of the oats … Read More

Find The Hidden Sugars In Your Food!

Do you know how to read food labels for sugar content?  I thought I did.  I knew how to look for sugar in the ingredients list, but what I didn’t really know is how many different words there are that basically mean “sugar”. I also didn’t understand how to translate the amount of  ‘grams’ listed … Read More

I Cooked Bacon for the First Time

Yup, 42 and I had never cooked bacon before until the other night.  Granted, I know there are loads of vegetarians who have likely never cooked (or eaten) bacon before either. But, I’m no vegetarian.  Well, at least not anymore.  This is likely the reason I’ve made it so long without cooking it, though I … Read More

Easy Homemade Granola

A friend of mine told me that I “changed her life” with this homemade granola.  Yeah, well as I wouldn’t go that far, it is good granola.  And really easy.  Two of my requirements of a ‘favorite recipe’. I have no clue where I found this one.  I can’t tell you how many granola recipes … Read More