Supersize Your Suppertime!

Hungry Boy at the Table --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

If you have kids, you know that behavior tends to plummet with their blood sugar. Though it is not an excuse for grouchiness, hunger can certainly contribute to a lack of self-control – yours and the kids. How about when you’re stuck in the grocery check stand line at 6:00 pm, and your baby is […]

Meal Planning: Going to Fill My Freezer


This past week I reduced my grocery spending and relied on what was in our pantry, frig, and freezer. It was nice to see some clean surfaces as we used up some things that had been lingering too long, especially in the freezer. It was a nice break. My sweet husband calls on his way […]

URS: Breakfast


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know this. You’ve known since you were in third grade and they played those animated commercials of kids eating peanut butter toast with a slice of cheese and a glass of milk. Remember those? A healthy breakfast can give you and your kids a good […]

8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day


Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Food Budget, You Have Been Chopped


I’ve mentioned before that our family has become a group of Food Network junkies. It is basically the only channel we watch these days, now that football season is over — and the kids love it. Amazing. But, since food is so near and dear to our hearts, I guess it makes sense. One show […]

Recipe Swap MakeOver


I was feeling a little sad that I didn’t have some really cool name for my recipe carnival that I host on Thursdays. I mean, “Works for Me Wednesday” or “Frugal Friday” each have such a ring to them. But, Recipe Swap? Well, sounds a little plain jane. Not that there’s anything wrong with being […]

Maple-Oat Heart Scones – They Work for Me!

heart scones

I’m not sure if it’s his age or his personality, but FishBoy 6 has been loving all sorts of cooking and crafting activities lately. I have a myriad of pink, handcut hearts strewn all over the school room floor as he has been working on Valentines this week. Yesterday he helped me prepare a veggie […]

Memory Making Meals


Since we’re such food freaks over here, many of our memories are linked to eating. When FishPapa and I were dating, we often went out to eat or cooked meals together. When we honeymooned in France, some of our most fun experiences took place in restaurants. In our newlywed years we made it a habit […]