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Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts

Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts have been a favorite in our family for decades. They are delicious and perfect for freezing. My childhood summers were spent in South Dakota and Minnesota. Though I was born and raised in California, my parents both grew up in Minnesota. With loads of family on both sides, and my dad hankering for […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Want to improve your family’s diet?  Instead of buying the mediocre commercial products, make junk food yourself — at home, for cheaper. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Perfect for All Those Zucchini

Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a revelation. Moist and redolent with cinnamon and zucchini, this chocolate cake makes great use of that prolific summer squash. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Do […]

How to Get Your Family to Eat More Whole Grains

Want to improve your family’s diet? Help your family eat more whole grains by giving them a bigger piece of the pie. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. See that? That sweet, […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make fresh produce a little easier to swallow. Follow these tips to get your kids to eat more vegetables. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

Spicy Chicken Rub for Grilled Chicken

Fire up the grill and enjoy an easy chicken dinner with this Spicy Chicken Rub. Making your own seasoning blend helps you avoid additives and will save you money! I like to be organized at meal times, but despite all my freezer cooking and meal planning, we still have nights when I’m staring into the […]

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

Want to improve your family’s diet? Check out these healthy snack ideas to offer your kids better choices and feel good about what you feed them. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I […]

A Month of Make-Ahead Meals to Make Your Month Easier

Back through September 30, A Month of Make-Ahead Meals: 30 recipes, 4 weekly grocery lists, and all the step-by-step help you need to make the month easy. In some areas of the world, summer vacation is winding down and kids are heading back to school. Before you know it, fall will be here and with […]