Fish-Shaped Calzone

fish calzone unbaked

Bake a calzone in the shape of a fish! It’s easy; it’s fun; it’s tasty! Remember last week when I shared my pizza dough origami from Friday night? I confess, I was pretty pleased with myself. I didn’t think it would work, but it did! Of course, now I’m on a mission to find more […]

Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Spring Produce Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Naturally sweetened cheesecake bars

Looking for a more wholesome sweet? Try these Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars. Last month I did a Whole 30 when I went without sugar, grain, and a bunch of other foods. I’ve discovered that as much as I love sweets, I don’t think that sweets take very good care of me. Sure, they taste good, […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

pretzels boiled and seeded

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

DIY on a Dime: Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

chocolate marshmallow eggs for giving

Dipping marshmallows in chocolate is a classic way to combine two great flavors. Egg-shaped marshmallows and sprinkles make it all the more fun. During a recent trip to Target, I stumbled across a bag of jumbo egg-shaped marshmallows. While we don’t do The Bunny around here, I do like eggs as a symbol of new […]

DIY on a Dime: Big Puffy Heart Tarts

heart tarts

Puff pastry and your favorite jam come together easily in these big puffy heart tarts.

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (URS: Pantry Staples)

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

This month we’re eating down the pantry. What this means is that we are focusing on the ingredients we have in order to prepare meals and buying only what we need to supplement our stores. I say “we” because the boys are responsible to cook one meal every night. Whoohoo! Obviously, the success of a […]

DIY on a Dime: Peppermint Milk

Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]