What We Tried : Loaded Veggie Nachos (Vegetarian) Recipe

I have always loved nachos of any variety, but when we became vegetarians our nachos became pretty boring (cheese & chips with maybe some boca). I pull recipes from magazines and put them in a binder. I had a recipe for nachos, but it called to put them on baked corn tortillas. I ran across another recipe that I liked part of also… so this week I took the best of both recipes and made my own. Loaded Veggie Nachos bag of tortilla … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]

Clean Chewy Nut Fruit & Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Recipe

Clean Chewy Nut Fruit & Dark Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe One of the first food items I wanted to find a recipe for was granola bars. My kids eat them like they are going out of style, but after studying the back of the box I knew there had to be a better alternative. I could have probably purchased an organic version from the store, but if I make them from scratch I know exactly what’s in them and I can customize them for my family’s likes … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Soup and Homemade Crusty French Baguettes

Soup Sunday | Pumpkin Soup & Homemade Crusty French Baguettes   With fall here my cravings for anything pumpkin are in high gear. After a little searching and a flip of the coin, I picked this pumpkin soup recipe. I’ve adapted it a bit. The kids seemed to like it, but did not ask for seconds. The adults liked it much more... although I admit it didn’t taste as pumpkiny (is that a word?) as I’d had hoped. I paired it with homemade … [Read more...]

New Year …. New Changes | Shift in Duties | More Recipes & MORE

New Year .... New Changes If you are a regular reader of OurKidsMom, you might have noticed that our normal activity level has dropped significantly over the past few weeks. I had intended it to just last through the holiday break so I could enjoy having my entire family home at the same time but it somehow ended up being almost an entire month of slow activity. You know something is up when there are only 3-6 giveaways going at once, right? … [Read more...]

Juicing | Green Juice Recipes

I don’t typically make New Years Resolutions, but I like to take the New Year as an opportunity to make smart life changes that impact me, and hopefully my family, in a positive way. We have slowly been making food choice changes over the past year or so, but this year I intend to be more mindful when shopping. Some of my plans include avoiding highly processed foods, more cooking from scratch meals, less eating out at “fast food” restaurants, … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Enchilada Soup Recipe

Soup Sunday | Enchilada Soup I dug into my 3 ring binder of recipes that I’ve been hoarding again this week. This time I found a typed page with only a recipe on it. I, for the life of me, can’t remember where I got this recipe or if it was good. I assumed it was, because I kept the recipe. We were snowed in on Thursday and a warm pot of soup on the stove sounded fabulous... so I went to work. Prep was SUPER QUICK and the soup was a HIT! … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Sausage and Lentil Stew Recipe

Soup Sunday | Sausage and Lentil Stew Recipe I have a habit of ripping recipes out of magazines and tucking them away in a binder. I always have good intentions of someday making them, but usually they sit and gather dust. I am a creature of habit and we typically rotate the same meals over and over again. This week I dug through my recipes looking for a yummy but different soup/stew recipe. I found it from a page I tore out of Rachael Ray’s … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew Recipe

Soup Sunday | Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew Recipe I almost didn't have a recipe for you this week. Last weekend was a warm one and soup just didn't seem like a great option for lunch/dinner. After speaking to a few of my readers I decided to quickly whip up a batch for this weeks post. It warms my heart that people look forward to this feature and actually try my dishes! We have been slowly converting to sweet potatoes because they are … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Tortellini Soup Recipe

Soup Sunday | Tortellini Soup Recipe I found a great deal on Tortellini and decided to dig around for a soup recipe instead of just adding spaghetti sauce. I found this recipe at  allrecipes.com which I adapted a smidge for a little more flavor. The entire family was surprised (we had never had Tortellini before) and love it! Print 5.0 from 2 reviews Tortellini Soup Recipe Author: Heather Serves: 4-6 Ingredients … [Read more...]