What We Tried… Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is a SUPER LOW calorie soup (almost free on Weight Watchers) and it is super yummy. It is going to make a nice warm yummy replacement for our salads in the colder months. Fresh Vegetable Soup   PointsPlus™ Value:    1 Servings:  12 Preparation Time:  35 min Cooking Time:  13 min Level of Difficulty:  Easy 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   1 medium … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Easy Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe & How to Peel Tomatoes

This week I was looking for a recipe that we would all enjoy and that would help me taper down my over abundance of fresh from the garden tomatoes. Our tomato plants are in full swing and we are bringing in a harvest like this one on an almost daily basis! Can you believe that?! Last summer I tried a homemade salsa recipe that rocked, but did not freeze or store well. I will probably make it again in a small batch… just enough to scarf down … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa Recipe (Vegetarian)

Our family is on a mission… a mission to find meals that we all like! Is that too much to ask? I sure hope not! I figured we weren’t the only family with picky eaters and decided to start sharing some of the new (and old favorite) recipes that most, if not all, of our family of six liked (loved). This week we tried Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa. We all like Mexican food and I am always looking for something to do with my over abundance … [Read more...]

Sweet and Salty Trail Mix Bars : Vegetarian Recipe

My family goes through granola bars and trail mix bars like crazy. I was looking for a recipe that I could control what was in them, but they still loved. I made these on Thursday and they were a HIT! I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and you can try substituting agave for the brown sugar. I think this is a very forgiving recipe. Ingredients 1 1/2  cups  salted pretzel twists, broken into small pieces 2  … [Read more...]

Mommy… What is Ham made of?

Our family has been cooped up for what seems like forever. Yesterday the sun was shining and singing to us “come outside”… so we started brainstorming. Our local Play Place isn’t the best for little ones and we were sure it would be swamped. We were on snow day #3… enough said. I had been out the day previously to grab some groceries. The roads weren’t perfect, but considering we just suffered went through a blizzard they were pretty good! We … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Vegetable & Potato Soup Recipe (Vegetarian)

We have made this soup as written (it’s fabulous that way!) and altered so that Kaytlin and I can easily have some while on Nutrisystem. I will post as written and then note our modifications. Vegetable and Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients Perfect for cold, dreary nights or as a nourishing antidote to rich holiday foods. 4 cups cubed potatoes (do not peel) 1½ cups coarsely chopped carrots 1 cup coarsely chopped celery ½ cup string … [Read more...]

Save a Little Green : Make it Yourself! Chili Seasoning Recipe

In an effort to save a little money and to actually “know” what ingredients I am putting in my family's food… we have switched from pre-packaged chili seasoning mix to this recipe. Make some ahead of time and store in an air-tight jar! Chili Seasoning Mix 4 teaspoons – 2 Tbsp chili powder 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Black Bean Vegetable Soup Recipe (Vegetarian/Vegan)

On cold days like this we crave a warm bowl of soup and fresh made bread. Here is a recipe I found and am making for dinner tonight! Black Bean Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 clove garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel … [Read more...]

Cream of Broccoli Soup (Vegetarian) Recipe

With it being super cold outside lately our thoughts have been turning to warm soups. Here is one that is repeatedly requested around here and is super easy/quick to make!   Serves 6   Ingredients   2 tablespoons butter   1 onion, chopped   1 stalk celery, chopped   3 cups broth (we used vegetable)   8 cups broccoli florets   3 tablespoons butter (can be avoided)   3 … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chip Muffins recipe I just love fall… the crisp air, the colorful leaves, the smell of fire pits burning in the evening, and all things pumpkin! Yummm… pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pie, and now pumpkin muffins! While we are away frolicking at the pumpkin patch, I thought I’d leave you with an “oh so yummmmmmmmmmmmy” recipe I found on Where is the Me in Mommy yesterday. Print 4.7 from 3 reviews Healthy Pumpkin … [Read more...]