Fruit and Nut Peanut Butter Snack Bites

There is something about peanut butter than makes me feel like a kid again.  The sweet goodness baked in a cookie, or licked right from a spoon puts a smile on my face.  Instantly I am taken back to elementary school lunches and after school snacks.  Peanut butter was always in the house, for the perfect, easy snack (that even kids could make!) I am grateful that my kids get to enjoy that same snacking ease after a long day at school, but we … [Read more...]

Chinese Moon Festival Sept 12th

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate the full moon this month, why not look into the Chinese Moon Festival,  Happening tonight!  I grew up in Chinese restaurants and I remember all the food that we prepared for this Mid-Autumn festival.  It was fun to recreate a great recipe with my young family.  Though do to family/work conflicts, my kids and I ate our rice and stir fry on Saturday.  It was still just as  yummy! My oldest even asked for … [Read more...]

Don’t Play With Your Food…

For years that's what we've heard, we've said, it's almost embedded into us.  But you know what?  It really takes the fun out of food if you can't play with it!  Some of the yummiest recipes have come from playing with ingredients, switching things around and mixing new flavors. Tonight I was struggling with what to make for supper.  It's too hot to have the oven on, and I'm not spending cash on take out.  So, since it was just Ben and I … [Read more...]

Recipe – Twice Baked Potato

Jens' Twice Baked Potato I am a huge potato fan.  I could eat them all the time, every day.  Be it Mashed, Smashed, Baked, Boiled.  It doesn't matter, I LOVE THEM!  They are the perfect side dish to just about any protein.  And they fill you up!  Here is one of my favorite recipes, the twice baked potato.  I find this recipe works best with russets, just because of their long shape.  White potatoes hold up well too.  But use what ever works … [Read more...]

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