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Easy Corn Salad with Tomato and Kale

Easy Corn Salad With Tomatoes and Kale

Here in New England, it’s corn season! In September, the corn is absolutely delicious, and readily available at farmers markets, roadside stands, and grocery stores. After buying way too many ears at our local farmers market, my husband and I made this easy corn salad with tomatoes and kale. It is great as a light… [read more]

Shredded Sour Cream Slow Cooker Chicken

Hood Sour Cream

My kids love tacos and other Mexican food, so when Hood challenged me to create a crock pot dinner dish with sour cream as a main ingredient, I knew exactly what I was going to make. I’m always looking for ways to get them to eat more meat, so I decided to make a slow… [read more]

12 Perfect Pasta Dishes for Families

12 Pasta Dishes for Families

    Pasta is one food that my whole family loves. We eat a lot of pasta for dinner during the school year because it’s quick to make, versatile, and is delicious. We try to make different types of pasta dishes – I never just add a jar of sauce. Looking for some great pasta… [read more]

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

Creamy Pesto

A few weeks ago, I had the most delicious pesto pasta salad in the Houston airport. It was in a small, to-go container, and as I ate it on my plane to Boston, I tried to deconstruct it in my mind so I could recreate it. There were no ingredients listed on the package, so… [read more]

Summer Tomato Salad

summertomatosalad

Tomatoes are one of my favorite summer foods -they taste great and are healthy and versatile. Every August and September, we get the most delicious native tomatoes here in Massachusetts, and incorporate them into lots of different meals. The most popular dish is this summer tomato salad, which is something that my husband grew up… [read more]

12 Quick and Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Family dinners

With school starting up next month, I know that things are about to get very busy. My son and daughter are involved in a bunch of after-school activities, and getting dinner on the table can be a challenge when I’m driving all after town. This fall, I’m desperate to develop a good system so that… [read more]

Fresh Cherry Tomato Pasta

Fresh Cherry Tomato Pasta

Here in New England, late July and August brings a bounty of delicious native tomatoes. Although we didn’t grow our own vegetable garden this year, my parents have one, and I know we’ll be receiving bags full of regular and cherry tomatoes soon. I love tomatoes, but in August we always have to get creative… [read more]

Gorgeous Veggie Centerpiece With Crudite Creations

crudite creations

We celebrated my son’s 8th birthday on board the Disney Fantasy this past June, which he really enjoyed. However, once we got home, we had a family party so that he could celebrate with his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins. We decided to have a simple family BBQ, and we also enjoyed a gorgeous and… [read more]

Frozen-Inspired Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

Frozen Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

When it comes to treats for the kids, I’m all about making things that are easy to prepare, yet are delicious and fun for kids. These “Frozen-Inspired” Ice Cream Sandwich Bites are made with store-bought products, yet they are colorful and perfect for a “Frozen” party this summer. Here’s how to make them: “Frozen-Inspired” Ice… [read more]

Raspberry & Strawberry Infused Water

Raspberry Strawberry Infused Water

I try to drink lots of water throughout the day – especially in the winter. It isn’t always easy, so I’m always looking for new ways to drink water and stay hydrated. Infusing water is a great way to add some flavor without adding sugar or artificial ingredients. It’s also a fabulous option for summer… [read more]

12 Summer Recipes for a Pool Party

summerrecipesforapoolparty

It’s summer party season, which means many families will be looking for delicious and healthy summer recipes to bring along to BBQs and pool parties. I’ve put together a roundup of 12 of my favorite summer recipes to bring to a pool party. From pasta salads to popsicles, these yummy recipes are sure to be… [read more]

Book Review: Conquering Your Kitchen

Conquering your Kitchen

Family dinner is something I always struggle with. My kids are so involved in after school activities and sports that we are usually running around all night. We don’t usually eat fast food, so it’s a constant battle trying to figure out what healthy foods to prepare. Luckily, there are some things I can do… [read more]

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