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Chicken Stock

Every kitchen has a staple or a “base for cooking” and in most kitchens, it is a great chicken stock.

Chicken stock is great to use in soups, easy to freeze for later use, and saves money than buying store bought stock.

This is so easy to make! Let me know what you think…

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Eating Healthy

When you hear the words organic, gluten-free, GMO free, do you think dollar signs? Does buying those “specialty” foods put a bigger hole in your wallet? Why do you think that is so? That mindset is not always accurate.  Organic, gluten-free, GMO free foods aren’t always more expensive.  It all depends on where and when […]

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Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Amazing, homemade buttermilk pancakes that didn’t come from a box. Skip the processed pancakes with the mystery ingredients that you cannot pronounce and spend the extra time on these pancakes!

Freeze the extra in a ziploc bag for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner later. Pancakes can be eaten anytime…right? =)

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Stock Up Your Pantry

Stop wasting hours at the store and stock up your pantry!  My family and I just took a trip and it was nice not having to run to the store and end up with a $300+ bill at the cash register. How do you stop the last minute, EXPENSIVE shopping trips? How to avoid the […]

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The Stopping GMO Challenge

Food, Inc., Forks over Knives, What the Health, and GMO OMG… Have you been watching these documentaries about GMOs (genetically modified organisms)? Does it have you wondering? You are not the only one! As a mom, I’m always worried about what I’m feeding my kiddo. Thinking about what I’m eating and not eating started when […]

Chicken Lemon Rice

Chicken lemon rice is an iconic comfort soup found at most coney islands or Greek restaurants.  It’s the perfect soup for the days when you have a cold and/or need something warm and comforting.

Fun fact, did you know the Greek name for this soup is Avgolemono meaning egg-lemon sauce?


Easy Baked Ziti with Ricotta

A toddler approved meal!  Pasta with any tomato sauce, ricotta, and hidden veggies.  The wonderful thing about this recipe is it’s easy, I can alter it based on what veggies I want to add, and I can add ricotta or cottage cheese.  Ricotta and cottage cheese are packed with protein and are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and selenium. If you want to add meat to it, go ahead!

….I also forgot to mention that it’s delicious too!