Salmon Chowder


A few months ago we were out and about and we stopped in a local deli-type place and got this amazing salmon chowder. I’ve been wanting to recreate this somehow myself and have been experimenting, and now I finally have one I like. So I have to share!

The Farmers Market


What is it about a farmer’s market? They’re so colorful, give off a relaxed vibe that makes you think you have all day to stroll and pick out veggies, and so inspiring for healthy living.

Crockpot Meatloaf and Potatoes


I love my crockpot for a lot of reasons. I can buy cheaper cuts of meat, I don’t need to turn on the oven and heat up the whole house, and it’s really easy to use. Crockpots get a bad rap because people just toss stuff in and everything tastes the same when you do […]

Pumpkin Potato Soup


I never thought I would like pumpkin soup. As a kid, I didn’t care for pumpkin all that much. Funny how your tastes change. This soup has evolved… I kept changing it and changing it and now I think I’m ready to share it.

Chicken Zucchini Bake


I’ve been looking for ways to get my family to eat vegetables. I sneak them in by adding the pulp from the juicer to things like spaghetti and casseroles and I try things like these veggie addins.

Black Bean Brownies


I’ve been searching for a really good brownie recipe that uses black beans. Every one I’ve tried had my family complaining about the taste. Finally, I found one they enjoy.

That First Holiday


After my dad died, someone told me that “that first holiday will be really rough, so prepare yourself for it.” “That first holiday” after he died was Thanksgiving, as it turned out, and was made even harder because many times his birthday fell on that day. The holiday is forever tied with thoughts of birthday […]

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons


This past Sunday I almost missed the Packer game. Thought it was on at night (which the schedule said it was) and instead it was on in the afternoon. Just on a whim, we checked to see what station and noticed it was on in about fifteen minutes.

Cucumber Sandwiches

I’m continuing with the Downton Abbey obsession by sharing my recipe for cucumber sandwiches.