The Kitchen Spring Cleaning Everyone Should Do (But Doesn’t)

May 23, 2014
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This is Kitchen Revamp, a new ongoing series about simplifying cooking in my house I was reaching for a can of kidney beans when I had to pull out 5 different items to get to it.  As I was going to put them back, I realized I barely use any of them.  But here I [...]




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3 Ingredient Crepes [Palachinke]

May 16, 2014
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Both of my parents immigrated to the U.S. from the former Yugoslavia and I grew up with Serbian food traditions.  One of my favorites was palachinke, a Serbian crepe.  My mom made it with just flour, eggs and milk and we usually filled it with jam or cinnamon sugar. Other recipes call for adding butter, [...]




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10 Ways Moms Can Stay Healthy and Happy

May 9, 2014
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With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better time to have a frank talk about the health and well being of moms.  I feel the need to remind moms (myself too!) because they do so much for others, they often forget to take care of themselves. So for my annual Mother’s Day post, I wanted [...]




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Monthly Meal Plan (May)

May 6, 2014
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It’s been really warm here lately, signaling that summer is on the way.  This means it’s time to change things a bit.  There won’t be as many soups and stews on the menu  but there will more grilling options and lighter fare. So, I’m declaring Thursday night “grill night” and Friday will be kept kind [...]




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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pitas

May 2, 2014
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I love Greek food. We have a family-owned restaurant nearby that we love to visit and the chicken and pita bread is amazing. I’ve been playing around with these Greek pitas for some time and finally got to the point where I’m able to confidently say “these are good!” I like that they are easy [...]




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Got a Food-Obsessed Kid? Research Warns: Don’t Restrict Them

April 29, 2014
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Last week, the New York Times ran an article about the Lure of Forbidden Food.  It’s a topic I know all too well because I regularly get questions like this in my email: “We have a toddler who is absolutely amazing, but has an insatiable appetite and who I fear is addicted to food.” “My [...]




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CookingLight Dinnertime Survival Guide: Book Review and Giveaway

April 23, 2014
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I’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of CookingLight Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity written by dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak. If you don’t know who she is, Sally is the blogger behind Real Mom Nutrition.  She shares her own challenges feeding her family with humor and grace — and offers realistic solutions. That’s what Dinnertime [...]




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Broccoli & Red Pepper Stir Fry

April 16, 2014
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Do you ever find yourself in a vegetable rut? I do.  We gravitate toward salads, roasted veggies, smoothies and raw veggies with dips.  I’ve been wanting to make more stir fries so when I saw this easy recipe on Produce for Better Health, it was a no brainer. This turned out great. The broccoli is [...]




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The Lesson My Children Learn Every Time I Put a Meal on the Table

April 8, 2014
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. It’s been a tough few weeks. My brother has been in the hospital with a serious health condition, turning my world upside down and draining me of energy. Despite all of this, I still come home and put a meal on the [...]




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Monthly Meal Plan (April)

April 1, 2014
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April is a special month for a couple of reasons. First, it’s Little D’s birthday. And second, it’s my birthday 3 days after his. I used to think it was good to have my birthday over-shadowed by my kid (getting older blah, blah blah), but now I want my birthday back. So I make a [...]




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