Food and Recipes

Our Reviews of Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Products

Our Reviews of Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Products

I’ve been reading and hearing so many stories about how people’s lives have been changed from cutting gluten out of their diets. People have been claiming less fatigue, rashes getting cleared up, and chronic stomach issues vanishing almost as if by magic. Not only that, […]

Baked Cheese Crisps — A quick and healthy snack

Baked Cheese Crisps — A quick and healthy snack

  As I’ve mentioned, over the several weeks, we — quite accidently — stumbled upon some podcasts and books that made me want to cut carbs out of diet. Well, at least a little. I mean, let’s not get too crazy here. Once unfortunate problem […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and my first attempt at baking with coconut flour!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and my first attempt at baking with coconut flour!

I started listening to a nutrition podcast about a month ago, which led me to reading some books and tons of blogs about nutrition. One thing that really struck me was how many negative things I heard about gluten. If what I read is correct, […]

Nutter Butter Reindeer Christmas Cookies

Nutter Butter Reindeer Christmas Cookies

Our church has a Christmas cookie sale every year in early December. People sign up to bring several dozen cookies and all the proceeds from the sale go to MUST Ministries, an organization that provides things like groceries, hot meals, emergency shelter, and clothing to […]

Shopping at Trader Joe’s Using the 3/20 Rule

Shopping at Trader Joe’s Using the 3/20 Rule

  I’ve been listening to the I’m Too Busy for Nutrition podcast. which say the only carbs you should eat are ones that have a ratio of 3g fiber/20 g carbohydrates — and gave some compelling reasons why. So I decided to head to Trader […]

Sugar Cookies for Tonight’s Christmas Play

Sugar Cookies for Tonight’s Christmas Play

Whenever I need an idea for a blog about, I usually go take some pictures of what Rebecca is doing. Tonight and tomorrow night both she and Benjamin will be in the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Apparently there is a scene when a […]

Chocolate Banana Bars!

Chocolate Banana Bars!

I love bananas, but like Jerry Seinfeld said, “They’re only good for one day.” So I always have a ton of over-ripe bananas in my freezer. I like banana bread fine, but was getting a little tired of it, so I went in search of […]

African Peanut Stew in the Crockpot

African Peanut Stew in the Crockpot

  This recipe for African Peanut Stew has such a bizarre combination of ingredients that it feels like someone closed their eyes and started randomly grabbing things out of the fridge and pantry. But somehow it works. It tastes delicious, it’s very nutritious, and it […]

The Secret to Perfect Belgian Waffles

The Secret to Perfect Belgian Waffles

My husband Rob, who has always really loved the Belgian Waffles at La Quinta, bought a waffle maker a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, he was not pleased with the waffles — he said they were tasteless and bland, and not nearly as good as La […]

Final Cake Decorating Class

Final Cake Decorating Class

Rebecca had her last cake decorating class yesterday. (You can see her projects from the other classes here and here.) They learned how to create flowers and write text. The instructor told us about cakes she has seen at Wal-Mart (who she did not speak […]