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2020 Garden Prep: This Year’s Gardening Lessons

2020 Garden Prep: This Year’s Gardening Lessons

Alright, confession time. A lot of people have told me they wished they could garden, but just weren’t good at it. While I do have a lot of success, I also screw up every year. I am almost always accidentally killing something or letting something […]

Healthy & Delicious: Easy Honey Baked Salmon Recipe

Healthy & Delicious: Easy Honey Baked Salmon Recipe

This sweet and savory baked salmon dish has a great flavor without overtaking the salmon flavor. I originally wrote this baked salmon recipe in 2010 and continue to use it as a favorite family meal option! If you are doing keto or eating sugar-free, you […]

How to Make Swiss Chard Powder for Greens Boost

How to Make Swiss Chard Powder for Greens Boost

I love green foods, but a lot of people don’t (i.e. a few of my kids). I’ve been dehydrating Swiss Chard straight from the garden for years now and it makes the best “seasoning” for just about any dish. You don’t really taste Swiss chard […]

Nursery Rhyme Cube Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Nursery Rhyme Cube Game for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Nursery Rhymes have been important parts of school since the late 18th century. The repeating verses and rhyming words are a fun way to teach memory skills and form a cultural point of reference. Some teach lessons or spark the imagination, while others are just […]

Sending my Kindergartner to School (Instead of Homeschooling)

Sending my Kindergartner to School (Instead of Homeschooling)

This was a surprising change for me. I was fully expecting to home school my kids until 7th or 8th grade and then consider sending them to high school. But today, my oldest just took her first steps into a public school building to start […]

Alphabet Flash Card Game for Kindergarten or First Grade

Alphabet Flash Card Game for Kindergarten or First Grade

We are going to be heading back to school next week! While we didn’t take the summer off completely, little brains get a bit rusty and some back-to-school learning games are a good way to get the wheels turning again. These adorable flash cards from […]

Keto Made Easy: Gourmet Yogurt Bowl for Breakfast

Keto Made Easy: Gourmet Yogurt Bowl for Breakfast

This easy gourmet yogurt bowl is a great snack, breakfast or lunch option if you are looking to eat healthier. For Keto eaters, you can use a Carbmaster kind, Oikos Triple Zero, unsweetened Greek yogurt or other options that aren’t loaded with sugar. Ideally for […]

Keto Made Easy: Sausage Pepper Skillet for Dinner

Keto Made Easy: Sausage Pepper Skillet for Dinner

Keto or not, this brat and bell pepper skillet is a great meal for the family and is my go-to on a weekly basis. It is full of flavor and filling without needing starches or grains (though rice can be added). For Keto eaters, there […]

Why I Went Basically Keto and How to Make it Easy(er)

Why I Went Basically Keto and How to Make it Easy(er)

Okay, so I don’t know that I can really call what I’m doing completely Keto. I get overwhelmed counting calories (because literally everything has calories and it’s hard to remember the numbers and even my tracking apps are time consuming). Instead of counting calories, I […]

How to Make Delicious Keto Chicken Tacos

How to Make Delicious Keto Chicken Tacos

If you are trying to cut carbs or eating a Keto diet, you know the struggle is real when it comes to buns or tortillas for your food. With burgers I use spinach or lettuce, but with tacos it’s harder. Here is my solution for […]