Beets in a Sweet Thyme Balsamic Glaze

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Looking for a new and different way to prepare beets? Are you a fan of balsamic vinegar? If so, this is the recipe for you, and it’s really simple. It’s a nice way to dress up beets a little bit.

I love beets. As a child (much like my own children), I used to hate them […]

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Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

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My sister Gail posted a link on Facebook a couple of days ago that talked about things that you should never buy again because you should be making them at home. Granola was one of them. I’ve been wanting to try to make granola for a while now, but I didn’t get around to trying […]

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Strawberry-Orange-Vanilla Smoothie

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Our boys have state-wide standardized tests this week and next, so I was looking for a good, healthy breakfast choice for them and came across this smoothie recipe.    In the past, our boys have traditionally rejected my smoothies (crazy, I know), but they have since had a smoothie from Jamba Juice that they liked, so […]

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Honey Wheat Cookies

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I have a cookbook called Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, and I have flipped through it many times without taking much notice of this recipe.   It didn’t come with a picture, and the name turned me off.   Honey Wheat?   Yuck.    Boy was I wrong!   These cookies are delicious and very reminiscent […]

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Moroccan Carrot Dip

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I had a bag of baby carrots in the refrigerator that I wanted to use so I fished around on the internet looking for something interesting to do with them.   I remembered having a carrot dip at a friend’s house a couple of years ago, so I googled ‘carrot dip’ and came up with this.   […]

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No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

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My husband went out to play guitar with a bunch of friends tonight and I stayed home with the boys.   It’s a Friday so the boys are allowed to play with their Wii (they’re not allowed to play during the week, so they look forward to Friday afternoons!)   Three of the four like the Wii.   […]

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