Food

A Healthy Halloween…

Halloween is a holiday deeply entrenched in sugary treat consumption. Easter is definitely right up there in the holiday sugar hall of fame, followed closely by Christmas. Now I’m not trying to be the Grinch that stole Halloween, but my eldest and sugar do.not.mix. Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means a zero sugar tolerance Halloween extremist. I promise I’m not handing out toothbrushes as Halloween treats on my doorstep. I just believe in trying to practice moderation…

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Food

Falling for Fall…(and soup!)

Fall has definitely arrived on the east coast and I’m grateful for the cooler weather. I love bringing out my boots and sweaters! To our pals out west, summer hasn’t quite released you from its grasp, but cooler days are ahead, I promise! Perhaps if you try the recipe below, you will give Mother Nature a little nudge toward fall…

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Apple Picking Season…

Labor Day marks the start of the apple-picking season on the east coast. And lucky for us we have an array of orchards to choose from that are close by. This had been on my to-do calendar for some time now as I’m always searching for different and fun ideas to do with the girls. I mean, this was my first time apple picking as well!

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Garden Tomato Bounty…

My vegetable and herb garden is overflowing with summer bounty. I’m a bit in shock to say the least! We have tomatoes coming out of our ears! Not bad for a city girl and her first attempt at having a garden. Even if you’re not green thumbed, I’m sure you can appreciate the beauty of summer fruits and veggies. Tending to a garden definitely takes some work, but I love showing the girls where their food comes from. Our garden also is a bit of an additional incentive for Mabel to try some of the veggies we are growing.

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One Ingredient Ice Cream…

Summer is in full swing and hands down I have to say, it’s been a really great one so far. So wonderfully great that this mommy has eased up the reigns a bit on our usual healthier eating habits. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like to deprive my children of sweets, because I believe everything in moderation. But in saying that, my moderation meter may be slightly prejudiced toward frozen sweet treats this time of year! We are in sunny California after all, and these fun warm days just beg for some good ole ice cream every now and again.

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