8 Ways to Lighten Up Your Holiday Menu + a free e-cookbook!

Between holiday parties and family get-togethers, it can sometimes be hard to keep things healthy. The holidays are known for rich dishes and decadent desserts. While we certainly don’t want to take away from classic dishes or family recipes, there are simple ways to lighten up those dishes by swapping an ingredient or adding a veggie! Here are our favorite...

What’s in Season for November?

Happy November! Fall is in full swing, Thanksgiving preparations are being made and holiday shopping is starting to pick. While you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up some of these in-season fruits and veggies. Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money but also...

What’s in Season for October?

Happy October! The leaves are turning brown, Halloween decorations are popping up all over the neighborhood and a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies are in season at a grocery store new you! Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money but also means that you’ll be...

Roasted Root Vegetables For Fall

Starting a new season is exciting for many reasons, one of them being the anticipation of a whole new crop of seasonal vegetables that are available and peaking in flavor. Root vegetables are one of those categories of vegetables that can easily get overlooked at the grocery store or farmer’s market unless you grew up eating them often. I personally...

12 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

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Caramelized Butternut Squash

In my home, butternut squash remains a cautionary yellow light food, meaning my kids proceed with caution. They are still leery of this bright orange veggie which shows up in the fall. I love the comforting flavor of squash and present it in new ways to get my family on board. Today, I have a new strategy, and it involves butter and sugar....

Fun & Healthy Thanksgiving Treats for Kids

Every year for Thanksgiving, my family focuses on what it means to be thankful. Throughout the year, we can forget what thankfulness really means. There's always something we want or "need" (especially with kids and the latest "cool" toy). During the Thanksgiving holiday, we can take a step back and appreciate all that we have. I'll admit, this year Thanksgiving...

6 Healthy and Delicious Ways To Prepare Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a vegetable you can always find in my kitchen. Knowing that they are one of my family’s favorite, I try to include them in our meals regularly. I’ve prepared sweet potatoes in so many different ways over the years, the ideas are truly endless! Baked - Baked sweet potatoes are always a hit simply served with a...

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

I live in a neighborhood nestled on a hillside. While it's a small hill, it has enough elevation to have some beautiful views, especially in fall. The color of the trees turning, the crisp cool air, and traditional fall foods make it my favorite time of year. Fall recipe ideas are endless, and it seems the star of fall recipes is...

Watermelon Carvings for Halloween: From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

Today, we're excited to have The Watermelon Board guest blogging with us. We know all about carving pumpkins for Halloween, but what about watermelon? Read on for fun treats and watermelon carving tips. Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked...