Recipe: Brown Rice Risotto

Brown Rice Risotto from 100 Days of Real Food

My great-grandparents were born in Italy so for as long as I can remember risotto has been a staple dish in our family. When my dad is the one cooking, which is the norm in my family, we have risotto [...] Keep Reading

Natural Food Dyes for Holiday Cookies

holiday cookies

This year I wanted to make fun and cute holiday cookies with my daughters without resorting to the dreaded artificial food dye. I admit that in January I went through the trouble of making my [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Slow Cooker Flank Steak Fajitas

Slow Cooker Flank Steak Fajitas from 100 Days of Real Food

Based on the popularity of my other crock pot “real food” recipes I think you guys will love this one, too. Slow cookers are great for entertaining because you can easily get all the work done in adv [...] Keep Reading

Salad Inspiration

Blue Cheese, Walnut, Apple Salad

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again…I am not much of a salad person. I think a lot of people envision “healthy diets” being full of big salads and bean sprouts and tofu, and while there’s cert [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Oatmeal

Oatmeal from 100 Days of Real Food

I actually don’t even like oatmeal, but it’s a very easy “real food” meal that both of my daughters happen to LOVE. They love it so much that my 1st grader takes oatmeal to school as her snack every si [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn from 100 Days of Real Food

Move over regular popcorn, caramel popcorn, and even cracker jacks because I’ve got a recipe that's going to steal the show. This glazed popcorn & cashew mix might just be one of the best snacks I [...] Keep Reading

Gift Guide: Kitchen Tools and Appliances

food processor

Since I’ve been an avid cook for more than a decade my kitchen is pretty well stocked so I thought I'd share the tools and appliances I use - and love - the most! Hopefully the timing of this gift g [...] Keep Reading

Recipe: Ranch Flavored Dip

Ranch Flavored Dip from 100 Days of Real Food

I was browsing through the $5 Dinner Mom’s website when I came across her ingenious idea to mix up a big batch of seasonings at one time for an easy homemade Ranch dressing. Once your spice mixture h [...] Keep Reading