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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Keep Reading