Apricot Peach Yogurt Smoothie

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Snacks
by Ann on 17/07
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Christian and I had a date with Grace, my 2-year-old niece, to make homemade play dough (see the blue fingernails in the photo below) and after lots of… Read More »

Corn, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Homemade Ranch

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 15/07

A few months ago, I was the emcee of a heart health expo.  At one point in the program, I was asked to speak about some of the… Read More »

Go-to Guide for Corn on the Cob

In Fruits & Veggies, Grilling, Kitchen Basics, Side Dishes
by Ann on 14/07

Normally, my husband would consider dinner incomplete without some form of protein on his plate.  However, when corn on the cob is in season, this is not the… Read More »

Chocolate Chip Muffins

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 12/07

Before my older son, John, went to camp last year, I asked him if there was anything special he wanted to have to eat…or better yet, help me… Read More »

Blueberry Avocado Salad with Nancy’s Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing

In Healthy Options, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 10/07

After a yoga class one day, my friend Daina told me about her favorite salad.  Daina is a master gardener and grows much of what she eats this… Read More »

Nancy’s Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 08/07

While attending a dinner a few months ago where my mother received a well-deserved award for her many years of service to our local Boys & Girls Club,… Read More »

Blue Cheese and Bacon Braised Trout

In Gluten-Free Options, Seafood
by Ann on 05/07
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When we visit my in-laws’ cabin in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania, the guys do a lot of fishing.  (Usually, after I catch one fish, I say I am good… Read More »

100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 03/07

A few weeks ago, my younger son, Christian, and I were the only ones home for dinner.  I asked him if, for a special treat, he would like… Read More »

Foot Bridge Grilled Chicken (also known as A Third-A Third-A Third Chicken)

In Chicken, Grilling, Holidays, Uncategorized
by Ann on 01/07

Over the Fourth of July holiday, we often spend a week with my in-laws at their cabin in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.  Their house is nestled in the… Read More »

Sweet Cherry and Feta Quinoa with Peach Vinaigrette

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 28/06

Every summer, I make several varieties of homemade jam that we enjoy  throughout the year on toast and good old PB&J’s.  In recent years, I have enjoyed incorporating those… Read More »