Fantastic Food: Leeks

Several years ago when we were hosting a young man from Poland, he wanted to make a traditional Polish meal for our family. I took him to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients he needed and he asked me where the leek’s were. I had no idea. I’d never...

Fantastic Food: Eggplant

The first time I remember eating eggplant was when my mother made Eggplant Parmesan growing up. I confess it wasn’t my favorite meal.  Because of that, I’ve stayed away from eggplant until recently.     I decided to give it a second chance after...

Fantastic Food: Kale

Last summer I fell in love with kale after we grew it in our garden and it produced from mid-summer until Thanksgiving! Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A,...

Fantastic Food: Green Beans

We’ve had a wonderful harvest of green beans this summer!  Whether it’s garden harvest or fresh beans from the grocery store, I’ve grown to prefer fresh beans over canned or frozen beans (although canned or frozen beans are perfectly fine to eat!)...

Fantastic Food: Bell Peppers

My husband loves to eat bell peppers raw. He just slices them up and enjoys! I’ve not always been a fan of bell peppers, and I don’t particularly care for them raw, but I’ve learned to love them in stir fry or sauteed  vegetables. Last night I made...

Fantastic Food: Kohlrabi

Since my breast cancer journey, our family has slowly been changing our eating habits. Cancer has a way of making you think about what you put in your body more intentionally. When I finished my treatment a year ago, my oncologist told me, “You now need to take...

Peanut Butter Playdough

Now that we have a two-year-old in the house, we’re always looking for fun activities to keep her busy. This edible playdough is a recipe I made for my kids many years ago. It’s easy to make and easy to cleanup! When you tell the kids they can eat it,...

How To Bake Cut-Out Cookies With Your Kids

I’ve been baking cut out cookies with my kids for 29 years.  Through many disappointments and trials and errors, I’ve finally learned how to do it well at every stage of mothering.  Let me share my secrets with you! Here’s the recipe I use:   Cut-Out Cookies 1/2 c....

These are a few of my favorite things!

Our new clean eating journey has us experimenting with new foods, new spices, and new ways of making some of our favorite recipes.  We’ve cut out refined sugars, GMO (genetically modified organism) foods, and artificial sweeteners, as well as reducing dairy and...

Two New Favorite Clean Eating Recipes!

So I’ve finally begun a serious move toward clean eating. Cancer will do that to you, you know. It also helps that two of my kids have really gotten into clean eating. They did the Whole 30 challenge and got me started in the right direction. I’m focusing...

Organic or Not?

As we’ve been changing our eating habits at the Savage household, one thing I’ve started to be more aware of is what produce I should be buying organic. As a mom feeding seven hungry people, I usually disregarded organic options in the past because of...

Homemade Hot Chocolate

During the winter months, homemade hot chocolate is a favorite at the Savage household. In fact, when my kids’ friends come over, they always ask, “Mrs. Savage, can we please have some of your famous hot chocolate!”  I’ve even been known to...

Third Thursday Blog Hop: Imperfect Meals

It’s our monthly blog hop day where you get to glean from the insight of other moms who link up to talk about the topic of “no more perfect meals.” I could write a book on this subject…oh wait! I already did! Let me be honest. Cooking is my...