Carrot and Almond Soup


Carrot and Almond Soup is sweet, healthy, comforting and satisfying.   It is the perfect soup for spring, and I promise that the kiddos will love it!  Over the last few years, carrot soup has turned into one of my favorite dishes to prepare.   You see, there have been all these health food trends over the last few years,  People swoon over butternut squash soups, low carb cauliflower soups, and kale soups.  But I feel like people might forget to make soup out of an obvious choice. Whats a … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Cheesecake Banana Soft Serve


I know.  Another Banana Ice Cream Recipe.  I just can't help myself.  My 3-year-old is always asking for Banana Ice Cream.  So I am always freezing bananas and trying out new recipes for the kids.  I have a few others I want to try, so stay tuned. :) Do you know what makes this banana soft serve taste like cheesecake?  I added a tablespoon of my Cheesecake butter.  The cheesecake butter made this delicious!  Don't have any Cheesecake Butter sitting around?  don't worry, I have written in … [Read more...]

14 Low-Carb Mexican Food Solutions


Hello! Here I am doing another round-up!  I don't post these food round-ups often, but when I do, it's usually because I am feeling inspired.  I love Mexican food.  It can be made really healthy by adding lots of vegetables and reducing the amount of cheese used.   Sometimes though, I look at the calories on the flour and corn tortillas package.  ( 1 tortilla is usually 150 calories each!) Some of my other "round ups" include  My No Carb Pizza Solutions,   Non- Bread Lunch Ideas,  Low Carb … [Read more...]

DIY Yogurt with fruit on the bottom


On this blog, my DIY "Go Gurt" has been popular.  But do you know what I LOVED when I was a kid?  ( before go gurt) Yogurt with FRUIT on the bottom!  Yogurt with fruit on the bottom was one of my favorite things to take in my school lunch.  Sometimes, I mixed the fruit and yogurt together.  But, most of the time, I ate all the white yogurt and saved all of the fruit for last. As I mentioned before, I usually stay away from the yogurt department at the store, unless I am buying plain … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Butter


So, I actually made this cheesecake butter by accident.  well, a bit by accident.    You see, I have been all googly-eyed for these vegan cheesecakes I have spotted online.  I thought it would be a really cute idea, to make a Vegan cheesecake dip that I could serve with strawberries.  ( I thought briefly about stuffing the strawberries with this cheesecake butter.  But... who has time for that?) You see, this October, I am standing up as the Matron of honor  in my best friends' wedding.  She … [Read more...]

Barbecue Pizza Chicken


A few weeks ago, I posted Hawaiian Pizza Chicken.   It was such an amazing dinner, that I decided to try another one of my favorite pizzas on top of a piece of chicken.  After Hawaiian pizza, my second favorite kind of pizza is Barbecue Chicken.  I used to eat Barbecue pizza when I visited my grandparent's house when I was little.   I smothered this chicken in homemade barbecue sauce.  I found the most amazing barbecue sauce recipe over at The Sustainable Couple.  Please click over to see … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Vanilla Bean Banana Soft Serve


Um Hi..... So here I am after a whole week of not posting anything!   And what fun new recipe do I have for you?  Oh.  just another Banana Ice Cream Recipe. But you see. this week was filled with ear infections, visiting family from out-of-town AND I will admit it, a few failed recipes that I will never share with you.  ( unless I end up dong a recipe-fail post one day.) I have made this Blueberry soft serve several times at home over the past year.  I have just never made it when I was … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Frosting & Nestle Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough Sheets


Thank you to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring this post.  I found this sponsored post opportunity through Linquia I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to spring!  I know it will come soon!  Its March already, and it is still REALLY cold here in Northern Iowa.  Nevertheless, I am already picking out matching Easter outfits online for my boys and planning out all the items I want to get for their Easter baskets. ( I am all about giving them one or two practical items over the … [Read more...]

Cheesy Quinoa “Breadsticks”


At first I thought quinoa was a trend.   Now I see that it's the trend that doesn't seem to be going away.   For a LONG time I didn't like quinoa all that much.  I was just kind of waiting for something else to come along.  But lately, I have been making it, and doing a little experimenting with it.  I have actually started enjoying it too. last week I had some cold quinoa in my fridge, and I used it in a "throw it together" dinner.  ( I made cheesy quinoa cakes with leftover chicken and … [Read more...]

Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Spread


In January, when I was visiting my parents house.  They had Pimento cheese spread in their fridge, and I thought it was tasty!  It's funny, because I totally forgot about cheese spread!   It was really good! After making the totally easy cheese spread that went with my DIY Handi-snacks, I decided to use the same method  to try a few flavors of my own.   Although, I still want to make my own Pimento cheese, I decided to make something different. My Spinach and Artichoke cheese spread takes … [Read more...]