Strawberry Farro Salad with Balsamic Glazed Pecans

strawberry farro salad with balsamic glazed pecans recipe

There is so much that is GOOD about this strawberry farro salad with balsamic glazed pecans. It is just the right amount of fresh, bright, tang, and sweet, and has wonderful crunchy texture from the nuts and a toothiness from the farro. You will not be disappointed. Frankly, the balsamic glazed pecans are reason enough […]

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

healthy chocolate blueberry smoothie recipe

Cool off with a decadent but healthy snack. This Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie recipe is just the ticket with the texture of a chocolate shake and a little extra tang from the berries and yogurt. That combination makes it something special without the guilt. This smoothie is one of many to come in our Healthy Breakfast […]

Treat of the Week: Fresh Fruit with Skinny Vanilla Custard Sauce

fresh fruit skinny vanilla custard sauce recipe

Spring is in the air and you know what that means… lots of fresh fruit and swimsuit season. But what’s a nester to do when you still want a little something sweet? I’ve got your shapely back with this week’s Treat of the Week. The fresh fruit is a no-brainer, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, […]

Treat of the Week: Fruit Filled Chocolate Tacos

fruit filled chocolate taco recipe

I probably freaked some of you out last week with the Chocolate Cake recipe. It is certainly NOT light and not a good option for anyone who is trying to lose a few elbees (LBS). As promised, though, I have some lighter treats in store for you this month beginning with today’s recipe. It’s still […]

Quinoa with Fresh Berries and Almonds

quinoa with fresh berries and almonds recipe

Every once in a while I make something and think, “Why haven’t I made this sooner?” That is the case with the following recipe. The truth is, I love quinoa. It is a super alternative to some of the standard starches served with meals. It’s loaded with nutrition and has a fun texture and nutty […]

Tex Mex Madness: A Roundup

tex mex recipes

There’s something about the beginning of the summer season that pulls us to the patio and starts our culinary wheels turning. Around these parts, that often includes fresh ingredients with a TexMex twist. From Sangria to TexMex Chicken and Dumplings, the freshness stands out. Oh! and the heat! Don’t forget the heat. Below we have highlighted […]

¡Ay, Caray! : Chili Lime Fruit Cup

chili lime fruit cup recipe

My years in San Antonio were filled with wonderful memories. My wife and I bought our first house there and had our second son. The area is steeped in culture and history… and there is no shortage of food. If you are a tex-mex fan you are in luck. One of our favorite discoveries there was Copas de […]

In the Kitchen: Slow Food

homemade cheese recipe

Today we offer up two slow home kitchen tips. Both of these are very simple but will make your life infinitely easier and definitely tastier. They take a little time but can be done simultaneously to shave a few minutes off of the clock and save you time and money later. When my wife was pregnant with […]

Easy Dessert: Fruit Nachos

fruit nachos recipe

We made it home from our holiday road trip happy but worn. It was a wonderful week. The boys have put all of their new things away and now we are ready to enjoy the remaining days of winter break. Nobody has felt much like cooking so we have resorted to simple recipes. Our dessert […]

Summer Staple: Making Sangria

best sangria recipe

This week marks the official start of summer.  In fact, today is the longest day of the year.  With all of that daylight, you may find yourself outside longer than usual.  If you are lucky, a good portion of that will be on a patio somewhere sipping a cool, fruity, summer drink… enter sangria.  As […]