Organic Grains, Sunflower Seeds, Nut Salad and Fruit Salad

Hmm! What should I put in our dinner salad tonight? That is the question that I ask almost every night and the answer is usually a version of the same ingredients with a little change or two. So, I decided its time to switch things up and make our salads healthier, more interesting and packed…

Grilled Walleye

I love fried fish, but hate the extra calories and fat that comes with frying. So how do you get a battered and fried texture without the calories? My husband, the fisherman, came up with a great solution. By dredging a moist fish fillet in a dry seasoned mixture and grilling the fish, you get…

Garbage Disposal Clean-Up

PU! What is that smell coming from my kitchen sink? I cleaned the sink and it still stinks! Maybe, your garbage disposal is telling you it needs a scrub. A few natural ingredients used every 2 weeks or so, will keep your garbage disposal smelling sweet. Garbage Disposal Cleaning Ingredients: 1 cup of baking soda…

Roasted Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan

Skip the extra carbs of the classic breaded and fried Eggplant Parmesan and try our family’s favorite way of preparing eggplant. Who needs the extra calories and carbs? How do you skip the carbs, you ask? You pop the eggplant and the garlic onto the grill or into a grill pan. Ah yes! The extra…

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Fluffy marshmallow cream filling nestled between two classic oatmeal cookies brings back childhood memories of eating Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. Homemade is always fresher, better, more flavorful and much healthier for you. These giant oatmeal sandwich cookies are a hit with my family and are sure to make someone smile in yours. Serves: 10…

Can’t Lose Cookies

This recipe was given to me in a letter from my Aunt Eileen and Uncle Jerry Rider many years ago. A note on the recipe said it came from the Lansing State Journal.  The letter was dated 1998. These cookies are big, chewy, dense and moist cookies packed with lots of different goodies. It’s the…

Sweet Potato and Ground Beef Hash with Cauliflower Rice

One of my favorite things to do for the week is meal prep my lunches. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning late for work knowing you have nothing to take for lunch. I dislike going out to lunch for a few reasons. 1. It’s usually unhealthier than bringing your lunch (larger…

Creamy Coleslaw

Fresh, crispy cabbage mixed with red onion and a creamy sour cream based dressing, goes perfect with fish, chicken or just by itself for a snack. Ingredients: ¼ of a head of cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped fine ¼ cup finely chopped red onion ¼ cup sour cream 2 tbsp. Buttermilk 1 tsp. granulated sugar…

Coconut Macaroons

I am over the moon for these Coconut Macaroons! Seriously! They are big, moist, sweet mounds of flaked coconut sitting on a bed of rich chocolate. Perfect for holidays, special events or any day of the week. Servings: depends upon the size of the scoop usedCook Time: 20-23 minutesTemperature: 325 degrees F.  Ingredients: 1 14…

Jamaican Red Beans With Rice

Jamaican Red Beans with Rice is a spicy, hearty New Orleans style comfort food. It’s easy to make and nourishing to eat. The smells in our kitchen invite you to stay for dinner when my husband makes this dish. This is a dish that begs the cook to add different variations to and make it…