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Soft and Cakey Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

I love chocolate. My husband loves chocolate. My kids love chocolate. I really like fruit based desserts too, but everyone else prefers that dessert includes chocolate in some way. This recipe started out as one of H.’s favorites from his mom. He called them Wagon Wheels and they were dense, chewy and chocolatey. Kind of like a brownie […]

Breakfast Re-Imagined: 20 Ways to Serve Oatmeal! + Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Whether you realize it or not, January is National Oatmeal Month! (I found that out when I was researching for my January Holidays post.) Since I was already planning to write about oatmeal this month, it works in my favor . . . hopefully lots of people will be searching for oatmeal recipes and new ways to serve oatmeal. […]

10 Preschool Table Activities (so you can make supper)

  Getting dinner on the table in a timely manner can sometimes be a major feat! These activities are for the days when you need just 10, 20, even 30 minutes completely (OK – nearly!) interruption free to get it done! Use each one for a couple days and then move on to another or switch ’em up every day […]

Easy Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Making cookies any time of year is a lot of fun, and Christmas is no exception. In my mind, cookies made at Christmas time should be different than cookies made the rest of the year – something you wouldn’t make just any time. I have fond memories of working on elaborate and time consuming creations. Stained […]

Crisp and Creamy Celery Salad

The farmer’s markets have closed. Most vegetable gardens have gone to sleep. Even my cold-hardy kale was apparently done in by our first snow. Fresh vegetables at the grocery store don’t seem very plentiful or appealing. But there always seems to be a lot of celery. Celery may seem like a humble vegetable, but my family loves it many ways! […]