Monthly archives for September, 2010

This Week’s Bounty

This week’s Bountiful Basket photos are courtesy of  Ashbstarr Photography.  If you don’t know Ashley yet, she is an amazing photographer with a natural talent.  She has captured some beautiful photos of our kids and most recently updated my professional photos.  If you live in the Tucson area (or are willing to fly her to

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Cooking With Kids: Pizza Night

I love making homemade pizza with my son Joe.  He has so much fun making the dough (especially punching the dough) and picking out his own toppings.  It’s a great way to get him involved in the kitchen and encourage him to eat more vegetables.  When we have time, we make our own focaccia dough,

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Etsy Favorites – Corn Sugar Edition

You may have heard in the news this week that the Corn Refiners Association is trying to sweeten it’s image by using the name “corn sugar” in place of high fructose corn syrup.  So while they try to convince us that “sugar is sugar”, I thought it would be fun to find some handmade corn

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Quick Tortellini Soup

Quick Tortellini Soup is one of my favorite recipes because it is easy, fast and includes lots of fresh veggies.  I actually first made this recipe while in the nutrition program at the University of Oklahoma in our food preparation lab.  I can’t believe I am still making it ten years later, but I guess

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Lessons I Have Learned as a Mom

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Blog Carnival This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** This

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This Week’s Bounty

This week, I wasn’t able to get a Bountiful Basket because I had been traveling, so I asked my parents to take a picture of their bounty to share with you.   Their $16.50 basket included: 2 tomatoes 1 pack baby bella mushrooms 6 ears white corn 1 cabbage 3 huge butternut squash (1 was

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Inspiration from Todd Durkin

(photo credit) I received Todd Durkin’s newsletter in my inbox yesterday and couldn’t wait to share this article with all of you.  This came at a perfect time as I am working on a fitness page for this blog that I hope will motivate and inspire you to get moving.  I met Todd in San

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