Sometimes I feel like all my kids ever do is snack. They are always asking for snacks, looking in the fridge, and begging for treats. But when I put a healthy meal in front of them, they suddenly aren't hungry anymore. I have a rule that requires them to try everything on their plates, but I don't turn meal times into a battle by trying to force them to eat everything on their plates. I just don't have the energy for that! So how do I make sure that they are still getting the healthy food they … [Read more...] about Healthy Treats make Happy Kids
Beef Stew A rich and hearty beef stew recipe 1 tbsp olive oil1/2 package bacon2 lbs stewing beef3 medium carrots (sliced in 1/2" chunks)3 large potatoes (cut in 1" cubes)1 sliced onion1 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper2 tbsp flour2 cups of red wine2 cans of beef broth1 can tomato paste2 cloves mashed garlic½ tsp thymeA crumbled bay leaf2 small onions (chopped)3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms sautéed in butter Cut bacon into 1" squares and fry it with the olive oil. Remove from the … [Read more...] about Fall Recipe: Beef Stew with red wine & mushrooms
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When I had my first child, I breastfed him because everyone said that it was better for him and I wanted to make sure I was giving him the best start possible. I learned something from that experience ... breastfeeding is hard. I stuck it out for seven months and then switched him over to formula because that was what worked for both of us at that time. When I had my second child, nearly eleven years later, I knew that I was going to breastfeed again but I also wanted to research the best … [Read more...] about Give your children the best start in life
Recipe: Zucchini Boats Vegetable Recipe: Zucchini Boats A fresh and tasty vegetable side dish. 1 large zucchini1/2 large tomato1 green onion2 tbsp fresh green pepper1/4 cup olive oil1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)Clubhouse Vegetable Seasoning Preheat the oven to 350°F.Cut off the ends of a large zucchini and half it lengthwise. I cut my halves in half because it was a very large zucchini.Scoop a bit of the inside out of each zucchini half to create a slight concave.Place … [Read more...] about Vegetable Recipe: Zucchini Boats
Berry Tarts Berry Tart A simple and delicious recipe. Vanilla pudding mix1.5 cups milk1 cup strawberries1 cup Cool Whip24 tart shells (baked)Fresh berries to top Blend the pudding mix and milk.Pour the mixture into a blender, and add the strawberries and Cool Whip. Blend until smooth.Pour into tart shells.Leave to set in the fridge overnight.Add fresh berries to the tarts. You can substitute any berries or pudding flavour for a variety of tarts. … [Read more...] about Dessert Recipe: Berry Tarts