Charred Tomatillo Salsa

I love making my own salsa. I’ve made it so many ways and different variations. In last months Bon Appetit, there was a recipe for this charred tomatillo salsa that looked amazing. I’ve mentioned now that all 3 of my kids are back in school, I have to get up 2 hours before I have…

Guest blog post – the benefits of fresh herbs

Today’s blog post comes from Alicia (her bio is at the end of the article) – thanks for the tips! Top 10 Healthy Herbs Whether you’re looking to lose weight, clear up your skin or simply gain a bit of extra energy, there’s an herb for that. Herbs function as Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet. You…

Avocado Buttermilk Pancakes

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and it sounded pretty interesting. Avocado buttermilk pancakes? I know many people would think it was disgusting – but these were one of the best pancake recipes I’ve ever made. I had it for breakfast every day this week. (I know the title says “Butter” pancake – it should…

I hate beets

I think the reason that I thought I hated beets is because it reminds me of a stupid three day diet I tried in high school – does anyone else remember that one? It was a diet that claimed you could lose 10 pounds in 3 days if you followed this ridiculous diet. Some of…

Blueberry Lime Muffins – 139 calories each and delicious!

I am so lucky because my friend Kathy brings me blueberries from a blueberry farm near her summer home – like several pounds worth! I just got them a few weeks ago. Ate some, froze some for later. I’ve been enjoying adding them to cereal, pancakes, with yogurt – they are perfect. I haven’t made…

Roasted Red Pepper spread

This is the first time I made this recipe. I love red peppers – and roasting red peppers is even better. I was trying to think of something that I could make for the Chicago Food swap I went to over the weekend and I thought it was a great choice. I modified my recipe…

Blogger meet up!

From left to right – Christina, Biz, me and Sophia I think by far – the biggest benefit of food blogging is getting to know people you never would meet in your every day life. That’s how it has been with Christina and Sophia. Christina was they very first person to comment on my blog…

First time food swapper!

I had such a great time today at The Chicago Food Swap! Every month a group of food enthusiasts meets at a different place to share their love of food. This month it was hosted a mile from my house at Green Home Experts. (they have tons of great items!). So, since it was so…