Are you a gluten-free family and stumped for dinner this week? We can help you out with these 7 delicious, healthy, and easy gluten free meals!
It’s that time of the year again - the holiday season is here. You know what that means right? No, we are not talking about gifts, or holiday parties. We are talking about something so smooth and creamy, so scrumptious and delicious, so… okay, okay. Tis the season for your favorite little something to sip on – Eggnog! Sure, you can go to the grocery store and buy some, but why not impress your guests (and yourself) with some DIY eggnog made from scratch. Have we caught your attention yet? Good. Stay with us and read on to find how you can make your very own eggnog at home. PLUS we’ve added a special treat for the hardcore eggnog lovers!
Holiday baking can be difficult to accomplish while trying to keep your toddler occupied at the same time. Thankfully, you can make it into a fun and educational activity for your toddler by including them in the baking process. You can present the cookie baking as a string of Montessori activities. Not only will this enable you to get your baking done, it can be a very fun and educational experience for your child. You can discuss the steps together and make it a sensory exploration. Plus, the cookies will taste better if little hands help prepare them!
As you make your holiday gift lists this year, do you find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to certain acquaintances or relatives? Your great aunt… your daughter’s dance instructor… the parents of your son’s best friend? Do you have a slew of parties to attend and nothing creative to bring? While everyone else will be bringing trays of the same old cookies and pies, why not walk into the party with something delicious and unique? We have two of the very best -super simple – homemade butter spread recipes. Compliment them with a fresh loaf of bread, and you will have the perfect gift for hard-to-shop-for friends and the tastiest snack that is sure to be the hit of the party buffet!
One of the most beloved traditions during the winter holiday season is baking and decorating cookies. While we love the fun of it– mixing the ingredients, using the cookie cutters, watching them as they grow in the oven and, of course the best part, decorating them–let’s face it, we don’t love all the sugar involved and the effect it can have on our kids. We would hate to take away that favorite pastime, and don’t forget we need to leave cookies out for Santa. So, say goodbye to the sugar-filled toppings and hello to a healthier alternative to the traditional decorating.
There’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than with a huge platter of homemade cookies and sweets. Everyone has their favorites, but if you’re a sucker for a good old fashioned cut-out cookie, then this recipe is for you. We are confident enough to boast that this just may be the world’s best cut-out cookie recipe. With cream cheese as the secret ingredient, these cookies will melt in your mouth and give your other holiday goodies a run for their money. So pop on the apron, turn up the holiday tunes, and get baking!
Lets face it, Grandparents are just hard to shop for. They are usually the one person on the list that you just are not sure what to buy for. Come on, how many times can you put a picture into a frame and wrap it up as your gift? Oftentimes, even when you ask them what they want they will simply tell you, “Nothing.” So we have scoured and searched to find some great, albeit, unique gifts for the amazing Grandparents in your life!
If you have pets, you probably consider them part of the family. Your beautiful feline is your late night companion as you work behind the glow of your laptop screen and your lively puppy falls right into place with the kids, following them happily as they go about their backyard adventures. But what happens when your toddler suddenly begins sneezing around your beloved fur babies? Or your friends toss out unsolicited “warnings” about the potential of having to toss your kitty to the curb when the new baby arrives? There’s a lot of misinformation bouncing around when it comes to pet allergens. We’ve rounded up the simple facts and some tips that will help you create a harmonious home with your family and your pets.
Do you know somebody who can never seem to get out of the kitchen? The bakers, cooks, chefs, even just the weeknight cooks are always wanting and needing some new kitchen gadgets. From gadgets to kitchen supplies that make your life easier ,to actual cookware, we have rounded up an awesome selection that is sure to please the cooks on your list. You may even consider surprising them with their gift a little early, so they can use it to whip up some holiday decadence!
Many consider the first birthday cake to be a rite of passage into introducing your baby to her/his first taste of sugar. There are many reasons, however, to hold off the sugar for at least a little while longer. Though, just because you have decided to delay introducing sugar to your child, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the popular smash cake photo opportunity and experience. We’ve come up with a delicious no sugar added cake recipe, perfect for your little one and health conscious adults alike.
Fall is here and that means we are surrounded with wonderful fall fruits, scents and foods. Spicy cinnamon, sweet apples and crisp apple ciders are abundant, so why not make some of these incredible ingredients the star of your next batch of cocktails? Whether you are hosting a party at home, having just a few girlfriends over or it’s just a quiet evening in with your significant other, these five fantastic fall cocktails would be the perfect drink to celebrate with!
Let’s face it, the holiday season can be pretty chaotic. From buying gifts to attending and hosting parties to all the hours spent in the kitchen baking cookies, there’s not much time left over for organization. But what if actually organizing your holidays this year brings less chaos and less stress? Give it a try! We’ve rounded up 30 simple and creative ways to help you organize your holiday.
Fudge. An ultimate chocolate fix. You may love it and hate it at the same time because fudge is usually made with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest. [cue heavy sigh] Well, that is about to change. With this peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe you get multiple sources of raw nutrients from super foods while also getting your chocolate fix. But, we have to warn you: this is a dangerously delicious and shamefully and ridiculously simple recipe. In fact, we dare you to only make it once.
Summer is beginning to seem like a distant memory as many of us have settled into the cold air, early sunset, and crisp nights. Along with this cooler weather comes an abundance of comfy sweaters, leather boots and weekends full of fun fall or holiday family activities. What better way to start the day on a nice cool morning, or at the end of a fun filled outing than with a warm and delicious beverage? The only thing better than curling up and warming up is knowing that these beverages offer you some amazing health benefits!
Ahhh, white vinegar – quite possibly one of the most perfect and natural household cleaners ever! Most store bought cleaners fall into either one of two categories: toxic or really expensive..but vinegar breaks the mold when it comes to the norm. It’s cheap, non toxic, available to purchase at almost any store and it perfectly safe for people, pets and the earth! The uses of vinegar are almost endless, but for this post, we will be covering some of the amazing uses it when it comes to house cleaning. From the floors to the walls, from the living room, office and kid’s rooms- vinegar comes to save the day again, and again and again- and for less than $3 for a gallon, you really get a lot for your money!