Salsa Soup

By: Martianne Stanger We’ve been eating from our pantry and whatever is left in the fridge more and more, and this what-do-we-have-let’s-throw-it-together recipe was a hit with four of five of us here, so I thought I’d share it to inspire others: Salsa Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 6 mushrooms, chopped … More Salsa Soup

3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

By: Martianne Stanger During COVID-19 social distancing, we’ve been shopping less, of course, which mandates greater creativity in the kitchen. My daughter has nailed the kitchen creativity, cooking meals and experimenting to develop her own snack recipes. Among my daughter’s successful food prep forays has been a not-so-exact, every-time-a-bit-different, but always-devoured-within-a-day recipe that we have … More 3-5 Ingredient Healthy Treats

When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

By: Martianne Stanger Although being safe is paramount in my parenting, I have never been one to limit my children’s opportunity to try “dangerous things”. This may seem paradoxical to some, but I truly believe that children need time to learn how to experiment and manipulate much of what our modern society eschews as dangerous … More When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes

Healthy Holiday Eating Guidelines Traditional holiday baked goods are often high in calories, sugar, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The good news is that with a few modifications and substitutions your favorite family recipe can be made healthier without compromising flavor. In many recipes, the amount of fat or oil can be reduced by ¼ or … More Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes