Baked Fennel Gratin


Fennel wants you to love it, it really does. Its been a quiet bystander in the produce aisle, but its time has come and it wants to be seen! Fennel is a super fabulous vegetable that is very low in calories and for someone watching calorie intake, it can be your best friend! You can eat it fresh with hummus or ranch dressing or you can make it into a wonderful fresh salad, but baking it makes its … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Balls: Flour, Sugar, Egg, Dairy, Nut & Gluten Free


Don't these look like chocolate munchkins or doughnut holes you can buy from Dunkin Donuts? If you have never heard of them before they are little balls of doughnut cut out of a large doughnut when making a hole in it sold at many coffee shops in New England. My kids LOVE them and I try to limit how often they can have them. They may not be a lot of calories but are full of white flour and white … [Read more...]

Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings: Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly


Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings: Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly  Do you have picky family members? Do you make a meal and almost always one child is not as thrilled as the others because of one little ingredient you might have put into the recipe? Well that's my family. If I make a large baked oatmeal in a 9 by 13 baking dish and add one type of fruit, like … [Read more...]

Q&A: 3 Tips to Fit in Exercise as A Busy Mom


  Today is the first of hopefully a weekly post of reader questions that I've been asked to elaborate on in more detail. Today's question comes from Marni. " I would love to hear more about how you fit exercise into your schedule. I am also a homeschooling mom and have three young children. I find it difficult to make the time to take care of myself properly with so much to do all day. … [Read more...]

A SWEETleaf Stevia English Toffee Giveaway!


Do you love free gifts ?? How about SWEET gifts that can be used for baking with? Free and yummy? Yes! You have a great opportunity here to win a bottle of Sweetleaf Stevia Sweetener in liquid form.  If you have never tried it before this is your chance to enter to win.  I use sweetleaf stevia in many of my recipes and they have a ton of flavors; root beer, lemon, peppermint, to name just a … [Read more...]