Italian Sausage Soup

It’s back to school month, which also means soccer practice, piano lessons, and ballet–and all are happening right around dinner time. You don’t want dinner to take a back burner (forgive the pun), so let the slow-cooker do the work! And when everyone comes home from practice starving, you’ve already got it covered. This recipe is super yummy and very easy….

Raspberry Lemon Puree

This topping works great with just about any dessert or yogurt of your choice. Or you can put it on my famous multigrain blueberry oatmeal waffles! The lemon juice in this recipe picks up the raspberry, and the maple syrup mellows out the tartness of both. You can also use agave or honey instead of the…

Homemade Italian Dressing

I don’t really love the taste of store-bought dressing. Maybe it’s all the preservatives and chemicals. Maybe it’s all the sugar. I don’t know. But there is nothing quite like freshly made dressing. This one is no-fuss and it’s made up of ingredients you already have around the house. I use this dressing on my Zesty Chicken Penne,…

Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Keep those pop tarts and store-bought freezer waffles on the shelf! These instant waffles take 30 minutes to make in bulk on a Saturday, and they are a lot healthier and much more filling. And your kids will love them! You will be throwing oatmeal, blueberries, and whole grains down their throats without as much as a protest….

Zesty Chicken Penne

This dish was inspired by a trip to Costco. I saw something similar in the refrigerated section, but I knew I could make three times the amount for cheaper. And healthier to boot. So I did. I recommend using my no-fuss homemade dressing to give it a fresh taste. It beats store-bought dressing, and you can make extra dry…