Beef Stroganoff… #ChooseDreams Healthy Eating #SundaySupper

Bad day? Rain on your parade? No party invite in the mail? Sometimes, we just need a big bowl of ice cream or mashed potatoes to comfort us, make us feel better. Certain dishes remind us of home when we are far away or they can soothe away the common cold. Food has the power to remind us of better times, perhaps bring a smile to your face, and warm your soul while it warms your belly. Emotional eating may not always be best for a healthier lifestyle though. This week, #SundaySupper is teaming with American Family Insurance and their campaign to #ChooseDreams. We are bringing you healthy versions of classic comfort foods, family favorites with a healthy twist.  Continue reading

Pesto Pasta Salad… #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Today, today is a beautiful day! Even rainy days can be beautiful. It’s a mindset.   School is out for my boys and myself. It is the magical time of summer vacation. I love this time of year to sit back and watch things grow. Watch my boys grow, my garden grow and also watch all the excitement of summer… well,  grow. Each day brings new and exciting possibilities and with family and friends about, how can you not be excited for all that Summer has to offer?!

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Asparagus Penne with Bacon Cream Sauce for #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

The birds are chirping and we finally have green… green grass, green leaves and my favorite part green in my garden. This past winter was incredibly long. I was beginning to believe Spring was never going to come knocking on our door.

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Spaghetti Salad… Recipe Countdown 2013

This has been my first year blogging from my very own ” .com”.  Moving over from my rambling blogger blog, was so exciting. My wonderful Aunt Brenda helped me to set it all up. Thank you Aunt Brenda!  This year, I have made new friends, entertained old ones and throughout kept my family well fed. Even if I had to photograph the food before they could eat it. Not too bad a trade off, I hope.  Blogging has been a great learning experience. I found that I love writing as much as I love reading. I am pretty much in love with words and language. Pretty nice for someone who makes her living in an elementary school library and literacy support program. Continue reading

Spaghetti Salad for a #SundaySupper Picnic

1157 It is Memorial Day Weekend and that alone takes me back to so many great family BBQ’s and Picnics. In Michigan, the weekend marks the opening of the lakes and beaches. The last frost is hopefully behind us and the planting season is in full swing this weekend. My garden is definitely going in.

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