Kid Quotables: She’s gone for how long?!

                        “Two weeks!  That’s like 100 days!” This past weekend we took our 8 year old daughter to summer camp for the first time.  She will be away for 2 weeks and we packed the car and drove...

Dinner Dash: Ginger Soy Salmon with Chopped Veggies

  Need another reason to add Salmon to your diet?  It’s quick to cook can be that reason.  This dish is high on flavor, quick on time.  It has it all…taste, vegetables, serving of fish, healthy oils and low in fat.  Be careful though to not add salt to...

Made In the U.S.A. Moment, Kids Flash Sale!

                    Hurry for this Made In the U.S.A. kids apparel sale at gilt.com.  See the brands and take note, click below! Made In the U.S.A. Sale! Stun Collection, Made in the U.S.A Where to buy Stun children’s clothes online  

Brighten up, Amrita Singh Bangles

UPDATE! 16 pc Monaco Bangle Set, Now at Gilt.com for $42!  Plus more of her amazing pieces for sale now at www.gilt.com Have a solid color maxi dress or tank top that needs an accessory to revive your outfit?  Check out these bangle sets by jewelry designer Amrita Singh.  I love...

Watermelon Salsa: Two Ways

Well parents, it’s here…Summer Break!  School is out, for us anyways and will be soon for the rest of you!  Many of you will be hitting the roads or sending out an invitation to a fun Memorial weekend gathering.  Because this last 2 weeks of school has been nuts,...

Naturally Sweet: Honey Vanilla Kumquat Marmalade

  The other day I was wondering through the market and there they sat, a fresh box of kumquats.  Teeny, tiny little oranges, as my daughter describes them.  I’ve always wondered about kumquats and eyed them hoping for a light bulb moment as to how I can use them....

A Sobering Article About the Dangers of Tanning

As a Mother to a young daughter, this article really hit home with me.  Although I have not tanned in tanning beds since college, and my exposure (thank goodness) wasn’t for long periods of time, I wish that I had known more about the dangers of tanning beds when...

Fresh Veggie Mustard Chicken Salad

Here is the final installment!  A couple of weeks ago I featured the recipe for Beer Braised Pork Loin and Red Cabbage.  That recipe got me thinking….how could I use a healthy vegetable like red cabbage in another dish?  So, last week the Quinoa Salad with Sautéed Red Cabbage...

Quinoa Salad with Sautéed Red Cabbage and Grape Tomatoes

As I promised, here is the quinoa salad recipe I brainstormed on while preparing the Beer Braised Pork Loin and Red Cabbage.  I wanted to find a way to use Red Cabbage and maintain all the healthful benefits of Red Cabbage.  As stated in my recipe post for the...

Fit and Flavorful: Creamy Tarragon Mustard Salad Dressing

Chicken salad is one of my all time favorite bites.  On a hot summer day, I love eating some refreshing and cool chicken salad.  This dressing is also one of my favorites because it utilizes one of my favorite condiments, mustard.  The Dijon and whole-grain mustard adds an extra...