Protein Cookies for Athletes

Instead of trying to copy popular protein bars from the grocery store, we put the ingredients into a delightful cookie! Both of my kids are...

YUMMY Ginger Snap Cookies with Flaxseed

Let these 'in your face' ginger cookies snap back at you! Lots of ginger and spices leave an impression you won't forget. Not passed down from...

Zucchini Bread with Flax Seed and Dark Chocolate

It's fun to rev up traditional recipes and this one for zucchini bread gets a health boost from flax seed and other natural ingredients, plus a...
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Homemade Soft Pretzels with Herbs

Herbs are fun to experiment with and we hit a home run with these homemade pretzels. Click here for a printable recipe using no herbs. Makes...

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Bake your favorite cupcakes. Use school colors for the icing on top. For the graduation cap, use mini peanut butter cups. Small graham cracker squares...
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How to Make Watermelon Pickles

Pickled watermelon rind adds a new twist to many a dish! This article gives you key tips for making the best watermelon pickles eva! !UPDATE...

Roasted Chickpeas – Way Easy and Chock Full of Protein

A crunchy, satisfying snack food that's got plenty of vitamin B-6, protein and fiber. More often than not, our kids don't get enough protein to...

Blue Hake with Fresh Lavender and Thyme

Our "recipic" for Herbed Blue Hake highlights how ground mustard seed and peppercorns are combined with lavender, thyme, onion, garlic and olive oil to produce a...

Themed Fruit Salads – A Simple Way to Celebrate any Special Day

Some of the best birthday and father's days end up being the most simple. Instead of buying him  gadgets and trinkets to store on...
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Quinoa Recipes and Ideas

"Keen-wa" is easy to cook! Prepare it like rice. Vegetable broth or stock of some kind in place of water enhances its nutty flavor significantly....
Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

Homemade Doggie Banana Cupcake Treats

These are the most delicious, homemade dog treats that your dog will ever taste! They are sugar-free, grain-free, and contain no artificial sweeteners whatsoever. Many...
Quick and Healthy Cookies

Chocolate Chip and Chia Seed Cookie Recipe

“I’m not a vegan but sometimes I cook like one.” These easy to make, light and airy cookies make a great breakfast or snack food....
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Stuff those pumpkin blossoms for a gourmet treat!

Don't let those male flowers shrivel up before you have a chance to convert them into a gourmet treat! The farmers market had beautiful, huge...
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5 Simple Steps to Candy Grapefruit Peel

To candy orange, lemon and grapefruit peel, the trick is to boil the peels first to remove bitterness. This step is critical to create...