Yogurt popsickles revisited

Sometimes you have to work with what you have. In an effort to revamp my food habits, I’m leaning on healthy recipes that I’ve learned over the years and revamping them to fit my budget and what I have available.  These recipes are for yogurt-based popsickles. They can be made anytime with either Greek or…

Food for thought

I hope to keep this blog fresh with quick little blog posts once a week.  It will hit on something different each week. Today, let’s look at some alternatives when making some of our favorite foods. This is my family’s Christmas dinner. For convenience we brought some frozen vegetables for the corn and peppers  and…

Too much of a good? thing

There’s too much bananas, B-a-n-a-n-a-s, What can I make with, B-a-n-a-n-a-s?     As a running household, we keep bananas at our house. We also get them from my kids’ school every week. I loathe bananas, at least when they’re by themselves. At races, these fruits full of great recovery vitamins, such as potassium, are…

Getting stuffed

We’re very fortunate to have a fresh produce market in our town. Every week, the aisles are filled with fresh produce, pasta and baked goods.  But we’re there for the discounted veggies and fruits. For $1, you can get a bushel full of goodness that may have a few bruises.  Due to the ripeness of…

Pear/applesauce bread

Pear/apple sauce bread 2 cups unsifted flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2-2 cups apple or pear sauce (without added spices) 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon (apple) or ginger (pear) Preheat over to 375. Oil and flour a bread pan. Cream 1 1/2 cups of apple/pear sauce and sugar together and mix in…

Semi-failed experiment: Cranberry, maple syrup bread

Mountain Kid 3 and I made this with our Thanksgiving leftovers. I added some cranberry jelly (stuff you buy in a can) but didn’t add it here. Our first load was a little too runny and was semi-burned on the bottom when it was done. This should be the right recipe. If you cut the…

Homegrown harvest

SONG: “Rain, Rain Go Away,” as sung on “Jack’s Big Music Show” by the Schwartzman Quartet puppets I love things picked fresh from the garden. This week, after noticing how my potato plants were drowning in the daily rain storms, I let the kids harvest the only successful plant we had this growing season, the…

Battle of the muffin’s top

I remember it as clear as the days my kids were born. My husband and I were setting his gear up for a triathlon when a large-sized man came near our area to register for the race. “That guy has no business being here,” someone said nearby. My husband and I looked up in disgust…