Energy bites

A quick and easy recipe for you today. These energy bites are protein loaded with peanut butter, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds. They are a perfect afternoon pick me up with a cup of coffee or a guilt-free snack to hand out to always hungry toddlers. I love having my refrigerator stocked with these bites.Continue reading “Energy bites”


Instant Pot Refried Beans

We have been making a conscious effort to eat less meat lately; in part for health, in part for the environment, and primarily for budget. I have been serving vegetarian proteins for 2-3 meals a week and loving it. I feel really good eating this way and the kids love when I make beans, theyContinue reading “Instant Pot Refried Beans”

Jalapeno Poppers with Pineapple

This recipe came together after I received a donation of food, there was an abundance of jalapenos and a large pineapple. I have done plain poppers before with great success and wanted to try a little variation. The sweetness of the pineapple did cut some of the spice in the jalapenos and it paired wellContinue reading “Jalapeno Poppers with Pineapple”

Oven Roasted Potatoes

This recipe is a family staple. It makes a good side for most any meat dishes; steak, chicken, meat loaf, pork loin, etc. A simple, tasty, herb flavored starch dish that works well to fill the bellies of children who always seem to be “hangry”. Ingredients: 4 Large Russet potatoes (I do one for eachContinue reading “Oven Roasted Potatoes”

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

 So, my vision for doing recipe posts on this blog is to share, not just recipes but, some baking principles as well. I am doing my best not to be too wordy but want to give some pointers that will help with future baking endeavors.       So today’s big tip is this. ButterContinue reading “Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting”