All posts tagged: holiday

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

Father’s Day Gift Guide

I always think of a list of gifts to buy my mom in zippity-do-da lightning fashion. But, I find it takes a little more time to shop for “man” gifts. To help us all out, I’ve compiled a list of the perfect Father’s Day gifts by price….

Scouted: Aruba

I’m always obsessed with the beach, but perhaps my obsession grows a little in the winter. We just returned from a vacation on the beach for New Year’s, and I’m already dreaming up our next getaway. If you are like me, here’s a warm, sunny option to consider….

One-Pot Wonders: Holiday Leftovers!

It’s the day after Christmas and it was a fabulous day, but now to relax! The day after Christmas also means…leftover turkey! What to do with all that turkey?! When I was young, my Mom would make tuna noodle casserole, so I had the idea to substitute the turkey for the tuna. Who wants to cook more? So, I decided, let’s try and make it a “one pot wonder”! Turkey One-Pot Wonder 4 cups chopped cooked turkey 2 large chopped potatoes 3 large chopped carrots 2 stalks chopped celery 1 cup chopped onions 4 (10 ¾ oz) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup 2 cups chicken broth 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1. Mix the turkey, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, soup, chicken broth, butter, garlic powder and poultry seasoning in a slow cooker. 2. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Grab some of those leftover dinner rolls from Christmas Dinner and enjoy! Dio ti benedica! (God Bless you)!

Kid Approved Healthy Dessert!

Our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, has two adorable children who she somehow gets to eat dairy free, gluten free, vegan, paleo-friendly foods that have NO fake or refined sugar. And they’re HAPPY about it! So, I decided we MUST share one of her easy, healthy recipes for the holidays…

Christmas Morning French Toast

Of course, all of you know how hectic it is on Christmas morning. Opening presents, opening stockings, making Christmas greeting phone calls, and getting dressed for the big day! Then you have to worry about getting a good breakfast into everyone to make it through the big day! Also, you just never know how long it will be before you get that Christmas dinner! So, when my children were young, I would make this wonderful, warm, fruity, and nutritious breakfast ahead of time! Made the day just that much cozier! Mmmmmm!!