Fall Apple Bread

We replaced the oil and sugar with more apples (or homemade applesauce) and Stevia to make this healthy and delicious version of apple bread for this Fall season. Pureed apples help bulk up the bread and adds moisture so you don’t miss the oil. Using Stevia replaces the sugar and keeps the sweetness in! Nothing says […]

Chocolate!!

So we ventured into the world of candy this holiday season and discovered some interesting things about chocolate in the process. We had a recipe for chocolate bark that I happened to make for a picnic we had last summer. I loved it because it literally took 5 minutes to make and there was no […]

Low-Fat Apple Strudel

The trick to keeping this recipe low in fat and calories is using phyllo dough instead of puff pastry. Phyllo dough can be hard to work with but we discovered parchment paper makes things a lot easier. Place a sheet of it on both your work surface and your baking sheet. Lay your phyllo dough […]

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life

We watched a documentary recently about the Shakers. It largely talked about how their overall design and life philosophy was about simplicity; breaking things down to their simplest form. This idea was familiar to us, as we have made conscious decisions to simplify our family life over the last year. We did things like allow Kevin to stop working outside […]

Low-Fat Ravioli Made Easy!

Lean Turkey Sausage and Spinach Ravioli We love ravioli with a light tomato sauce, but store-bought versions had several problems. Light ravioli were hard to find, and when we did find them they were more often than not in the freezer section. Fresh versions were good but we found them to be quite expensive. We like […]

Healthy Super Bowl Chicken

Braving the food at a Super Bowl party can be a daunting experience. Having a plan and bringing the food your going to eat with you helps tremendously! Here’s a great recipe that serves as an alternative to traditional Buffalo wings with a fraction of the fat and calories. The trick to this dish is […]

Easter Traditions

Easter is probably my most favorite holiday. Over the last 10 years or so, we have become known for our annual Easter party and try and pull out all the stops with decorations, baskets filled with toys and candy, an egg hunt, games and good food and drinks of course. When I was growing up […]