Blueberry Maple Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Summer wouldn’t truly be summer without homemade ice cream. This dairy-free recipe is delicious for those who eat dairy AND for those who don’t. We all love it! Here’s an excerpt from my post today over at Simple Homemade: This recipe came about when we were first learning to eat dairy-free for the sake of two of my children. I was sorely missing ice cream, but was worried that anything I tried to make would be dismal failure and wouldn’t come close to satisfying. I am so […]

10-Minute Lunches: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer My family doesn’t eat fancy lunches. I usually send leftovers with my husband to work, and my girls and I eat mostly snack-like plates. It’s just easier than stopping halfway through the day and preparing an entire meal. However, there are days I get a craving for a little more–but I still don’t want to stop to cook up anything elaborate! On those days, I look at what I have on hand and throw something a little nicer together. A […]

Chicken Enchiladas and Salad in Thirty Minutes Flat

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror.  How could it be 4:30 already?  My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00.   What to do? Thank goodness I write for Keeper of the Home.  Knowing I had this “Thirty Minute Dinner” assignment coming up, I had a few ideas swirling around in my head.  All I needed was that golden opportunity, and why, here it was, slapping me in the […]

10 Foods to Include in Your Summer Meals (And Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe)

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the summer time, there is an abundance of fresh food available, no matter where you are.  At farmer’s markets and even local grocery stores, you’ll find locally-grown fresh produce in all varieties.  Some of these you may not be familiar with.  Time to try some new foods, and celebrate interesting ways to prepare familiar ones! Additionally, summer lends itself to some unique preparation methods.  I always crave fresh, simple, and often cool dishes in the summer, like salads, […]

Summer Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 3 One-Year Subscriptions to Plan to Eat

A few months ago, I decided to update my paper-and-pen ways and try online planning again, with an old favorite, Plan to Eat. Now, it needs to be said that I’m a lazy Plan to Eat user. I don’t make use of all of its MANY features and tools, but I use it in a really simple manner, sticking to the Recipe and Planner components, not the Shopping Lists (which I know many people find extremely useful). Nonetheless, my planning has begun to go a lot faster […]

10-Minute Lunches: Turkey Wraps

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer With a busy household it is always nice to find recipes that are quick to make, nutritious, and well received by the family. These turkey wraps are just that! In fact, they are one of my husband’s favorites. As warmer weather approaches, wraps are a welcome treat, since there is no need to turn on the oven or heat up the kitchen! Next time you have a roast dinner chop leftover turkey into bite-sized pieces and store in the […]

Yogurt Dough: A Versatile and Easy Recipe

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making pastries. Pie crusts, biscuits, and tarts are some of my favorite things to make in the kitchen.  The problem is that I usually prefer these things made with unbleached white flour over whole wheat!  And it is true that they do take a little bit of time and experience to make them properly. That is why I love this recipe for yogurt dough.  It’s quick and easy to make, and it is delicious made with whole […]

Applecado Smoothie

My 4 year old son’s favorite fruit is an apple, he literally eats one every day.  Apples are easy for snacks by themselves or even with a dollop of peanut butter. It never occurred to me to put an apple in a smoothie until recently, so I decided to add 2 ingredients I had never added before into this recipe, an apple and avocado. Avocados are good for your heart, are a great healthy fat, and are anti-inflammatory so adding these to smoothies are great […]