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Entertaining For Food Allergies: A Whole-Foods, Allergy-Friendly Holiday Meal Planby  

In need of a whole foods, allergy-friendly holiday meal plan? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer Do you have family or friends with food allergies? It can be tricky feeding folks on special diets, but I can help! Unfortunately,... Read More

Parmesan Red Potatoes in the Slow Cookerby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love a good slow cooker recipe. And this is a GOOD slow cooker recipe. Parmesan red potatoes in the slow cooker only needs to cook between 3 and 4 hours on high, depending on... Read More

Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? The Author of Good Cheap Eats Shares Her Secrets (and Zucchini Fritters Recipe!)by  

Do you love serving up homemade food to your family but wish it didn't take so much time? My friend Jessica has become a pro in the kitchen over the years. As a mom of six kids (including teenage boys!),... Read More

Orzo Salad with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I love this recipe for orzo salad with spinach and sun dried tomatoes for many reasons. First, the dressing is a simple red wine vinaigrette. Because it's not a mayo-based dressing, it's perfect for packing in lunches... Read More

Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipeby  

I suppose “rustic” is just a fancy way of saying that I make mashed potatoes with the skins on. Why keep the skins, you ask? Not only does it make the name sound fancier, it also makes for a more... Read More

Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dishby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade... Read More

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon, Asparagus and Swiss Chardby  

You don't even understand how good this potato salad is. A month or two ago, Ryan and I were out on a date. We had just discovered that our new home came complete with a very responsible teenage girl living... Read More

Best Summer Slaw with Kale, Brussels, Apples & Almondsby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Happy Memorial Day! Guess who's coming to my picnic today? This slaw, that's who. I like traditional cole slaw, but I love this recipe - as in, LOOOVE it. It's perfect alongside a Memorial Day... Read More

Why Quinoa Deserves a Permanent Spot in Your Diet (with recipe links!)by  

Image by Jennifer via Flickr CC By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It was the year 2001. I was a high school kid on a short-term missions trip to Bolivia. We were doing a touristy day trip to Lake Titicaca, and... Read More

What Can You Actually DO with all those Fresh Spring Greens?by  

Guest Post by Krissa Jeldy One of the things I love about getting a CSA box is getting introduced to all kinds of vegetables that (if I'm honest with myself) I probably wouldn't pick up on a regular basis at... Read More

Cherry Almond Milletby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer This cherry almond millet recipe is a quick and easy dish to prepare. It's also versatile. Serve it as a side or as a main dish. Are you new to millet? It is a must... Read More

Cranberry Apple Kale Salad Recipe with Lemon Vinaigretteby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Does your family enjoy kale salads? Try serving them this family friendly recipe for Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and I bet they will! Kale seems to be the "hot" superfood of the... Read More

Is the Pomegranate Worth the Price? {5 Reasons + 3 Recipes to prove that it is!}by  

Guest Post by Dena Norton Pomegranates are everywhere lately – food blogs, Pinterest boards, clothing lines and magazine covers. Pomegranates have been on the scene for a while now (some say since the Garden of Eden), and it doesn’t look... Read More

101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summerby  

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer It's that time of year again. Yup, the time of year when there's still a month of summer left and yet we've already made all our favorite recipes to beat the heat. Yes, there is... Read More

A Modern Alternative Mama’s Two-Week Meal Planby  

By Kate, Contributing Writer This is an average meal plan in our home.  We have four kids who are 5.5, 4, 2, and 4 months (the baby doesn't eat with us yet).  Our goal right now is to increase the... Read More

How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Quinoaby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer I posted a recipe for quinoa pancakes last month here at Keeper of the Home that called for three cups of cooked quinoa as one of the ingredients. Some readers asked how to cook quinoa, so... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Soups, Sauces, and Simple Dinnersby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer Putting together fresh, homemade meals becomes easier once  you've got a few basic recipes for soups, sauces, and simple dinners under your belt. Make Your Own Stock Many recipes begin with a simple beef or chicken... Read More

Simple Roast Chicken (And Fabulous Side Dish Recipes!)by  

Guest Post by Beth of Red and Honey Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're continuing a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better.... Read More

HealthIER Camping Food: 7 Tips for Taking Real Food With Youby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Guest Writer I’ve been camping since I was 8 years old. At my request, my parents decided to try it once – and they ended up LOVING it. We’ve been every year since then.  My first... Read More

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

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... Read More

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