9 Slow Cooker Vegetarian Soups

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I LOVE my slow cooker.  There's really no better feeling of accomplishment than having your dinner cooking and ready to go at 7 in the morning. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes.  And there are a lot of recipes that call for roasts and pork and shredded chicken and all that business.  Bu... Read More

7 Cookie Butter Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

There are a lot of butters out there.  Peanut butter, almond butter, coconut butter, organic salted butter, and the list goes on.  But let me tell you where the butter buck stops.  Trader Joe's Cookie Butter is the butter to end all butters.  You just might find yourself putting down that spoon ... Read More

International Can-It-Forward Day August 16 – Giveaway

By Amy Allen Johnson

How's your summer garden growing?  Have you thought about how to preserve all your hard work? This Saturday, August 16th, is International Can-It-Forward Day! We've partnered with the folks at Ball Brand to help you celebrate Can-It-Forward Day with all the right tools. Your garden fruits and... Read More

7 Stuffed Zucchini Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Anyone have an abundance of zucchini in their garden right now?  When you've made zucchini bread and zucchini rice and roasted zucchini and you STILL have a garden stuffed with zucchini, it's time to find some new recipes. Keep reading for 7 Stuffed Zucchini Recipes and put all of that zucchini ... Read More

7 Easy Taco Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at our house. EVERY TUESDAY! It's one less meal to think about, and the kids LOVE building their own tacos.  I'm actually not even sure how much they truly love tacos or if it's just how much they like making them. Either way, there's no complaining about dinner on ... Read More

9 Pancake Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

My kids are sleepers. And you know what happens during the school year when your kids are sleepers? They tend to eat breakfast in the car. Probably not their most relaxing meal of the day. But during the summer, when you're kicking it in your jam jams, there's no need for breakfast in the car. And s... Read More

7 Simple Pizza Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I'm on an easy dinner making mission these days. Super easy. Think Taco Tuesday. Every single solitary Tuesday.  Or how about spaghetti?  Quesadillas? Want to really blow their mind? PIZZA.  Keep reading for 7 simple pizza recipes that will hold you over until Taco Tuesday rolls around again. ... Read More

7 Quesadilla Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

When it's 98 degrees at 6pm, turning on your oven to make dinner isn't that appealing. But when you have a family of little people staring at you wondering what's for dinner, it's hard to throw in the towel on cooking for an entire summer. If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, quesadil... Read More

Seven 4th of July Dessert Recipes

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Ready to get your 4th of July on?  It's going to be here before you know it!  While you're stocking up on your red, white and blue outfits, don't forget to start planning your menu.  Keep reading for 7 4th of July Dessert Recipes that will knock your patriotic socks off. Enjoy! [imagebrowse... Read More

11 Picnic Salads

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

School's out and picnic season has begun! Mix it up a little this year and read below for 11 Picnic Salads that will brighten up your BBQ.  Your coleslaw IS delicious and all, but it's time to expand your salad horizons, be bold! Enjoy! Avocado Caprese Salad from Food... Read More