Healthy Meal Ideas

Asian Kale Salad

Asian Kale Salad

Kale salad was a no-go   I’m always trying to get my kids to eat more veggies, so I thought I’d make kale salad.  It didn’t go over well.  My husband, the storyteller in the family, took the opportunity to tell us about the time he hid veggies under...
Spring Meal Ideas: Korean Chicken

Spring Meal Ideas: Korean Chicken

Ah…March.  Even though we got 3″ of snow this week in Iowa, it’ll soon be gone and warmer weather should hang around longer (fingers crossed!).  The glimpses of spring we’ve had have made me want something different from soups and comfort...
Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Oatmeal isn’t big in Hawaii I remember seeing commercials as a kid for cold medicine that showed a sneezing, coughing, miserably sick person in a snow storm.  Since I was a kid growing up in Hawaii, I could never relate to that ad. That’s how it was with...
Too Busy For Breakfast?

Too Busy For Breakfast?

Breakfast needs to be quick and easy, right?   This is my hubby’s weekday routine: Get the morning paper. Pour coffee (usually already made by me). Read the sports section. Start on the crossword puzzle. Visit the bathroom (coffee’s kickin’ in). Leave for work....
Better Than Starbucks?

Better Than Starbucks?

Have you ever wanted a pick-me-up in the afternoon? and wished there was something quick you could pick up that’d refresh you and actually be good for you? I think many of us head to Starbucks hoping for that jolt of energy (which explains why there’s always a line at...