When the fall and winter months roll around, people inevitably start searching our blog archives for the same things. Obviously pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, but also butternut squash and apple recipes. But you know what else we know you’re going crazy for? Soup. With the advent of sweater weather, you—just like us—yearn for hearty, warm pots of soup, including taco soup, simmering away on the stove. There’s something about it that’s just as comforting for the soul as it is for your taste buds. In fact, a good soup is often my go-to when I take dinner to a friend or neighbor. It’s so easy to turn it into a meal by pairing it with a simple salad and a good loaf of bread. Continue reading
A bowl of soothing, steaming soup could be the perfect comfort food—but personally, I get the most comfort when they’re frozen solid and neatly arranged in my freezer. (Anyone else inventory their freezer meals for stress relief? No? OK, never mind…) Seriously, there’s something about the knowledge that no matter what life throws at me (sick kiddos, late nights at work, whatever), I can pull a batch of my favorite soup out of the freezer, toss that sucker in the microwave and nobody goes hungry. Nothing beats that peace of mind.
With the New Year comes opportunity for a fresh start. I like to take the first few days at the beginning of January to mentally prepare myself for the months ahead. I use this time to think seriously about what I want to accomplish. I then outline goals and formulate a plan. At the top of my list, I prioritize health, diet, and nutrition.
Now that the New Year has started, I’m really trying to stick to my resolutions. One of the most important is for me to spend more quality time with my kids in the afternoon. To make more time, I’m trying to utilize shortcuts and find efficient ways to get chores done during the day, especially dinner. Continue reading
When the holidays are over, most of us are more than ready to get back on track with sensible meals. But with the chilling winter winds of January, we hope to do that while meeting the need for hot comfort foods. Continue reading
Just like that, the holidays have come and gone. My family and I had such a wonderful time this holiday season. We were able to get together more than we have in years past. We even got to go on our annual snow and ski vacation. Since we live in Florida, snow is a treat for us. We spend almost the entire vacation playing in the snow, from early morning until late in the evening. We ski, sled, tube and of course, have snowball fights! Continue reading
The holiday cheer is over. We’ve celebrated the season, raised our glasses of nog and rung in the New Year with gusto. Now that January is here, it’s time to get my eating habits back on track. For this I turn to flavorful, vegetable-packed soup recipes, which is something my mother always loved making. Continue reading