Black Elderberry Tincture

I am grateful that I have what one would consider a healthy family. My five year old daughter rarely gets sick, and my baby boy was seven months old when he got his first cold. My husband, a school teacher, comes down ill just a couple times a year, and I join the club with […]

2 ingredients Pumpkin Brownies

  This recipe for two ingredient pumpkin brownies has been floating around the internet for a while. Last Autumn I jumped the shark and finally made them. All one needs for the recipe is a standard box of brownie mix and a small can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix). I used a 9×9 […]

Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

I am always on the look-out for new slow cooker recipes, especially ones with skinless boneless chicken breasts. This recipe is perfect for bacon and ranch dressing lovers, but utilizes Greek yogurt to cut out fat and calories. Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 5 hours Total […]

(Lightened Up) Chicken Sausage Alfredo Bake

Pasta bakes are one of my husband’s favorite dishes. I threw this one together using whatever “healthy” options I had available in my refrigerator and pantry. The “healthy” portions it consists of are: whole wheat pasta, al fresco chicken sausage, and light alfredo sauce. Six cheese Italian blend rounds out the dish, topped with grated […]

Butternut Apple Vegetable Harvest Soup

Two weeks ago, I bought a huge butternut squash at the fruit market. My initial intentions were to make oven baked fries out of it, but I changed my mind when I found a soup recipe on I knew my butternut squash had way more than two cups of flesh, so I doubled the […]

Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Copycat recipe)

When I saw this recipe on, I just knew I had to try it. My parents and I are big fans of the soup and salad special at Olive Garden (although they go more frequently than I; my husband prefers Red Lobster when given the option). For the price, there’s not much beating an […]

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

     I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Chiffon Cake in the November issue of Rachael Ray magazine. It was in the “Living Light” section because 1/12th of the cake is only 140 calories and it contains almost no fat. Initially, I was planning on making it for Thanksgiving. I opted instead to make […]