DIY: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

I will not deny it, while I am able to resist the lure of Starbucks for most of the year, come Fall my resistance becomes futile and I go full-blown Borg. All Summer long, I look at those waiting in line for high dollar coffee and smugly walk on by. This only works until Starbucks rolls out their famous Fall drinks. Perhaps this year, armed with this recipe, I can resist!   In the next few weeks, Starbucks will bring back the rock star of latte, the queen of froth, the obsession of millions: The Pumpkin Spice Latte. But if you … Continue reading DIY: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe LOVE. Unless you're living in paradise, you are probably experiencing the first few cold snaps of Winter! With the memory of Thanksgiving dinner fresh in our minds and the anticipation of Christmas morning in store, evening dinners with family demand to be warm, comforting and EASY! This Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe fits the bill! With just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes invested, you can run your errands and come home to a house smelling of a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal! Enjoy! It’s just mind blowing when so few ingredients thrown into … Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Gluten Free Make-Ahead Breakfast

There are so many special diets out there nowadays that staying aware of them all can make your head spin. There are also so many different reasons for each, but there’s one thing that all of these diets have in common: healthy eating habits. My family and I don’t follow a special diet; we simply stay away from heavily processed foods and eat as fresh as possible. For us, this means being able to incorporate variety and, most importantly, venturing out to discover the best recipes from all types of diets – because the same-old stuff hitting the table is … Continue reading Gluten Free Make-Ahead Breakfast

Gluten-Free Granola with honey, flax & chia

Part of our food storage….plan? strategy? Is that we consistently use much of what we store. When I was new to prepping, I made some costly mistakes that might sound familiar to you (how can you not buy 10 cans of Spaggeti’os when they’re on sale for .50 cents!?)  The problem with filling your preps with such food, no matter how great a deal it seems at the time, is that if you & your family don’t eat this food it could very likely go to waste. So 2 years after this great deal on Spaggetti’os, I needed up with … Continue reading Gluten-Free Granola with honey, flax & chia

Boost Your Metabolism…For Real!

I must admit, any list that starts by advising me to get more sleep is a good list to me! As a mother to 3 girls and someone who suffers from Hypothyroidism, I often read articles about metabolism and how to boost it. So far, the majority of those articles recommend the same thing, "Get more sleep!" This article from MindBodyGreen.com is no exception. It also lists 5 additional tips that are simple and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. I plan on (trying) to adopt a few of these new habits, how about you? If you feel like … Continue reading Boost Your Metabolism…For Real!