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Meet Chef Adam!

Posted On: November 21st, 2018
Hello Miami Valley. I am Chef Adam, a friend of Val’s. I know that one of her favorite things to share is recipes! Well, as a chef I do, too! I will periodically be guest-blogging right here and sharing many of my favorite recipes and cooking tips on just about everything and anything related to food! ...read more

5 Yummy Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

Posted On: November 16th, 2018
When you think of Thanksgiving what comes to mind? For me its food, family and football! Like most, it turkey is the traditional main dish of our Thanksgiving meal. But, we don’t always have the same sides or even the same desserts each year. Every year, I like to include a few new things to mix it up. While searching for new recipes for my family (can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?) ...read more

8 Spooky Recipes for You Halloween Party

Posted On: October 26th, 2018
Halloween parties are a whole lot of spooktacular fun, and it seems everyone I know is hosting one. They are a great way to get adults involved in the holiday. One aspect that I really like is the decorations and themed food that go into throwing a great party. ...read more

7 Delicious Soups to Try This Fall

Posted On: October 9th, 2018
Soup season is here! Who I am kidding. If you love soup as much as I do, it’s soup season all year long. It’s hard to beat the comfort of a warm bowl of soup on a cold night, though. Soup is also great when you aren’t feeling well. And if those aren’t enough reasons to love soup, remember that it is also usually easy to make and pretty affordable. Sometimes we have enough soup leftovers to last us a whole week. ...read more

8 Honey Recipes for National Honey Month

Posted On: September 12th, 2018
Get ready for some really sweet news. September is National Honey Month! The National Honey Board originated the idea in 1989 to promote beekeeping and using honey as a natural sweetener. Honey can be used in many more ways than just as a topping on toast or oatmeal (my favorite way to eat honey!). It is thought there are some health benefits to honey; some people claim it has helped with burns and infections. The World Health Organization as ...read more

8 Dorm Room Friendly Recipes

Posted On: August 10th, 2018
Going off to college is an exciting but nerve-wrecking time, especially if you are living in a dorm. This means you have to take care of everything yourself—even your meals. Now, most colleges offer meal plans to help make sure students get three squares a day, but that can get expensive quickly and kind of boring. ...read more

8 Peach Recipes for National Peach Month

Posted On: August 7th, 2018
Did you know August is National Peach Month? It makes sense, because I’ve always associated peaches with summer. I love a good and juicy peach on a warm summer day. Did you know that peaches are actually a member of the rose family and originated in China (which happens to be the largest producer of peaches in the world!)? Italy is the second largest. We call Georgia the Peach state, but 50% of all our peaches are grown in California! ...read more

8 Easy Independence Day Recipes

Posted On: July 3rd, 2018
It’s no secret: I love food and Independence Day! So I thought, why not a blog post combining the two! At our annual Fourth of July cookout I try to make it as festive as possible—which means a lot of red, white and blue stuff, including the food. ...read more

6 Healthy Snacks Great for the Office

Posted On: June 26th, 2018
I love a good snack. In fact, I have a special drawer dedicated to them at my desk. Recently, I have been trying to eat a little better, which means my normal snacks had to go. I started searching the Internet for healthy snacks I can eat at my desk. ...read more

5 Delicious Camping Recipes to Try

Posted On: June 22nd, 2018
One of the best things about camping is the food! While writing the previous post on camping, I got to thinking about camping recipes. When I was looking for recipes from the family’s last camp outing I was surprised at the wide variety of items we could make over the fire. We only used our stove once. The nice thing about all of these recipes is you can choose to make them while you are at camp, or you can prep them beforehand. This way you can have more than just hotdogs and s’mores all weekend. Let’s dig in! ...read more

Delicious & Inexpensive Slow Cooker Meal Ideas

Posted On: April 10th, 2018
Being a mom means you are busy all the time! If you are like me, that means you are always looking for ways to minimize time spent on chores so you can maximize snuggle time with the kids. One way I save time is by using my slow cooker or pressure cooker. I usually use my slower cooker and pressure cooker ...read more

Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Posted On: February 2nd, 2018
It’s February 14, so it only feels appropriate to make my first post about Valentine’s Day. Each year I struggle to find the perfect way to make my spouse feel special while staying on budget. ...read more