2017 Goals – The Domestic Dietitian

While I'm not a big party goer on New Year's Eve (I've never been a late night kinda girl), I am a fan of New Year's Day. I like the feeling of a fresh start. I'm aware that a person could just pick any random day for a fresh start but I like ... Continue Reading

Healthy Cocktail Tips – Cheers to You!

Note - I originally published this post on this site last year but it contains so much good information that I had to share it again.   New Year's is a time for celebration...a new year, a clean slate, etc. Cocktails are a big part of ... Continue Reading

Hello Fresh Meals

Life can get monotonous. I often find myself in thee same routine day after day, followed by the same dinners on rotation. There is nothing wrong with having a routine (trust me, I'm a scheduler!) but when it comes to eating, having the same ... Continue Reading

Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Besides family, friends, and dessert, the holidays are all about cocktails at my house. It's so fun to try new and festive drinks at this time of year. Spiked hot chocolate, peppermint flavored martinis, gingerbread eggnog...delicious. I have ... Continue Reading

Sautéed Spinach Crostini – Recipe Redux

This sounds so dorky but one of my favorite places to hang out is the "cookbook" section of my local library. I have always loved looking through cookbooks. Not just for recipes but I love when cookbooks share stories or personal tidbits along ... Continue Reading

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

There is nothing better on a chilly winter evening than curling up under a thick blanket to watch a movie with a glass of wine and a little snack. Popcorn has always been my movie snack of choice. It smells delicious and is easy to eat while ... Continue Reading

Baked Pumpkin Donuts – Raw Spice Bar

Perfectly light & fluffy, these Baked Pumpkin Donuts are made using the freshest spice combination from Raw Spice Bar.  Disclsoure: I received a free sample of the spices mentioned in this post. However, the views expressed are purely my ... Continue Reading

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Planning healthy road trip snacks can help prevent grabbing fast food on the road and save you money on overpriced food at the airport. For many people, the holidays often involve travel. Whether it be by plane, train, or automobile, a lot of ... Continue Reading

Latin Black Bean Soup – Meatless Monday

This Latin Black Bean Soup recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to dinner, especially for Meatless Mondays. Full of flavor with a little kick, it's easy to make and delicious to eat. My friend Sarah made this latin black bean soup once when we ... Continue Reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese – Meatless Monday

In today's world there is such an emphasis on things being "quick", "easy", and "fast". This is especially true when it comes to food and meals. It's easy to get lost in the pre-packaged or ready-to-eat foods that we lose sight of the joy of cooking ... Continue Reading

Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

Homemade flavored coffee syrups are a healthier and easy way to jazz up your coffee without the added sugar! I remember when I was younger I never understood the appeal of coffee. I had tasted it on occasion and hated the taste! It was so bitter ... Continue Reading

Post Holiday Healthy Lunch Idea

If you are anything like my family, then your holiday consisted of a carbohydrate filled feast. Which was followed up with leftover turkey sandwiches and endless amounts of pie. By Saturday, I felt like I was sweating mashed potatoes and was ... Continue Reading

Mini Brownie Parfaits – Bite Size Dessert

The holidays are upon us, which means a lot of food, drink and celebration! Many holiday celebrations involve desserts, which are one of my favorite parts of a meal. So I was excited to find out this month's theme for The Recipe Redux blogging ... Continue Reading

My Favorite Fall Frugal Activities

Since becoming a one-income family, we learned quickly that as the holidays approach, setting a budget for entertainment is really important. The fall season usually brings on a lot of holiday meals, celebrations and gift giving. All which can ... Continue Reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Menu Additions

Some great tasting, healthy Thanksgiving menu additions for all you last minute planners out there.  We are hosting a thanksgiving brunch this year and then headed to my sister-in-laws house for the main event. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be ... Continue Reading