Apple Pecan Kale Salad with Apple Honey Dressing

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We eat a lot of salad around here. However, none of us like plain, boring, limpy leaves. If I want my kids to eat it, it has to be interesting, and adding great toppings just makes it easier to get more nutrition into them. Once I got them all to start eating salads, in much the same way I talked about in this post, I quickly figured out that they get bored if I don’t switch it up and make it interesting. Read More


Roasted Delicata Squash with Apple Honey Glaze


I get comments all the time like “My kids would never eat that!” or “HOW do you get your kids to eat like that?” And my initial answer is always,”It’s a process.” I have always cooked a lot, and I love trying new recipes. Before we changed our diet so extensively, those experiments were usually with baking, so of course they were eager to try whatever I came up with. Now, most of my experiments are with vegetables. They are not necessarily so fond of this change, but it has made a HUGE difference in how they eat. ┬áSo, this is how it works at our house. Read More

Apple Cider Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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I posted a photo of these cookies on my personal Facebook page several weeks ago and captioned them “cookie experimentation…” I haven’t posted the recipe until now, because it really was a first time experiment, and I wanted to try it out more than once to make sure it really does work. Here it is, just in time for Thanksgiving, or for a fall treat as the weather gets colder! Read More