As a mom to two busy teens, family consumes most of my time and all of my energy. My resume currently includes: homeschool educator, meal planner and chef, chauffeur, counselor (academic and emotional…LOL!), and overall cruise director and attitude of adjustor. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Parenthood is hard. Intentional parenting–making a priority of discipling our children, teaching them to follow after Christ, and shaping their character–is even more difficult. Fortunately, we do not have to do it alone.

Popular Posts on Family:

Public School to Homeschool: Our Transition
Grandma’s Wisdom
Why Your Kids Should Go to Church Camp
How to Survive Summer with Your Kids
Letter to a Teenage Boy
How to Raise Kids Who Love God
Raising Kids of Character
The Time I Almost Cried at VBS
Epic {a review}
Why Christian School

Food is a big part of our family life, as I’m sure it is with yours.

I’m passionate about providing food for my family that nourishes both body and soul. I like simple, easy-to-prepare recipes with ingredients I am familiar with (and if they’re already in my pantry, even better!). As a cancer patient and the mother of a child with multiple food allergies, my interest in food has taken an interesting turn in the last few years.

I am not an Iron Chef. I’m not even a “foodie.” I’m a girl who has a genetic love affair with chocolate and a life-long battle for a healthy weight. This is where I share my favorite recipes, what I’ve learned about nutrition and food allergies, and where to learn more. I hope you find it helpful. Bon appétit and pass the chocolate!

Popular Recipe and Food Allergy Posts:

Cinnamon Bun Scones
Ultimate Loaded Potato Soup
Fruit and Oatmeal Bars
Easy, Microwave Meatloaf
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (with food allergy options)
Tostada Casserole
“Gringo” Chicken Tacos in 3 Easy Steps
Best Pumpkin Muffins EVER!
Black Bean Chili
Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Cakeu