Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks

Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks |

A week ago, we pulled our 7 year-old out of school to play hooky for the day take a “family field trip.” We’ve recently moved from Chicago to southern Illinois farm country, and we wanted to explore our surroundings. We headed out on I-140 to Alton, Illinois, and drove The Great River Road observing the […]

Tomato Basil Risotto + Cooking Light Cookbook Giveaway

Tomato Basil Risotto |

It’s nearly Halloween, but we’ve had only one frost here in Chicagoland; so I still have a few tomatoes hanging onto their vines in the ‘garden’. (The tomato patch was actually just a strip of wasted space between our driveway and the neighbor’s fence. It worked great!) So, while tomatoes are reaching the very, very […]

Bacon & Broccoli Pizzettes

Bacon & Broccoli Pizzette

When it comes to kids and pizza, all is usually well and good. Tell my kids it’s “Make-Your-Own-Pizza Night” and things get even rosier. However, when you throw a dietitian mom into the mix, things get a little muddy. My kids like pepperoni pizza best. I would prefer they eat their pie topped with veggies […]