Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies – Low carb, keto, gluten free

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies – Low carb, keto, gluten free

I get energized in the Fall. It”s cooler, and crisper and just the perfect time to get stuff done. It’s also the perfect time to make treats with the kids. My daughter was wanting to bake something so we came up with a pumpkin cookie…

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

Cooking with kids can be enjoyable. For me, I think attitude is everything. I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. Here are some tips for making it an enjoyable experience! Go in knowing it’s…

Christmas Ornament Cookies

Christmas Ornament Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make cookies.  There are so many memories made in the kitchen.  I pulled up this old recipe from 8 years ago to make this year’s cookies, and I realized that when I made these ornaments, I was…

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be…

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

(This post is copied from my food blog, www.defiantlygoodfood.com.)  Growing up, I remember my grandmother making the best Lemon Meringue Pie. There are family legends about her pie. She made it look effortless, pie shell from scratch and all! And it was so lemon-y it would…

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

I’m gathering up ideas for dinner on Cinco de Mayo.  Here are four delicious recipes from DefiantlyGoodFood.com.   All of these recipes are low carb and gluten free!        

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids can be fun, adventurous and educational.  For me, I think attitude is everything.  I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. I sometimes rush to get through the daily grind of life like dishes…

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons to Involve Kids in the Kitchen Its good old fashioned fun No electronics, no EMF, no violent games, no competition.  The pull of the iSomething is strong and it seems everywhere I look kids are hunched over some device.  I know some apps…

It’s getting cooler outside…

It’s getting cooler outside…

You know what that means?  Time to break out the sweaters! I love sweater weather…cool crisp air, rustling leaves, warm coffee in my hands. This cup sweater is from Mallina Designs on etsy.com.

Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are excellent. I mean they are tender, melt-in-your-mouth darn good chocolate chip cookies and they can certainly hold their own against the sugar laden, gluten-filled version!  They use Lily’s chocolate chips which I love!  They are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar or aspartame.…

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe  {with a low carb makeover}

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe {with a low carb makeover}

This is so fun to make…It reminds me of going to an old fashioned soda shoppe where they make milkshakes in the steel cups. **Note: do not use an immersion blender in a plastic or glass cup. May 26, 2016 by Jessica Starr Category Clean + Green Food…

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

My 10 year old did the Science Experiement for school. His teacher and classmates were surprised to learn the harmful effects of artificial chemicals in food.  I myself was surprised at how badly the aspartame plant fared.  I’m so glad my Diet Coke days are…