5 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

We are in the midst of a nasty flu and cold season.  The Centers for Disease Control says we still have a few more weeks to endure it.  How are you protecting yourself and your family? Of course, daily exercise and drinking plenty of water are great ways to keep healthy.  But, I have a few tasty {and easy} recipes for you today that are packed with immune boosting ingredients. Hot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This looks yummy enough to eat every morning. If you don't have dry milk in your pantry you can substitute two cups regular milk and reduce the water to two cups. Jeannette's Healthy Living has lots of delicious and healthy recipes. Who doesn't love a good Spinach and Artichoke Dip? Remember, I'm giving you ways to boost your immune system; if you aren't sick you shouldn't … [Read more...]

5 Fabulous Side Dishes for Winter

Side dishes at their finest on these cold winter nights will certainly impress even picky palates. It's hard to say no to produce picked at its peak and made into both healthy and decadent side dishes that will complement any winter meal. 1. Cake Mix Corn Bread from  Blissfully Domestic A winter meal isn't complete without bread. You may ask yourself, why is this bread special? Well, it tastes as good as it looks since it is made with a cake mix and corn mix. Sweet and savory to complement any winter dish. 2. Stovetop Butternut Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren's Latest What a lovely way to warm up with the traditional comfort food of macaroni and cheese. Hiding butternut squash in the dish, not only adds flavor and creaminess, but makes it a little healthier for you. … [Read more...]

19 Fabulous Salad Recipes You Have to Try

These fabulous salad recipes will get your taste buds tingling with a host of flavors and options. Whether you're looking for a vegetable dish, pasta salad or unique side dishes, we have something for you! Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad - With cucumbers and tomatoes, this recipe is a great way to use that summer fresh garden produce. Cucumber Salad - Have an overabundance of cucumbers? Neighbor sneak one in on you? Here's a cucumber salad you can try. Vegetable Pasta Salad - A full meal in itself, this pasta salad could be a side dish, a main dish or a perfect potluck addition. Salad Like Side-Dishes - Two fabulous salad like recipes, Dijon Green Beans and Rice Pilaf would be a great addition to a meal. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet Vinager Dressing - This is a … [Read more...]

Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

It's a New Year and healthy eating resolutions are flying around faster than hummingbirds around a feeder full of fresh juice. Talks of salads, salad dressings, homemade, green salads are more are buzz words around the blogosphere. Well, I love ranch dressing and nothing beats a good homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, or so I thought, before I stumbled upon this Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing that is perfectly seasoned and spiced with a smoked paprika. This would be the perfect addition to your superbowl veggie tray, buffalo wings or topping your favorite green salad.  I think I'm going to make this and use it as a spread for my husband's sandwiches and favorite pitas! Smoky Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 … [Read more...]