Autumn Squash: Delicious, Inexpensive, Colorful, and Healthy

Brrrrrr! We are quickly headed toward our first frost in Illinois. The good thing about it is that while most other produce is too tender to weather colder temperatures, squash is a vegetable that is actually known for getting sweeter when it has been “frost kissed.” Squash tends to be pretty hardy, despite falling temperatures. … Read more

Spaghetti Squash Fritters (No-Oil/Vegan)

I will admit to you that spaghetti squash was a bit of an enigma to me when I first got it several years ago in a CSA box.  I have tried it several ways and grown to like and appreciate its “spaghetti-like” interior. Today, I wanted to create a new way to use this versatile … Read more

Creamy Vegan Winter Squash Sauce

It is fall and that means a plenitude of winter squash.  They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but they are all delicious! I adore mac-n-cheese, but I’ve given up dairy. One day, while gazing at the rich orange color of butternut squash, I realized that it would look just like cheese sauce … Read more

How to Pick the Perfect Pepper

Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers, but he has nothing on you! You, too, can master the art of finding the perfect pepper (and knowing how to use it). Although thought of as a vegetable, botanically peppers are a fruit. Peppers supply a huge amount of vitamin C and are packed … Read more

How To Avoid My Top Five Mistakes with Money

Over the past 32 years of marriage, my husband and I have made our fair share of mistakes with money. However, you can learn from our example and avoid the same pitfalls. To hear the stories behind the mistakes in honest (and hilarious) detail, watch the video or keep reading for my candid advice on … Read more

Why You Should Make Brussels Sprouts the Star of Your Table

Brussels sprouts come by their distinctive cabbage flavor the honest way. They are a close, albeit lesser-known, relative of the cruciferous vegetable family. Even better, they are absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. Common in very early spring and late into the fall, they are sweeter once they have been “frost kissed”. Brussels sprouts create … Read more

8 Interesting, Healthy, and Tasty Uses for Potatoes

For flavor, versatility, and affordability you just can’t beat potatoes. Rich in important nutrients, potatoes contain more potassium than bananas and nearly half of your daily vitamin C requirements. Add to this the fact that you will find no cholesterol, fat, or sodium in what some simply call spuds and you begin to wonder why … Read more