We all try to eat healthy and certainly as we age we tend to focus on keeping our bones strong, something our parents probably instilled in us at a young age, but keeping a balanced diet isn’t always easy. The change of seasons, available good produce, our own personal preferences and specific needs can make it a challenge. We say keep it simple. Here’s a simple, yet delicious salad we found at Eatingwell.com that you can edit to your tastes and even makes a great pack ahead lunch for work.Read More >
Spring is here according to our calendar so it’s time to say goodbye to rich soups, stews, pastas and feel-good desserts and prepare for a lighter and more health oriented season. It’s no surprise we tend to hibernate and some of our eating habits get thrown to the way side. Aside from the weather, some of our most challenging holidays are thrown in there as well. Eating healthy is important, but there are other factors that come in to play as well. Here are some tips to help you get back on track this spring.
Mother’s Day is almost here and it doesn’t matter whether your Mom is still young, a grandma, or a great-grandma she could certainly enjoy a special breakfast made for her. If you have a wife and kids, this would be a great recipe for you all to make together. We found this recipe at The Pioneer Woman and not only is it delicious, but it’s easy! Make a quick trip to the store and grab the ingredients for a personal present for those you love.
- FRENCH TOAST
- Butter, For Greasing
- 1 loaf Crusty Sourdough Or French Bread
- 8 whole Eggs
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg (optional)
- 1 stick Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces
- Warm Syrup, For Serving
- Butter, For Serving
- 1 cup Fresh Blueberries, For Serving
For the French toast: Grease the baking pan with butter. Tear the bread into chunks, or cut into cubes, and evenly distribute in the pan. Crack the eggs in a big bowl. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover the pan tightly and store in the fridge until needed (overnight preferably). Or you can make it and bake it right away—delicious no matter what!
For the topping: Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and some nutmeg in a separate bowl. Stir together using a fork. Add the butter and with a pastry cutter, and mix it all together until the mixture resembles fine pebbles. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.
When you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the casserole from the fridge and sprinkle the topping over the top. Bake for 45 minutes for a softer, more bread pudding texture or for 1 hour-plus or more for a firmer, crisper texture.
Scoop out individual portions. Top with butter and drizzle with warm pancake syrup and sprinkle with blueberries.
Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to shake things up a bit. There are a variety of ways to freshen up your salads and bring spring to your table. Fruit and vegetables are one of my favorite things to add to my salads this time of year. Also, adding mint shouldn’t be limited to drinks this time of year, add it to your salads too! Below is a bright and refreshing salad recipe to igniting your spring.Read More >
Without a gym membership, many people lose all motivation when it comes to staying in shape as winter approaches. When the temperatures drop, the sky turns dark, and the wind seems to start pushing you back indoors to the warmth of your couch. But don’t be discouraged. It’s difficult for everyone and we have some tips to help keep you motivated and get you through the long cold season.Read More >
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? The most common resolution people make is to lose weight or get healthy. According to the University of Scranton, only 8% of the people who set New Year’s resolutions succeed in attaining them. Most people fail in achieving their goals because they do not stick to the new habits for long enough. Here are some tips that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions this year:Read More >
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s time to cook, plan, and prepare your Thanksgiving dinner and not long after will be Christmas. We know searching for delicious seasonal recipes can be daunting so as you plan and prepare your meal for this wonderful holiday, we suggest you add this delicious cranberry recipe to your menu. It’s quick, easy, and delicious! Because the holiday’s are almost officially here!Read More >