Blushing Collins {Blood Orange Cocktail}

Blushing Collins {Blood Orange Cocktail} recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for a blood orange twist on a traditional Tom Collins cocktail, made either with the classic gin or with vodka, plus a bonus recipe for a non-alcoholic spritzer version. We walked into the grocery store together, a mass of arms and legs of various heights clad in puffy winter coats. The weekly shopping is done on the weekend: four … more

Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Thyme Soup {Brown Eggs & Jam Jars Cookbook Giveaway}

Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Thyme Soup | FoodforMyFamily.com

Roasted carrots and parsnips join a load of fresh thyme and a hint of ginger in this smooth and creamy soup recipe. Enter to win a copy of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars below. My children are sitting on the living room floor busying themselves with a circuit kit, setting it up to make lights turn on and fans blow. They are killing time as they wait … more

Italian Wedding Soup: Minestra Maritata (with Meatballs and Acini di Pepe)

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

A rich and flavorful broth, hearty meatballs, cooked greens, and tiny pasta are married together in this simplified recipe for minestra maritata, also known as Italian wedding soup. You have to make it happen. – Denis Diderot Some days it's all I can do to survive, to get from daybreak to bedtime. I go through the motions, splitting myself … more

Skin Balm for Everything: Ultimate DIY eBook Bundle

Homemade Skin Balm for Everything Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

How to make a healing and soothing skin balm/salve with coconut oil, olive oil, and lanolin. This makes a wonderful gift for someone you love or for yourself. Use after washing the dishes, to sooth cuts and scrapes, to soften dehydrated winter skin. "Mom," the voice carries into the kitchen as she walks through the doorway. She comes to me, … more

School Lunches Fall-to-Winter Edition: PlanetBox

PlanetBox Lunch Container Giveaway | FoodforMyFamily.com

A look at packing winter produce for school lunches, and a complete PlanetBox Rover system giveaway to make packing lunch in the new year a breeze. I'm not going to lie, one of my favorite things about the winter break from school was not having to make four school lunches every day. Today I woke up and pulled all the containers from the … more

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Cider and honey are cooked together to create a sweet and seasonal glaze for roasted cauliflower and sweet butternut squash in this holiday-ready recipe. It is the month of November, so I must roast vegetables. I'm not sure when this became a habit, something I put on as uncomplicated as pulling my sweater from the top shelf of the closet … more

Brandied Apple Strudel {Apfelstrudel}

Brandied Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel) | FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for classic apfelstrudel (or apple strudel, if you like) with brandied caramel apples, golden raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon spice all topped off with a brandy-spiked glaze. Yesterday we headed out as a family to the farmers market, which has become leaner and leaner in recent weeks, especially after our temperatures dropped below … more