A Little Cheese to Get You Through the Weekend

Saputo Cheese Recipes via Shaina Olmanson at FoodforMyFamily.com

Seven cheese recipes to inspire you to create this weekend. I have an obsession with the cheese counter. I hover over rounds and wedges, reading labels and searching country of origin on paper triangles that stick out from each kind. I wonder about the cows and goats and sheep that gave milk to create the cheese, the type of wash and rind, the … more

Simple Honey Lime Chia Dressing for Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Chia Fruit Salad #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Chia seeds add a delightful crunch to this easy honey and lime fruit salad recipe. My house is deliciously quiet. I crave quiet. I enjoy the sound of a spoon scraping the bottom of a bowl, of the faucet turning on, the water rush, how it pings in the metal sink. It's the first time in over a week I've been able to revel in these sounds. … more

Homemade Caesar Salad {Dressing} with Baby Kale

Simple Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

An updated Caesar salad recipe with extra vegetables and tiny baby kale tossed with a homemade Caesar dressing and topped off with Big flakes of Parmesan and buttery croutons. There is a taller clone on the other side of the counter from me. I hand her a cutting board and knife and push a leftover chicken breast in her direction. On my side … more

Upside Down Caramelized Pear and Almond Cake {Gluten-Free}

Upside Down Caramelized Pear and Almond Cake #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Vanilla and brown sugar baked pears top this recipe for pear upside down cake. The bottom-turned-top boasts a soft, gluten-free almond cake with a light texture just firm enough to stand up to the caramelized pears. The sun shines warmer this week, evidenced by puddles that have replaced layers of ice pack and the softening snow. Each … more

Hazelnut Blueberry Kasha with Cream {Buckwheat Groats}

Hazelnut and Blueberry Kasha (Buckwheat Groats) #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

This recipe for toasted buckwheat groats has kasha sharing the pot with dried wild blueberries, toasted hazelnuts, and a bit of cream over the top for good measure. I count the minutes each morning. Twenty minutes to prep lunches. Five minutes for the kids to pack them up. Twenty minutes to shovel breakfast in. Five minutes to swap pajamas for … more

Savory Kasha Bowl: Toasted Hazelnuts, Bitter Greens, and Parmesan

Savory Kasha {Buckwheat Porridge} #recipe w/ Parmesan, Bitter Greens, and Toasted Hazelnuts via FoodforMyFamily.com

This recipe for kasha features buckwheat groats that are lightly toasted and then cooked into a nutty porridge with wilted bitter greens and Parmesan and topped with a fried egg and toasted hazelnuts. It hits me in the shower, standing under the showerhead with water streaming down my shoulders and steam rising around me. The window, covered … more

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for easy energy bars packed with chia seeds, dried tart cherries, dark chocolate, nut butters, and oats for a quick snack to keep you going. Each morning begins the same. Pushing back the down comforter that radiates warmth, I face the cold winter light and slip my feet into woolen socks and slippers. Wrapping myself in a thick … more