What’s not to adore about warm baked fruit topped with a crispy streusel topping? While this fruity dessert is the best in the fall when local apples are fresh and abundant, we enjoy it year-round for the outstanding taste and nutrition.
Growing up, exercise was a huge part of my childhood. I was the kid who played three sports competitively, five sports leisurely, and always needed to be on the go. Both my parents were college athletes so I have natural athleticism and coordination that allowed me to excel at just about every sport I tried. Soccer? Check. Basketball? Yep. Tennis. Game-set-match. Swimming? Well, I wasn’t fond of getting my hair wet but it was exercise and I was good at it so why not?
If you’re searching for a great starch to enhance a main meal, look no further than our garlicky oven-roasted potatoes. Even Julia, the non-potato lover in our family, enjoys this flavorful dish alongside veggie burgers, vegetarian meatloaf, and more!
German “little sparrows” are uniquely-shaped egg noodles with a chewy dumpling-like texture. Simple ingredients of eggs, flour, and milk create a tasty and adaptable dish that you can make your own with the addition of fresh herbs, spices, proteins, and vegetables.
The impact mental illness has on a family is extraordinary. As parents, we were challenged every day for years as we struggled to understand anorexia, depression, and anxiety and find a way to stop it from destroying our daughter’s life. We had her to protect and, equally as important, her younger brother. He was caught up in the chaos and confusion like the rest of us, and he was only eleven. How could we help him understand what was happening to his big sister when we didn’t fully get it ourselves? Our love for both of them dictated our path moving forward. We decided not to shut him out or protect him from the truth; instead, we chose to do our best to meet his needs, openly communicate what was going on with Julia and include him in her treatment, get him personal counseling so he could ask questions and share his feelings, and always make sure he knew he had our unconditional love and support.