Rachel Santschi’s October Sports Guide

October 25, 2016

The leaves are changing, and the weather’s cooling down. That must mean it’s October! October is one of my favorite months (not just because it’s my birthday month), but it’s also the perfect month for sports fans. There are a number...

Baby Food: Mangos

September 19, 2016

Darlington’s fifteen months old, and we’re over the baby’s “first foods” limitations. Now, it’s all about maintaining a healthy diet and making sure we try to stay away from preservatives. This can get tricky during soccer and football...

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Cedar Plank Wild Alaskan Salmon

August 15, 2016

I’m excited to share a recipe that reflects a couple of my favorite hometown resources—wild Alaskan salmon and the aromatic Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Wild salmon has to be one of the healthiest foods around. It’s an excellent source of...

Sweet Potatoes 2-Ways

July 11, 2016

Now that Darlington is eating solids, many of my mom-friends ask about her eating habits. Luckily, she’s a great eater, and she’s pretty adventurous, too. I attribute this newfound zest for solids to our months of cooking together and...

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June 13, 2016

I don’t know whether it’s my saucy new haircut or the fact that I’ve been a little homesick lately, but I’m in the mood for something spicy. And with the weather as hot and muggy as it is, that means something light and refreshing,...

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Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Balls

April 11, 2016

I love when our Behaviorists come to me with a favorite recipe! This week the lovely Rachel Santschi shares one of her favorite healthy snacks to make. It’s quick, delicious, and best of all gives you a great midday protein...

Baby Food: Acorn Squash

April 4, 2016

I still can’t believe Darlington’s ten months old next week. On one hand, the months have flown by, but on the other hand, traveling with formula, bottles, bottle accessories, homemade baby food, diapers, wipes, car seats, and...

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Baby Food: Parsnips

March 7, 2016

As a new mom, it’s amazing how much information and advice I receive on a daily basis. I’ve just come to realize I’m a lifetime member of this mommy club, and as Darlington matures, so does the information and advice—especially...

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Dan’s Venison Jerky

January 25, 2016

I married a hunter—this isn’t too far-fetched in Texas. Even in New Mexico, I grew up in a family of hunters. For us, hunting wasn’t a sport but a necessity. Every part of the animal was used, and we feasted on its meat the entire...

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