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10 Foods to Make with a Blender


I had a blender for at least six years before I ever used it. No kidding. Is that silly or what? Since I got married and had Grace, we’ve used our blender for all kinds of things, including the following: 10 Foods to Make with a Blender Smoothies, milkshakes, and frozen drinks. This is the obvious one, right? Generally, the chop setting works best for ice-based drinks. Whether you are using a prepared milkshake mix, fresh fruit, or alcohol, the drink will come out better if you put it in the blender. Your finished drink should be frothy and light. … Read more

Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

We eat a lot of soup. Soup is easy to prepare, and it can usually cook all day in the Crock Pot. Plus, it’s usually healthy and can include lots of great, fresh, whole foods. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can use soup to hide a lot of great, fresh whole foods from picky eaters. Chef Jill Houk from Sara Lee made this soup for us at the Sara Lee Back to School Nutrition Summit. I loved it. I loooooved it. I loved it so much that I might just make it tomorrow. It was that good. And, it … Read more