Tasty Tuesday – Soups & Stews for Winter Days

Time to break out the soup pots and crocks to fill with steaming goodness!  Root vegetables, rejuvenating stock, noodles and pasta, thick gravy, rich beans and lentils – all the ingredients to keep it warm inside while the snow is falling outside. Soup is the perfect opportunity to get veggies and healthful spices into the […] Read more »

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Back to School for Tasty Tuesday

Healthy Breakfast Ideas 4virtu Recipe Roundup Tasty Tuesday

Back to school means back to schedules and alarm clocks and a race to get out of the door on time. The most important boost for the day comes in the form of a healthy breakfast for kids … proteins, grains, whole foods – real food. This is the fuel that keeps them going all […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday Welcomes the Food Holidays of September

Food Holidays of September for 4virtu Tasty Tuesday

September is here in 3 … 2 … 1 … where does the time go?? Cool breezes and the promise of Autumn will begin to appear as we pause from the riot of Back to School to take a breath.  The summer harvest will start to fade to be replaced by apples and potatoes and […] Read more »

30 Minute Meals for Busy Families and Back to School

30 Minute Meals for Busy Families Back to School

Back to school is also back to extracurricular activities and sports teams for busy Moms and Dads.   Resist the urge to drive through at a fast food restaurant and do a quick meal plan for the week.  Do your shopping and as much prep as possible on the weekend to reduce stress during the […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday is Going Back to School with Healthy Lunches!

It’s hard to believe that Back to School is almost here! Time to get back into the morning routines and packing lunches.  In the world of school lunch where pizza is a vegetable, many families are choosing to get more creative with lunches and actually include veggies! Peanut Butter and Jelly is okay some days […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday Celebrates Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday comes every week and is a perfect opportunity to give your family a break from meat.  A bit of creativity and inspiration (like our recipe list below) can make your Meatless Monday fun and delicious! The history of Meatless Monday goes back almost 100 years to World War 1: During World War I, […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Stone Fruit Recipes for Summer!

Summer is full of a wonderful bounty and we are now in the midst of stone fruit season! Juicy peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, apricots – all just begging to be used in flavorful summer recipes. Who can resist? Certainly, not us! We took a walk through the blogosphere to pluck some of the most delightful […] Read more »

Fun and Frugal Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Vacation is in full swing and while many families may have summer vacations or day trips planned, how do you fill up all of the other days without breaking the bank? Not to worry – we have a list of 14 fun and frugal summer activities for kids that let kids have fun and […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Recipes for 4th of July

Happy Birthday to the USA! Time to celebrate in true American fashion with parades, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family gatherings, barbecues and fireworks! As John Adams write to his wife, Abigail: The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Recipes for 4th of July

Happy Birthday to the USA! Time to celebrate in true American fashion with parades, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family gatherings, barbecues and fireworks! As John Adams write to his wife, Abigail: The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that [...] Read more »