8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

This post about things we need to teach our kids has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. Last week I took my children to the grocery store to shop for a church service project. The goal was to provide a Thanksgiving Day feast in a box for our local food pantry. We were provided a list of items that we were to buy so there was really no creativity or substitution allowed. As expected, the list of foods contained things like 'instant potatoes' and 'canned gravy'.  My daughter asked why we were buying all these processed foods when that is not what our Thanksgiving meal looks like at all. I tried to explain to her that food banks do not usually have the luxury of refrigerators, making processed foods almost a necessity if they are going to succeed in feeding the … [Read more...]

Skip the Cafeteria’s School Lunch and Start #LunchingAwesome with Applegate!

Skip the Cafeteria’s School Lunch and Start #LunchingAwesome with Applegate!

This school lunch post has been brought to you by TapInfluence and Applegate but all opinions expressed here are my own. My children have always hated the food offered through the school lunch program. The grilled cheese is soggy, the canned green beans are squishy and many of the offerings are not readily identified as food. Needless to say, they don't buy school lunch very often. What does that mean for me? Basically, it means that I am awake every morning at 5 AM packing three lunches...every sing day (two kids, one husband...they eat a lot of food!). 5 AM is not the most pleasant time of day to be awake every morning...and I have been known to send children with the wrong lunch due to tired mom syndrome. Sorry, baby girl, I didn't mean to give you your brother's chocolate milk and … [Read more...]

Sponsored:  Healthier Eating the Swedish Way!

Sponsored: Healthier Eating the Swedish Way!

This post about healthier eating has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. There are a lot of things I think America is really good at however healthier eating really isn't one of them.  We have people who inhale light yogurt full of artificial sweeteners and fake colors and call it healthy.  People join weight loss programs where packaged, processed food is delivered to your door and they think they are getting healthier.  Many Americans consider French Fries to be a vegetable.  I think we need to look to other countries to truly learn what healthier eating really means! When my husband traveled to Thailand for work it took him a while to get used to the fact that they served fish and rice for breakfast.  High protein, low carbohydrate breakfasts are popular in … [Read more...]

Silver Turtles, Kids in the Kitchen and a Lesson in Patience

Silver Turtles, Kids in the Kitchen and a Lesson in Patience

My children are in their early teens and as part of their 'summer chores' I decided that they needed to learn how to cook.  My daughter is very good in the kitchen, although she definitely prefers to make sweets and not actual dinner.  Unless she is going to live on cake for the rest of her life, that  needs to change.  My son would happily live on 'ready to eat' food.  That may include bagels (raw...because toasting is too much work), cheese sticks (because slicing actual cheese is too much work), and fruit that does not require cutting or peeling.  It will be unwashed.  Because running it under water is too much work.  Yes, I think I have the world's laziest teenager!  Getting my kids in the kitchen is an attempt to help them survive until adulthood after they leave my house. As long as … [Read more...]

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

Pasta with Parsley Pesto Recipe

I am compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. From attending my children’s band concerts to carpooling to various sporting events we have a very hectic schedule in my home. Rather than going through the drive-thru on a busy night, I try to plan my meals ahead of time by looking for dinner options that can be created in less than 20 minutes. Since I like to cook from scratch, pasta is usually the go-to meal when I find myself crunched on time. To keep the dish flavorful and stray away from the standard “tomato sauce” pasta dish, I alternate my pasta meals with various recipes like this “Pasta with Parsley Pesto.” This parsley pesto recipe is a simple alternative to the traditional basil leaf or tomato sauce pasta dish and as an added … [Read more...]

Find Inspiration in What’s Cooking Wednesday #Recipe linky!

Find Inspiration in What’s Cooking Wednesday #Recipe linky!

Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of this recipe linky: While not required, I would love it if you would: Link back to this blog in some way. You can grab my button at the bottom of this page or add this blog to your list of places you link up … [Read more...]

Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Edible Gardening Tips for Beginning Gardeners

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the things I love most about spring is getting back to gardening.  When we moved into our house 9 years ago, the people who owned the house before us planted lots of shrubs, trees and grass,.  Personally, I don't really care for landscaping that requires a lot of maintenance without giving me back a little something for my efforts!  Edible gardening is the perfect way to create and  attractive yet functional collection of plants.  Nothing says that your yard can't look pretty AND be edible, right?  So, if you are interested in edible gardening, here are a few tips to get you started: Edible Gardening Tips 1.  Plant fruiting shrubs like blueberry bushes.  Some … [Read more...]

Link up Your Creations to Craft Frenzy Friday

Link up Your Creations to Craft Frenzy Friday

Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, diy projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to thank everyone for joining us at Craft Frenzy Friday and hope that you will follow our host! Craft Dictator: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin’/Pinterest/Google+  Turning the Clock Back: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin’/Google+ Busy Being Jennifer: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Detours in Life: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Pickled Okra:Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin'/Google+ Wonderland and … [Read more...]

Come Share Your #Recipe in What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Come Share Your #Recipe in What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, link up your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of this recipe linky: While not required, I would love it if you would: Link back to this blog in some way. You can grab my button at the bottom of this page or add this blog to your list of places you link up … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Recipe

Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Recipe

I received free product samples for use in this almond joy coffee creamer recipe but all opinions expressed here are my own. Once upon a time, I didn't like coffee.  Shocking, huh?  You can blame my husband for my current java addiction.  He got tired of drinking his morning coffee alone and encouraged me to start drinking it with him.  Of course, I love adding plenty of cream and sugar to mine and have a serious weakness for flavored coffee creamers.  I could go to Starbucks for my caffeine fix but that would have me broke in no time.  I decided to start researching homemade coffee creamer recipes and realized that I could easily make my own coffee creamer with very little time or money required.  Depending on your personal preference, you can change up the sweetener and flavor of this … [Read more...]