Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

It almost feels wrong posting a chowder recipe when it’s been 100+ degrees in my area lately.  But I’m rebellious like that.  This Slow Cooker Corn Chowder will be your new best friend because it’s super easy to make and it hits the spot.
Plus you just have to throw a bunch of stuff together and let it do it’s thing.

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

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Sweet & Savory Pinwheels Healthy After School Snack

This post is sponsored by Real California Milk. I’m thrilled to work with a commodity board that I 1 million percent believe in.

Since the kids are back in school we are getting back into a regular schedule.  Early morning wake up calls, packing backpacks and homework oh my!  My kids have a before school checklist and an after school checklist.  When they get home they have some free time and then eat a snack before getting their homework done.  It can be a big challenge finding good, healthy after school snacks that my kids will go for.  I’m always on the lookout for things to try.  When I was at the store I saw some fresh fruit and vegetables and all different kinds of tortillas and wraps.  I knew I wanted to make pinwheels – one sweet and one savory.

Sweet and Savory Pinwheels - healthy after school snack ideas from
You know I’m a CA girl by now, right?  Did you know that California produces the most milk, ice cream, butter, nonfat dry milk and whey concentrate in the country? Neither did I.  At the grocery store I looked for brands made with the 100% real California milk with the seal.   I used them for the plain yogurt, cream cheese and cheese for these recipes.  After going on the farm tour last winter, I feel good knowing that these products are made with 100% Real California Milk from Real California Dairy families. [Read More…]