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Non-Toxic, Non-Stick Cookware

Over the past several years of blogging on WholesomeMommy.com I’ve gotten quite a few emails from readers asking me to recommend cookware.  In particular, many are looking for a non-stick pan that can replace their old Teflon plans since there has been a lot of news about how it can be toxic and has even […]

Flashback Friday: My Whole Food Journey 4.25.10

 This is a post from almost three years ago.  I have been rereading some of the posts I wrote here in the beginning – My Whole Food Journey- as a way to reevaluate what I am doing now and what I could be doing differently.  A lot has happened with my family in the past […]

I’m Co-Hosting a Cooking Connections Online Class! Come Join Me!

I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to join me! The class is all about making meals healthier – without sacrificing taste.  I’ll be sharing my two bits about it and I can’t wait to see where the conversation goes!  […]

A Review: Better Homes & Gardens Cookware

I had the opportunity to review this 10 piece Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware set thanks to Better Homes and Gardens & Walmart, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me! (I like to think God is working in mysterious ways to answer all my needs).  We’ve been using the same pots and […]

The Learning Tower Review & *Surprise Give Away!* – CLOSED

The winner is Tonya Hopkins!  Tonya, you have 24 hours to claim your prize!  Just email me at denisesawyer {at} gmail {dot} com and let me know your color choice and shipping information and the learning tower will be all yours!! I don’t think of my self as materialistic.  We do buy things when we […]

Menu Plan 11.22.10

Well, last week I made two big batches of pumpkin bread to deliver to my co-workers.  But, the bagels didn’t happen.  So, this Wednesday that is my goal.  I’m making a batch of homemade bagels.  Other things I want to accomplish this week in the kitchen are, homemade pie crust for pecan pies for Thanksgiving, […]

Making Homemade Organic Applesauce

I’ve been canning my little heart out lately with my mother’s help and I’m exhausted but looking forward to enjoying the fruits of our labor.  You should know, my mother is an expert and has been doing this for years, but as for me, I am a novice.  And, I’m happy to say that with […]

My Whole Food Journey 8.2.10 Clean Eating Oils

Since my family has been making some new food choices in hopes of living a longer/healthier life we have adopted a few “food rules.” Make no mistake, we ENJOY eating, we eat meat, AND we live on a budget – but we are not deprived. This may or may not be similar to your life […]

Turn Your Kids into Veggie Lovers!

I hear a lot of my girlfriends talking about how their children won’t eat vegetables.  Since this seems to be an epidemic and I’ve given this advice to numerous friends lately, I thought I would share some of my suggestions here!  If you’ve got a couple of veggie lovin’ kidlets I hope you’ll weigh in […]


We’ve instituted a “meatless meal” once a week and one of our family favorites is a middle-eastern meal – falafel and hummus.  Falafel and hummus are both made of chickpeas, a great source of protein.  After you make this hummus, see the recipe for falafel HERE.    

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