About Marie Dittmer

Marie is a registered dietitian with a master of arts in physical education/cardiac rehab. She’s a homeschooling mom of four who enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and writing about food, nutrition, and health issues.

Skillet Strawberry Rhubarb Galette


A couple years ago, I received a cast-iron skillet as a gift. I had always wanted one but never went ahead and purchased one for myself. I should have done so sooner, because it has become one of my favorite pans in the kitchen. Here’s why: Non-stick surface Once a cast iron skillet is “seasoned”… Read More

Indescribable Gifts

indescribable gift

Gifts. Everybody loves them, don’t they? They make us feel special and loved. They remind us that someone cares enough about us to go to the effort of giving. Gifts are a tangible love language that know no boundaries. Amish or English, child or adult, we all love gifts. And it does not seem to… Read More

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins


The bananas on my kitchen island were just starting to show a few age spots when I left last weekend to help my mother-in-law paint, clean, and pack. After over 40 years in the same house, she is moving to be closer to her daughter and needed – still needs – help getting her house… Read More

Freezer Tips and Inventory


It happens to me every so often. I go to get something out of our freezer and find I am either out of that particular item, or it is old and freezer burned – not useable. My mom’s freezer was not like that. At least once or twice a year she organized her freezer to… Read More

Quinoa Stuffed Baked Apples


Quinoa Stuffed Baked Apples Dessert is a rare luxury in my home during the months of November through mid-March. It’s a busy season of homeschooling three of my four kids, church activities, and basketball. With all three of my youngest in basketball, it’s likely we have a game or practice to attend most any day… Read More

Oats: What’s The Difference?


If you have ever made hot cereal for breakfast, it’s likely you’ve made a bowl of oatmeal. Cooked oats are a filling, nutritious breakfast. But if you wander through the breakfast aisle in any grocery store, you’ll find numerous choices when it comes to oatmeal: steel-cut oats, Scottish oats, old-fashioned oats, quick oats, instant oatmeal,… Read More

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