February 10, 2016

Easy No Bake Strawberry Dessert

Feb4

Layered desserts are some of my favorite to make. The blend of varying flavors and textures all in one yummy bite just make them something extra special, plus, they’re so easy to make, especially when they’re no bake. In my humble […]

The #1 Tip for Winning at Lunch Time

Jan29

With everyone needing healthy lunch idea inspiration this time of year, I’m glad to partner with Hillshire Farm® on this post with great ideas for winning at meal time I’ll never forget the crazy statement by my mom’s acquaintance when she found out […]

Easy, Healthy, Homemade Granola Recipe

Jan6

One of the very first recipes I posted when I started my blog was homemade granola recipe, but since then, my recipe has evolved, and so has my recipe printable feature. Easy, yet healthy, homemade granola provides an incredibly frugal […]

Feeding This Fun Family When All the Kids Come Home

Dec20

As our holiday gatherings are just days away, are you stressing over all the things left on the To-Do List?  Especially if you have overnight guests coming,  it’s easy to let the fear of “what will they eat, what if they don’t […]

Shortcut Cherry Pie Bars (or Apple)

Dec18

Sitting in my blog post drafts, is an amazing 100 % homemade recipe for Apple Pie Bars. I’ve been meaning to post it here for, oh, over a year and still will, but decided to go with this short cut […]

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

Dec11

As ovens gear up for hours of Christmas baking, it’s this time of year when I stock up on marshmallows. Yes, my name is Jen, and I am a Rice Krispie treat-a-holic. It started in college when I won fame […]

American Heritage Chocolate Christmas Giveaway

Dec4

Did you know that M&Ms were invented for WWII soldiers as the chocolate that wouldn’t melt in their hands? Or that Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV had their own personal chocolate makers? And that Thomas Jefferson predicted that chocolate would […]

Healthy Green Bean and Onion Casserole #wholefoods

Nov25

With so many feasts taking place over the next six weeks, I can feel my belt expanding already. While this definitely isn’t the time to be focused on counting calories, we don’t have to sacrifice taste to still indulge in […]

Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition

Nov23

Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

5 Minute Delight: ROLO Turtle Candy Recipe made with Pretzels

Nov17

What’s a girl to do when she’s sitting at her laptop attempting to get work done and that tiny little sweet craving hits? She tries to resist it, but it keeps calling her name. She makes her own personalized Turtle Candies, […]

Perfect Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Nov10

There’s nothing that floods the memories of the season than a perfect sugar cookie. Sometimes I think I’ve done my girls a disservice though because we rarely take the time to roll, cut and decorate those perfect little works of […]

Easy Oatmeal Bars – Gluten Free

Oct26

I just love when friends come over, especially when they’re sweet friends coming all the way from Texas to NC in an RV. Wait, did I mention they aren’t just coming to NC in their RV, but they’re traveling up […]

Chocolate Stuffed Cookies – SO EASY!

Oct12

Don’t we all have a day now and then when all the kitchen fairies align on our side and a small little change in a recipe ends up being a new Rock Star moment? It’s rare, but it happens and […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe without flour (Only 4 Ingredients)

Oct5

With only four ingredients, you will wonder how you’ve gone any day without making these Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. So rich, so delicious! When your 12 year old daughter comes down the stairs and declares, “I’ve been going through my […]

Easy Berry Pancakes (& a huge life perspective change)

Sep25

The Amazing and ever so Easy Berry Pancakes that made me step back and remember, “I don’t HAVE to, I GET to.” This week has been one which has included a soul wrenching and dramatic shift in perspective. Hard life situations will […]