November 20, 2014

No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (aka If you’re in a HUGE pinch dessert)

Nov16
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies - if you think you can eat just one, you'd be wrong

Over 20 years ago, I received my handy dandy Recipes for Youth Group Survival cookbook. Yes, as a junior and senior high youth director, my high school kids wanted to make sure I knew some of their favorite Desserts for Teens and […]

Cream Cheese Banana Bread Mini Loaves with Maple Glaze

Nov10
Delicious Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Maple Glaze. A favorite!

These are it! We love any kind of banana bread variations in this home. Healthy Banana Oatmeal muffins with natural sweeteners (one of the most popular recipes on my blog), Traditional Banana Bread, Easy Banana Bar recipe with Cream Cheese […]

Fresh Peach Pie Filling to Freeze & Make Ahead

Sep26
Easy Freeable Peach Pie Filling. Fresh Pie in minutes

As you stare at this computer screen, I’m most likely enjoying a piece of homemade  and oh-so-deliciously fresh, peach pie with crumble topping. Yes, hot out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream melting down the edges, it’s […]

Kitchen Tip: How to Peel Whole Peaches Quickly

Sep24
How to peel whole peaches quickly and easily.

When our son decided to go to school in South Carolina, it never clicked in my mind that one of the bountiful blessing that would come from all our trips to watch his football games are the fresh peach stands […]

Triple Berry Quick Bread (using homemade baking mix)

Sep16
Triple Berry Quick bread using homemade bisquick

Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, yes, I love them all. We are definitely a very berry kind of family and since our daughters make daily smoothies, we stock bulk quantities of frozen fruit in that freezer of ours. So as I […]

Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Cake (using homemade Bisquick)

Sep8
Quick Pumpkin Coffee Cake using homemade Bisquick

Someone has to stop me!! I am besides myself with trying new recipes using my Homemade Bisquick Mix  and I nearly ate this whole Pumpkin Coffee Cake by myself.  Fortunately, I’m focusing on creating treats that are low fat and healthy, […]

Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Jul14
Oreo Brownie Ice Cream Cake is over the top amazing!

The last few weeks have been one of those non stop, go-go-go, invite a ton of people to your home kind of times. Last week alone we hosted two large parties totaling over 125 people. There’s nothing more that I […]

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Jul11
Revolutionize your Week with a Power Cooking Hour!

It’s been an incredibly busy and full week. Sometimes there are just days that we pack in more than any one person should and then we asked ourselves why we are stressed. Sound familiar? Why do we do that to […]

Quick & Easy: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Apr28
Quick and Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I still reach for them often; those dog eared, dripped on, food stained recipe cards that symbolize a gift of years gone by. Those precious ladies took pity on me, the soon to be, new bride with not a lot […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Feb24
Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

Easy Meal Ideas & the Power They Hold

Sep25
Evening on the porch

As the crisp, fall air brushes my cheek, it marks that time of year when the hustle and bustle of my hurried schedule wreaks havoc on our family dinner time. Making meals. Gathering for meals. I desire to fight for […]

Mom’s Homemade Lasagna

Mar11
Mom's Homemade Lasagna

I rush in from school and ask my mom, “What’s for dinner.” I’d hold my breath praying it would be one of my favorites and oh my, she did not disappoint. You must understand, I grew up in a “sticks, […]

Mom’s Homemade Sloppy Joes

Jan30
Homemade Sloppy Joes made with Ground Turkey @beautyandbedlam.com

There are just a few choice recipes that when I close my eyes, I’m  transported right back to my childhood kitchen. This Homemade Barbeque is definitely one of them. We know them now as Sloppy Joes, but as a child, […]

Do You Know What Lurks in Your Freezer? Free Freezer Checklist

Jan16
freezer inventory snapshot

Come on, let’s fess up, do you know what lurks in your freezer? I don’t, but I am bound and determined to change that over the next month as I slowly but surely, eat through my freezer during my January […]

Kitchen Tip: Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot

Sep14
cooking ground beef in bulk

Crock Pot Taco Meat – a detailed post over at 10 Minute Dinners Too often that crazy dinner hours rolls around and the “What are we eating? cry echoes through the house. Well, one of the ways I’ve tackled and […]