March 28, 2014

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Mar28
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 […]

Fabulous Fruit Pizza

Mar16
Fruit Pizza

Let’s just stop and ponder this photo for a minute. I completely understand that it may not be the best quality photo you’ve ever laid your eyes on since it’s from my i-phone, but the subject matter deserves an award. […]

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 […]

5 Minute Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (with Double the Chocolate)

Jan30
Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with double the chocolate

This polar vortex seeping the country has left many wondering if spring will ever started peeking through. Here in NC, we’ve had a two hour delayed start to school or complete cancellation nearly every day for the last two weeks. […]

Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry

Jan22
Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry @beautyandbedlam

For twenty years, I’ve been making dinner for our children, and while I think I’ve “finally” gotten the hang of it, the majority of these meals have pretty much stayed within the realm of comfort foods. I stray outside that […]

Create the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Jan16
Try making a baked potato bar. Perfect for a large group.

To open one’s home to others and welcome them to share life with you is one of the greatest gifts we have, yet often we allow our house, budget, decor, cooking skills and a host of other excuses get in […]

When Your Child Decides to Go Vegetarian

Aug26
When Your Child Decides to Go Vegetarian

The Protein Challenge I have often described my teenage daughter as a party looking for a place to happen. She’s lighthearted and funny, and her interests can change as often as the weather. So when she popped into the kitchen […]

Treats Teens Love (Share Yours)

Jul29
Teen Treats Love @beautyandbedlam

Fresh out of college, I dove right into my role as Director of Music and Youth at our local church.  My days were spent working on music and my evenings kept me incredibly young as I shared life together with […]

Better Than Bought Homemade Ketchup (all natural)

May30
All Natural Homemade Ketchup via @beautyandbedlam

As I shared some of our favorite Hamburger Recipes, and my family’s love of all things burger related, I left out a very simple detail about necessary condiments. A few of our children will eat ketchup on anything, yes anything, […]

Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding

May7
Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding @beautyandbedlam

As the kids meander down the stairs with that sleepy, groggy look that tells me sleep is not over rated and they need more of it, I quickly pull out this delectable delight. With pecans, brown sugar, and bread that’s […]

Anytime, Anywhere Breakfast Pizza

Apr12
Breakfast Pizza with hash browns, eggs and sausage

Pizza. Pizza in the car. Pizza on the coach. Pizza up high. Pizza down low. Pizza with friends. Pizza alone. Yes, our family consumes a TON of pizza, anytime, anyplace. And it’s a given that anytime pizza is made in […]

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, […]

One Skillet, No Flipping, Potato Lover’s Pancake

Mar4
One Skillet, No Flip Potato Pancake @beautyandbedlam

Whenever my grandpa came over to eat, my mother served Potato Pancakes with applesauce. I remember her spending all afternoon grating potatoes for this special German delight, and my grandfather always said it reminded him of the old country. It […]

Burritacos

Feb5
Burritacos @beautyandbedlam.com

It’s pretty easy to see after following our meal plan for a bit, that we love Mexican food, and with our large gang, this is a perfect recipe for a large group, and you will need two 9×13 pans. It […]

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, […]