July 21, 2014

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 […]

Try and Guess the Age of this Hamburger. It’s Crazy!

Jan20
Can You Guess the Age of this Burger. It's kind of scary

Recently, our extended family gathered at our home for a visit and my older nieces and nephews asked about  my “famous” burger. They wanted to see it and check out any changes that had happened in the last few years. […]

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 […]

5 Minute Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Jan14
This amazing pizza bread appetizer pleases every crowd!

As a home where this pizza bread is served during sporting events, please pause and mourn the loss of our beloved Packers. (Que silence for a minute 30 seconds.) OK, I feel much better now. Here are a few little […]

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Jan10
Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Learning to mix and match spices becomes one’s foundation for good eating in the world of cooking. When we learn to combine flavors, we start on the road of taking otherwise basic meals and really creating something special. I will […]

Quick Batter Yeast Rolls

Jan7
Quick Yeast Bread Rolls

There’s just something about making homemade bread that creates memories. Memories that encompass every single one of our senses from the moment you start forming the loaf to the smell of baking bread floating throughout the home to the taste […]

Heath Bar Mini Muffins

Dec30
Oh my! Heath Bar Mini Muffins

With a large family that’s on the go more than I like,  muffins are a wonderful option for breakfast on the run. I’d love to say we rarely eat in the car and that meals are always a leisurely, relaxing […]

My Favorite Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer

Dec28
Served on crescent roll dough, this is my favorite Vegetable Pizza Appetizer

For many of us, this delicious Cold “Veggie Pizza Appetizer or Veggie Bars” recipe created with crescent rolls, cheese, veggies and an amazing ranch cream cheese spread has graced our tables for years, but just in case it hasn’t, you […]

Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe

Dec20
Low Fat Blueberry Pound Cake

I realize that it’s the time of the year when we all want some figgy pudding or fudge or hot chocolate,, or (name your favorite) but honestly, a delicious low fat lemon, blueberry pound cake recipe sounds just about perfect […]

Stuffed Pizza Puffs

Dec9
Pick Your Own Topping Pizza Puff

Stuffed Pizza Puffs This past weekend, iconic football games lured my guys to the TV for more hooping and hollering than I have heard in a long time. That says a LOT considering I sit through more noise than any […]

White Chocolate Dipped Oreos with Candy Cane

Dec6
White Chocolate Dipped Oreo with candy Cane

Oh yes, this will make your day. More Simple Holiday Recipes that can whip up in minutes. We want to enjoy this holiday season, not add more stress. I’m sharing one of those decadent dessert short cuts that will make […]

Simple Homemade Marshmallows

Dec1
How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

 Everyone needs to try their hand at Homemade Marshmallows at least once because the end result is just SO MUCH FUN! The amazing thing with this recipe is that once you make them, you will not want to go back […]

5 Minute Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

Nov26
5 Minute Christmas Cinnamon Roll Tree

You will thank me later, if only in your mind. When your family raves about your unique creativity and you humbly shrug and respond, “Oh, it was nothing,” you will think of me. When you give them a little wave […]

Best Kitchen Tips: Easily Remove Onion and Garlic Smell from Hands

Nov25
Kitchen tip to remove onion and garlic smell from hands

One of my favorite smells is that of onions, garlic and butter sizzling away in the pan, but the stench the onions and garlic leaves on my hands from all the peeling and dicing is another matter. It’s that time […]

Low Fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

Nov22
Crumble Topped Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

One can not have enough pumpkin in the home at this time of year, but can I tell you a secret? I don’t like Pumpkin Pie, but I love everything baked with pumpkin, so between my Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe, […]