December 9, 2016

Our Favorite: Dump & Run Taco Soup

Nov21

I’m thrilled to partner with Lipton as I share my family time around the table. These are the moments that truly matter. As the autumn leaves fall and the new frosts tops the grass, there’s nothing more that calls its name in […]

Low Fat, Southern “Fried” Chicken

Oct16

Yes, I know you may be rolling your eyes, thinking there’s nothing as good as plain ‘ole Southern Fried chicken. Here in the South, they have perfected fried chicken and it’s truly an art, so it is really possible to […]

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 […]

Quick Banana Bread (using cake mix)

Jun29

I am all about making homemade banana bread. In fact, I’ve shared some delicious recipes in the past including Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Maple Glaze, Blueberry Banana Muffins,  Banana Oatmeal Muffins (healthy and delicious), Pineapple Banana Muffins, my go […]

Sunshine Fruit Salad

Jun22

There’s nothing I love more than a huge fruit salad on a hot summer day. No, I take that back. There’s nothing I love more than a huge fruit salad on any day when someone else washes, cuts and makes […]

10 Minute Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders

Jun4

Every once in awhile, a little small miracle occurs around the dinner table. (Well, in full confession, it happened around the TV, but since I recommend fighting for family dinners around the table, we’ll just pretend for the sake of […]

Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli Braid

Aug18

It was over 15 years ago when I first used America’s beloved Crescent roll dough to a form a braid; a delicious, edible, almost gourmet like, braid that I could serve. Not only serve to guests because it was so […]

Hearty Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup

May2

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine I heard light sizzling snapping from the kitchen. Sauteed in bit of olive oil, the delicious aroma of diced red onions, zucchini and squash floated through the home. […]

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Apr2

I’ll never forget the first month I sent our 17 year old son to public school. Homeschooled since Kindergarten, but needing to be on a public school football team to receive scholarship offers, it was a whole new world. Now, […]

Create the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Jan16

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 […]

Stuffed Pizza Puffs

Dec9

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 […]

One Dish, Mock Chicken Pot Pie

Nov3

It’s always fun trying to recreate our good ‘ole favorite comfort foods with a slight twist. There’s just something about these meals that just make me want to hunker down and stay at home. Our family loves every variation of […]

Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

Apr1

As many of you know, I’ve been working hard over the last few months to change the way I think about food and to lose these extra pounds that I’ve let slip on over the last few years. I’m down […]

One Skillet, No Flipping, Potato Lover’s Pancake

Mar4

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 […]

Veggie Egg Casserole

Feb26

Photo quality courtesy of my smart phone. Even though it’s the middle of winter and many of you are in the midst of a blizzard, I’ve been craving Zucchini bread. Yes, Zucchini Banana bread to be exact. You are pondering, […]