October 4, 2015

Watermelon Margarita (with or without alcohol)

Watermelon Margarita @beautyandbedlam

 Oh summer, how I love your fresh fruits a plenty and the refreshing juices you provide. Recently, devouring watermelon seems to be a family night tradition, yet depending on which children are at home, we’ve had some left over. Enter […]

Better Than Bought Homemade Ketchup (all natural)

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, […]

Pineapple Carrot Cake Muffins (starting with a cake mix)

carrot cake pineapple muffins via @beautyandbedlam

There’s nothing I appreciate more than a homemade carrot cake with an easy cream cheese frosting. Knowing all the love that went into shredding those carrots, measuring the spices and whipping that cream cheese makes it ever so much more […]

Overnight Breakfast Praline Bread Pudding

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 […]

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Overnight coffee cake @beautyandbedlam

“Wait, I need to snap a quick picture before you polish this off.” My guests swirled around the kitchen. I had a delicious buffet of treats and breakfast casseroles that I had made, but not one picture to show for […]

Strawberry Margarita Pie

Strawberry Margarita Pie @beautyandbedlam

It’s that time of year when I get a hankering for anything strawberry, and I count the weeks till we can go pick them ourselves. I just love a good Strawberry Pie, especially one mixed with fresh strawberries and whipped […]

Anytime, Anywhere Breakfast Pizza

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 […]

Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

Turkey Meat Loaf beautyandbedlamdotcom

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 […]

Mom’s Homemade Lasagna

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, […]

New Ten Minute Meals (and my changes)

Easy Baked Ziti @10minutedinners.com

Citrus Herb Chicken Ever since the holidays, due to many unforeseen circumstances, my schedule has been thrown for a loop and it’s been spiraling downward ever since. There’s no worse feeling for a Family Manager than to know you are […]

One Skillet, No Flipping, Potato Lover’s Pancake

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 […]

Veggie Egg Casserole

Zucchini Vegetable Egg Bake @beautyandbedlam

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, […]

Keeping the Weight Off: What are You Eating?

Healthy Peanut Butter Reeces

Healthy organic, dark chocolate peanut butter  balls (no processed sugar) Nearly a month ago, I completed my 7 day detox, and after I posted about this GM Diet Plan, I received a lot of questions. As I mentioned in my […]


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

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, […]

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