October 20, 2017

Last Minute 4th of July Treats, Ideas and Traditions


(Time Consuming, but totally cute 4th of July Cake from Good ‘Ole Betty Crocker) The fact that July has come knocking has me in a bit of a tail spin. The summer is flying by, and I haven’t even been […]

Dutch Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze


I’ve never really felt the need to get bossy in the kitchen before, but I am about to stand up on a soap box and preach. I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside, you will want to run to […]

For the Love of Blueberries


Blueberries and I have a long standing love affair. She woos me over and over again with her many, delicious attributes and reminds me of why my quest for the perfect basket of blueberries has been an annual tradition for […]

How To Extend the Life of Berries by Weeks


The wisdom of generations that have gone before us need to be passed on, but often, those wonderful little tips are lost, especially kitchen tips.  Passed down from my mom to me, I know that this is one of those […]

World’s Favorite Hamburger Combinations (Share Yours)


via “A hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and non-threatening. It personifies the Great Mother herself, who has nourished us from the beginning.” via Real Simple Dan Robbins Dec.1983 When men gather around a grill […]

How Did I Save Hundreds of $$ on Food?


I saved hundreds of dollars on food during our vacation this week. For many, vacation is a time to splurge and I completely respect that decision, but when you are feeding a crew of over the top eaters like my […]

Pineapple Carrot Cake Muffins (starting with a cake mix)


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


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 […]

Perspective Change on School Lunch: Mommy Moment


As our 6’3”, 270 pound, 17 year old football player sauntered into the kitchen, I placed the final touches on the school lunch which he would inhale later on that day. “Mom, I just want to thank you so much […]

Will You Join Me? Just Think…


Mother Teresa said, “Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor…let no one ever come to you without leaving better and […]

Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf


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 […]

Down 12 Pounds – 17 Day Diet Ideas


So many of you have asked about my weight loss and what I’ve been doing that I thought I would share just a short follow up to my “Keeping the Weight Off” post. This beautiful vegetable and I have bonded […]

It’s So Much More Than Food (Tasty Tuesday)


Living Life to its fullest often means a full house. Even on those quiet days, I guess our home is full compared to many, but this weekend it was extra full – to the tune of an additional 16 gems, […]

New Ten Minute Meals (and my changes)


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 […]

Veggie Egg Casserole


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, […]