Best Recipes of 2013

Best Recipes of 2013 from

You might wonder how the best recipes of 2013 are are chosen, yes?  Well, I use my stats and popular posts tool to find your favorites from the whole year.  There are many recipes to choose from but I always take the top recipes with the highest traffic, most pinned, and most commented on.  There are always a few 'classics' that make the list every ... Continue Reading

Citrus Salsa

Healthy Celebrations with a Citrus Salsa Recipe

Since we've been incorporating salmon into our healthy eating, I decided to try something new; Citrus Salsa.  Healthy eating, partly, means adding more fresh produce to your diet.  When people think about oranges, they consider them a snack or for breakfast.  And I bet many folks never even consider mixing up any of the citrus fruits like oranges ... Continue Reading

Quaker Instant Oatmeal No sugar added

Perfect Portions Oatmeal, In an Instant

Breakfast is such an important part of the day.  It has moments of chaos, bliss, and of course hunger.   Some of Truett's most sweetest moments have been in the early mornings before school.   He wants to cuddle & act silly, talk about all sorts of things, and must eat.  This our special bonding time as mother and son.   If I know that I'll be ... Continue Reading

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes & Green Beans

We have pledged to eat healthier in 2013 so any corners we can cut to do that, we will, but slowly.  I feel like we often set ourselves up for failure when we completely try to overhaul our lives with new foods, entire exercise routines, and cutting out every single thing we love.   We are learning to take it a little slower by substituting various ... Continue Reading

Paula Deen Orange Pound Cake

Cook-Free Options for Holiday Entertaining

Well, almost cook free.  One of my favorite things to buy for holiday entertaining (or any entertaining), is party trays.  These can be trays of vegetables, fruit, etc.  For the holidays though, meats and cheese are always good!   For our small gathering, we opted for the small deli platter, TGI Friday's Buffalo Wings, Delimex Taquitos, and ... Continue Reading

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite things, aside from mash taters.  There's nothing wrong with the box version at all and in fact, it's much cheaper but when I'm in the mood for comfort food, I make mine homemade. What I love about homemade mac and cheese, is being able to throw in whatever cheese you want.  I didn't go all ... Continue Reading

Santa Fe Chicken Casserole

Santa Fe Chicken Casserole

I love this time of the year.  The leaves are falling, the weather is cooler, and comfort foods fill our tummies.  It's also a busy time of the year with family, shopping, and school activities like basketball.   Today I'm sharing Santa Fe Chicken Casserole, both a convenience & comfort dish. When cooking boneless chicken breasts, I have ... Continue Reading

Grandma's Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding Photo Retake

I made my grandma's banana pudding for our monthly WOW meetup (women of worship) and thought it was time to update the main photo on the original recipe.  I just wanted to share the new photo I took and also let you know that I reformatted the recipe so that you can easily print it!  This is always a huge favorite during Thanksgiving and ... Continue Reading


Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon & Sugar

One of the fun things about Fall and the holidays, is getting to see all the new, seasonal flavors that come out.  Pringles are no exception either!  They've come out with the new Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice and Pringles Cinnamon & Sugar.  I know what you're thinking...... Sometimes it can be difficult to accept a new flavor when you're ... Continue Reading