Make these Easy Valentine Party Treats with the Kids

Scrumptiously simple valentine party snack

I’m Lovin’ all of the Valentine’s fun in the kitchen. Recipes can be involved, but don’t have to be in order to have fun! This month we are featuring Valentine’s Kid fun recipes that are all no-bake & easy to make. What should you check out? This scrumptiously simple Valentine’s Party Snack Mix. This recipe is certain to make any … Read More

Winter Lunchbox fun with Flower Power & a Giveaway

Lunchbox YUM fun with Flower Power

Looking to spruce up the lunchbox in the middle of winter? Check out our Flower Power food fun, it’s something the kids will love! We made flower shaped sandwiches filled with a strawberry cream cheese spread, we created flower fruit bites using watermelon & grapes and then mixed up a healthier version of the ‘Dirt Dessert’ by using Greek Yogurt … Read More

Pork Chops are in the Crockpot for an Easy Dinner

Cranberries, Apples & Pork Chops in the Crockpot

It’s that time of year, the crockpot is out. This week’s crockpot recipe featured in our own home is Cranberried Pork Chops. The other day my son texted, ‘What’s for dinner?’ My reply, ‘Pork Chops.’ He then asked, ‘Is it those ones with apples & cranberries?’ I said, ‘Yes, Why?’ He answered, ‘….because I like those.’ Ha, I was afraid … Read More

20 minute dinner with Black Bean Burgers and Guacamole

Black Bean Burger

I recently realized my formula for meal planning comes with three strategies: 1. I streamline whenever possible. 2. I have a whole lot of ‘make ahead’ meals to keep my busy nights easy. I prep them on weekends and often have them in the freezer. 3. I have a list of emergency meal supplies in the pantry that only take … Read More

Warm up Dinner with this Chicken Bulgur Salad

Warm Chicken Bulgur Salad

Let’s face it, chicken can become a little boring after awhile & so we’ve been finding ways to mix it up. I want to share one of the techniques I use to bake up a moist chicken breast; the hubs hates a dry piece of chicken (lol)…not that I can blame him. This chicken is delicious alone, but we love … Read More

Grilled Cheese Pockets with Fruits & Veggies in the Mix

Grilled Cheese Pockets

Soup & grilled cheese are like a winter staple! I’ve put a twist on the regular grilled cheese, turned it into a Grilled Cheese Pocket & added in some fruits and veggies the kids will love. Check out these three winning combos & have some taste testing fun with the kids while adding in some extra good bites along the … Read More

Start the Day with this Chocolate Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

chocolate waffle Breakfast Sandwich

We are back to busy schedules after the holiday & boy does getting back into the swing of things hit hard (lol)! Breakfast, as most mealtimes, are like a juggling act with school, kids & work in the mix. We have our granola, yogurt, fruit & bar fallbacks, but I often look to items I can have in the freezer … Read More

Warm Up Dinner with this Chicken Burrito Soup Recipe

Chicken Burrito Soup

I’m celebrating National Soup Month at my house & serving up some ‘thumbs up’ combinations that my family loves. This soup is pretty easy to make and I usually pull it together on a weekend, or snow day, in one H-U-G-E pot. My favorite part of this recipe? I let the excess cool & freeze it up. I’m all about … Read More

Lovin’ this Easy No-bake Cheesecake Recipe for Entertaining

No-bake Cheesecake Recipe

I love a good old fashioned cheesecake, especially my grandmother’s recipe. However, there’s not always time for it. So, as an alternative & a way to simplify my life, I am lovin’ this no-bake cookies n’ cream no-bake Cheesecake recipe. No-bake Mini Cheesecakes by Jodie Fitz THE FILLING: 8 oz. whipped cream cheese 8 oz. whipped topping 3/4 – 1 … Read More

Blend up this Holiday Eggnog Fake Shake Recipe for a new sip

Dairy Free Eggnog Fake Shake Recipe

My kids, okay-okay & I, love the eggnog milkshakes that are available this time of year. However, my rule of thumb is that it’s a ‘once in a while kind of treat’. I try to teach, and live, a lifestyle that keeps in step with my grandfather’s philosophy of ‘everything in moderation’ who lived a very long & healthy life. … Read More