Featured Countertop Appliances

3 countertop appliances guaranteed to make your life easy

As I was making dinner tonight I realized that I absolutely love 3 of my countertop appliances and don’t know how I had lived without them for so long.  I didn’t think I would love a small kitchen appliance as much as I do, but it’s true.  It genuinely makes me so happy that I actually enjoy making dinner again.  Tonight I made my favorite Italian sausage dinner in a Christmas gift I bought for … Continue Reading...

56 Chili Recipes Guaranteed to Warm Your Soul

56 Incredible Chili Recipes Guaranteed to Warm Your Soul

As soon as the fall season hits, my mind goes into full on crockpot mode.  There is nothing greater than dumping ingredients into a pot and have it magically turn into a fully cooked meal.  I love when you return home, open the door, and instantly get a whiff of that amazing aroma that makes your nose hairs dance.  When I think of fall, I also think of my chili recipe.  Chili recipes are … Continue Reading...

Easy Tip for keeping lettuce fresh

How To Keep Your Lettuce Really Fresh All Week

Yes, the struggle is real!  How do you keep your lettuce really fresh all week?  When you get tired of throwing away limp and wilting lettuce you’ll try just about anything, right?  That’s exactly what I did.  I love lettuce and having a salad, but honestly, I hate preparing it.  I thought if I washed it, cut it and put it in a Ziploc bag, all would be good.  But no, I soon found out that … Continue Reading...

Taco Bake - a quick and easy recipe

Quick & Easy Taco Bake

We usually have one “taco-ish” dish every week, just like we have one pasta dish every week.  It’s how I roll.  One day I was looking for something different to make and I stumbled upon a taco pie.  I believe it was directly from the roll or croissants where they said to use the dough as the pie crust.  I more or less adapted that recipe into something that my kids devour when ever I make … Continue Reading...

30 Amazingly Easy Lasagna Recipes

30 Lasagna Recipes to Celebrate National Lasagna Day!

Yay!  Friday, July 29th is National Lasagna Day!  For us Italian folks, that’s a big deal!  I remember growing up, Sunday was always a special time because we would go to my Grandma’s for dinner.  Our Sunday dinners were at 3:00 and we would eat all the lasagna or pasta that we could.  I sure do miss my Grandma’s lasagna.  I could never replicate her recipe even if I tried.  Since I can’t make it to save … Continue Reading...

Breakfast for dinner Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

How to: Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Since Valentines Day I have been on a chocolate covered strawberry kick so when I saw that I had breakfast for dinner on my menu, I knew what I wanted to make! Chocolate covered strawberry pancakes!  With 5 of us coming and going we LOVE to have breakfast for dinner but we also know it needs to be quick because of schedules.  Enter Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk complete pancake … Continue Reading...

How to have fun baking with your child!

How to have fun baking with your child?
Baking with G will show you!

 

How to have fun baking with your child, I’ll tell you…suit them up with their own baking/cooking supplies!  All three of my kids love to cook and bake with me and I love that!  All I have to do is ask any one of them at any moment if they want to help me cook or bake something and usually … Continue Reading...

Holiday Sweets

Holiday Sweets #12DaysofBlogmas

Holiday Sweets
What’s Your Favorite?

Holiday Sweets are my thing!  Every Christmas I am in charge of the baking.  I bake cookies to give away as gifts, to bring to parties, and to just enjoy with my own family.  I have taken on my grandma’s tradition of baking.  I don’t do nearly as much baking as she had but the baking I do, I enjoy and really believe I channel her spiritually during the holiday … Continue Reading...

Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied

2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied

As promised, I am going to periodically share with you some recipes that I use on my healthy lifestyle journey.  Wednesday I hit my reset button and decided to give this weight-loss thing another go.   I figured the only way I will be successful at this is to plan my meals ahead of time, and document my eating and exercising here on my blog. … Continue Reading...

Family Fun Movie Night With MIKE AND IKE® & Jurassic World

This is a partnered post with Mike And Ike.  All views and opinions are my own

MIKE AND IKE® Partners With Jurassic World DVD To Bring You a

Limited-Time Candy!

As my kids get older, it gets harder and harder to get together with each other, let alone all of us together at once.  We love getting together on Friday nights for family movie nights and that usually consists of use grabbing some pizza, candy, … Continue Reading...

Sausage & Egg Biscuit Bake Using Johnsonville Naturals Sausage

Breakfast for Dinner

I am always looking for quick and easy recipes, especially in the fall.  For some reason I really don’t like to cook as much.  Maybe it’s the weather or maybe its that it starts to get dark earlier and I then just get a bit more lazy.  Either way, quick and easy recipes always capture my attention.  I am also always looking for ways to make my favorite meals healthier.  My husband … Continue Reading...

Summer Foods

10 Favorite Summer Foods

My Favorite Summer Foods

Summer is hot {usually} and it brings out a whole different grouping of taste buds.  I don’t like eating heavy things during the summer months so I tend to opt for light foods and *eeks* even more fruits.  And while I love eating things like Beef Stew or homemade chicken noodle soup, I just can’t fathom eating those when it’s 95 degrees outside.  I’d prefer to just eat sandwiches for dinner … Continue Reading...

Taco Quesadilla

Taco Quesadillas Your Family Will LOVE!

My Taco Quesadillas are the BOMB!!

A couple of my friends on Facebook asked what was for dinner & to share some family-friendly dinner ideas. I replied to both of them stating I made Taco Quesadillas. When they heard that, they wanted to know what it was and how I made it. I told them I’d blog about it and here I am…blogging about it.

So what is a taco quesadilla? One night {a long … Continue Reading...

Finished Smoothie

Smoothie – My Favorite Summer Drink

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

When trying to think of a summer drink, I didn’t know what I was going to select only because I am not an alcohol drinker and I am rather boring when it comes to drinking something other than water or a diet coke.  There is only one drink that is my go-to drink and that’s a Strawberry Banana smoothie.  I know, it’s not exactly earth-shattering or something super cool that gets the … Continue Reading...