Dinner · Lunch · Recipes

Sloppy Joes

In the past when I made sloppy joes I just used the store bought sauce.  It never occurred to me to make it from scratch.  One of my favorite cooking shows is Pioneer Woman.  She makes foods that I can really relate to, want to eat, and try cooking.  I don’t make it that often… Continue reading Sloppy Joes

Drinks & Smoothies · Recipes

Low Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Its the start of the new year and with that comes New Years Resolutions.  Yup you guessed it, mine is to lose weight.  I’ve got about 40 pounds I’d like to lose.  Hopefully by the summer, so I can wear some cute summer clothes.  What I have figured out over the years, for weight loss… Continue reading Low Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Breakfast · Meal Planning & Shortcuts · Recipes · Shortcuts

Breakfast Shortcut: Waffles & Berries

With having a busy life, I can’t always make meals from scratch.  Since we try to eat most meals at home, to get meals on the table I leverage convience foods.  Breakfast is one of the meals of the day that I tend to leverage convience foods the most.  My daughter loves waffles.  Most mornings… Continue reading Breakfast Shortcut: Waffles & Berries

Other Topics

Kid Craft – Homemade Slime

I am always looking for craft ideas to do with my daughter.  She actually came up with this one.  She wanted to make some slime.  So I started researching recipes.  I discovered that it was pretty easy to make.  There are only a few ingredients: Elmer’s glue (4oz size) 1/2 cup of water Food coloring… Continue reading Kid Craft – Homemade Slime

Dinner · Lunch · Recipes

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

I like the idea of the slow cooker.  That you can just set it and forget it.  It still makes me really nervous to plug it in, turn it on, and just let it do its thing.  I don’t know about other people’s slow cooker, but mine seems to cook things super fast.  I even… Continue reading Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Gadgets · Kitchen Products

Kitchen Gadget #3 – Casserole Dish

Another great kitchen gadget is the casserole dish.  For years I cooked all of my casseroles in glass.  Glass is great and it lasts forever.  The glass pans I have, I’ve had for over 15 years.  They always wash up great.  One of my favorite cooks is the Pioneer Woman.  I have all of her… Continue reading Kitchen Gadget #3 – Casserole Dish

Dinner · Lunch · Recipes

Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

Its after the holidays and its time to get back to regular foods.  So I have been looking for something new to try.  I’ve had this recipe for about a month and have been wanting to try it.  This recipe is curtesy of Betty Crocker.  My family gave it two thumps up.  It was simple… Continue reading Bacon Cheeseburger Pie