More Slow Cooker Recipes 1
(The above post is on my slow cooker Pinterest board – follow me on Pinterest here – because it looks so helpful!)   These next two slow cooker recipes are on the menu for this week.  I thought I would share them with you so you could try them too, […]

More Slow Cooker Recipes

Foil Packet
When you have been cooking for a family of 4, then suddenly find yourself cooking for 1 or 2, you have to make some changes.  Over the past 5 years, this has happened: oldest daughter left for college husband passed away oldest daughter graduated from college oldest daughter got married and moved […]

Foil Packets = Easy Dinner Prep

homemade salad dressing 1
Making Homemade Salad Dressing is Easier Than You Think Fresh salads and healthy lifestyles go hand in hand. After all, what could be better for you than a big plate full of leafy greens, fresh vegetables, fiber-rich legumes and lean proteins? Unfortunately, you could end up negating these delicious and […]

Homemade Salad Dressing

easy basic pizza dough 3
As a single, working mom it’s difficult to find the time to make meals from scratch.  I get it.  I am in the same boat, paddling furiously, just like you.  One of the traditions that we have established in our house is that Friday night (typically) is pizza night.  We […]

Easy Basic Pizza Dough

kitchen seasonings and spices
Kitchen Seasonings: A Quick World Tour Herbs, spices and other seasonings are a natural and healthy way to add a lot of flavor to your recipes without adding a lot of extra calories. With a little practice, you can create an endless variety of delicious recipes, such as Mediterranean-inspired favorites […]

Kitchen Seasonings From Around the World

More slow cooker soup recipes
Here are more great slow cooker soup recipes that I have found to share with you! (I have tried this soup … and it is amazing!  It is indeed the best loaded baked potato soup I have ever eaten.  You won’t be disappointed!)   (Flour On My Face is one […]

More Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

easy slow cooker italian meatballs
As I have said in previous posts, I love my slow cooker(s). I actually have two that I use, so when one is in the dishwasher I have a spare. At least a few nights a week we are dining from the slow cooker.  I love how easy slow cooker […]

Easy Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

DIY Daisy Shadow Boxes 4
My daughter is always “updating” her room as she grows and matures, and as her taste in decor changes.  I have tried to find fun and inexpensive ways to let her be creative and express her own style.  Here is a project we did a few years ago to brighten […]

DIY Daisy Shadow Boxes

Griz Cookies
Here is one of my favorite recipes. Or rather, one of my “Would you please make this?” or “WOW, these are great!” recipes. I guess that’s why this is one of my favorites – because people seem to like these cookies so much. They are called Griz Cookies. The original […]

Recipe – Griz Cookies

slow cooker dinners 4
I love the ease of slow cooker dinners! One of my favorite apps on my phone is the myfitnesspal app, which was recommended to me by a trainer at the Anytime Fitness club where my daughter and I work out.  During the one-hour personal trainer session that you receive when […]

Slow Cooker Dinners from myfitnesspal

Easy Mason Jar Votive 2
Everywhere you look these days, you see projects involving canning jars. Pinterest has been taken over with crafts using these versatile jars. Honestly, I bought a box of a dozen canning jars recently, and have used them for everything from salads to craft projects. So here is my latest project, just in […]

Easy Mason Jar Votive

It's Safe Now
Today – September 29 – is National Coffee Day! From the National Calendar website: “National Coffee Day is celebrated annually on September 29. People across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite, however, it is found being […]

National Coffee Day – September 29th

Yummy Fall Dessert Links 3
Who doesn’t love to try new Fall dessert recipes?!?!  A yummy Fall dessert to warm your tummy and signal the change to cooler, crisper weather.  With the leaves changing colors, and the chill hanging in the air in the morning, our tastes are change from lighter foods to heartier, more substancial […]

Yummy Fall Dessert Links

Crock Pot Chicken Recipes 3
I am always on the lookout for great (AND EASY) crock pot chicken recipes.  I love to use my crock pot to cook dinner while I am at work, or doing more interesting things. I love being able to put a few ingredients into the crock pot in the morning, […]

Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

National Cheesecake Day
Today (July 30th) is National Cheesecake Day!  I don’t know about you, but one of our favorite desserts is cheesecake.  When my oldest daughter was on a trip with her grandparents in New York, the test of any restaurant they went to for dinner was if there was cheesecake on the […]

National Cheesecake Day

Easiest Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken 5
I recently saw a Facebook post by a friend about a crockpot recipe for orange chicken. It was one of the those really easy recipes, with just a few ingredients but promising a great meal with no effort whatsoever. I love those kind of recipes. They make my day. So […]

Easiest Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

National Meatball Day
Today is National Meatball Day – yes, it’s true. So here are some facts about National Ball of Meat (uh, I mean Meatball) Day, straight from those fine folks at the National Day Calendar website: NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY On March 9th we celebrate one of the American food holidays, National […]

National Meatball Day

Crockpot Tomato Lentil Soup 1
I love my slow cooker – and I love it when I find a recipe that I can use in my slow cooker that both my youngest daughter and I enjoy.  I lucked out recently when I picked up the January 2015 issue of Oxygen Magazine.  I haven’t picked up an issue of Oxygen […]

Crockpot Tomato Lentil Soup