Spider Donuts


Hi there- I have seen these all over Pinterest this year and they are too  cute. The ingredient list is short and the cute factor is huge. Here’s what you need: Chocolate  cake donuts (I used Hostess- in the bread aisle at Target), green M&M’s, roundish shaped pretzels, frosting to attach the M&M’s.

Mason Jar Breakfast on the Go

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Hi there- Anyone failing or falling behind on the back to school year promises of a home cooked  breakfast everyday!  After 4 days my boys were grabbing cereal and a juice box.  This is a part of my breakfast everyday. My Go-To Breakfast is made with dry oatmeal, Greek yogurt, blueberries and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.  Chopped [Read more...]

Strawberry Love & Favorite Kitchen Gadget


Hi everyone- Our family loves strawberries! And, it’s a rarity when the entire family likes the same thing! And, what do we all love as much as strawberries?  The fun kitchen stuff at Crate & Barrel.  Yep, even my boys love checking out the gadgets. Some of you may have seen on my FB page [Read more...]

Fruit Dip with 1/2 the calories


Creamy Peanut Butter Dip and Fruit Slices   Hi everyone, Do you like your fruit plain or with a little something?  I usually go for the “organic” version {no dip}, but when I saw this recipe on popsugar.com  I thought I would try it.  Then, while preparing it I thought I was going to gag- …… [Read more...]

Cherry or Blueberry Crumble … Grab a Spoon


Hi all~ One of my favorite summer desserts is a cherry crumble. One of my best friends made this YEARS ago for a 4th of July party.  Let’s just say I inhaled this over the  course of the party… one tablespoon at a time.  OR BLUEBERRY…. Here is the recipe: Print Cherry Crumble Recipe type: Dessert   Yummy [Read more...]

Summer Corn Salsa: The most requested recipe!


This is an easy appetizer or side dish for summer. It’s light and healthy. It’s carb free so my son, the carb seeking missile, does not come near this dish!  My daughter, however, loves this this before dinner.  And, it makes a great, healthy appetizer!!! The beauty of this recipe is you can adjust the types [Read more...]

Spinach Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese… Awesome!


I love getting together with friends for bbq’s.  But, figuring out what to bring often causes a panic attack because I am not a confident cook. This is a super easy recipe that everyone loves {even my picky eater husband}. Print Spinach Pasta Salad with Asiago Cheese… Awesome!   Perfect for potluck or light dinner on [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Eggrolls!


My greatest weakness as a mother is my cooking skills. Hands Down!  I just don’t enjoy it: it’s overwhelming, the recipe always calls for a trip to the market, and I don’t have the patience to follow a recipe. I would usually blame my mother on this, but the truth is my 3 brothers are [Read more...]

Cereal- It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

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Do you ever just do random online searches?  I have my favorite sites that I randomly search!   One of my favorites is Better Homes & Garden so when I stumbled on alternative uses for cereal it spoke to me!  See photo below.  This is a photo of  the boxes of cereal I had on the counter during  our [Read more...]

Curry Cream Cheese and Chutney Spread


Warning:  This appetizer will have you grabbing the soup spoon to just scoop it out of the dish!  A friend brought this to a girls’ night out soiree. The coconut adds the sweet and the peanuts on top give it the salt. I think I ate 1/2 of the appetizer that night! I served it with crackers and [Read more...]

Fruit Salad Alternatives


Easter weekend I was asked to bring fruit salad for Easter dinner. I wanted to have some fun with the traditional fruit salad so I hopped on Pinterest and found some AMAZING fruit creations!  Mine are not amazing,  but I had fun and they were a hit with the kids.  I forgot to use the [Read more...]

Peanut butter cup raspberries in 10 seconds


Got your attention right?   I wouldn’t normally pair raspberries with peanut butter, but I had left over raspberries and peanut butter cups from the Easter baskets so I just placed a raspberry on top and called it good.  Hey, work with me on this one! If this sounds vaguely familiar, it might be  because I was [Read more...]