Cookie Donuts


Hi everyone- Well here is a first at I’m Not a Trophy Wife- I actually baked cookies to look like the donuts and I must say the results are impressive {for my baking talents}.  I found the cookie donuts  in the cookbook, The Smart Cookie- at least I think that is the title because that is the hashtag [Read more…]

Homemade Dog Treats.. 3 1/2 ingredients

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A little free time always benefits my dogs, Tanner & Chloe.  Usually, free time is in the form of an extra walk, but this week with the super  cold temps I decided to make them some early Valentine Treats. Don’t they look like they need some homemade dog treats? One of them is overly dramatic! Can you guess [Read more…]

How to add more water to your diet this year!


In 2014 I committed to drink less soda.  I am not proud to admit I have  had a diet Pepsi in hand since high school. Not proud of that one, but it’s my reality.  Here are the small changes I made last year: Never leave the house without a large water bottle Stopped going to fast [Read more…]

Mitten Sugar Cookies & Recipe


I love practicing my cookie decorating skills with a batch of sugar cookie dough on a snowy weekend. I am practicing on a mitten theme this month.   In January, it’s a mitten theme.  I also like to stick to one design to make a streamlined assembly line.   I made these mitten cookies  to mail to my daughter and her roommates in the cold, mid-west [Read more…]

Breakfast Bundt Rolls


These cinnamon rolls are from the recipe of a dear friend.  She coaches me at least  a few times a year on recipes when I either have a mishap or can’t find the recipe!  These are perfect because you prepare them the night before and then bake the next morning! My family loves these during [Read more…]

Scrambled Eggs in a Mug: 2 Minute Tuesdays

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This is one of the best ideas for a quick high protein breakfast. I wish I could take credit for it, but I originally found it from Hungry Girl’s blog.  The only suggestion I have is : MAKE SURE YOU SPRAY THE MUG WITH COOKING SPRAY.  Or you will spend 10 minutes cleaning up a [Read more…]

Frankenstein Feet


Here is a super easy party idea or after school treat. You will need a box of Nutter Butter cookies, frosting (tinted to your favorite color) and black licorice.  That’s it!

Spooky Veggies: Ghost Peppers


Okay I have a confession to make with these ghost peppers… I made these in July!  I was messing around and thought what if I could make these mini peppers into ghost veggies. I made monster veggies last year; here’s  a peek of the monster veggies post  HERE and this guy is my favorite monster! So with a bowl of mini [Read more…]

Ghost Donuts for your Morning Monsters


Hi there- Donuts are my crack! Once I eat one I am in for the box!  So I was hesitant to make Halloween theme donuts because of the temptation to eat the “practice ghosts.”  Oh.. the sacrifices we make for our blogs! We have all seen the Spider Donuts. I did my version HERE.   But, [Read more…]

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…]