Mini Banana Bread & Recipe


Hi everyone- So excited to share this mini banana bread.  It’s the perfect size for banana bread on the go.  I purchased a Pampered Chef brownie pan in December (let’s call it a Christmas gift to myself). I have yet to use it for brownies, but I am loving the mini square shapes for breads.  I [Read more…]

Kid Friendly Muffin Pizzas


My kids love these! They are fun and easy and the ingredients are simple and flexible!  The options are endless!  Kid friendly muffin pizzas are my go-to dinner when the boys have friends over with little notice. Here is the closeup of the cheese, sauce and Canadian bacon.  I brushed olive oil on the English muffins!   I [Read more…]

How to Make Spaghetti Squash


 … and fool your kids into thinking it’s  pasta!  Well maybe not fool them, but at least get them to try it!  A  real estate colleague/tennis partner and I get together a couple times of year for lunch and sharing work stories (we were both realtors- I’m on sabbatical this year).  She is a great cook [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Rawhide Stuffed Treats: 2 Minute Tuesday


Hi everyone~ Who has dogs? This is a dog focused 2 Minute Tuesday. My Bernese Mountain puppy, Chloe, is going through a bit of a growth spurt.  Her growth spurts includes  her tummy getting rumbly earlier than her usual 6am wake up time.  This also means she thinks the rest of the family should be awake at [Read more…]

Raspberries & Rolos


Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here is a quick chocolate treat for the family. Seriously 2 ingredients you can buy at the grocery store. Are you ready?  Rolos and a basket of raspberries!  The perfect combination of chocolate and fruit.  Serve responsibly: you can’t stop with just one!

Valentine’s Day Treats

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Here are some favorite Valentine Treats at our house! I have served these  Rolo-berries all through the year! They are the perfect mix of chocolate and fruit.  They are great no matter what the season. And, the best part …. no mess!!! Here is another Valentine Treat. Valentine Sandwich Cookies. I originally talked about this [Read more…]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies


I am in love with these peanut butter and jelly  cookies.  I first saw the adorable peanut butter and jelly  sandwich cookies over at http://www.ericasweettooth .com and knew I had to make. I love how these peanut butter and jelly cookies turned out.  It  is rare for a my recipes to turn out so well. Don’t [Read more…]

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…]

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bars: 2 Minute Tuesday


I am loving Trader Joe’s! I love it! Today I am sharing the Trader Joe Pumpkin Bars that take 2 minutes to prep and 2 minutes to  devour!  These cost just under $3.00 per box.  I made these twice and the second time I made the pumpkin bars I used 1/2 the butter because the [Read more…]