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  I thought I would try it.  Then, while preparing it I thought I was going to gag- …… [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...]

Garbanzo Guacamole Appetizer


Garbanzo Guacamole: Let me start with this: it is hard to make a photo of guacamole appealing!   With that said, this is a really great appetizer or snack! I  continue to read how  adding garbanzo beans/chickpeas or white northern beans  to guacamole is  a great way to add bulk and offset the calories of the  avocados.  I have never been [Read more...]

Chopped Nuts.. Sneaking in Protein !


Oh… I had so many titles running through my head for this post,  but I just didn’t have the …. guts.  This post is about getting more real food into your diet without tripling your calories.    So I came up with this trick during the holidays when I had my nut chopper out for a [Read more...]

White Northern Bean Dip


I pinned this healthy white bean dip from Yummy Healthy Easy .   The recipe below is an adapted version from her recipe.  It literally took less than 5 minutes. It’s great!  Especially this time of year when it is time wean ourselves off of the heavy foods from the holidays! Here’s the recipe below!  I doubled [Read more...]

Pumpkins Poop Too

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With a new puppy in the house, I’ve got poopies on the brain and the floor!  Here’s a cute idea I did last year!  It’s great for the month of October or the day after Halloween!    Here is my take on this funny idea!   I wanted to put in my boys’ lunches on Friday. What’s [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch in a Jar

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Here is a fun treat to make for teachers, neighbors or to use in your decorating!  It would look great in an office too! Sidenote: This post should be titled, “the pumpkin patch post that got away.”  I swear I posted this weeks ago!  I went to link it up to a party and 30 [Read more...]

Apple Popper Muffins

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I got this recipe from  Maryann at Domestically Speaking!  I knew I would make it because I had all the ingredients on hand!  That never happens!  I made some tweaks, not twerks,  on her original recipe because, as she warned, we popped those into our mouths quicker than  M&M’s.  She warned us!  So I decided [Read more...]