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!

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.

Harvest Snaps Product Review by I’m Not a Trophy Wife


This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Okay, let me start with I was already in love with Harvest Snaps when I was contacted to participate in this partnership.  It’s like the scene in Jerry McGuire where Jerry walks [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  I thought I would try it.  Then, while preparing it I thought I was going to gag- …… [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…]

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…]

Sweet Mini Bell Peppers… might just be the perfect snack!


While volunteering in my son’s class I noticed one of of his friends was snacking on sweet mini bell peppers. His mother is a genius.  Peppers are nutrient dense; rich in vitamins A and C.  If that isn’t enough, they contain phytochemicals which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants. But, here is why I [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…]

Homemade Dog Treats: Banana Bites for Dogs!


Dog Treats: Banana Bites Should I be surprised that I am better at baking for my 4 legged members of the family?  Or, that my dog treat recipes get more hits than all my recipe posts combined?  I found this latest banana bites recipe on Animal Planet site’s!  It was a hit with Tanner, my [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…]