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…]

2 Healthy Choices in 2 Minutes: 2 Minute Tuesday


Hi there~ How are you? Today’s 2 Minute Tuesday is about 2 healthy choices that take seconds to make and prep!   One of my resolutions  I made  was to make easy healthy choices.  So I decided this 2 Minute Tuesday would showcase the 2 healthy choices I  make everyday. The first healthy choice I make everyday is to drink water.  I [Read more…]

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…]

Halloween 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!

Halloween 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.

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…]

Corn Salsa Recipe: The most requested recipe!


This corn salsa recipe 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 [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 garbanzo guacamole appetizer 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 [Read more…]