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…]

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…]