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Morning Routine Solutions: Berry Smoothie & belVita Biscuits

Breakfast is the most important part of the morning routine.  This Banana Berry Smoothie is a great idea to add to my routine, but it just doesn't seem like enough to satisfy myself or my kids until lunch.  As a busy mom, I don't have time for a lot of extra cooking in the morning, so when I was asked to test out the belVita Breakfast Yogurt Crunch biscuits, I knew I had found a match for our morning routine. Morning Routine Solutions Long gone are the days of big breakfasts complete with … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe

As a mom, I love to treat myself from time to time. I have three boys at home, so it’s not always possible to leave home and treat myself, so I have to make do with what I can at home. My all-time favorite way to treat myself is by making and using this Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe. Although it smells good enough to eat, I wouldn't recommend it. This Cinnamon Roll Body Scrub Recipe would make the most excellent gift for family members, friends or gift exchanges. It’s simple to make and … [Read more...]

The Most Amazing Easy Biscuit Recipe Ever

If you open my refrigerator one thing that you will always find is whipping cream. I use it for so many things including homemade whip cream, part of my morning coffee and the most AMAZING easy biscuit recipe you will ever eat. These whip cream biscuits are the best biscuits I've ever had. They truly melt in your mouth! Not only do these biscuits melt in your mouth but remember I told you they were easy! By easy I mean that they only require 3 ingredients and because I don't mess around … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Crepes ~ #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference

Today’s recipe on Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Crepes is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own! Sunday mornings in my house are often leisurely and filled with a family favorite breakfast. Cory doesn't eat breakfast most days (bad I know) and now that the boys have started school they either their breakfast there. Sunday mornings allow us to have some of our favorite breakfasts together as a family and seems to kick the last "break day" off on the … [Read more...]

Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Have you ever tried anything like these pumpkin seeds? I'm excited to show you how I make these Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds for my family. It's very simple and a recipe you can add to the books for many years to come. I also enjoy the fact that my kids can jump in and help me make these pumpkin seeds. Let's fall into fun while making this recipe!   Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds     You have plenty of seeds to make these Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted … [Read more...]

18 Rhubarb Recipes And Storage Tips

18 Rhubarb Recipes And Storage Tips Summer is here in full force in Colorado and that means that rhubarb is being grown in every backyard.  I love having plenty of friends who have rhubarb plants in their backyard but must admit that I am glad that I don't have one.  I can't stand to see things go to waste and rhubarb is one of those plants that you get a surplus of in no time!   If you have a rhubarb plant in your backyard this is the post for you!  Not only does it … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon Crystal Light Cream Cheese Dip With Splenda

I LOVE LEMON!! Just wanted to make sure everyone heard me that I love lemon and a lemon dessert is a downfall of mine.  I can deny most desserts, well more than my fair share of desserts (except for these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies), especially after one serving but anything lemon it just seems like I can't. There is no will power when it comes to anything lemon, dessert or not. So back in the 90's when my parents participated heavily in the Atkins Diet I was pretty much in heaven … [Read more...]

45 Cool Summer Salad Recipes

The kids are out of school, laughing can be heard coming through my windows, and backyard BBQ's are being scheduled.  It's no secret that I love to host gatherings and during the summer is the perfect time to host a gathering.  Why is this you ask?  Because the weather is nice enough everyone can hang out outside where there is plenty of room for games, chatting, children screaming and a spread of food fit for a king. There are a few dishes which I think are essential to a bbq … [Read more...]

Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Mashed Potato Cupcakes As a potato farmer's wife you can imagine the amount of potatoes that are at my disposable. With potatoes at the ready at all times you can imagine that they are a staple in our diets. One thing that I always make a double if not triple serving of is the mashed potatoes. Leftover mashed potatoes are so versatile and easy to incorporate in a multitude of recipes, including these Potato Cupcakes and Brownies. Yes I said mashed potato brownies, I encourage you to them … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly It’s summer time, yay! That also means it’s time to get down to business in the “eating a little healthier” department. I love regular spaghetti, but it’s time for me to tighten up on the healthy end. I think you’re going to love my solution. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is what I’ve come up with. It’s delicious, easy, and a little on the healthier side. I fell in love with the taste of this recipe, but so did the rest of my family. I’m hoping you … [Read more...]

4 Ingredient Toffee Fruit Dip Recipe

This recipe was brought to you by my partnership with Hamilton Beach. All opinions are my own.  A couple of weeks I attended a Bridal Shower for a future member of the family and her bridesmaids set out a spread of food.  We had plenty of choices to pick from but the one thing that was met with plate licking gusto was the Toffee Fruit Dip.  Everyone of us in attendance were begging to get our hands on the empty bowl.  When we inquired about what it was we told oh just a … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Recipe With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting With the start of summer and weekend parties happening I have been craving some summer flavored cupcakes. Lemonade truly kicks off the summer feeling in our house. Sipping a cool glass of lemonade out on the porch while watching the boys run through the sprinkler or play on the swings just screams summer to me. It brings a total feel of relaxation knowing the stress of school is out and the crops are all in the ground. I … [Read more...]

48 Crock Pot Recipes That Makes Dinner A Cinch On Busy Nights

48 Crock Pot Recipes That Makes Dinner A Cinch On Busy Nights   Like every mom I am busy!  I spend half my time running kids from one side of this county to another and as summer nears our schedule is filling up fast!  With swimming lessons, gymnastics, camping trips, family reunions etc... there doesn't actually seem to be a lot of time for cooking.  Times like this my Crock Pot becomes my best friend!  It's so simple for me to put something in before we leave the … [Read more...]

Mouthwatering Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Green Chili Sauce Recipe Green chili sauce is a must have in our house and while there are few good ones to be found in the store nothing beats homemade. Especially when we spend the summer with easy access to roasted Hatch chiles. Tell me they are world famous because around these parts we sure feel like they should be. You know green chilies get their heat from a drought right? Well my green chili from last year proves it and has put the biggest smile on my husbands face. Making … [Read more...]

Carrot Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Carrot Oatmeal Muffin Recipe Looking for a new AMAZING muffin recipe?  One that freezes well and can be thawed for a quick family breakfast on the way out the door? These carrot oatmeal muffins have quickly become a favorite in our house.  Like most people we are often rushing out the door in the mornings and that makes it tough to get some kind of breakfast into everyone.  I am the guiltiest about just having a couple cups of coffee on the way out the door. These … [Read more...]