Cucumber Salad Recipe

Watching your weight can be very tough, but if you use the right types of foods, this becomes much easier.  Here's a great salad that can be quickly made at home that will be a great addition to your meal plan. Cucumber Salad           2 cucumbers sliced 1 bell pepper coarsely chopped 1 carton cherry tomatoes cut in half              Fat free Zesty Italian dressing 1 sweet onion coarsely chopped Mix altogether with fat free Zesty … [Read more...]

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

Are you a fan of potato chips? I know I have been in the past!  However, since it is really hard to resist a bag of oily, fatty chips, I suggest you try to make your own!  When you make your own, you can be sure that they are much healthier than the ones in the store! For this recipe, you will need: Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying (about 2 quarts) 1 pound of peeled Idaho potatoes Salt to taste Pour the oil or melt … [Read more...]

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Peanut Butter is considered a pantry staple in most homes, but it is also very expensive when you have to purchase it so often.  Did you know it cost less to make it at home?  Also, it is actually much healthier to make your own peanut butter as well!  You do not need many ingredients, and it does not take very long to make it.  This peanut butter recipe will yield one cup, which should be enough to last for a while unless your family makes 5 … [Read more...]

Pepsi Pot Roast Recipe

Above you will see the ingredients needed for one of my families favorite recipes:  Pepsi Pot Roast.  The recipe comes from the book in the picture:  Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly.  It is super easy to throw together and it tastes great with potatoes or rice. Here's the recipe above, straight from the recipe page.  As you can see, I like to take notes in my recipe books in order to remind myself if the recipe is a keeper or if I need to … [Read more...]

Crockpot Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

How often do you cook Macaroni and Cheese?  Have you ever tried cooking it in a Crockpot?  My aunt made this Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese recipe for Thanksgiving and wanted to share it on the mom blog since she knows how much my youngest son loves Macaroni and Cheese. Macaroni and Cheese Crockpot Recipe You will need: 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles 4 tbsp butter 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1  10 3/4 oz can … [Read more...]

Beef Lite Crockpot Recipe

Are you looking for a great tasting, easy, light recipe that your whole family will love?  Then look no more, this recipe is a keeper and my whole family enjoys it every time it is served.  I took this recipe from the Fix It and Forget It Lightly Slow Cooker recipe book by Phyllis Pellman Good.  It is the only cookbook that I use on a regular basis.  Below you will see the recipe as it looks in my Fix It and Forget It Lightly recipe book.  Each … [Read more...]

#Recipe: Homemade Dog Treats

If you enjoy creating meals for your family, you should try to make treats for the family dog.  Store-bought treats can be really cheap and easy to buy, not to mention extremely convenient, but they aren’t always the best for our furry friends.  They contain ingredients that we can barely pronounce.  Check out the photo above, this image came from my blogger buddy over at  She made these treats for her dog in cute heart … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chocolate Cake Recipe

Do you enjoy using your crockpot?  Are you a fan of chocolate cake?  If you said yes to both, then you've got to try this Crockpot Chocolate Cake Recipe! Crockpot Chocolate Cake Recipe You will need: 1 box chocolate mix (I usually use devils food) 1 {3.4 oz} box instant chocolate pudding 4 eggs 8 oz sour cream 1 cup water 3/4 cup oil 1 or 2 cups chocolate chips (The kids love it with 2 cups, but feel free to go lite on the … [Read more...]

Using Canned Soup as Starters for Meals

Everyone has those moments when dinner needs to be cooked, but it’s been a busy day and any ounce of culinary imagination is gone.   On nights like those, it’s nice to be able to go into the pantry and whip something up, like these enchiladas. It’s good to stock up on a variety of canned soups when they’re on sale because they can be used for more than just a one-person meal.  With the addition of various ingredients (leftovers are great!), … [Read more...]

Crockpot Italian Chicken

This Crockpot Italian Chicken recipe is simple and easy to make.  Once you start cooking meals with your crockpot, you'll love the amount of time it saves you in the afternoons when you're usually running around hurrying to get supper started.  My family is very busy once school lets out for the day and using my crockpot really helps out when we're on the go. Ingredients needed for Crockpot Italian Chicken: 4 chickens breast {I link … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

The weather in Texas is finally beginning to cool down.  I am so glad that Mommy Edition sent over this easy Crockpot Potato Soup recipe.  I'm headed to the store today and picking up the ingredients since this recipe will be so easy to prepare.  It will make a great meal for tomorrow night.  I love the smell of cooking soup all day in the crockpot! Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe You will need the following ingredients: 1 {30 0z} bag … [Read more...]

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

How long has it been since you made Banana Nut bread at your house?  I love to eat this banana bread, but unfortunately I can't stop at one or even two pieces.  Before I make Banana Bread, I need to make sure that the rest of the family will be around to eat it with me in order to keep myself from eating an entire loaf by myself.  Here's a recipe that I've been waiting to try.  It was sent to the mom blog from "Recipe Linda."  She is my aunt from … [Read more...]

Easy Pudding Dessert: Banana Pudding Recipe

The perfect dish does wonders to the appearance to your Banana Pudding dessert.  I also love the look of this pudding in see-thru personal size containers such as small Mason jars. Ingredients: 1 large package (5.1 oz size) Pudding of your choice - I used Banana Cream Instant Jello Pudding, but also like using vanilla pudding with this dish.  If the large size Pudding isn't available in your store, buy the two smaller sizes and add … [Read more...]

Organic / Natural Golden Blossom Honey #giveaway ENDED

I received Golden Blossom Honey to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are my own. Check out the bottles of honey from  The Organic honey is White Forest Honey, while the larger container is Genuine Natural Pure Honey.  Growing up, my grandfather raised bees and always had fresh honey, so it is always a treat for me to have a bottle in the house. There are many recipes that can made using honey, but … [Read more...]

The Three Shades of Frozen Vanilla Cappuccino

Cappuccino is coffee at its best!  The velvety mixture of espresso and milk foam is just the perfect combination that can be enjoyed with various twists of flavor and accompaniments.  A good cup of cappuccino can make a coffee person out of anyone! So, lets make what’s left of your summer all the more special and try out the following frozen vanilla cappuccino recipe, a true summer time classic. The Instant Frozen Vanilla Cappuccino With … [Read more...]

3 Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss

The holidays are right around the corner, and we all know what that means.  Too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie (and that’s just for Thanksgiving).  Holidays are when people tend to gain the most weight.  To help, I’ve gathered several weight loss juicing recipes to help with those cravings so you aren’t craving all those pumpkin lattes. These weight loss juicing recipes DO need to have an electronic juicer to process the juices … [Read more...]