Gardening Season Has Arrived!

The following article was sent over by Jessica from www.thrivingonyourbudget.com It is finally garden season! All of our fruits and vegetables are beginning to show and our number one ‘grower,’ zucchini, is making its famous appearance again. I say famous because they are EVERYWHERE! What can a person do with 98434 zucchinis?? Well, let me tell you! Growing up, my mom would always pull at least 15 zucchinis from her garden a day. Yes, 15 a … [Read more...]

Warm Spinach Or Broccoli Dip Recipe

Often times when we are asked to get together, I need a simple recipe for a quick appetizer when I am short on time.  The following recipe can be served with chips, vegetables or crackers for a quick dish on the go.  This recipe will meet expectations, especially when arranged nicely on an eye catching platter.  We are all short on time, so why not make life easier with quick recipes like the one below - enjoy! Warm Spinach or Broccoli Dip … [Read more...]

5 Minutes to Nutella Mug Cake in the Microwave

I don’t know about you, but my sweet tooth has been driving me crazy lately.  This time of year not just anything sweet will do, but I’m really craving something warm I can sink my teeth into. Which is exactly what this Nutella Mug Cake is! With just five minutes and ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make this delicious molten cake in the microwave. You will need the following "wet ingredients": 3 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Homemade S’mores Bites

It is bonfire season, so that means it is also s’mores season!  I love sitting around a bonfire with my marshmallow on a stick and then putting it on my graham cracker and chocolate bar!  But, I know not everyone has an opportunity to just make a fire and melt his or her marshmallows.  For those of you who want s’mores but do not have access to a fire, I have a great idea for you! Photo Credit:  www.mommygaga.com You will need: 7 graham … [Read more...]

#Recipe: Tarragon Skillet Chicken and Potatoes

Are you looking for a yummy chicken dinner recipe to cook up for your family?  Perhaps you are having guests over for a dinner party.  Whatever your plans are, this chicken recipe will be perfect!   I was given this recipe by a friend so I didn't have an original photo to use to display this particular recipe.   In order to give you a peek of perpared Tarragon Chicken, I grabbed the image above from ribbitsandtiaras.com You will need: One … [Read more...]

Coconut Butter, Essentially Coconut #Giveaway ENDED

 I was given three jars of coconut butter from EssentiallyCoconut.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. Essentially Coconut is a company owned and operated by a mother who needed something she could use as “me time.”  We ALL know what that feels like!  She became intrigued with the health benefits of coconut and started making her own coconut butter.  She would experiment with different add-ins and flavors but the … [Read more...]

Italian Meatloaf Crockpot Recipe

Are you looking for a great crock post recipe? Check out this recipe for Italian Meatloaf. . . Italian Meatloaf Recipe You will need: 1 cup soft bread crumbs 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce divided 1 egg 2 tbs minced onion 1/4 cup finely minced green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 lbs ground beef {I use 90% lean} Instructions: Mix bread crumbs, 1 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, onion, green pepper, … [Read more...]

Cooking For One or Two

Most times people find themselves cooking for a family which can be difficult enough-but what do you do when you are cooking for two people or for just yourself. Most of the delicious recipes one sees all over the internet are geared to 4 or more servings and do not lend themselves to single serve portions. Granted, some of them can be made then the excess frozen to be eaten at another time. Really, how many times can you eat the same dish before … [Read more...]