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...]

Beef Lite Crockpot Recipe

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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 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...]

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

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Pigs In A Blanket or "hot dogs cooked inside crescent rolls" are quick and easy to make.  Children can even help prepare these given that they are old enough to help out in the kitchen.  Cooking can be very fun for kids, so be sure to find time to include them in preparing your meals, even if their job is only to gather the ingredients for you and help you set the table. Pigs In A Blanket Recipe Ingredients: 1 can crescent rolls 8 … [Read more...]

Linda’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

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Linda has sent in some wonderful recipes to share on and today she has sent over a great Strawberry Pretzel Salad recipe to share since it is Strawberry Season in her neck of the woods.  She says her family loves this as a stand alone salad or as a tasty dessert. Linda's Strawberry Pretzel Salad You will need: 2 c. crushed pretzels 3/4 c. melted butter 3Tbsp sugar 1 large box strawberry jell-o 1 {8 oz} cream … [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...]

Scrambled Eggs With HoneyBaked Ham and Cheese

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Today we were able to enjoy our morning without being rushed, so I decided to use some of our leftover HoneyBaked Ham in some eggs and cheese for a breakfast surprise for my husband.  Homemade breakfasts are a huge surprise around here because we are usually on the go.  During these times, it is easier to grab something quick that doesn't require any preparation or else we grab something on the way.  For me, I always throw a protein bar in my … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Recipe – Simple!


Red Velvet cake isn't something that I've ever had in my house.  I've seen it in the grocery, but haven't ever had the urge to try it out.  I'm more of a chocolate gal, but my son came home from school talking about the awesome red velvet cookies that he had at his school Valentine's Day party.   I figured that I'd check at the grocery for them and then I received a  simple recipe in my email from one of the gals over at Mommy Bunch.  I have to … [Read more...]

Holiday Tradition – Egg Nog Punch Recipe


Linda from Kentucky is back on the mom blog with another one of her great holiday recipes.  It has just a few ingredients and can be whipped up in no time.  Enjoy! . Holiday Egg Nog Punch Recipe . This is a very refreshing punch with a very distinct taste of orange.  It tastes so good, it is similar to a great tasting smoothie!  Drinking this Holiday Egg Nog Punch makes me think about being in Florida for Christmas somewhere like Key … [Read more...]

Chocolate Derby Pie Recipe

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I hope you enjoy this recipe.  It was sent in by Linda from Kentucky.  I love sharing recipes on the mom blog, so contact me if you'd like to have one of your featured as well. I love Chocolate Derby Pie and so does my family.  I make this quite often. It is also a great pie for the holidays.  ENJOY! Photo Credit: YOU WILL NEED: 1 unbaked pie crust ( like the pie crust in a roll that you roll out … [Read more...]

Recipe: Simple Jello Cookies

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This a very simple cookie recipe and sometimes I call it my "secret cookie."  My children used to come home from school talking about jello cookies and I could never find a recipe for them so I developed this recipe.  The cookies turned out great with a fabulous fruit taste. You will need:  A pouch of sugar cookie dry mix such as Betty Crocker or Pillsbury 1 box of jello any fruit flavor you desire (I especially like strawberry or … [Read more...]

Recipe: Impossible Cheeseburger Pie


Impossible Cheeseburger Pie Recipe  - Makes 6-8 servings You will need: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 1/2 cup onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cup milk 3/4 cup Bisquick 3 eggs Heat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease your pie plate.  Cook ground beef and onion until browned and drain and stir in salt and pepper.  Spread your mixture in your pie pan and sprinkle cheese on top. … [Read more...]

Fruit Dip Recipe for Kids!


The dog days of summer are right around the corner. Once school lets out and packed or cafeteria lunches go out the door, one of my biggest challenges is making sure my kids continue to make healthy eating choices. It may seem easier to grab fast food on the way home from the pool, but there are tons of better picks at home that are just as simple and can be fun to make with the kids. One of my favorite snacks in the summertime is a yummy low-fat … [Read more...]

Recipe For Breakfast On The Run!


How many mornings do you skip breakfast each week?  If your household is anything like mine, that window of time between the alarm going off and getting everyone out the door seems to grow smaller every day.  Most mornings I’m lucky to get a cup of coffee before 10 a.m., let alone any semblance of a breakfast.  You know what they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day?  Come lunchtime when my stomach is growling, I can … [Read more...]