Eat and lose! How I Am Losing Weight & Getting Healthy- My story!

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared my health report with you? It was life changing! I have started changing the way I eat and I am seeing real results! I could not find a perfect diet or meal plan that worked for me so I put some of the ideas together and created my own. Y’all I have lost 14 pounds in 2 months! Some may say that is dangerous or say that it will all come back. That is … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Craft: Felt Valentines Fortune Cookie

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays since becoming a mom. I love to surprise them on the days up to Valentine's Day with fun crafts, little treats and things they just don't expect. This craft would be perfect for popping a little note into a lunch box or backpack. I haven't figured out how to get a small candy to stick inside of them yet, but I'm working on it! I adapted this project … [Read more...]

How To Make Classic Chicken Pot Pie

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  Chicken pot is comforting, filling and a fantastic way to use up leftover buts of chicken and bags of partially used frozen vegetables. This pot pie is completely from scratch and is an absolute snap to make. I leave potatoes out of my pot pie, opting instead to serve it over a bad of creamy mashed potatoes and a drizzling of chicken gravy. The cooked pies freeze so well that you might … [Read more...]

The Perfect Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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  Valentine's Day is coming up and you know what that means- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I love making a special treat for dessert on Valentine's Day for after we devour our traditional heart shaped meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and heart shaped dinner buns (awww! so sweet) and a chocolate cake with this frosting is almost always what I make. Most of you don't know me well … [Read more...]

Homemade Dry Ranch and Onion Soup Mixes

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I cook and bake a LOT. I have a family of 7 and we very rarely eat out. We all know that groceries are not getting any cheaper and one of the ways I combat high prices in the store is to make my own mixes. You know, all of those little packets that you pick up- the taco seasoning, the ranch dressing mix, gravies, etc. I just make them in bulk and it has saved us a bundle! I thought that today I … [Read more...]

How To Make Cheesecake Brownie Bites

How to make brownie bites This is the time of year when there are parties, dinners, work functions and family obligations to attend. I'm always looking for something quick, delicious and affordable to take along with me. I'm most often asked to bring a dessert of some sort (baking  is my hobby) and I think these Cheesecake Brownie Bites are perfect to take to a holiday gathering. The … [Read more...]

Alternative Halloween Treats With Bread: Witches Fingers, Ghostwiches & Jack-O-Toasters

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by gamene With Halloween right around the corner, Nature's Own, America's #1 soft variety bread brand, is sharing recipes for alternative halloween treats that are fun, delicious and healthy. These recipes are a great opportunity for families to come together in the kitchen and create ghoulish delights that can be served at halloween parties. Below are a … [Read more...]

Even Busy Moms Can Bring Healthy Food To The Table #KFHealthyKids #cbias

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Last week I shared my plan to eat healthier and lose weight. This week I decided to focus on my kids eating healthier. As a busy mom this is always a challenge! The quickest things to feed them are usually not the healthiest or healthy at all. I started looking for healthy options and discovered Kidfresh Frozen Foods. Since I am adding Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals to my daily diet to help me that is … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Personal Pizzas

Here is a fun diner that we made this week. The kids were very involved because it was fun and easy! And it was a cheap dinner idea Ingredients: 2 cans biscuits (I used Walmart Brand) Pepperoni Shredded Cheese 2 8ounce cans Tomatoe Sauce Seasoning (I used an Italian blend) Step 1: Press out each biscuit so that each lays then Step 2: Pour tomatoe sauce on each buscuit until … [Read more...]

Glee Inspired Lunches Your Kids Will Love

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It’s time to pack those school lunches for your little gleeks using these easy recipes provided by the cast of Glee! Emm's Crustless Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches 12 slices of bread Peanut butter Fruit jelly or preserves of your choice Toast 4 of the bread slices. These pieces will be used in the center of the sandwiches. After cooling, spread both sides of one center … [Read more...]

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