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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 enough to know that I really love to bake from scratch. But, sometimes scratch just isn’t going to happen! When I want to...

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 would share a couple of my favorite mixes with you and how I store them so they will last a long time. Herbs and spices should be kept in a cool,...

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 brownie recipe alone is very, very good and adding a cheesecake filling to these little bites makes them extra special. These bake up in...

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 few scarily delightful recipes. The possibilities are endless with the following ideas! Allergy Alternative: Since my daughter is...

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 a perfect solution.Just like before any purchase I checked for a coupon first and was so excited to find a $1 OFF Kidfresh Coupon! Their...

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 thenStep 2: Pour tomatoe sauce on each buscuit until covered. Leave a little room along the edgesStep 3:Add seasoning to your desired tasteStep 4: Sprinkle Shredded cheese on each biscuitStep 5: Add pepperoniStep...

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