Meal Ideas For The Week: Beef & Rice, Turkey Meatloaf, Chessy Potatoes, Ham & Cheese Sliders

One of my goals this year was to master meal planning. I'm still not perfect, but I work really hard to make sure there are yummy meals waiting for my family to devour. We don't always get to eat together anymore, but as many days as possible, I try to gather my guys around the table. It is the perfect time for us to talk…and often the only time we are all together for any length of time. … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Marshmallow Pops

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These Easy Marshmallow Pops are super easy and fun! I did these for my daughter's Justin Bieber party. These can be made with any colors so they would be a hit on any occasion. The kids can do these because they are so easy! You need: Marshmallows Kabob sticks or cake pop sticks (found in baking section at Walmart) Cup of cold water Colored cupcake sprinkles (make a bowl for each … [Read more...]

Making The Switch, Giving & Eat More Turkey! Small Changes! Big Results! #JennieOCFK @champions4kids #CBias

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Earlier this month I told you that our family is participating in the Making the Switch Challenge. Please read the post explaining Jennie-O Champions For Kids partnership to help people make the switch for the good.  Also you can see my Jennie-O shopping experience on Google Plus. My children and I each gave up something: juice packs, chips and McDonalds breakfasts. We have maintained this … [Read more...]

Recipe of the Week: Egg in Toast

Recently I discovered somewhere something called egg in the hole. It is an egg fried inside toast. Brilliant right?? I had to try it! And let me tell you it is easy peasy! And YUMMY! Here is the simple recipe : Heat up your frying pan Get some bread Get a cookie cutter, small cup or other item to make a hole in the bread. I used the top of a Chuck E Cheese cup. … [Read more...]

Healthy & Fast Breakfast Ideas

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I don't know about you, but I notice a difference in my eating habits if I do not eat breakfast. I have {reluctantly} been keeping a food journal and I can easily see that I tend to snack more when I have skipped a meal, particularly breakfast. I know this isn't breaking news, but in honor of breakfast, I wanted to share a few healthy recipes with you. Start your day off right and curb your … [Read more...]

Fabulous Double Chocolate Expresso Brownie Recipe (Plus get NINE more free recipes!)

Double Chocolate-Espresso Brownies From my free ebook courtesy of AmericanFamily.com. You can get your 10  free brownie recipes here Savor the combination of coffee and chocolate in these luscious brownies. Makes 4 dozen; Prep: 40 min., Cook: 50 min., Other: 2 hrs. 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 14 (1-ounce) semisweet … [Read more...]

Adding Fruit To Your Diet + Fun Things You Can Do With Fruit!

Last week, we talked about the benefits of veggies. Today, we are going to look at the reasons why we should also include fruits in our diet. Before we get to some yummy recipes, check out these compelling reasons to make them! • Fruits are a low-cal, low fat option. They provide the natural sugar our bodies need, a good source of fiber, and of course, oodles of vitamins! • Fruits are a … [Read more...]

Recipes That Bring Veggies To The Table With A Smile!

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  I have my arms up in the air and I am waving the white flag in surrender. I am the culprit. The biggest offender… Of not balancing my meals. I don't think about that splash of color. I hardly give portions a second thought. I care not about the valuable nutrients of fruits and veggies. I go for the easiest way to a full belly and a happy family. Presentation – why bother? Balance – … [Read more...]

Ten Simple Ways To Say I Love You

February is deemed the month of love all because of one day – February 14th. Valentine's Day is the day dedicated to making sure those you love know you love them. But when you think about it, shouldn't that happen every day? I say YES! So here are ten simple ways to say, "I love you" any day of the week: Make a favorite dessert. My hubby's favorite dessert is cheesecake. Since I have never … [Read more...]

No More Boring Breakfasts! How to Make Easy Jelly Rolls, Cereal Bars, Egg Casserole & More!

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Does anyone else out there hate the ho-hum boring nature of breakfast? I mean really, how many eggs, stacks of pancakes, or yogurt can one person be expected to eat? B.O.R.I.N.G. I personally get sick of the same old breakfast routines so I try to find new, exciting recipes to liven up the breakfast table. Like a hearty and colorful scrabbled egg, filled with green, red, and yellow peppers, … [Read more...]

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