Oh my goodness, you guys! This was SO much fun.  You MUST make slime with your kids.  This stuff is all the rage right now and for good reason!  My kids are going nuts over it!  You can make a batch in under five minutes.  Five minutes = hours of fun! My kids could not stop […]

Baked Cake Donuts

I’ve been trying really hard not to be frivolous these days.  I’m trying not to need more ‘stuff’.  I feel like I have enough of that, you know?  But then I realized I don’t own a donut pan and all that went out the window. 😉 Somehow, I convinced myself I needed a donut pan. I blame Amazon. […]

Immune Booster Smoothie

It’s time.  It couldn’t last forever.  I knew it couldn’t.  I know I was getting cocky saying things like, “Not us, we’re doing so well!”  Stupid.  That was just stupid of me.  You’re probably thinking, why would you be so foolish to talk like that? And I  know! I get it.  It was just so glorious, […]

Red Velvet Waffles

Hey Guys! Happy Valentines Day!  My daughter was so excited about Valentine’s Day last night that she couldn’t go to sleep… for a while.  Panic started to set in when I realized she was expecting something special and was maybe building the day up in her mind more than I had.  Yikes!  I had already […]

Oatmeal Cookies

These Oatmeal Cookies come to you courtesy of my Great Grandma Sparks.  Just typing that makes my heart happy.  I have a copy of her handwritten recipe framed in my kitchen.  I just love it!  There is something about her neat handwriting, the bible verse on the back, and the tattered shape it’s in that […]

Crispy Pork Carnitas – Two Ways!

Well folks, I drank the Kool Aid.  On black friday, I purchased an Instant Pot.  Have you heard of it?  This pot is ALL THE RAGE right now.  It’s an electric pressure cooker getting a lot of attention for it’s ability to take normal meals and make them in a fraction of the time with less babysitting […]

Easy Homemade Granola

After school the other day, my house was filled with the wonderful aroma that is fresh granola.  My son immediately opened the jar for a handful and sarcastically asks, “when did you turn into Gram?”   Well my dear son, I’ve been slowly morphing into my mother for years. It just took her famous granola […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I am so excited to be making soup again!  Oh, how I love a bowl of creamy soup!  When I made this, I had to sneak it in on a night that it was just me and the kids.  I love, love, love broccoli cheddar soup!  It’s one of my favorites, but sadly it’s one […]

Italian Beef Sandwiches

A must for family get togethers or just a cozy football Sunday.  Italian beef sandwiches are easy and crowd pleasing.  It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like this!   Italian beef is one of those things that tastes so good, you think it must be challenging to make. Truth is, it’s not.  At all. […]