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Back to School Insta Fast Dinners

It's almost back to school time, so I shared some tips for insta fast dinners with Fox 26. I don't know about you, but once school starts, the time between that last bell ringing and bedtime seems to go by in a flash. You've probably heard about Insta Pots. The web was going crazy with rave reviews when they first came out. I was a tad reluctant to join the craze. I did not have the best memories of my mother's pressure cooker.  Honestly that thing really scared me. I am a huge fan (still) ... [Keep Reading]

My favorite healthy snacks

I like to highlight some of my store bought favorites from time to time.  Of course, we know everything is healthier if we make it ourselves, but come on, I live in the real world with you. Sometimes we just need to know some healthy items that we can simply purchase at the store. Here are a few of my favorite healthy snacks. I love dried fruit.  You can watch this video I made showing you two of my homemade favorites (pineapple and apple chips), but I have found a new love at Costco. It's ... [Keep Reading]

Special Occasion Food

It's January and if I had to guess, I'd say most of us are trying to recover from the Holidays and are probably watching what we are eating a bit more closely. Last weekend we celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16 Birthday. With these 2 topics (January goals and a birthday celebration), I thought I'd touch on the subject of special occasion food vs. all occasion food. Now special occasion food can get a bit tricky. But, I think this is an important subject to cover with your kiddos.  I ... [Keep Reading]

It’s time for Christmas Crafts!

We are almost into December - and it's time for Christmas Crafts!  Our days are about to get very full with events, decorating, cooking and fun.  It is, is my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year. I wanted to share some highlights from Christmas past to help you with party planning and just some good old family fun. Whether you want to decorate for a party or just want to have some fun in the kitchen with your kids - check out these easy ideas to start your Holly Jolly season! 1 ... [Keep Reading]