Snickerdoodle & Egg Nog Ice Cream Sandwiches


With all of the Christmas cookie baking I did today, I decided to treat myself to a fun dessert after getting the kids to bed. It was so good that I quickly put some together to have in the freezer for when my husband gets home from work. By themselves, both the cookies and the … Read more

Olive Tapenade Stuffed Shells


I love this meal because it works so perfectly with my kitchen routine. It’s a great example of a meal that is better when it is prepared ahead of time. The extra time it sits in the refrigerator really helps the flavors to meld. We usually eat this meal as a complete dinner along with … Read more

Cheeseburger Macaroni


Back in the days when we were eating convenience and packaged food, I was guilty of being a huge Hamburger Helper fan. My favorite was the Cheeseburger Macaroni. It took me a few years to duplicate it just right, but now I no longer miss Hamburger Helper at all! This is the recipe I use … Read more

Chicken Parm Fingers Over Garlic Spaghetti Dinner


The Game Plan: Breakfast – Chocolate chip muffins (made the day before or from the freezer), smoothies Lunch – Taco roll-ups, apple slices Dinner – Chicken Parm fingers over garlic spaghetti, green beans The Plan in Action: 8:00am – Make smoothies. Put 3-4 cups fruit (We like a combo of bananas, strawberries and blueberries. The … Read more

13 Tricks I Use To Stick With My Grocery Budget

Sticking to a grocery budget can be hard work sometimes, but I find it very rewarding. I love being creative in the kitchen and seeing how far I can make our money stretch while still feeding my family healthy and nutritious meals. Here are 13 things I do to help stay on track. Skip convenience … Read more

Cheesy Pasta Casserole

I think my favorite thing about this casserole, other than the fact that we all just love it, is that it comes together so quickly. I’m often able to get it done while we eat breakfast. This is one of my go to meals when we have to be out of the house in a … Read more