Christmas Cookie Round-Up


Tomorrow I will begin posting Christmas cookie recipes. These are some of the recipes that I most look forward to sharing all year. I’m definitely excited this year because I’ve got some great ones lined up! Before I start with the new cookies, I thought it would be a good idea to put all of … Read more

Pesto Chicken Stew


I can’t believe I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, let alone mention it after the weekend. So, I’m getting caught up now. How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was wonderful! We made the 7 1/2 hour trek out to Chicago (it should be 5 hours, but with 5 kids, an extra 2 hours at … Read more

Bacon Wrapped Potato Halves


Bacon and potatoes have always held a special place in my heart, evoking memories of warm and comforting family meals. Combining these two incredible ingredients creates a mouth-watering and satisfying dish. From Loaded Baked Potato Soup to Twice Baked Potato Casserole, there’s an endless array of potato and bacon creations. Today, I’m sharing my recipe, … Read more

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Stolen Moment Specials

I’ve never been a big Black Friday shopper. Big crowds have a tendency to make me break out in cold sweats and I just choose to avoid all that. Plus, if I’m being honest, I tend to procrastinate on Christmas shopping until the very last minute. But when it comes to online shopping and deals, … Read more

Thanksgiving Leftover Round-Up


If you’re not spending the day after Thanksgiving chasing after all the Black Friday deals, why not spend the day filling your freezer instead? Thanksgiving leftovers provide ample opportunity to stock up on meals for the coming weeks. Even if you don’t want to fill your freezer, I figure you might need some Turkey Day … Read more

Coupons Just In Time

Got any emergency trips to the grocery store in your near future? Or how about a stock-up spree to prepare for Christmas festivities? Here are some great cupons that caught my eye to print out. Every little bit helps this time of year, doesn’t it? GFS Marketplace – $5 off a purchase over $50 Pillsbury … Read more

Chex Mix Chicken Fingers


When I was growing up, my dad would occasionally make a big tray of homemade Chex Mix. I loved it, especially warm right out of the oven. I also loved the smell of it cooking. To this day, that smell is definitely one filled with happy memories. Since chicken fingers are a huge favorite around … Read more

A Feast For A Family


Do you know a family that could use a little help this holiday season? Maybe they can’t afford all the fixings to make a big family meal. Or maybe they are busy caring for little children and just won’t have the time or energy to prepare a big meal. It could be a military wife … Read more

Italian Nachos


A few weeks ago we treated the kids to a dinner of Spaghetti Tacos while they watched an iCarly marathon. Every weekend, either Friday or Saturday night, we let them stay up late and watch t.v. in the family room. As long as iCarly has been a part of our family’s viewing habits, the kids … Read more

Stuffing Balls


I love holiday meal leftovers. I am the kind of person that could eat the same exact meal for days in a row without getting tired of it. I wish I could say the same for the rest of my family. Although I guess it’s good they don’t feel the same way or else I’d … Read more