Orange Pound Cake


For the past three weeks we’ve been pounded by the weather.  We’ve had school closings every week, which means cabin fever is at an all time high.  This is especially hard for us to adapt to after spending the last two years in warm and sunny St. Augustine, Florida.  My poor kids just stared at me in disbelief when I told them the weather was

One Bowl Granola Bars with Dark Chocolate


You know we’re all about the healthy snacks over here.  Granola bars are one of our favorites for snacking any time of day.  I think most parents feel the same way because my original granola bar recipe has been one of my most read articles since I posted it four years ago.  Those granola bars will always be a family favorite, but over the years

Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steaks


Weeknight dinners don’t get any more simple than this.  You can prep everything for these Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steaks over the weekend, then toss it all in your slow cooker a day or two later.  You’ll have an effortless meal that everyone will love.   When I’m using the crock pot to save time I like to keep things as simple as possible.  I

Spicy Buffalo Pretzels

Spicy Buffalo Pretzels

My husband is from a small town near Buffalo, NY so he brought his love of wings into our family when we were married.  I love Buffalo wing sauce with a passion, but the actual chicken wings, eh, I’m not a huge fan.  I’ve managed to find ways to keep both of us happy by coming up with a few new ways to enjoy Buffalo

20 Minute Tomato Basil Soup


There are times in life when only soup will do.  When your whole body craves a big spoonful of steamy warmth and comfort in a bowl this Tomato Basil Soup is exactly what you need. As soon as the weather turns cool in the fall I crave soup and it doesn’t let up until sometime around June, when the heat of summer becomes unbearable.  You’ll

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites


Let’s start off the new year with a treat, shall we?  But not one of those guilt-ridden, wipe out your new year’s resolutions in one fell swoop kind of treat.  That’s not how we do things around here.  Around here we do treats better.   Let’s take a healthy snack, like say a banana.  Then let’s freeze it and dip it in dark chocolate with

Essential Oils Every Home Needs: Peace and Calming

Must Have Oils

A while back I shared with you guys about how much we love our Young Living Essential Oils around my house.  Not a day goes by that I don’t use at least one or two oils, usually it’s more like five or six.  The fact that I have all these 100% natural solutions at my fingertips is a dream come true. Now I’m back to

Ordering Young Living Essential Oils


I’ve had a number of questions about ordering the Young Living premium starter kit, so here is a quick graphic to help you see what you get in the starter kit.  It is by far the best way to get started using essential oils in your everyday life.  You will be amazed at how often you use these products! Hope this helps all of you