April Essential Oil Sale!

Young Living Oil Special

You guys know how much I love my Young Living Essential Oils, right?  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use them.  They have helped us in so many ways I’ve lost count. I’ve been able to replace many of the chemical filled products we used to buy with these all natural wonders.  From bug spray to laundry freshener to oven and

Hamburger Macaroni

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When it comes to easy, family friendly meals you just can’t beat this Hamburger Macaroni.  There’s just something about big one pot meals that make me happy all the way down to my soul. Once you find out how effortless this recipe is you’ll find yourself making it over and over again, just like I do.  My husband loves the nostalgia of Hamburger Macaroni.  His

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