Ridiculously Easy Amazingly Yummy Rice Pudding

My warehouse shopping trip last week included buying a gallon of milk. What was I thinking??? I’m only one person, and I don’t drink milk by itself… not even with cookies. I decided I had better think of something to make before it soured.Still on my kitchen table waiting to find a ‘home’ somewhere in my tiny bungalow was an oversized bag of rice. Hmmmm… milk, rice… RICE PUDDING!!! Perfect!...more

White Beans & Ham

BBQ Pulled Chicken

Cue the anticipated hectic work week and everything or anything just seeming to go wrong. Not only is it just Tuesday morning, but dinner still needs to happen tonight. Sound familiar? Agh, I know I have been there too. That’s where my trusted and old friend the crock pot comes into play, I like to think of this amazing kitchen gadget as one of those, "set it and forget it" gadgets. It’s funny, I go through phases of using one religiously and then completely forgetting about it. ...more

Baked Bean and Sausage Stew

Who likes easy dinners? This girl!And what’s easier than tossing some beans, meat, and spices into a crock pot and then walking away? That’s all you need to do for this bean and sausage stew....more

Working Woman's Wednesday


Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini

Cuban-Style Shredded Porkmothersapronstrings...more

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Yesterday I posted about trying to get back into the clean eating and a good starting point grocery list. Of course after I posted about the shopping I found THIS awesome blog. I can see this make the actual meal planning process so. much. easier! Check it out… Themed meal planning. I had to come back and share it too. It can really work with any kind of diet....more

I Crock Pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas - On the Lighter Side

I try my best to live a healthy lifestyle.  I try to workout 6 days a week whether it be through running, strength training, or a fitness video.  It’s important to me to stay active and strong so I’m able to do the things I love and have enough energy to keep up with T.J....more

Spinach & Provolone Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Much like music, there are certain smells that can transport us back to our childhood. Nothing seems to do that for most people like the aroma of certain foods that fill a home.  When I think back to holidays as a child, my mind immediately goes back to the sounds and aromas I woke up to every morning.  I remember hearing my mom working away in the kitchen, the smell of coffee and eggs filling the house.  Later in the morning the house was sure to smell of scalloped corn, no matter what the holiday....more