Quinoa Salad

Avery and I just spent a wonderful day with my sister Liz and my nephew Jaxen. We went to the gym for a workout than over to Liz’s for lunch.  Before we met up we texted back and forth about what sounded good for lunch and what we concocted was so good I am still…

Tuna and Bow Tie Pasta

Have you ever had one of those nights where you open up your pantry and wonder what in the world you are going to make for dinner?  I had one of those nights last night.  I wanted it to be simple and quick with minimal prep time and to use what I had  sitting on…

Life Improvement Update

I am proud to say that in the 3 weeks since making my life improvement goals I have already accomplished a lot.  I have lost 6 lbs! I work out twice a week.  I am in a women’s Bible study. I have knitted Avery a hat and am 30 rows away from finishing her blanket!  I…

Great Super Bowl Party Appetizer!

If anyone has a husband like mine then you are preparing for the holy of holies of the football season, the Super Bowl.  For my husband this night is all about the game but for me (and all the other ladies I know) it is about the food.  Over the years I perfected my Super…

Another delightful crock pot recipe- Angel Chicken

Angel chicken is a recipe that I got from my friend Christina, another working mom.  This is super tasty and quick.  In fact this is what we had for dinner tonight! Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened) 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 packet of Good…

Knitted Baby Hat

I have finished my second knitting project!  Avery’s winter hat.  It is simple and sweet! Here’s how I made it. Materials: Size 9 US needles 1 skein of any color baby soft yarn by Vanna White for Lion Brand (I used fuchsia and purple) *optional contrasting color for stitching and closing of the top large…

Perfect Pork Chops!

Dinner tonight was perfect!  Well balanced, tasty and filling.  We had Jeremy’s aunt over for dinner and I made the perfect boneless pork chops.  I am notorious for drying out all my pork chops and I have finally found a recipe (Thank you Foodnetwork and Pam Anderson!) that makes the juiciest chops.  I paired my…

Homemade vs. Pre-made Baby Food

Well little Miss Avery has made the giant leap into solid foods.  It is time to bust out the rain poncho and drop cloth! When I was pregnant I had all these ideas about making my own baby food.  Now that I am back to work and have little time to do the dishes or…

Great Chicken Recipe

If your family is like my family than they love casseroles.  As the cook, I appreciate the casserole because of its simplicity and quickness.  Chicken poppy-seed is one of those easy, tasty dishes your family will love and will be a hit every time you serve it.  It is my family’s go to recipe for all…

Yummy Mini Pizzas

I love pizza but since I am not eating out (life improvement resolution) as much, I had to have a replacement.  Thanks to the “Belly Fat Cure” diet I can get my pizza fix. What you need: 4 whole wheat pita rounds 1 jar of pizza sauce ( I love Mids) 1 cup shredded mozzarella…

Life Improvement Update!

Just a quick update on my life improvement resolutions for the year.  I can say I am doing pretty well with most of them!  I have started another knitting project, a hat for Avery.  Simple and not in the round but I will get there.  I have also gotten through the beginning of my Vogue…

My 1st sewing project

I have done it.  I have completed (with the help of my mom) my first sewing project in 17 years.  That is right I did it (insert applause here)!!!  I was going to make some place mats but instead chose to make a table runner (thanks to my sister for encouraging the change).  I had…