Party Pleasers: Watermelon Pizza Pie & Scrumptious Spiced Nuts

Planning a Spring or summer get together?  Are you attending a celebration and you need to bring something unique and yummy?  I’ve got a fun and festive watermelon pizza pie dessert and a spiced nuts recipe that will knock your socks off and can be enhanced with dried cranberries or plain M&Ms, so take a […]

Three Tasty Tamari Chinese New Year Recipes To Try

Manic:  Trying to really stick to our New Year’s resolution to cook more meals from scratch using whole foods.  One of the options that my very health conscious mother told me about is to use Tamari in place of soy sauce so I was anxious to give several recipes a try with the tasty Tamari. […]

Simple Super Bowl Party Food & Decor Ideas

Living in Phoenix is super fun this week with all of the Super Bowl fun around town.  So I got in the spirit and looked on social media to find (and shamelessly copy) some great appetizer ideas that are football themed. The best part is just how simple these recipes are to prepare and set […]

Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme & More Delicious Holiday Recipes

Three of my favorite recipes are featured in my most recent Shamrock Farms video that we filmed in my very own kitchen, so take a look to learn about Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme (my sister-in-law Stephanie’s amazing recipe from her South Texas family cookbook) and a super simple and smart breakfast idea called […]

Simple & Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

Manic:  Coming up with new and unique recipe ideas every holiday season.  Hard to believe that the holidays have rolled around again. Managed:  Worked with wonderful Shamrock Farms to share some terrific holiday recipes from our family and friends’ cookbooks using yummy Shamrock Farms ingredients like festive eggnog, creamy half and half, the irresistable Shamrock […]

Hot & Cool Coffee Bar Ideas To Entertain Holiday Guests

In the morning or after a nice dinner, a cup of java always sounds good and is a nice beverage to have on hand for your holiday guests.  So take it up a notch and create a festive holiday coffee bar that is inviting and relaxing.  Mix in decaf for your guests that may want […]

Excellent Eggnog: Ten Ways to Enjoy the Nog!

Manic:  The official holiday season has arrived!  Are you ready? Managed:  Made a decision to relax and go with it this year.  I’m going to stress less and enjoy the holidays this time around, so I’m kicking off the season with today’s article about experiencing festive and tasty eggnog ten different ways. Read on for […]

Recipe for Yummy No Bake Homemade Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Since several of you have written in asking me for the recipe for those incredibly yummy…and healthy….homemade oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip bars that I showed in my “Your Life A to Z” morning show segment today, here it is.  I love that this recipe calls for honey instead of sugar (I use raw organic […]

My Favorite Recipes From My Site’s First Two Years!

Yesterday I shared our top articles based on readership (thank you readers!) and today I want to tell you what my favorite recipes have been since I launched this site.  I won’t include any of yesterday’s articles, just so that I’m not repetitive, but know that those were on my list, too.  So take a […]

Holiday Family Recipe for Pumpkin Supreme…In Cute Mason Jars, Too!

Manic:  Me and holiday cooking….I’m not very good at it! Managed:  Remembering to make, and share, my sister-in-law’s Stephanie Harris’ family recipe for this decadent dessert that is a real crowd pleaser.  Plus it is special because it comes from generations of her family from Texas.  So a big thank you to Stephanie for letting […]

Festive 4th of July Food Fun!

Manic:  Thrilled to get invited to a 4th of July party, but don’t know what to bring….and I’m not very talented in the kitchen, but I need some easy and tasty last minute munchie ideas. Managed:  Trying out a couple of easy fun food ideas that my gal pal texted me.  Plus I have a super […]

Pleasing Pumpkin Supreme: My Sis-in-Law’s Yummy Family Recipe