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. […]

Smart & Simple Super Bowl Party Grilling & Food Tips

Even if you are not hosting a Super Bowl party, you have got to check out these smart and simple food and cookout tips!  Did you know that you can turn your regular ol’ grill into an easy to use smoker?  Or how about spraying apple juice on the grilling meat to enhance the flavor […]

Easy Enchiladas Made With A Little Holiday Flair

Had a ball shooting this video in my kitchen to show you how to make these Green Chicken Chile Enchiladas that are a crowd pleaser.  Plus we add a little red and green to the mix to give this dish some holiday color, so take a look and make this recipe for your holiday company. […]

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 […]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Stuffed With Avocado Recipe

Manic:  Me needing tasty and easy dinner ideas for a busy and picky family! Managed:  Found this delicious recipe on Facebook and the entire family loved it.  Yum!  Here is the recipe so you can try it, too.  To give proper credit, I traced this recipe, that I found on Facebook back to a cool […]

Authentic New Mexico Recipe for Homemade Green Chile Sauce

Manic:  Been so busy wrapping up summer and diving into back to school plans since my kids go back next Monday, that I haven’t had time to post on my beloved blog! Managed:  So here is a recipe that I ran a few years ago that is my most read recipe on my blog ever.  And […]

Amazing Easy 3 Ingredient Chicken & Scrumptious Salad Recipe

Manic:  Trying to eat right every day and finding healthy recipes that my picky family also enjoy. Managed:  I put this one together by accident because I couldn’t find a certain spice, so I used what I had on hand instead and this is truly the tastiest and easiest chicken recipe that I have ever […]

Yummy Spring Dinner: Lemon Chicken Orzo Pasta & Spring Veggies

Want a yummy and healthy recipe that is packed with veggies AND is kid friendly?  Then you have to got to try this amazing recipe for Lemon Chicken with Spring Veggies and Orzo Pasta.  A huge thanks to Celebrity/Professional Chef Chuck Wiley from Hotel Valley Ho’s Cafe ZuZu for letting me share his recipe that is perfect for Spring. […]

Family Food Smart Swaps

Manic:  My daily efforts to try to get my family to completely (well not quite 100%…but close) swap out the junky foods for healthy fare in our busy home. Managed:  Got my goals organized with rules (although I don’t dare tell my family that my new nutrition/shopping guidelines are called rules) and tools to make […]

Chicken with Mushrooms & Pearl Onions Recipe

Manic:  So far sticking with my New Year’s resolution to cook more whole food meals for my family in spite of a very busy schedule. Managed:  Accepting that cooking 4 to 5 times a week is a victory and to not worry about the other couple of nights when a pizza arrives or we are […]

Yummy Homemade Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Manic:  Already feeling manic trying to stick to my New Year’s resolution to cook more for my family, both to save money and to eat better. Managed:  Checked out my favorite recipe app on my iPad called All Recipes and found this awesome meal called Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos.  My family loved that they were […]

Happy New Year! Celebrity Chef Recipes To Try in the New Year

Happy New Year!  We wish you a safe celebration tonight and a wonderful day tomorrow….and a year filled with good health, lots of laughs and great food!  Speaking of good food, here are my two favorite recipes from managedmoms.com that we posted in 2013.  If you are like me, one of your New Year’s resolutions […]

My Blog’s #1 All Time Most Read & Loved New Mexico Recipe

Manic:  The days after Christmas when family is still visiting and all are burned out on the leftover turkey and ham. Managed: Making something that is still holiday green but is completely different from the eaten up holiday fare and this recipe remains my #1 all time read and loved website recipe.  It is my sister-in-law’s […]

Easy Chicken Pot Pie That Looks Like You Made It From Scratch

Popcorn Served Daily is an awesome blog that also has a YouTube Channel featuring recipes and cool craft projects made by the very talented Lisa Gylling.  If you haven’t checked her channel out, do so because it is full of great ideas.  So I was very flattered when she invited me to  share my easy cheat […]

One Pot Pasta Is Easy, Yummy & Versatile Recipe

Manic:  Me last week trying to find the one pot no boil pasta recipe that I had seen on the Getting Healthy Staying Healthy  Facebook page. Managed:  Found it, saved it to my page and tried one night last week when we were rushed for time….and it works and tastes great!  All ingredients are put into one […]