My Picky Family’s Favorite Recipes from Celebrity Chefs

First of all welcome to my many new subscribers!  I am so excited that the New Year has brought so many new readers to this humble little blog of mine that I love keeping up with every day.  It is all about tips and recipes to make our manic lives a little more managed…and healthier. […]

The Real Deal Snacks Line: Our Pick & Your Chance To Win Big Box of Snacks!

Is your family like mine when it comes to asking for crunchy snacks?  My family likes to crunch when they munch on a snack. We keep a lot of healthy crunchy foods on hand like carrot sticks, celery, apples and bell pepper slices.  And sometimes everyone wants to crunch on chips, but chips aren’t terribly […]

Festive Fun Holiday Recipes With Shamrock Farms Foods

Eggnog peppermint cheesecake anyone?  How about an eggnog latte with extract made of rum?  Yum! And here is a fun and tasty idea…peppermint eggnog punch for kids of all ages!  It is all here plus I also share a quick tip that will spice up your mashed potatoes that is super simple. Plus sour cream […]

Quick & Easy Foods To Bring To A Holiday Dinner

Manic:  You have been invited to a friend’s Thanksgiving dinner but you don’t have a lot of time to prepare something elaborate.  Or perhaps you have a long road trip planned to get to your family’s Christmas celebration.  In both cases, you want to bring something festive and fun, but you don’t have a lot […]

More Back To School Easy & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A healthy waffle sandwich and a yummy yogurt parfait with less sugar are both featured in my recent morning show segment.  Take a look at these kid and mom approved recipes…

Fast & Filling Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Try these easy and healthy ideas to get your kids out the door and fueled up for school.  I tested several fast and filling recipes out on my two teenagers and they worked well and I received a thumbs up! Here is my recent morning show segment with these breakfast ideas, so give these a try…. […]

Back To School Lunch Box Ideas & Foods For All Ages

Manic:  Back to school season.  The lazy carefree days of summer have come to a halt for the kids and they need good solid fuel at lunchtime to help them get refocused and back into it now and all year long. Managed:  Did some brainstorming and reflected back on the years, since I now have […]

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 […]

Homemade Green Chile Sauce & Smothered Burrito Recipe

As I continue to share some of my blog’s most read articles to celebrate our 4th anniversary, here is the #1 most read recipe ever.  And it comes from my talented sister-in-law who was born and bred in New Mexico, so her homemade green chile sauce is the real thing.  Take a look and yum… […]

Video Demo Of How I Make My Healthy Coconut Oil Coffee Latte

I continue to get interest and compliments on my version of a Bulletproof Vanilla Latte, so I recently showed exactly how I make it on my morning show. The health benefits of this morning java drink are fully explained in my previous article that you can find here. So check this out and try one […]

Our Homemade Teen Approved Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Manic:  Balancing breakfast with busy school day mornings and making sure that my teenagers eat at all, much less gobble down a healthy meal that is quick to prepare as well.  Not always an easy feat! Managed:  Worked with my teen daughter to put together a homemade yogurt parfait that is healthy and that she […]

My Improved Bulletproof Healthy Luscious Latte Recipe

When I ran this a few months ago, a lot of my readers told me that they loved this healthy latte recipe that is simple to make in the busy mornings.  I’m running it again because I added a new ingredient, nutmeg and it is even tastier now, so check this out! Have you heard […]

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 […]

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 […]