See How To Make Pumpkin Cocktail, Pumpkin Hand Cream Plus Holiday Hostess Gift Idea & Pleasing Pumpkin Foods

Watch this video below to see how to make the perfect pleasing pumpkin cocktail that is a crowd favorite and an anti-aging pumpkin hand cream that you can quickly make in your kitchen. Plus, the perfect holiday hostess gift idea that is simple and sweet and my favorite finds in seasonal pumpkin grub.  I also […]

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin!

Everything’s coming up pumpkin now that October has arrived!  I love pumpkin season.  Today I celebrate this fall seasonal delight with favorite pumpkin treats, some pumpkin beauty treatments and even a delish pumpkin cocktail.  Take a look at what I showed in my 3TV Your Life Arizona morning show segment this week and celebrate the […]

Perfect Party Festive Fall Food That You Have To Know About

Everyone at the party wanted to know about my fun fall themed appetizer.  It wasn’t the dip they were interested in.  They had all had the Cowboy Caviar Dip before.  The dip was just fine, but all eyes were on the tasty tortilla chips that accompanied the dip. I was asked repeatedly, “did you make […]

3 Ingredient Simple Sweet Salty Festive Fall Mix Recipe

Because you don’t have a lot of time (who does?!) here is a managedmoms quick tip recipe.  This festive fall treat recipe only uses three ingredients, looks cool and tastes like a yummy Payday candy bar with an added twist that I tested.See my super short video below to see how to make it and […]

Healthy Back To School Food For Thought Ideas

As seen in my 3TV segment on the KTVK morning show, Your Life Arizona, here is what I showed along with some ideas on creative better foods for the lunch box, after school snacks and more.  As the mother of two juniors now (one in high school and one in college), I have a lot […]

On The Go Smart Snacks Seen In My 3TV Segment

Manic:  My metabolism since turning 50!  Sometimes I am quite hungry and other times not at all, but no matter what, it is way harder to drop a few pounds than it was when I was younger.  And I love snacks.  KIND Bar minis are my new favorite find, so that is a go to snack […]

Nana Joes Granola Perfect For My Fab 50s Lifestyle Change!

Manic:  Me thinking about turning 50 next month!  Managed:  With this milestone birthday on the horizon, I have decided to try to mostly eat plant based foods.  I am not going 100% vegan, but I am striving for 85% to be realistic with my lifestyle.  Plus, eating this way helps our bodies, earth’s animals and […]

Found! Healthier Organic Popcorn That Is Safe To Microwave!

Manic:  My family years ago when I banned microwave popcorn from our home! Too many reports were surfacing that the chemicals and packaging used to pop the kernels in the microwave could be a health risk.  So we gave it up and we have missed our popcorn. Managed: Today when I spotted a new brand of […]

Fab Fall Food: Simple & Low Calorie Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins

Yummy pumpkin season has arrived and I have found a healthier recipe for delicious pumpkin spice mini muffins! With the help of my favorite meal planning site, MealGarden, I found a delish recipe for Pumpkin Spice Muffins!  And MealGarden’s recipe muffins are only 79 calories each (without optional chocolate chips) and only 4.8 grams of […]

Last Minute Fabulous 4th of July Party Food & Drink Ideas

Manic:  You have been invited to or are hosting a 4th of July celebration and you need something fun and festive to bring…but also something that is easy and simple to prepare. Managed:  I put together an assortment of ideas for you to quickly choose from.  Some are from awesome social media and some are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]