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 […]

Easy 6 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

The creative team from Shamrock Farms met me in my kitchen to help me share my family’s favorite super quick and easy chicken pot pie recipe that my gal pal gave me years ago.  This is a perfect quick fix dinner, especially during the hectic holiday season and this is the dinner that my family requests […]

Need A Recipe? Check Out Our Handy Recipe Index!

Manic:  The recipes on my blog!  We have quite a few good ones, but the dinner ideas, cocktails, lunch recipes and more were all scattered about my website with no placement order. Managed:  My awesome webmaster, Mattbob with Greenish Orange, organized my recipes into handy categories that include breakfast, dinner, snacks, desserts and more.  So the […]

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 […]

Healthy Quick Fix Family Food Ideas for Breakfast & Snacks

Manic:  Getting your kids fed quick but healthy foods both before school in the morning and after school when they need a solid snack before running to practice or rehearsal. Managed:  Having my kids taste test some quick fix food ideas.  Here are the recipes and foods that my kids and I give a thumbs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, Fun & Festive Holiday Breakfast Ideas

Manic:  When you are hosting the big day on Thanksgiving or Christmas and you have a million things to do to prep for the big main dinner, but you also have guests waking up hungry in the morning. Managed:  Found some super easy and fun holiday breakfast ideas and the kids can help with some […]