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 […]

Party Pleasing Simple Sixty Second Rosy Red Sangria Recipe!

Need an easy and pretty crowd-pleasing party drink?  Thirsty for a fun, festive and simple Sangria recipe that can be made in mere seconds?  Keep reading!  Thanks to Sam’s Club, this party favorite drink is the speedy solution.  It is also scrumptious and tasty, too!  Almost too good to be true, but it works.  I […]

From Cooling Outdoor Space to Creative Cakes to Mule Cup Rentals & More…My Top Phoenix Party Rental Picks

Hard to believe but graduation party planning season is once again upon us.  Not to mention birthdays, showers or other events on the calendar. If you are party planning for a graduation or for any kind of celebration, check out my top local Phoenix party rental picks.  I have put several to the test several […]

Quick Simple Savory Salmon 3-Ingredient Recipe

Manic:  January is crazy busy for all it seems and you want to make a quick homemade dinner for the family in record time. Healthy salmon sounds good but you don’t have the time or ingredients on hand to make it right. Managed:  I remembered that I had the easiest salmon recipe that only requires the […]

Easy & Festive Green Enchilada Holiday Recipe

Yum!  Several years ago Shamrock Farms hired me to cook some of my family’s favorite recipes in my home.  I signed on and we had a blast!  Here is one of the recipes that ran that demonstrates how to make my family’s favorite Green Chicken Enchiladas from my own kitchen.  These enchiladas are mild, tasty […]

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 […]

Why Terra’s Kitchen Is My Favorite Home Meal Delivery Kit

Blue Apron.  Plated.  Purple Carrot. I have tried those and several other home delivery meal kits and I have found my #1 favorite. It is Terra’s Kitchen.  And I can tell you why with five simple reasons that makes Terra’s stand out from the others, in my opinion.  They have the largest and most extensive […]

Fall Flavors: My Favorite Vanilla Latte Recipe

With autumn’s arrival, I bring out my bullet blender and blend up my favorite homemade quick and easy vanilla latte recipe.  Every time I share this yummy healthier (at least I think so) version of a hot vanilla latte, I get a good response from my readers.  Autumn has arrived, so here it is again…but […]

My Beautiful Birthday Chocolate! Had To Blog It!

You have got to check out this ahhmazing chocoate.  I have never seen anything like this in a box of decadent yum yums!  But first, a little birthday background… Whoa….the big 5 0 came so fast, that it is hard to believe!  Just like how everything else in life comes so fast! For my 50 […]

Test Fork: Purple Carrot Plant Based Meal Service

As I blogged a few weeks ago, I have been trying to eat plant based foods about 85% of the time.  So far, so good.  And I do notice a difference in how I feel when I eat clean.  Much better in every way!  I decided to put my taste testing fork to work with […]

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 […]

Tasty & Light Savory Salmon & Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Clean eating has been our goal lately.  My daughter requests healthy homemade recipes as she works to keep herself in top shape to keep up with her community theatre audition schedule and high school honors class load. For myself, since I am just a few months away from my 50th birthday, I want to be […]

My Mama’s Healthy Homemade Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe

My mother always spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking up healthy meals for us kids.   I didn’t appreciate it then, but I do now! And now more than ever, I am on a mission to keep my own daughter healthy as she balances her high school honors classes with her exciting community theater […]