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 […]

Soup Season! Pleasing Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Lucky for me, it is soup season to nurture us during winter’s chilly temps.  And this is lucky for me since I have to eat soft foods as I recover from my gum surgery.  So I asked a few pals for their soup recipes.  I plan to share several here on my blog, starting with […]

Homemade Holiday Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Who says ice cream is just for summer?  How about homemade holiday vanilla bean ice cream to serve with pie or all by itself with a little red and green flair. If you own an ice cream maker, this recipe is for you.  Your holiday guests will cheer when they see that ice cream is […]

Different Than Pumpkin Pie…Try Pumpkin Supreme!

If you are not a pumpkin pie fan, but like pumpkin desserts or if you want something a little different from the usual pumpkin pie, try this scrumptious pumpkin supreme recipe.  Several years ago, I asked my sister-in-law for her Texas family’s recipe for my all-time favorite dessert that she makes for us every Thanksgiving […]

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 […]

Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in Mason Jars

Here is a cool holiday breakfast idea for your guests.  Make pumpkin spice oatmeal the night before.  Prepare in individual mason jars that can be simply set out in a breakfast buffet the next morning, warm or cold. Such a fun, festive and flavorful idea with a recipe that is healthy clean eating.  And some […]

My 3TV Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

What fun we had on the morning show I work on, KTVK’s Your Life A to Z show on 3TV because we impersonated (or we sort of impersonated, I should say) a group of celebrity chefs complete with yummy recipes, too! Can you guess who I was asked to portray?  I will give you a hint […]

Ahhmazing Autumn Sangria Recipe

Perfect for fall.  Tasty for your October gatherings.  Nice beverage for your adult Halloween party.  This Autumn Sangria recipe is the perfect combo of not-too-sweet with a little spice.  I recently served this to my gal pals and they asked for seconds…and thirds.  Everyone commented how unique, refreshing and tasty this particular sangria tasted.  One […]

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 […]

Simple & Scrumptious Lasagna Recipe

With the Bachelorette finale two days ago, I knew I had to make something good for my neighborhood gal pals that were coming over for our Monday night guilty pleasure TV viewing.  So I went through my blog and remembered this gem of a rich recipe that makes a very tasty lasagna.  This is a […]

Found! Yummy Spicy Quick & Easy Lentil Side Dish

Manic:  Finding a zesty side dish that isn’t the same ol’ thing like potatoes or broccoli again that my family will eat…and like!  This could also easily be a main dish as well. Managed:  Stopped at the tasting sample section at my local Trader Joe’s and found a surprising combination that is simple to make […]

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 […]

Family Approved Quick & Nutritious Banana Berry Oatmeal Idea

Manic:  Mornings….and quick sugary cereals and instant oatmeal brands that are packed with sugar are not what I want to give my teenagers for breakfast.  But oftentimes that is what they ended up eating due to limited time in the mornings.  I wanted to find a super quick and healthy way to end this trend. […]

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. […]