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 […]

Going Green: Why I Drink My Water Out Of A Box

Manic: Trying to be as earth-friendly as I can, even though, like most of us, I am on the go.  A lot! Managed:  Found a way to let go of our convenient, but not earth-friendly, water bottle-by-the-bunches habit by switching to something kind of cool that I eyed in a Nekter store one day. Boxed Water.  Yep […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme & More Delicious Holiday Recipes

Three of my favorite recipes are featured in my most recent Shamrock Farms video that we filmed in my very own kitchen, so take a look to learn about Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme (my sister-in-law Stephanie’s amazing recipe from her South Texas family cookbook) and a super simple and smart breakfast idea called […]

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 […]