Caramel Green Apple Chips


I realize that it's still August and super hot.  But I keep seeing Halloween costumes displayed in stores and the kids in my town have been back in school for almost a week.  That is CRAZY! In addition to pumpkin everything, crunchy leaves, cooler weather and football,  I am also looking forward to caramel apples and really just apples in general. I LOVE dehydrated apples.  my mom  always made dehydrated apple slices at least once a year.  They are soooo flavorful,  packed with … [Read more...]

DIY Rotisserie Chicken


This DIY Rotisserie chicken tastes similar  to a chicken you would pick up from the grocery store on a busy night.  Also,   It can be prepped and placed in a slow cooker in less time than it would take you to buy a chicken at the store.  You get a bigger chicken that tastes even better!  Don't know what to make for dinner?  Is it going to be a pizza night? Peanut butter and jelly?  Or will you run into your local grocery store and pick up one of those AMAZING smelling rotisserie chickens? … [Read more...]

Peach and Almond Milkshake


What can I say?  Last week I purchased a new fancy blender.  And I am OBSESSED with it!   OBSESSED! I had blended these healthy/frozen yogurt/ smoothie/ shakes in the $30.00 blender that I registered for when I got married 8 years ago.  It has been a wonderful blender, but I have been too hard on it.  Blending Handfuls of frozen fruit all stuck together n'such.  It was time to move on. If you thought I was going a little overboard on healthy blender treats.  Well, I am afraid to tell you, … [Read more...]

Crispy Siracha Chicken


Adding Siracha sauce AND yogurt is a great way to add a little kick to your chicken.  The yogurt really calms the siracha down in a way that is enjoyable for everyone.  I really love spice.  My family might laugh at me when I make that statement.  Some members of my family don't think I can handle heat.  But I can.  Just as long as it's the right kind of heat. Like Curry.  Mixed with sticky rice. And Siracha. Mixed with Yogurt. Siracha Yogurt Crispy Baked … [Read more...]

Healthy Onion Dip


Lately, I have been eating A LOT of Greek Yogurt.  I will admit, that I was not convinced I would like Greek Yogurt for a while.  But, it's growing on me.   I have been using it in recipes that call for mayo or sour cream.  Most of these substitutions have turned out satisfactory. But, do I dare use Greek yogurt as the main component in my favorite dip?   " I will most certainly be adding some mayo to this"  I figured as I made a caramelized onion dip with ONLY Greek Yogurt! "It will … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Hummus


I am always trying to come up with new and fun recipes.  It's kind of funny that I am posting a hummus recipe on this blog because hummus is totally Ten Years Ago!  I discovered Hummus when I went to cross-country camp as a high school student ( summer of 2000).  And yes, since I was talking about high school I do have the right to the word Totally -thank you very much! The other day, it was 5:00 and my toddler was begging for dinner. BUT I was trying to wait until my husband got home from … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Chip Baked Chicken Fingers


I am going retro on you today! See, I  found all these photos deep down in my computer that I thought I lost!  Including about 100 pictures I took of my older son last year a day or so before we moved out of our last house!  AND including photos from about 5 recipes that I really enjoyed and never posted! I was really upset when I thought I lost these photos.  I really have no idea how they magically appeared back in my photo program.  I'll take it! ( Hey, I have never been known to … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato – Grain Free Brownies


I know  that it's just the beginning of August. But, I am kind of counting down the days till Everything pumpkin starts again. I know that I just posted a recipe last week on how to make a Healthy Coffee Frappe. But I will probably be at Starbucks over labor day weekend pushing people out of my way. ( okay not pushing) to get a pumpkin drink. AND I will probably be searching pinterest like the good pinner that I am for all the new pumpkin recipes for the blogger fall season.  ( LOVE … [Read more...]

Creative ways to serve salad


I just LOVE salad. Don't you?  Salad REALLY gets a bad rap as boring diet food.   But head over to Pinterest and type in " Salad" in the search bar. OH MY BEAUTIFUL!  I can't believe people actually made these!  They look WAY to pretty to eat! I LOVE putting together pretty spreads for friends and  family when they visit.  Here are some of my favorite, creative ways to serve salads. The following photos are from this blog and other bloggers too.  Please click on each photo to link over to … [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate-Chip Soft Serve


I know what you're thinking. Does this girl eat anything other than frozen banana concoctions? I was actually telling a friend the other day how I have been eating banana based ice cream ALL the time!  ( which actually has helped me cut down on empty snacking) Her response " Well, I bet you don't have to worry about getting Charlie Horses in the middle of the night!".  LOL  I had to laugh at myself just a little bit Before I go on.  I should list the other " Frozen banana based" … [Read more...]