Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe & Tips

My easy royal icing recipe is perfect for cookies, treats, and more!  The best part is that it’s egg-free and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. When my daughter had her first birthday, I was kind of sad that I didn’t know how to make a beautiful cake for her like my mom […]

Day of the Dead Cupcakes

Day of the Dead Party for Kids

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is celebrated on Nov 1 and is typically a day for family and friends to get together to pray for loved ones who have died.  There are so many beautiful colors and fun things to do for a party.  My Day of the Dead cupcakes are […]

3 Ingredient Creamy Taco Bean Dip {Gluten Free}

Creamy Taco Bean Dip {3 Ingredients & Gluten Free}

I’m so excited to share my recipes today for a gluten free party menu featuring fall comfort foods and McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes. I’m so excited to see the new line of gluten free recipe mixes and they taste great too! We had some family over recently so I created this fall comfort food menu […]

Brown Sugar Scones

Brown Sugar Scones | Gluten & Dairy Free

Light and perfectly sweet, these Brown Sugar Scones are the perfect breakfast with a great cup of coffee.  These scones are also gluten and dairy free, but I promise that no one will notice. I love making scones for breakfast.  They are so simple and fast to make that there really is no good excuse […]

Military Living on a Budget

Military Living on a Budget

Military families have unique financial situations like juggling deployments and frequent moves that can make budgeting and saving more challenging than it is for civilian families. Many active duty military families live paycheck to paycheck. I am not a financial expert, but I do know about families and saving. I have compiled tips to avoid taking on […]

Spider Web Halloween Cookies

Spider Web Halloween Cookies

These Spider Web Halloween Cookies are easy and festive.  Perfect for kids to create, a Halloween party, or for school treats.  Now that it’s officially fall, I am fully in the Halloween spirit! I hope y’all love all the spooky treats I’m cooking up this year. These spider web Halloween cookies are so hauntingly delicious […]

6 Tips to Help Your Whole Family Adjust to a Gluten Free Lifestyle

6 Tips to Help Your Whole Family Adjust to a Gluten Free Lifestyle

Switching to a gluten free lifestyle isn’t as easy as you’d think if you have other family members in your household. Whether you {or another family member} are gluten free due to celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or because you just feel better when don’t eat gluten, there are some challenges when you have other […]

Cooking Healthy on a Budget

cooking healthy on a budget

I hope y’all are enjoying our budget series so far. Today I’ll be giving you some of my tips on cooking healthy on a budget. It may seem daunting when you are pinching your pennies, but with some planning and smart shopping it’s easier than you’d think. Educating yourself is a big part of the equation. […]

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Nothing is better on a cold morning than a big bowl of steel cut oatmeal....well, except a big bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal.

Nothing is better on a cold morning than a big bowl of steel cut oatmeal….well, except a big bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal. I’m so excited to be working with Udi’s again this month to share this amazing recipe I created using ancient grains.  Ancient grains are kind of a hot topic these days and […]

Menu Planning on a Budget

Menu planning on a budget

Picture this if you will: you go to the grocery store and stock your fridge full of yummy food. You splurge on a few things that look really tasty. You plan for a homemade dinner complete with all the fixings. Then your child’s practice runs late, everyone is starving, and you are left staring blankly […]

Margarita Lime Baked Chicken Wings

Margarita Lime Baked Chicken Wings

A healthier version of the Buffalo Wild Wings new sauce…these Margarita Lime Baked Chicken Wings will knock your socks off. If you haven’t figured it out by now, my family loves Buffalo Wild Wings and love several of their sauces.  My all-time favorite is the Spicy Garlic sauce…it is to-die-for.  It’s garlicy, tangy, and a […]

Bones and Blood Halloween Appetizer

Bones and Blood Halloween Appetizer

This fun Halloween appetizer idea if super fun and easy.  It’s ready in under 30 minutes.  This Bones and Blood Halloween Appetizer is fun for kids of all ages! Is this not the funnest Halloween appetizer?  My kids went INSANE over these fun breadsticks and gobbled up the entire platter in less than 5 minutes.  I […]

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