Ritz Cracker Scallops

Thank you to Ty Montee for the scallop recipe. I picked up 5 scallops from Sprout’s today because I needed to swing in for vitamins. Decided to attempt his recipe and used Madie’s help after school. Besides wiping raw fish and raw egg all over her shirt numerous times, she crushed the Ritz crackers with a wooden mallet, and helped dunk the scallops in egg and roll them in the crackers...

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Traveling Diaper Changing Tote


I was dropping my daughter off at daycare when I noticed a family that had just toured the school. They were changing their child on the tailgate of their pick-up truck. I rolled my window down and mentioned what a great idea that was. The wife told me she saw this on Pinterest and you can find the totes most anywhere. I loved the idea so much that I drove straight over to Home Depot...

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Pumpkin Soup

I was going through old cookbooks that have been passed on along the years. I found one that my Mother in Law gave me that is titled "Light Cuisine" Cook Light ~ Eat Right, presented by Professional Home Economists in 1979. The recipe that most intrigued me was the pumpkin soup. I had never made it before and I had everything in my pantry at home. The woman who shared the recipe is Barbara Gershman...Read More

Simple Bubble Guppies Birthday Cake

I wanted to make my daughter's birthday cake and wanted to make it very simple because the summer has been nearly 100 degrees every day. A couple months prior, I did some research on Pinterest and Ebay. Found an item on Ebay that had 12 Bubble Guppies pieces for $7.99 + $5.99 shipping/handling. Figured for $14 she could also play with the pieces later...Read More

Angel Berry Trifle Dessert

I've wanted to make this dessert for years now. Finally I decided it would be the perfect dessert for the hot summer days and 4th of July parties. I decided to double the recipe and make it 2 different ways. I did one in a Tupperware container that I could leave at a party and not worry about getting the dish back. I made one in my trifle bowl, and then decided to purchase those individual sponge cake shells...Read More

Blackberry Lemon Crush Bottled Cocktail

I found this recipe while flipping through the Summer 2016 issue of "in the mix" magazine. If you like vodka, fruit, and lemon...then you just can't go wrong with this summertime cocktail. This would be fun for any BBQ, pool party, or holiday gifts. I wouldn't use a food processor to blend. Use a blender or Nutri Bullet...Read More

Grilled BBQ Peaches with Blue Cheese

I've wanted to grill peaches on the BBQ for years. We enjoyed a nice steak dinner with friends last night and realized I had 2 fresh peaches. This would be the perfect opportunity. Our friend Marshall and I researched many sites and then created our own recipe from what we had in the house. If you don't have this balsamic glaze, then you can make your own in a pan with balsamic vinegar and sugar...Read More

Lactose Free Ricotta Cheese

The simplest and most delicious lactose free Ricotta cheese you will ever eat. It only takes 2 ingredients and it makes 2 cups. You can use it for baked Ziti, stuffed Manicotti, pizza, and desserts such as cheesecake or cannoli's, It was to die for and I will be making it again soon!Read More

Lactose Free Creamy Broccoli Soup

What I love about this recipe is that you can adapt it any way you'd like. Use bacon. Don't use bacon. Use cheese. Don't use cheese. I'm lactose intolerant so this recipe was right up my alley. I'm also vegetarian; however made this with bacon so that I could share it with everyone else. It was wonderful and I would make it 100 more times. A huge thank you to Tammy Upshaw who gave me my first Dutch oven...Read More

Mexican Black Beans

This was my first attempt at homemade black beans. All these years I had been buying canned black beans. They are cheap and they are easy. Just put them in a pan and heat them up. What I didn't know was that homemade beans taste like heaven. They are time consuming but worth every single second. The leftovers are even better...Read More