DIY Deodorant ?!

Raise your hand in the air if the first time you heard of homemade deodorant, your thoughts were something along the lines of: That is just GROSS, Those people are crazy, They’ve taken DIY/all-natural way too far, They must be a bunch of dirty hippies, Some people have too much time on their hands. If you could see me, I would […]

Banana Nut Smoothie

When the weather is warm, Banana Nut Smoothie is my go-to recipe after an intense workout. It contains a good balance of protein and carbohydrate for post-workout recovery, and it has nearly the perfect amount of calories to refill your glycogen stores and rebuild muscles. In other words, it helps you recover faster. Best of all, it is […]

Zucchini Alfredo Lasagna

I am an alfredo-lover, so when I saw a recipe for Zucchini Alfredo Lasagna, I HAD to try it. I ended up combining a few recipes, making a few mistakes, and ultimately creating a new family favorite. My 11-year old pants like a dog with her tongue out when I tell her that we are […]

Snickers Salad

Due to the amount of sugar,  Snickers Salad is NOT for every day diners, but it is a fun recipe for holiday parties or family get-togethers, and it is simple to boot! My sister-in-law introduced me to this when she brought it to a family gathering. Needless to say, we had no trouble convincing anyone […]

Mock Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Few things beat the great taste of real mashed potatoes; at our house, they are one of the things we rarely need to cajole our children into eating. But, while they are good for you, sometimes it is a good idea to eat something besides potatoes to take advantage of all the other nutritious foods out […]

Swedish Hasselback Potatoes

My husband likes experimenting with food to make interesting new dishes. Me, not so much. He also likes to watch The Food Network. The other day, he and my daughter saw a show featuring Swedish Hasselback Potatoes, and my daughter immediately wanted to make them. I was not so excited. However, I looked up the recipe […]

DIY Dry Hair Detangler

My children have crazy hair. It is straight in the front and on the sides. In the back, it is coarse and curly. Like many children, they wake up with a nest on the back of their head every morning. However, due to the texture of their hair in the back, which is very similar […]

Creamy Potato Salad

  My sister’s mother-in-law makes the BEST potato salad. EVER. This is coming from a person who doesn’t like potato salad generally, probably because most recipes have “squeaky/crunchy” things in them and I don’t like squeaky crunchy things in my nice creamy foods. This recipe has a secret, however; the onions, are grated instead of […]

DIY Luxurious Lotion Bars

Have you heard of lotion bars? Technically they are actually a body balm not a lotion because they are in solid form, but they are shaped like a bar of soap and used in place of your regular lotion (or after use of your regular lotion if you want super duper moisturization). They are typically […]