Make Your Mornings Smoother (and a giveaway)

Make Your Mornings Smoother (and a giveaway)

I’m not a morning person so much. Taylor is not really a morning person either. Hubby – well he does ok actually, but he gets up and leaves for work before Taylor and I wake up even. Some mornings we need to be up at a certain time because of appointments, work, school, errands, etc. and we need to make these mornings as smooth as possible for Taylor and I. … Continue Reading →
Blues Buster Smoothie Recipe & Giveaway

Blues Buster Smoothie Recipe & Giveaway

Tonight it is still hot in St. Louis and Hubby, Taylor and I all wanted something cool and refreshing. The folks at the Midwest Dairy Association had sent me some recipes which included a blueberry smoothie so I thought tonight would be a great time to try it. Blues Buster Smoothie • 1 6-ounce container low-fat blueberry flavored yogurt (we used non-fat) • 1/2 cup apple juice (we used no … Continue Reading →
Asian Beef & Broccoli with Noodles

Asian Beef & Broccoli with Noodles

Tonight I tried a new recipe, Asian Beef & Broccoli with Noodles, from the Beef It’s What’s For Dinner website. As always, I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my family. The original is on their website, here is my version of it. Everyone liked this and said add it to our “make again” list. It is super quick and easy to make as well which I really liked. … Continue Reading →
FAIL – Healthy Choice Chicken Pesto

FAIL – Healthy Choice Chicken Pesto

This meal is a fail. I usually like the Healthy Choice pastas, but this was their Chicken Pesto Alfredo and it was not good. The pasta was mushy, there was a very bland sauce that had that little bit of gelatinous texture to it that is never good (I think it’s the thickening agent places use for the sauce that gives it that odd texture). There were a few big … Continue Reading →
Snikiddy Snacks – Review & Giveaway

Snikiddy Snacks – Review & Giveaway

Here is a healthier type snack for you all to try, and frankly, they really taste good too. They are Snikiddy snacks. I wouldn’t have guessed that they have 50% less fat than potato chips, that they didn’t have a lot of the icky oils and fats, etc., etc. I tried the cheddar cheese variety and they just taste like a tasty snack. They remind me of the Andy Capp … Continue Reading →
July is National Grilling Month!

July is National Grilling Month!

July is National Grilling Month – hip hip hooray! We really do enjoy grilling our meals – and many times it is the entire meal we cook on the grill. Hubby does a wonderful job grilling for our family. Usually we do a tag team approach and I do the prep work before he gets home and then once he is home from work he just fires up the grill … Continue Reading →
Kellogg’s Cereal Recall

Kellogg’s Cereal Recall

A heads up for you cereal eaters. Kellogg Co is recalling Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks cereal (about 28 million boxes of it) because of some “waxy” smell and flavor from the packaging. They are saying the package liner could make people sick.The cereal has been on the market since late this March even. You can call them at 1-888-801-4163 from 8am-8pm ET to find out … Continue Reading →
Tasty Tuesday Menu Plan – June 22 Edition

Tasty Tuesday Menu Plan – June 22 Edition

I don’t have a full menu for this week. It’s just so hot here in St. Louis right now that it is hard to come up with things. I’ve got a few days worth and hit the store this morning though so there is food to eat. A HUGE change at the grocery store today though – I did NOT buy any soda! I’ve decided to just stop buying it … Continue Reading →
National Iced Tea Month

National Iced Tea Month

June is National Iced Tea Month and summer is here, so what a better way to start off right than with some fun facts about iced tea, courtesy of Honest Tea: About 85 percent of the tea served in the United States is iced tea. According to the Tea Association of the USA, Inc., tea is nearly 5,000 years old. It was discovered in 2737 Studies show that drinking tea … Continue Reading →
Pasta Sauces with Omega 3 – Healthy & Tasty!

Pasta Sauces with Omega 3 – Healthy & Tasty!

Italian foods are one of my favorite (both real Italian and American-Italian) and so I am always happy to try out any food items in that area. When I was asked to try out the new Francesco Rinaldi ToBe Healthy pasta sauces I was even more interested because they are the first major brand of pasta sauce that is fortified with DHA Omega 3. We are always trying to get … Continue Reading →