Almond Joy Mousse & Strawberry Mousse

strawberry coconut milk mousse

I first tried coconut milk cream when I was challenged by a friend to eat paleo for a month. It was hard and I missed cheese terribly! But I did like some of the things that went along with the diet. I have tried to limit the amount of animal based fats and to eat […]

Simple Cream of Broccoli Soup

cream of broccoli soup

Just like the Chicken Pot Pie I recently posted, this is a recipe that I first made in college. I got something in the mail with recipes printed on it and decided to give them a try. One was for Cream of Broccoli Soup. I have modified it over the years to fit my taste and to simplify it. It is a family favorite even if my husband doesn’t consider soup a “real meal”.

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{Deep Dish} Chicken Pot Pie


This is hands down my kids’ favorite dinner that I make. When asked to fill out a “get to know you” form at school each year, for favorite food they ALWAYS put “chicken pot pie” or “my mom’s chicken pot pie”. And every time it is on of their birthdays, they pick chicken pot pie for their birthday dinner.

Now I like it and all, but I do not quite understand their obsession with it. But I humor them and make it a lot. I made it the other night when it was the first day of school. That is pretty momentous and called for their favorite dish.

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Simple Berry Tarts


I love working in the kitchen with my boys. These “tarts” are so easy that my boys can help make them. And they are perfect for summer! All I did was use a sugar cookie recipe and then pressed the dough into lightly greased muffin pans and then baked them for the regular cookie time. […]

Artichoke Bruschetta


Today I am going to share with you my FAVORITE recipe in the whole universe! I literally could eat the whole thing by myself. I may or may not have made a batch and ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner one day. Okay, I may have done that more than once….. I kind of […]

Blueberry Yogurt Bars


I have been looking for healthier versions of creamies and popsicles. In the last several months we have become fans of plain Greek yogurt. We use it as a sour cream substitute, in smoothies, and with fruit and granola.

I came up with another way to use it the other day. We made Blueberry Creamies :)


Citrus Strawberry Drink


It finally warmed up here in Utah and I have been hard at work doing yard work. Lots of yard work. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite drinks to have on a warm day. It is ridiculously easy to make. Here is all you need: 1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate 2 […]

Homemade Caramel

homemade caramel

It is my birthday today! And I made myself a treat. These caramels are seriously the best I have EVER had in my whole life. It is my mom’s recipe that she had been using for the past 40 years. Talk about tried and true! I remember as a child I would sit at the […]