How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie


Fall is in the air and where we live that means apples.  No matter where we turn this time of year, we see an apple orchard and honestly, there is nothing quite as much fun as taking the kids to pick apples and then turning it into a delicious pie!  Just last week, we headed (Continue Reading…);

25 Delicious Apple Recipes to Fall in Love With


Fall is in the air and in my part of the country that means….apples.  Living near Apple Country USA, one of the first things I do when the weather starts to cool off is pull out my favorite apple recipes.  This year, I wanted to add a few new ones and mix things up and (Continue Reading…);

Delicious Dinners: Barbecue Shrimp Kabobs


It’s Monday.  Yes, I hear the collective sigh.  For me, it’s the day of the week when there are a million things on my to-do list and the fewest hours to accomplish them.  It never fails that around 3pm on Monday I find myself stressing out about dinner.  I need something that I can get (Continue Reading…);

Easy Lunch: Pistachio and Dill Chicken Salad

Pistachio and Dill Chicken Salad 2

I know how busy weekdays can get.  In fact, in the craziness of everyday life I often forget to eat lunch…or I grab something that’s not so great.  In an effort to take better care of ME, I’ve been working on adding meals to my busy schedule that are both easy and delicious.  That way, (Continue Reading…);

Easy Side Dish: Crunchy Bacon & Broccoli Slaw


Being a true Southern girl, slaw is a favorite in my home.  Just think about it – you can put it with burgers, barbeque, hotdogs and more.  But it doesn’t stop there.  You can also use it as a side for chicken or fish….or just about anything else.  In fact, the simple truth about slaw (Continue Reading…);

Sweet Southern BBQ Sauce Recipe


Growing up in North Carolina, one thing that I know is good BBQ.  In fact, as a little girl my daddy always took my to BBQ restaurants and let me try the different sauces. Since very early on I was a ketchup based sauce fan.  I love the sweetness of it as opposed to the (Continue Reading…);

15 Fruity After School Snacks

15 Fruity After School Snacks

Happy Labor Day ya’ll!  As everyone knows, today is the unofficial end of summer and that means kiddos everywhere will be back in school.  So when asked me to partner with them for a sponsored post about fun after school snack ideas, I thought the timing was perfect! You see, I struggle with having (Continue Reading…);

Perfect Sides: Oven Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Recipe


With the new school year in full swing, I’m working on coming up with ways to put fast and delicious dinners on the table.  And while I’ve got plenty of main dishes that my family loves, I often struggle to find healthy sides to go with them.  As a part of a well balanced meal, (Continue Reading…);

Learning to #SpreadtheHappy Through Life’s Simple Pleasures


Last week I shared with you how there is no happier place in the world for me than on a bike.  I told you about how the kids and I love to race around the neighborhood with the wind in our hair enjoying one of our favorite passions.  Well, I’m back this week  to show (Continue Reading…);

Make Dinner Colorful with This Beautiful Roast Recipe

Eat Your Colors Roast

As moms, I think it’s pretty fair to say that we’re all looking for better ways to feed our kids.  We often have to get creative and think outside the box.  I’ve personally found that colorful foods are the way to my kid’s stomach’s!  It’s like they are mesmerized by the bright and beautiful colors (Continue Reading…);