Seven Healthy Life Hacks for Moms

Raise your hand if being a mom keeps you busy morning, noon and night! Now, raise your hand if you have found your well-though-out plans for healthy living fall by the wayside as you desperately run from one practice/class/errand to the next. That happens to me more often than I like to admit. Things will be going well for a while, but then life speeds up and we find ourselves falling into the Continue Reading

Cinnamon Swirl Rice Cooker Pancake / Coffee Cake

Pancakes are a special treat around our house. Usually reserved for special occasions, or the occasional weekend treat. The main reason I don't cook them more often is because I don't like hovering over the stove cooking batch after batch... often while everyone else eats because, as anyone knows, pancakes are best when they are fresh. I found the answer to this problem in rice cooker Continue Reading

Shepherd’s Pie with Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles #JDCrumbles

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Jimmy Dean. This could include Jimmy Dean providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Shepherd's pie (or cottage pie) is a fun Irish meal to serve on St. Patrick's Day. It is a tasty and filling "meat and potatoes" dish with a hearty dose of veggies tossed in. For many people, a traditional Continue Reading

Kasha with Bow Tie Pasta (Kasha Varnishkes) ~ Kasha Varnishkes, Kasha and Bow Tie Pasta

This delicious recipe is one introduced to me by my friend, Felissa, at a holiday pot luck. This is a traditional dish that she makes for Jewish holidays. Since being introduced to it, it is a traditional dish that I make whenever I desire a tasty pasta dish with a bit more depth. This simple combination of kasha, pasta, onions and mushrooms creates a main dish that will fill you up and leave Continue Reading

Make the Perfect Sugar Cookie

Make The Perfect Sugar Cookies ~

Sugar cookies are a classic. A truly perfect sugar cookie tastes great alone, but can also be decorated with frosting, candies, sprinkles, etc. Over the years, I have tried many, many different sugar cookie recipes, but none created the perfect sugar cookie that I wanted. There was always something a little off. Each recipe produced cookies with some flaw - some recipes made cookies that Continue Reading

Candy Cane Hershey Kiss Holiday Pretzel Treats ~ Candy Cane Hershey Kiss Holiday Pretzel Treats

The holidays can get overwhelming with all of the shopping, wrapping, entertaining, and traveling. Toss in the baking and cooking, and things can get completely out of hand. These Candy Cane Hershey Kiss Holiday Pretzel Treats can make your life much easier... and sweeter. They are very easy to make, so easy that you can even get your kids involved. (I like to give the kids the task of Continue Reading

Easy Potato Latkes

I love a good latke! Latkes, Bubbie's brisket and matzo ball soup are three of the best parts of Hanukkah. In my opinion, they win out over the jelly doughnuts and presents, but come in a close second to spending time with family. Food is a big part of most Jewish holidays. If the holiday doesn't involve a fast, then it surely involves a table full of delectable, and not-so-healthy foods. Continue Reading