Kids Quick and Easy Homemade Pizzas

homemade pizza

Ever in a pinch for dinner, had a busy day and not sure what to make in hurry? My husband stopped at the store on his way home from work after he knew I had a very busy day.  I told him to decide what we would have that night. He came up with an idea […]

Green Chili Chicken Burritos


Ooooooooo do I have say anything more?  Yes?  Well ok.  These are to-die-for Smothered Chicken Burritos made with Green Chili from fresh roasted Hatch green chili’s.  We usually eat bean burritos, the tradition passed down from my Mom.  Recently, my Husband asked me to make chicken ones.  No problem, sounded good to me, I used my […]

Fresh Roasted Hatch Green Chili, a Family Staple


Our favorite Hatch green chili and Pueblo green chili stand. It is that time of year again!  Every September we buy bushels of fresh roasted Hatch Green Chili’s and Pueblo Green Chili’s.  Oh, and you can have fresh garlic added to your green chili batch when they roast it too! We freeze the chili’s for year […]

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Milk

We love to use chocolate sauce in house, whether it is for chocolate milk or ice cream sundaes, we go through it way too quickly.  Pinterest is the source of my latest inspiration, of course.  The thought of making my own was appealing because there are like 4 ingredients  that go into it. No extra “junk”.  While looking […]

Green Chile “Smothered” Burritos

smothered burritos

This is a meal that has always been a tradition in our house when I was growing up.  Here in Colorado we eat a kind of green chile that you don’t find in many other parts of the country.  It is a pork green chile and it comes from “New Mexican” food.  My Mothers family […]

Fun with Kitchen Science

Green Superfizz Volcano

Being a homeschooling Mom I am always on the look out for fun, hands on projects to do with my boys. They are in 2nd Grade, Kindergarten and Preschool they especially love science projects. They love to experiment. My kindergartner and 2nd Grader keep science journals. They keep track of supplies used, what they think […]

Cheesy Lasagna


Lasagna, yum! Who could argue that? Now, I don’t have it very often, maybe once every few years .  I had never made it.  My husband has been asking me to make it since we got married, I decided it was time to try.  I do love it, and making it very cheesy and delicious.  […]

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Angry Birds Easter Eggs

We love Angry Birds in our house!  Here is the Easter Eggs we made in honor of our favorite Birds! The only problem – poor R2D2 is upside down!

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Weight Loss Success – No more Fast Food or Restaurants


I have lost 20 POUNDS SO FAR!! I thought it was time for a before and after picture! I am at only 20% of my goal, but to me, I can’t believe it! I never thought I could do it!! I didn’t really take a formal “Before” picture but I found one taken close to […]

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Top Ways to Start Losing Weight


Recently I started the journey towards a new, healthy me. I had heard it all, over the years. How to lose weight.  Every thing from the cabbage diet to pills to shakes, etc. You know the drill, we are pounded with quick, easy solutions that really don’t have any lasting effect. We also all know the best […]

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Weight Loss Week 3 – The Importance of a Good Gym

Stationary Bikes

Woohoo and Yeehaw! I lost 5 pounds this week!! I feel great, have more energy and I am getting into the groove of working out. I am thrilled at this new lifestyle! I have more energy, my mood is better, I sleep better. One huge factor in this process has been our new gym membership. My husband […]

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Losing Weight, Getting Healthy Week 2


I made through Week 1 and am well on my to Week 2.  I lost 1 pound.  That’s it.  I was devastated at first because in my mind, I worked pretty hard so far. When I spoke to my Mom she reminded me that a box of butter was a pound. When I thought about it […]

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Valentine’s Date – a Photo Essay


My husband and I usually do not do anything fancy for Valentine’s Day, maybe some candy and chocolates and a special homemade dinner.  But this year when I saw a Living Social Deal for a Wine Tasting for 2, I couldn’t pass it up. We went on Saturday afternoon the day after Valentine’s Day for […]

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The Beginning of My Weight Loss Journey

Weighing Scales --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

  This is it!  I can really feel it this time.  It’s different than ever before.  Recently I began the long, rewarding weight loss journey of heading to a healthy lifestyle. THE CHALLENGE A couple of weeks ago my Mom emailed me to offer up a weight loss challenge. She offered me money to lose […]

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Summer-in-Winter Party

Summer in Winter

This past weekend, with several storms looming over most of the country, it was cold and snowy.  While the country was bracing itself for it all we were getting dressed up in shorts, tshirts and sandals. Crazy?  Nope!  Just a Summer-in-Winter party my very good friend puts on every year.  Everyone was encouraged to wear […]

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