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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Goodbye Sweden

A beautiful video from my sister in law. Her and her family are moving from Sweden, this is a tribute to their time together with her husbands dear family.

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Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau – Change it Up

I am at 38 pounds lost which means, I broke the plateau!  What did it take?  A change up in my exercise routine, just like everyone told me!  I started with swimming and water aerobics.  Felt so good to get in the pool and swim in the water. Another thing that I have started is working […]

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A New Easy Way to Make Donuts at Home


Fast, delicious, easy and not messy! Can you beat that? The result? Donuts, glorious donuts. I made these for my kids because I cannot indulge in these perfect looking delectable. I am reducing but I did have 1. They are mini after all. My sister bought me this donut maker and it is a great […]

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My Weight Loss Journey – Plateauing

Created by MyFitnessPal – Free Weight Loss Tools I have lost 33 pounds in the last 5 1/2 months. It feels great but I still have a ways to go. The problem: the last 6 weeks I am only losing .5 pounds a week! I guess this is what they call plateauing. I knew it […]

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My Weight Loss Journey – Slowly but Surely


My new theme: Slow and Steady wins the race. Since I started this journey, I have hit a wall of sorts. I have been losing a 1/2 pound per week for 4 weeks now. Frustrating to me but ultimately I know that losing it slowly will result in it staying off. I also need to consider […]

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Family Road Trip Part 1- KC Barbeque

KC Barbeque Oklahoma Joes

My husband has family in Missouri and he has an Uncle who was holding a boxer puppy for us so… we headed out to Kansas City. Of course the first thought on my mind - KC Barbeque!! You know what I am talking about, it’s world famous, everyone knows! Now we had to do our research. […]

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My Weight Loss Story – Goodbye 27 pounds!

I lost 27 lbs!

Officially, as of today, I have lost 27 pounds since the beginning of February!  I am so thrilled and not only with the pounds lost but, the inches lost is even more remarkable.  If you are reading this and you want to lose weight and get healthy, START NOW! O, how I wish I would […]

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Angry Birds Easter Eggs

We love Angry Birds in our house! Here are the Easter Eggs we made in honor of our favorite game Birds! The only problem – poor R2D2 is upside down! All we did was hard boil our eggs and paint them to look like angry birds. We used some of our favorite angry birds characters […]

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