These energy bites are delicious. I got the original idea from Give Me Some Oven, who got her recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots, so these have gone around the web a bit, but I made my own modifications, as can you. They look way better on her site, but I love these so much that I had to post the recipe. They are my go-to preworkout snack. They are...

So I got the idea for this recipe from Our Best Bites. I really love their cook book. A lot of the recipes seem like they are going to be hard, but end up being super easy. Anyway, in their cookbook, there is a recipe called Coconut Chicken Fingers. I modified that a little to make these. These were easy and quick and they taste awesome. They took less than 30 minutes to make and then they cooked for 20. My husband is always trying to get me to deep fry breaded chicken, something I am not a huge fan of (mostly because I ALWAYS get burned)....

Once a month our church does a potluck dinner. I love it because I usually get a chance to make something that I haven’t made before or that I haven’t made in awhile. Today though, I decided to do something that I have made many, many times. And I have to say (not to brag or anything) but it was a HUGE hit. I love making bread. There isn’t really anything that compares to the smell and taste of home made bread. My husband loves it, I love, my kids love it. I used to just follow the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens New...

A lot of people have asked me about how I lost weight. I suppose I should start at the beginning with this story. When I got married, September of 2009, I was 115 pounds. I am 5 feet, 4 inches tall, so I felt pretty good at 115. Soon after I got married, I gained a little weight. In fact, by the time I got back from my honeymoon, my wedding dress was a little tight. In January of 2010, I came down with an eye infection. After an incorrect diagnosis of pink eye, I was diagnosed with a case of Iritis. Iritis is an infection in your eye....

**Update 5/2/2013 I can’t believe that for three months I had two huge spelling mistakes in one of these printables. I am so sorry about that! Please forgive me. I have fixed it though. Please let me know if you notice any mistakes in the future. In my church, I have the job of leading a youth group for teenage girls. The other leader and I recently wanted to change up our room. We needed to have the motto and theme for the year posted some where in our room, but we didn’t really like anything that we found. So, I designed...

So this is just a little side dish that I wanted to post up here because it is a special recipe in my house. For one, its one of the only ways I can get my 20 month old to eat carrots. The second reason is that the recipe is one that my husband’s grandmother makes and is a childhood favorite of his. It is really easy and super good. Before I get started, I just thought you guys might like to know that the mouse is still running rampant in my kitchen. He (or she) took the peanut butter off the trap and survived. So, he (or she) lives...

So a little while ago, I discovered Quinoa. I may be one of the last people to discover this gem, but it has changed my life. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it is really good. I’m not exactly sure what it is… I believe it is some sort of a grain? I guess I could do a little research but that takes time. All I know is that it is good for you and really easy and yummy. And, it is NOT pronounced kee-no-ah. The grocery store guy made sure that I knew that it is keen-wa. I guess it is possible to cook it in a rice...

I am setting off to embark on an adventure of cooking. Right now, I am your run of the mill, standard house wife cook. I cook so that my family can eat. I want to do so much more than that. I want to cook so my family can enjoy. I want to cook so my family can be healthy. And I want to do those things without breaking the bank. So, today I start. I made Spinach Manicotti today. I really liked it. However, my husband was not a fan. But, he is pretty picky, especially when it comes to veggies. I had never used manicotti noodles and I have...

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