Cracker Stackers with Ham, Cream Cheese, & Cucumbers

Cracker Stackers

 These easy Cracker Stackers are made super flavorful by using CVS Abound’s Lime & Black Pepper Rice Crisp crackers plus cucumber, cream cheese, & ham.  Your kids will thank you when they see these in there lunchbox! Many of you have sent your kids back to school this past week – and are trying to… {read more}

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (just 3 ingredients!)


  These Dark Chocolate Energy Bites contain everything you need to give you that pickup you need – and they’re only 3 ingredients & super simple to make! I’m so over those energy drink fads.  I’m all over foods to give you energy though – something that can get you through that mid-day lull, that… {read more}

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

 This delicious Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip has all the flavors you crave, but is as easy as stirring & refrigerating.   Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post by MIRACLE WHIP Dressing as I am working with Mom It Forward.  All opinions & general ramblings are my own. I love Spinach Artichoke Dip.  It’s… {read more}

Back to School Lunches with CVS Abound + a GIVEAWAY!


  Several months ago while attending BlogHer Food, I fell in love with the new line of snacks from CVS called Abound.  You see, there was a whole darn room devoted to the snacks.  Every wall was filled with what the line had to offer, and I had found my happy place. The image above… {read more}

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Garlic, & Parsley

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Garlic, & Parsley

  These Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are creamed with olive oil, roasted garlic, & fresh parsley – and they will outshine your traditional mashed potato recipe by a long shot! Mashed potatoes are the ultimate food in my house – at least as far as my 4 year old in concerned! If you asked him if… {read more}

Easy Caramel Apple Trifle

Easy Caramel Apple Trifle

Apples & caramel go hand in hand.  Ever since they got married, that is.  ‘Cus apple is one class act.  Caramel, not so much – but she’s tons of fun.  ;) This trifle is full of all the flavors you love when you mix caramel & apples together – so yeah, super delectable comes to… {read more}

Lasagna Cups

Lasagna Cups

  Isn’t pasta amazing?  If you answered ‘no’ to that question, I’m not so sure we can be friends any longer The best kind of pasta in my opinion is lasagna – and when lasagna all of a sudden gets super simple, that’s when this chick gets ecstatic.  If you are someone who gets ecstatic… {read more}

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza simply made with watermelon & your choice of other fruits. Healthy, delicious, & so easy even the kids can do it! Fruit pizza is a favorite treat of mine, and no – we’re not talking about fruit atop of cheese, tomato sauce, & crust because, well… that would be nasty.  And, I don’t… {read more}

Simple School Lunches Your Kids Will Love {Video}

Mrs Happy Homemaker Fox 8

 Simple school lunches your kids will love – and you’re gonna love them too! Are you looking for some simple (and fantastic!) lunch ideas that your kids will love?  Check out my last appearance on Fox8 Morning News where I share some great ideas for the lunchbox.  And they don’t all have to be for… {read more}

Lemon Pie Milkshake

Lemon Pie Milkshakes - just 3 ingredients

Sweet. Tangy. Perfection.  That’s what these simple 3 ingredient Lemon Pie Milkshakes are. When I was a little girl, my Daddy would often take me to get the best milkshakes… at the oddest place for the best milkshakes.  A rinky dink gas station/bait store in the middle of nowhere.  The middle of nowhere being Staley,… {read more}

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flourless)

Gluten Free Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth and are completely flourless.  Can be made dairy free too! Gluten is an intolerance that a lot of folks have realized they have, especially in the last few years since more knowledge is around about it. Several of my friends as… {read more}

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls + Plus WIN a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls?  Is this possible?  Oh YES!  Totally possible.  Totally indulgent.  Totally easy.  You need these in your life.  Trust me. Mmmm, Cinnamon Rolls.  In the slow cooker though?  Oh yes! As soon as I saw this recipe in Gooseberry Patch’s Slow-Cooker Favorites, I knew I had to get in the action.  (Scroll… {read more}