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I am a wife to the most amazing husband (Eric) and a mother to 2 wonderful kids (Jessica and Evan). My family is my world. I have recently put my career as a medical assistant on hold to be a stay-at-home mom/wife. We want to raise kids with manners and still have a strong family, so I am always trying ideas to help make things easier on me (cleaning tips, organization, meal planning, crafts, etc.) I thought I would share them with everyone out there. So, please comment with your ideas, or if you have tried one posted on here (Did you like it?) I am always open to suggestions. I am also looking for money savers. It's my new passion now that there is only 1 income.


Here is an alphabetical list of all recipes I have prepared or have sampled.

Happy cooking!

If you have a great weeknight dinner, I'd love to try it. Leave a comment with the link to the recipe or with the recipe itself.

Cina-Sugar Rolls
1 can of crescent rolls
1/4 cup melted butter
cinnamon and sugar mixed together
large (NOT Jumbo) marshmallows

Dip marshmallows in melted butter
coat dipped marshmallow in cina-sugar mix
wrap crescent roll around marshmallow
Bake according to directions on crescent roll package

Crockpot Italian Chicken
2-4 Chicken breats or thighs (thawed)
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
8 oz. brick of cream cheese
1 packet of Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup milk
Combine cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, italian dressing packet in crockpot.
Add chicken and cook on low for 4-6 hours (till chicken is done)

Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken
4-6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken (I put'em in frozen)
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
Mix BBQ sauce, red pepper, vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic. Place chicken in crockpot and pour mixture over top. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours.

Healthy Mama BBQ Chicken (Freezer Meal)
3 medium unpeeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large green peppers, cut into strips or cubes
1 large red pepper, cut into strips or cubes
2 zucchini, chopped
2 cups chopped onion
2 Tbsp flour
2 lbs. chicken thighs or drumsticks
2 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
4 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp ground yellow mustard
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt

Keylime Pie
Prepared graham cracker crust
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup lime juice
1 Tbsp lime zest
Combine: condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest with mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes (DO NOT BROWN). Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Mac-n-Cheese (Slow cooker)
2 cups macaroni, cooked
1 small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups milk
3 cups velveeta
2 cups chedder cheese
Cook onions, butter, salt and pepper, and mustard till onions are soft.
Add everything to slow cooker and cook on low 4-6 hours.

Marinated Pork Chops (Freezer Meal)
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp lemon juice
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup ketchup

Oh-So-Easy Pork Chop Sauce (Freezer Meal)
1 ½ cups fruit preserves of your choice
½ cup teriyaki sauce
2 tsp dried ginger
¼ cup Dijonmustard

Sesame Chicken (Freezer Meal)
1 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Popcorn Cake
1 bag of popped popcorn (unpopped kernels picked out)
2 cups M&M's
1 1/2 cups broken (not crushed) pretzel sticks
1 stick butter
16 oz bag of mini marshmallows
Mix popcorn, M&M's, and pretzels together
Melt butter in saucepan and add marshmallows
Mix till smooth and remove from heat 1-2 minutes (don't want your M&M's to melt)
Pour over popcorn mixture and stir to coat
Press into prepared pan
Let sit at least 1 hour

Taco Dip
8 oz. brick of low-fat cream cheese
8 oz. low-fat sour cream
15.5 oz jar of salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, diced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and taco seasoning with mixer.
Pour onto bottom of a deep baking dish.
Top with lettuce, then tomatoes, and then cheese.
Refrigerate till ready to serve.

Bacon Dip
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup seeded, chopped tomatoes
6 cooked bacon strips, crumbled
3 shallots, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Serve chilled with wheat thins!

Cucumber Crostini
3 large cucumbers, grated
1 tsp sea salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup basil
1Tbsp thyme
1/2 cup marcona almonds, finely chopped
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 + 1 Tbsp olive oil
pepper to taste
ciabatta bread cut into 1/4" slices
Combine cucumber and salt, let set 5 minutes and then drain it
Combine garlic, basil and thyme together. Set aside.
Combine cucumber, almonds, parmesan cheese, herbs, leon juice, zest, and 3 Tbsp olive oil. Chill.
Brush 1 Tbsp oil on sliced bread and toast
Top with cucumber mixture and serve

Oreo Cheesecake Bites
36 oreos
4 Tbsp butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
4 oz. white chocolate
Heat oven to 325
Line 9x13 pan with foil
Crush 24 oreos and mix in the melted butter
Press into bottom of pan
Beat cream cheese and sugar till blended
Add sour cream and vanilla
Add eggs 1 at a time
Chop remaining cookies and add to mix
Pour over crust
Bake 35 minutes and let cool
Once cooled, refrigerate 2 hours
Cute into bites
Melt chocolate and drizzle over bites
Serve chilled.

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