Cherry Pineapple Pecan Jello


I actually called Nana tonight and asked for her to walk me step-by-step through this recipe so I could feed my craving. She always makes this for Thanksgiving and Christmas upon request by everyone in the family, and sometimes waiting is just too much. Thankfully, I had the ingredients on hand during our “shop the […]

The Big List of Lunch Ideas


Are you ever stumped on what to make for lunch for your homeschool or preschool kids? Homeschoolers do have the advantage because they can eat healthier mom-approved foods at home, and take more time for lunch if they want; but if Mom is frazzled, not prepared, or at a loss for what to make, it […]

Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks

Man alive! These little babies are sweet and crunchy! You have got to try them. My kids and I are fighting over the last two packages since the first two packages were such a hit. We got 4 flavors to try out and fell in love. Too bad they didn’t send me a CRATE. The […]

Owl Baby Shower and Bee’s Berry Punch

“Whoooo doesn’t love a baby?” That was my baby shower theme. These are the photos from yesterday’s festivities – and YES, I got my cupcake… but was not impressed with the fact that it didn’t start my labor like I had hoped. See that little finger indentation on the icing? That’s my friend Ammie’s little […]

Not Such a Gardening Success

Something was just not right about the watermelon we grew. It was growing fine, but suddenly it started getting soft in one spot. I figured we might as well bring it in since it looked as if it might wither on the vine if we didn’t. I was so hoping to find juicy pink flesh […]

Berries and Cream

With summer here, I thought maybe I’d give you a quick, healthy, usable recipe. Well, healthy if you use the honey – not the sugar! I know I completely neglect this site, but I’m going to TRY and do BETTER. I have about four recipes that I am just itching to get in here… but […]

Non-Alcoholic Apricot Spritzer

My kids love drinking carbonated drinks. Yes, I know they are bad for me. “Cokes” as we call them here in Texas are a rare treat with a good meal. This one is one of my favorite mixed carbonated drinks because I love the taste of apricots, peaches and nectarines. This would make a good […]