Freezer to Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings
weekend in Sandestin
Microwaving metal

Who knew you couldn’t microwave metal??

Every person in America over the age of three, myself included. But... pride goes before a fall. I was working on a recipe to post later in the week and I didn't want ya'll seeing my stained-up Tupperware. Anytime I work on a recipe that's going on this blog I pull out my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel bowls  so it appears that I'm a "real" cook. … [Read More...]

Juice in the city

Juice in the City

Most internet users are familiar with daily deal sites like Groupon or Living Social, and guess what? There's a new kid in town. Juice in the City delivers daily, local deals right to your inbox. What sets Juice in the City apart from other deal sites is that it is designed for moms by moms. Founded in May 2010 by a group of moms, Juice in the City … [Read More...]

Grand Traveler Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley Review

To me the name Vera Bradley is synonymous with ultra-feminine purses, but I had no idea they also have a line of luggage. This is ironic considering a lack of feminine-looking luggage was the motivation for the formation of the company in 1982. I was given the opportunity to review the Grand Traveler in "Plum Petals" and I'll never bring my beat up … [Read More...]

Crochet Horse

Crochet Amigurumi Horse

It's been a while since I've posted any crochet projects because it's been a while since I've had any! During our May trip to Florida I used some of the time to work on this crochet horse. He comes from the pattern book  Super Cute: 25 Amigurumi Animals. For the body, I used some type of leftover yarn my mother-in-law had that she tells me isn't … [Read More...]


Family Movie Night: Who is Simon Miller?

It's Family Movie Night time again! I really appreciate both Truth Be Told and Field of Vision as movies that are truly family-friendly. Who is Simon Miller? is the latest installment of squeaky clean entertainment brought to you by Walmart and P&G's  Family Movie Night. The movie premiers August 6th at 8pm Eastern/7pmCentral on … [Read More...]


$20 Arby’s Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/10

I've had a love affair with Arby's since third grade. Each Friday they would bring roast beef sandwiches, potato cakes, and curly fries to our school cafeteria for students who wanted to purchase lunch. Friday potato cakes (with a mixture of  Arby's sauce and ketchup spread on top) were the highlight of my week. Guess it really is "good mood" food! … [Read More...]


The World’s Largest Desserts

Got a sweet tooth? This should take care of it. Largest ice cream cake Largest Rice Krispie Treat Largest whoopie pie Largest wedding cake Largest tiramisu Largest smoothie Largest ice cream scoop pyramid Largest muffin Largest lollipop Largest gingerbread house Largest doughnut Largest peach cobbler Largest … [Read More...]


Guest Post: How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

It is the most exciting time of your life, you are about to become a mom. Your body is changing in new and wonderful ways. There are so many exciting moments and there is nothing like feeling your baby kick for the first time. The rate at which your body changes is rapid, and although exciting it can also leave stretch marks. Between 75 and 90 per … [Read More...]

Nutella Fried Pies

Mini Nutella Fried Pies with Glaze

Fried pies are a tradition here in the South. My personal favorite was always an apricot fried pie until I made these with Nutella. Traditional fried pies are usually 6" in diameter, but I made these 4" so they are more like little snacks instead of a full-fledged dessert.   Ingredients: 4c all-purpose flour 2t salt 1c shortening 1c … [Read More...]


Women’s Health Discussion

If you're reading my blog, there's a 96% chance that you are a woman. So let's talk about periods (no doubt that sentence successfully steered the other 4% away from this particular post. :) ) Heavy menstrual bleeding isn't something women generally discuss with one another, yet it's a problem that impacts the daily lives of millions us. If your … [Read More...]


Meatless Oyster Mushroom Pasta Recipe {Back to the Roots Giveaway}

I always add ground turkey or beef to pasta sauce, but with the addition of oyster mushrooms, I didn't even miss the meat. Ingredients 1lb pasta of choice 1 small onion (1/2c) 2T olive oil 1 clove minced garlic 16oz pasta sauce of choice (choose something simple that won't overwhelm the mushroom flavor) 5 oz oyster mushrooms 1/4 bunch … [Read More...]

Gerber Graduates

Gerber Graduates

Did you know that research shows that many toddlers are not eating a single serving of fruit or vegetables on a given day? Sweet T has the fruit food group more than covered, but don't try to come near her with a vegetable. Cooked, raw, pureed; it doesn't matter. She's not going to eat it! This is a common problem with toddlers and Gerber has found … [Read More...]

Iron man

The Ironman and Vegacal

In our rural Alabama community there is an Ironman Road, Ironman grocery, and an Ironman Baptist church all named after this iron statue. He is believed to have been created in Birmingham, AL around 1900 as an advertisement for Vegacal Liver Tonic which was manufactured in New Jersey at the time. The front of the iron man reads "Vegecal for the … [Read More...]


Chicken Diane

I found this recipe on an old recipe card and decided to make it for lunch last Saturday. Not only was it tasty, but it cooked up very quickly. Prep to table in 20 minutes! Ingredients 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1/2t salt 1/2t black pepper 2T olive oil 2T butter or spread 3T chopped fresh chives or green onions Juice of … [Read More...]