Thursday , 23 October 2014
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Fall Smoothie Recipe: Organic Avenue

fall smoothie recipe

I can’t say it enough, I am SO excited that we’re finally transitioning from summer to fall. Am I the only one that actually gets excited when I look outside and see gray skies and feel that crisp, cool air? Well just like we have to transition our wardrobe from summer to fall, so must we also do the same ... Read More »

Frugal Fruit Fun! {Easy Summer Treats}

Frugal fruit fun recipes as seen on Talk of the town tv june 2014

Ready for some frugal fruit fun? I’ve got some easy summer treats to help you maximize all that fresh fruit you’re sure to come across this summer. Here are the frugal fruity recipes I shared on Talk of the Town: Easy Berry Stovetop Jam The beauty of this stovetop jam is that it not only works with almost any fruit ... Read More »

Easy Berry Stovetop Jam Recipe

easy berry stovetop jam recipe

I used to think making jam took hours, not to mention strange ingredients and canning capabilities…but that’s not the case! I’ve got an easy berry stovetop jam recipe that takes just minutes to make using three ingredients you probably already have at home. Easy Berry Stovetop Jam Recipe Ingredients: * 4 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen, or any other berries ... Read More »

30 Meals for $30

30 meals for $30

Didn’t think it was possible to make 30 meals for $30? What about 30 meals for under $30? Well I’ve done it! And if you watched my TV segment on Talk of the Town, you’ve already seen it done… That’s right, I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 2 snacks per day for 6 days (not to mention the leftovers…) So ... Read More »

Mickey Sandwich Cookie Recipe

Mickey Sandwich Cookie Recipe

For our recent Disney Side @ Home Celebration, I made something really special that my kids were still talking about for weeks afterward: a Mickey Sandwich Cookie! This Mickey Sandwich Cookie recipe is not unique in the ingredients, but I thought the concept was quite clever…consider it a homemade Mickey Oreo Making these Mickey Mouse cookies was actually much simpler ... Read More »

Sugar-Free Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Cookie Recipe

sugar free oatmeal banana applesauce cookie recipe

One of the biggest hits from my 30 meals for $30 Talk of the Town TV appearance were my Sugar-Free Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Cookies. Even Drs. Rodan and Fields, who happened to be appearing with me that day, loved them! Here is my Sugar-Free Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Cookie Recipe: You could also add raisins or dried cranberries (make sure they ... Read More »

Black Bean Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Black Bean Chicken Chimichanga Recipe 4 flour tortillas 1 1/3 cups shredded chicken (taken from your leftover garlic crockpot chicken) 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 mashed black beans salt, pepper & hot sauce to taste Vegetable or Canola oil to coat bottom of pan Heat oil in deep frying pan Stir together all ingredients (except for oil & tortillas) ... Read More »

The Ultimate Cheesy Bread Bowl Recipe

utlimate cheesy bread bowl recipe

My husband got this Cheesy Bread Bowl recipe from a friend he used to work with (thanks Brooke!) and now we can’t host an event without it! I detest mayonnaise, and I still love this appetizer. The Ultimate Cheesy Bread Bowl Recipe INGREDIENTS: 8 oz package softened cream cheese 1 c Hellman’s REAL mayonnaise (my husband refuses to let me ... Read More »

Easy Crock Pot Brownie Recipe


I didn’t anticipate just how many of you were intrigued by the easy crock pot brownies I made recently, so I’m fulfilling your request to share this easy crock pot brownie recipe! I never knew you could make desserts in a crock pot, much less brownies, but my friend Matt said he had just made some amazing fudge coconut brownies ... Read More »

An Easy Food Soup Swap: Talk of the Town Video


This month on Talk of the Town Appearance, I shared what my friends and I have just discovered to help cut back on our grocery budgets AND our cooking time in the kitchen: A food swap! Since this was our first go-round, we decided to keep it easy and start with soup. Here were the basic ‘rules’ of our soup ... Read More »