Easy Grilling Round Up

It’s summertime which means it’s time to start the grill.  I have collected some of my favorite grilling recipes. My favorite lately has been pork chops with roasted sweet potatoes. My next goal is to try grilled sweet potatoes it sounds messy but I’ve seen it work very well and I know they have to be great. […]

Grilled Veggies

For Christmas this year my mom gave Hubby a few grill accessories, including a basket for veggies. We love grilling in the summer but haven’t really done much grilling with veggies, other than corn and jalapenos. I thought they basket would be great for making all sorts of different veggies. Last week Hubby decided he wanted […]

A guide to beef stew explains to the beginner cook what stew is and how to achieve a great stew. Along with suggestions to keep it on Trim Healthy Mama Plan

A Guide to Beef Stew

Stewing is a method of cooking in which smaller pieces of meat and vegetables are first browned with a small amount of fat, then finished in a closed pan covered with a liquid. This is similar to braising but with smaller pieces of meats and vegetables so that the cooking time is shorter. Stews have been around […]

Dad’s Birthday Party Food with Peking Duck

My Dad’s birthday was Saturday the 29th, since we don’t live in the same town it sometimes makes birthdays tricky. But this year I decided I would invite him and my mom down for a special birthday lunch. For many years we tried to get my dad a Peking Duck for his birthday or another […]

Celebrating my One year of being on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. Sharing before and afters, tips, favorite foods and some links.

One Year Trimaversary

It’s my TRIMAVERSARY! I’m sure you are thinking, her what? Well today I have been on my Trim Healthy Mama journey for a full year, and what a great year it has been! If you do not know what the Trim Healthy Mama Plan is, click here to learn more about it. I have shared some […]

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

When making apple pies like this one it is always pretty to make a decorative crust. There are many different kinds but a Lattice design on top is simple and looks very elegant.  Any fruit pie is suitable for a lattice crust on top. Hubby enjoys a good apple pie so I went with apple […]

How to Stir Fry. A step by step guide on how to make a perfect stir fry.

How to Stir-Fry

One of my favorite meals has always been a quick stir-fry. When I was home alone for an evening or even when I needed a quick lunch throwing together one of these was my go to. Mine never turn out the same because I don’t ever think to write down how much I used of […]

Mini Easter Cupcake

Mini Easter Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love mini cupcakes? I know they have always been a favorite of mine, and these mini Easter cupcakes don’t disappoint. There are so many adorable designs for Spring and Easter cupcakes and I decided to go with a simple grass technique and some Easter candies for my contribution to Easter lunch. I made […]