Clean Eating Challenge: 31 Days of Eating Real Food

31 day clean eating challenge guide

I hope you are ready for this clean eating challenge of eating real food. Clean Eating is about eating real, natural food not processed food. Being able to read a label on a product and all the ingredients are made with food and not additional chemicals and additives or contain items you cannot pronounce. Get back to eating food not processed junk.   Why Start Clean Eating Eating real food is like getting back to basics of cooking for your family. This is food just like (great) grandma use to make. All natural whole food with out adding chemicals and additives to make it look […]

Must Have Tailgating Essentials

Game Day Essentials 2

Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season. All thoughts and opinions on tailgating are my own. I can tell when football season hits my house. The TV is on just about every college and NFL game all week long. I have a few teams I enjoy watching, but my husband will watch any game that has a football in it. There is something about watching football and craving all those tailgating favorite foods. You can get all the tailgating essential for this football season at Sam’s Club. Tailgating Essentials With three kids, it […]

Easy Dinner Idea from Manwich {faster than takeout}

easy dinner idea faster than take out

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a busy mom like me, you don’t always have time to make dinner. With after school practices, games, and lessons, sometimes there is not enough time to make a big meal. For those nights I need to make something fast and try to get a well rounded meal. Manwich is a great solution to those super busy nights. Eating Dinner as a Family Is Important We chose to make Manwich sliders for Easy Weeknight Meals. These are perfect for my little guy to […]

Good Snack Foods for Kids After School { Linky Party }

Good snack foods for kids

Last week I took a little break from Mom’s Library. We had a lot going on with going back to school and I was overwhelmed with folders, lunch boxes, backpacks and forms to be signed before we could go back to school. Now more homework is coming home for us parents with more forms to be signed and payments for all sorts of things. I have complied a list of good snack foods for kids after school. There are also a couple of good lunch ideas, grown up snacks and even an easy dinner meal. Let’s try to take away a little of the stress […]

Easy Summer Recipes and Pantry Staples { Linky Party }

Easy Summer Recipes

I just love summer time and how care free summer is. No school work, no schedules and no one has to be anywhere. So I need some easy summer recipes we can make and have fun. I am so glad we have such creative and talented bloggers who share their amazing talents with us each week. I have selected a few easy summer recipes and pantry staples you can make this summer. I hope you give some of these easy summer recipes a try. I can’t wait to see what you all will come up with this week. Easy Summer Recipes and Pantry Staples Make your […]

How to Make Perfect Popcorn Every Time

Perfect Popcorn Perfect Pop App

Did you want to know how to make perfect popcorn every time? Don’t you just hate burnt popcorn? You place the bag of popcorn in the microwave and select the time. Then the popcorn has been left in there for too long and now it is burnt popcorn. This smell will not go away. No matter how hard you try. The whole night just became unexciting. Thanks to Pop Secret for allowing me to share this new app, so you can have perfect popcorn too! How to Pop Perfect Popcorn This frustrates me too, since I hate to waste food, and we are usually looking […]

Fun Summer Foods to Make and Enjoy {Linky Party}

Fun Summer Foods To Make

Try these fun summer foods to make and enjoy the tastes of summer. There are so many fresh ripe fruit and vegetables to make great dishes during the summer. I have been making fresh jellies and jams. The tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini are coming in from our garden. We are having fresh summer salads and zucchini fritters. It looks like many others have been busy creating fun summer foods too. I can’t wait to share all the wonderful things so many of you have shared with us last week here at Mom’s Library. Fun Summer Foods To Make Better than Koolaid brought to you by […]

Homemade Fruit Snacks: Homemade Swedish Fish

Homemade Fruit Snacks Swedish Fish

I just love making fun snacks for my kids and I was delighted when I found out how to make homemade fruit snacks. Why not make fun shapes kids can eat with their fingers. I found my fish mold at Ikea. You can order the fish shaped tray I used. Raspberries make the best red color to be just like Swedish fish. However, any berry juice is fine for an entire school of colorful fish. Homemade Fruit Snacks : Homemade Swedish Fish Ingredients for Homemade Fruit Snacks 2/3 Cup Lemon or Orange Juice (for a sour gummy use lemon for sweet use orange) 2/3 Cup Juiced Berries (about 1 cup […]

3 2 1 Ribs: The Secret to the Best BBQ Rib Recipe

The secret to 3 2 1 Ribs

It has been with some trial and error, but I think my husband has mastered bar be queing ribs. Ribs have to be one of my favorite items he smokes. They turn out perfect every time. Now I am going to share with you the secret to making these perfect smoked ribs. These ribs come out tender and full of flavor every time. The 3 2 1 method ribs will produce the best tasting and the best texture for ribs. Today we are using a secret ingredient, wine. How to Make 3 2 1 Ribs Ingredients for the perfect BBQ Rib Recipe BBQ Rib Dry Rub: 1 […]