Plan simple activities from Thanksgiving to Christmas like making cornbread for chicken and dressing and favorite holiday foods. Create a cozy feeling by cooking and baking delicious recipes (like this cornbread cooked from scratch) that are easy and will provide comfort for your family and friends.  Read More →

potatoes

Cooking simply with a potato bar for holiday food  is the way to go. Prepare potatoes as the main holiday food for an event, and ask everyone to bring potato fixin’s. Definitely include sweet potatoes, a Thanksgiving classic side dish. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! Types of Potatoes for a Potato Bar When you’re considering types of potatoes for a potato bar, thereRead More →

Add yams or sweet potatoes to your Thanksgiving sides. Make them plain or like dessert.   Don’t Forget the Yams! There are so many ways to cook yams: Candied Air fried Roasted Boiled Pressure cooked Microwaved And because they are naturally sweet, yams are good cooked simply with no extra sugar or toppings. Some people like ’em. Some don’t. If you and your Thanksgiving dinner guests like sweet potatoes or yams, make these easy Tangy Sweet Yams.Read More →

Easy Kid-Friendly Meals for Thanksgiving Week with a Mini Pepperoni Pizza Snack Recipe Make simple meals for the whole Thanksgiving week. Meal planning for this holiday week involves more than just preparing time-consuming traditional recipes for the big turkey day. Enjoy quick and easy-to-fix recipes for the entire family. Surprise your children who are out of school this week with fun foods that are filling and nutritious. Save at least one day during their time off to have a big breakfast together. Or, let each child decide the breakfast choice one morning. Here are some breakfast ideas from the cookbook, Simple Summer Recipes: Blueberry PancakeRead More →

Omelet with French Fried Onions

Add deliciousness to your holiday season menu with recipes like spinach and eggs that include French fried onions. Green bean casserole with French’s crispy fried onions is often served as a holiday dish. Crispy onions make good toppings on breakfasts. Your breakfast guests will love this french fried onions twist with spinach and eggs. Read More →

Healthy Changes What health and fitness changes in 2016 did you make that you want to continue in 2017? New Year’s resolutions may only last until the end of January. But you can set goals and do things to make those changes part of your daily lifestyle. Back in July I started a new journey with Shakeology because of its nutritious value. By September, I noticed that I wasn’t having sugar cravings like before. Now that had my attention! Before the end of September, I started working out with the 21-Day Fix DVD’s, and the weight began to come off. I had been stuck inRead More →

Stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, grilled green vegetables, pumpkin pie and more delicious yummies made this week’s Thanksgiving Day a tummy-filling, yummy-tasting experience! Holiday celebrating began early for me with Southern California sightseeing with a best friend. Careless indulging was not an option on my priorities during this festive season. Holiday Slow Cooker Yams Favorite foods were prepared with wonderful seasonings, minimal salt, and low sugar for the healthy-conscious attending our friend gathering. Yams (recipe below) made it on the menu, and the easiest slow cooker  recipe ever made cooking on my part totally stress free.Read More →