Restarting my LONG Journey! #RHFitFriday

#RHFitFriday is full of encouragement and a place to talk about our journey to healthy!

Alright guys!  Summer vacation is just about over for my kids.  That means I'm getting back on my regular schedule too!  This year we had an amazing summer traveling and spending time together but I took time off of my exercise routine and was eating all the vacation food I wanted.  I'm now at my heaviest and ready to make a change.  So, I'm starting a series on Real Housemoms … [Read more...]

Mai Tai

A Mai Tai is the perfect rum cocktail for summer dreaming!

A MAI TAI cocktail is a classic summer drink! Rum combines with amaretto, pineapple and orange juices for the ultimate tiki bar classic! Over the summer I went for a girls' weekend with my friends to Palm Springs.  It was hot.  Really, really hot!!!  This chic has been in Oregon and out of the Arizona heat for too long to deal with that.  We did have a super fun time … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders are my go to weeknight dinner!

PECAN CRUSTED CHICKEN TENDERS take this tasty dinner or appetizer to the next level! The pecans toast in the oven as the chicken cooks giving them a nutty crunchy texture! My kids love chicken tenders and so do I!  I told you of my love of ranch so you know that I love a chicken tender.  In some cases it's a vehicle for eating more ranch!  I wanted it to be more than that … [Read more...]

Painkiller Recipe

This Painkiller Recipe is the one I've been looking for! This rum cocktail screams vacation!

This PAINKILLER RECIPE is the original from the British Virgin Islands. I had this rum cocktail on a trip to Catalina off the coast of California with my family and I was in love! I've told you all about all the crazy traveling we did this summer.  On our trip out to California to spend time with family we went sailing with my parents over to Catalina.  We stayed for the … [Read more...]

Lemon Spaghetti

Lemon Spaghetti is crazy simple to make it's ready in the time it takes to cook the spaghetti!!!

LEMON SPAGHETTI is a light pasta recipe that everyone goes wild for! Even my kids couldn't get enough! I first had lemon spaghetti on a trip to Las Vegas with my husband.  I like lemon things even lemon chicken but I wasn't too sure about the Lemon Spaghetti.  I was wrong.  From the first bite I knew I had been missing out all my life.  The flavor is so bright and refreshing … [Read more...]

Classic Cobb Salad

Classic Cobb Salad is may favorite classic salad to bring to parties or potlucks!

I love a good CLASSIC COBB SALAD! They're great for lunch, dinner and always popular at a potluck! When I was young the two salads that I LOVED were cobb salad and chef salad.  I loved them for all the meat and eggs and ranch dressing!  I told you all how much I love ranch in my post for Homemade Ranch Dressing.  As soon as I made that dressing I knew that I wanted to make a … [Read more...]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing is so surprisingly easy to make and tastes way better than store bought!!!

This recipe for HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING is so good that my husband said THAT'S what ranch is supposed to taste like! It's perfect for crudite or topping your favorite salad! We love ranch dressing!  I think it was the first dressing that I remember actually liking. It was so good that it was the only reason I'd eat a salad growing up.  When I moved to Texas I was introduced … [Read more...]

Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup is the best fall comfort food ever!! It's ready in just 30 minutes!

CREAMY WILD RICE AND CHICKEN SOUP is the ultimate comfort food. It's chicken soup with cream and rice! You don't get any better than that! We have been super busy this summer traveling as much as possible.  Grab a glimpse and a slice of Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Cake here<-----  After being on the go for soooo long we're ready to settle into the comfort of fall.  The … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Bean Dip

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Bean Dip is my go to football appetizer! It's crazy popular with my crowd!

3 INGREDIENT CROCK POT BEAN DIP is so good that it's always gone in a flash!!! It's the easiest recipe to make and a great last minute appetizer! You guys I'm so excited for FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!  Preseason games get me so pumped I can hardly wait for the regular season to start!!!  I grew up moving all the time and in the 90's we lived in Dallas.  There is no way that you can … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bundt Cake!!! I've found my new pumpkin obsession!

CREAM CHEESE FILLED PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE combines the two best desserts, pumpkin cake and cheesecake!!! Fill you house with the smell of fall and bake this cake!!! We have been traveling A LOT this summer!!! We started with a trip to the coast, here in Oregon … [Read more...]