Easy Spinach Quiche

The easiest dinner’s sometimes are breakfast’s! Ha! Honestly I probably have breakfast for dinner at least a couple times a month. It’s cheap, healthy usually and easy! Today I decided to make this quiche. It definitely is not something my kids like though! I will have to make something different for them! I don’t typicallyContinue reading “Easy Spinach Quiche”

Renovating a fireplace & mantle with paint

Last fall I took on a huge project with renovating our staircase. We live in a suburban Ohio home and it was old, dark and dated. We have lived in this home for 20 years, and for the last 7 of them have been on hold with any renovation project while my husband has beenContinue reading “Renovating a fireplace & mantle with paint”

Oatmeal Banana Nut Muffins with Jiffy Mix

My oldest daughter could eat homemade banana bread every day after school if she could. But honestly who has time for that?! There are some days I am swamped with projects and am always looking for a quick alternative to banana bread. I love the Jiffy Mixes! They are easy, not expensive, and make justContinue reading “Oatmeal Banana Nut Muffins with Jiffy Mix”

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

I get up between 4:15-4:45 a couple mornings a week while my daughter is swimming in high school. She has morning practices three days a week, sometimes at 5:15AM, or depending on where the practice is 5:00AM. I could just let her get up and out the door on her own, but honestly, I amContinue reading “Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze”

Homemade Valentine for School

I know its only January 8th and I have a post about Valentine’s Day. Its never too early to prepare for a holiday! This one is pretty special in our family, my husband had a bone marrow transplant on Feb. 14th, 2013 to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He’s since recovered, but the day has alwaysContinue reading “Homemade Valentine for School”

Homemade Honey Nut Granola

This morning my teenager came down to breakfast and had her usual Kodiak cake waffles. She loves the vanilla Kodiak cake waffles with peanut butter but she’s always looking for something extra at breakfast. This morning I offered her some greek yogurt with some dried cranberry granola. She of course stuck her nose up atContinue reading “Homemade Honey Nut Granola”

Oatmeal Pancakes

I originally saw this recipe in a cooking light magazine. I have since adapted it to my hungry swimmers. Its a hearty pancake that heats up well leftover too! I sometimes use whole wheat flour when I have it instead of white flour for the extra protein. Typically my kids eat these a couple timesContinue reading “Oatmeal Pancakes”

Southwest Quesadillas

I have a teenage daughter that is also an athlete. She’s a swimmer. If anyone knows how much swimmers eat, then you know you are always looking for quick healthy choices that will be satisfying. I don’t always have time to prepare a big comfort meal and there are days where we do baked potatoesContinue reading “Southwest Quesadillas”

Renovating a Staircase

I finally tackled what I thought was going to be a daunting project. But in reality, it was not hard at all, just a little time consuming. Honestly it was more about the proper steps in the  prep work, and when it finally came time to paint, that was the easy part! And the funContinue reading “Renovating a Staircase”

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Two of my favorite things in the world are pizza and sauce! I have been working on getting a pizza sauce just right for sometime. Not to sweet, not too spicy but full of flavor. Week nights get pretty hectic for us with two swimmers in the family, plus school work, so I am constantlyContinue reading “Homemade Pizza Sauce”