Maple Nut Cookies with Maple Icing

Maples Cookies

Don’t miss another fabulous recipe! Follow Skinny Not Skinny on Facebook (our food blog!) for yummy recipes everyday! When I was browsing my mother-in-law’s old cookbooks a few weeks ago during a visit (yes, actual cookbooks and not Pinterest!), I came across what I thought would be a perfect fall snack. For some reason, maple… Read More

10 Unique Birthday Party Themes for Kids

Candyland party

Planning a birthday party for your child? These fun and unique kids’ birthday party themes should provide some inspiration! Airplane Party: Boarding-pass invitations, individual lunches served by “flight attendants” (a.k.a. parents) in clear plastic containers, a “baggage claim” area where guests can pick up suitcase-shaped favor bags … it’s all enough to sweep a little… Read More

Halloween Oreo Chocolate Cookie Bars

Halloween Oreos

Don’t miss another fabulous recipe! Follow Skinny Not Skinny on Facebook (our food blog!) for yummy recipes everyday! This past weekend I was assigned the task of bringing a dessert to our neighbor’s house for our weekly Sunday football get-together. The only request that I received (besides that it had to be fabulous!) was that… Read More

12 Great Potato Recipes


Did you all know that this month is National Potato Month? How cool is that?! A whole month dedicated to my favorite vegetable! I’m Irish, and that means I have to love potatoes. But I’m pretty sure EVERYONE loves potatoes right? What other vegetable can you serve baked, mashed, and as French fries? That’s a… Read More

10 Decadent Chocolate Recipes

Black Magic Cake

Did you know that today is International Chocolate Day? That means we should eat nothing but chocolate today, right?! Okay, maybe not but it is like chocolate’s birthday and we should celebrate it! I’m a big fan of chocolate. I would bathe in chocolate if I could. (TMI?) It’s one of those things that if… Read More

14 Great Carrot Recipes


When I was little I was always told to eat my carrots to keep my vision perfect because “you’ve never seen a rabbit wearing glasses, have you?” Did you get fed that gem of a line? Regardless of whether or not carrots are actually good for your vision, they are pretty delicious and can be… Read More

Muffin Tin Meals

tin 3

You know those moments when you think, “Golly, I’m officially a mom genius! I’m really getting a hang of this ever-changing job of mine!” I have those moments occasionally. Maybe every other month or so. I don’t get a lot of sleep so for me, that seems pretty often! And when those genius moments come,… Read More

10 Delicious Dessert Bars You Will Want To Make


My family has always been big on dessert bars. They are like the perfect combination of cookie, brownie, cake, cheesecake, you name it, it has it! You can basically turn any of your favorite treats into a dessert bar and they are usually pretty easy to make. Today I’ve gathered together 10 delicious dessert bars… Read More

Halloween Oreo Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Oreo Cookies

Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! They are back!! The Halloween Oreos have officially hit the store shelves! That bright orange Oreo creme just puts me in the pumpkin patch and trick or treat spirit. Here’s the thing – I like Oreos. The… Read More

Great Crafts To Do With Your Toddler

Crafts for toddlers

Today I’ve rounded up 10 great crafts to do with your toddlers and preschoolers! Crafts are such a fun way to bring out your kids talent, teach them new things, and have fun spending time creating together! Super Hero Masks. What kid doesn’t want to be a super hero? This craft idea from Cutesy Crafts… Read More

Apple Pie Sticks

Apple Pie Sticks

I love apple pie. It’s one of those desserts that I don’t really have all that often though because my husband hates hot fruit. Not only does he hate hot fruit but he hates “pie”. Yep, all pie. He can’t really pinpoint it but he just says that he doesn’t like pie. Any pie. Well,… Read More

Mexican Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Since school is started, I’m really trying to get on a dinner schedule. It is part of my grand plan to get more organized. I’m trying to plan out the meals for the week which means I’ve had to sit down and think about the meals that my family really likes. Today I wanted to… Read More

10 Creative Lunches For Back To School


Here in the Northwest it’s back to school week! For some that’s the best news of the year, for others, a tearful goodbye. Whichever side of street you fall on it’s time to pack those lunches! So, here’s two weeks of ideas to start the school year off right! Source Roll ups! The perfect sandwich… Read More

15 Macadamia Nut Recipes


In honor of National Macadamia Nut Day, I am sharing 15 amazing macadamia nut recipes with you all today to make and enjoy! White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. My favorite kind of cookies. This recipe from Kitchen Treaty is sure to be a hit. Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi. This recipe from Just 1 More… Read More

Back-to-School Quick Dinner Ideas


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Back-to-School means it is time for things to get crazy. Don’t get me wrong, during the school day is super peaceful in my house as I get my work done, but as soon as 3:30pm rolls around, all… Read More

Recipe: Cheesy Taco Chicken In The Crockpot

Chicken Taco

Ok you guys, who else is obsessed with their crockpots? I don’t know about you, but during the summer (or anytime really) I would much rather be out playing in the sunshine or laying out near my pool with my son than slaving away in front of my hot oven when it’s over 100 degrees… Read More

10 Amazing Crock Pot Recipes

Crockpot Recipes

My crock pot is my favorite kitchen item I own. I love making homemade meals for my family but sometimes I don’t have a ton of time to do so. That’s where the crock pot comes in! It allows me to simply dump all of the ingredients in and then sit back and relax while… Read More

10 Fun Sandwiches


The key word in this post is FUN. Today I’m sharing 10 fun, not your average sandwiches. You’re going to love these, your kids are going to love these, and you’re going to have a blast making them and eating them, too!   Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Nothing says fun for a kid quite like a… Read More

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

I was at the grocery store the other day and my kids were a little disappointed that their favorite Nutter Butter cookies were all sold out. My first thought was “How can Walmart be sold out of Nutter Butters? Aren’t they supposed to have EVERYTHING?!?” After that shock wore off in like 0.3 seconds, I… Read More

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Since school has started I’ve been trying to get my act together with dinner ideas. At this point, there is no time to wander around the kitchen and try to decide what I’m going to make. I need to have a plan every day which means I need a schedule. The problem is that I… Read More