Main Course – 2/8 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Ya’ll know I love salad.  I eat it almost every day.  My kids have grown up eating it since they were old enough to eat salad.  In fact, a salad is one of the few veggie-type items that I can count on them eating.  It is awesome! Recently, we invited some friends over and all […]

   I have been dying to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for ages. If you’re not familiar with CSA, it’s a great way to get locally sourced food, directly from farm to table. The problem? It’s pretty pricey. So, I’d been hitting the farm stand a few miles away. {Click here for […]

It seems all kinds of wrong to make a comfort food like chili when it is still 100+ degrees outside but when I saw this recipe, realized I had almost all the ingredients in my cupboard/fridge, and that it used a crock pot (one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances)- I wasted no time in […]

I eat a lot of chicken and turkey and some lean beef and pork but I’ve been looking for other sources of protein other than meat. Enter: the Harmony Valley Vegetarian Hamburger Mix. It is a soy-based mix that looks and tastes just like hamburger meat after you cook it. It is an awesome, healthy alternative […]

If you’re like me you’re always short on time in the summer yet you’re looking for something healthy, delicious, and simple for dinner … stressing on simple. Wrangling a little one that just learned to walk and keeping the three year old eating healthy food is itself a challenge let alone find a way to […]

It’s time to shake things up in the kitchen a little bit and introduce some tofu to your diet. Since fresh tofu is offered in so many different textures, this protein power house is a great alternative to meats in main courses, but is also a perfect addition to smoothies, eggs, dips, and soups. This […]

I’m sure many of you are like me and love pasta!  I mean, really, what’s not to love? All that carby goodness of pasta which also just happens to be the perfect vessel to carry some luscious sauce right to your taste buds.  *drool*  Of course, then there’s the downside which is all the calories […]

I only allow myself to have the “real thing” alfredo sauce quarterly (although lately it’s been maybe twice a year now.) But for every day, I’ve drummed up something that is a very, very close second — minus the guilt. I give you: My Alfredo Sauce. Oh sure the real thing has that smooth buttery […]

I love lasagna, not only eating it, but making it. I’ve spent years fine tuning my lasagna recipe. It is, by far, the most popular dish my coworkers ask me to make whenever we have a potluck meal. The downside? There is absolutely NOTHING healthy about my traditional lasagna recipe. It has four cheeses and […]

Here’s another quick and easy recipe for you today! This makes 8 enchiladas so for us it acts as lunches for the next few days after we have it for dinner. The leftovers are awesome!! Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas linking up with cook & tell…

**Kranking, you ask? Well, first off, let me explain that when I first saw that word, I was immediately intrigued because “Krank” (pronounced kr-aw-nk) is my maiden name. Not overly common. And, get this. You use a Krankcycle. I’m dying here!! I must have a Krankcycle. Basically, you “pedal” the Krankcycle with your arms. A […]

I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve had a rough couple of weeks and I totally forgot that I had a post due today. It’s 11:51 p.m. and I just got home from moving our daughter and son-in-law to their first purchased home from their rental. I’m so excited for them, but I am […]

++This Giveaway is now closed++ The winners are: Ellen B. (@elliebunny24) Lainie Painie at Healthy Schmealthy Still Mary! Email your snail mail address to christieo at! * * *   Why did the chicken cross the road? TO ESCAPE FROM MY MICROWAVE OF COURSE! I have become co-dependent on a very, very convenient chicken […]

Happy Friday!! Be prepared, because I am going to overwhelm you with goodness today! There are so many things going on, and I had to share them with you! First of all, our very own Social Sister Colleen is running in her very first 1/2 marathon this weekend AND she celebrated her ‘One Year Living […]

I will preface this recipe by saying I’m a fisherman’s daughter. So I’m quite partial to salmon…FRESH, PACIFIC, WILD CAUGHT SALMON. This recipe though? Calls for canned. Every year at Christmas, my parents give everybody canned salmon, and usually I turn it down. Bad memories from childhood,usually involving my mom trying to pass off canned […]