Easy Chicken Piccata

I tried this recipe last week and it was a hit! It was a VERY simple recipe.

For the side, I sautéed some veggies in a little olive oil, garlic salt and chicken broth. I added them to pasta and squeezed in some fresh lemon for added flavor.

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4 Ingredient Meatloaf

This is amazing and can’t get any easier to make.

1 lb ground beef
1 box Stove Top Stuffing (any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water (or a little more if your beef is super lean)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread loaf pan. (affiliate link)
2. Mix all ingredients, but set aside half of the ketchup for later.
3. Fill the pan and top with remaining ketchup.
4. Bake 45 minutes. Wait 5 minutes before serving. Serve with potatoes, veggies or anything else you’d like. Yum!


3-Ingredient Baked Donuts

We tried this recipe off Pinterest, and it was a hit! I got these donut pans on Amazon.  (affiliate link) They are non-stick and easy to use. These donuts are ready in less than 30 minutes and my 10 year old made them by herself!


  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • One Can of Pumpkin (15 oz)
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Optional- Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 425. Spray the pans with non-stick spray and set aside.

Stir together the cake mix (just the dry mix) and pumpkin until smooth. Transfer batter to a gallon sized bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner and fill each donut ring to almost full with the batter.

Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Frost when cool. Sprinkles are optional. Enjoy! They are super yummy and a little healthier than fried donuts:)

A Week In Review – April 14, 2019


Don’t hold yourself back! You are capable of whatever you set your mind to!

How great are these? My kids will love to make their own popsicles this summer and I am thinking an adult version with a little vodka:) affiliate link-

I love these casual Espadrilles for everyday outfits! I just ordered myself a pair. affiliate link- https://shopstyle.it/l/1KFU

Check out our sports related Easter basket ideas: http://chasingease.com/7-easter-basket-ideas-for-sports-fans/

8 Easter Basket Ideas for Pre-Teen/Teen Girls

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No time to cook dinner with games and practices in the evening? Reader recommended, quick dinner idea! Italian sausage and onions! Put frozen in the crock pot for 6-8 hours on low and it’s ready when you are! Easy clean up with these liners. Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy!
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Yes! These arrived yesterday and I love them! Now Chicago weather….warm back up!
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How cute is Kate in this Roxy jacket? Perfect for these Spring days ahead.
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These just went in my cart. 😍
Will post a product review next week.
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4 Must-Haves for Shedding Dogs

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The Diabetes Cookbook

Congrats to my friend, Lara! Her cookbook is now on Amazon. Lots of healthy recipes for the whole family. It has kid-friendly, slow-cooked, paleo, gluten and dairy free options. Check out the details! (affiliate link)

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The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living Powered by the Diabetes Food Hub is a big, bold, and beautiful book, packed with hundreds of recipes specifically designed for anyone wanting to eat healthier and put quick, delicious meals on the table. This is a beautiful coffee table book that you will actually use and it has something for everyone including: Mediterranean, Kid-Friendly, Quick, Paleo, Slow-Cooker and Budget-friendly recipes.
Designed to make healthy eating easier, realistic, and delicious for people, this cookbook collects together for the first time hundreds of recipes and meals. Based on years of research and built specifically to help improve healthy eating behaviors, the recipes, meal plans, and tips in this book will help home cooks make smart food choices, select healthier cooking methods, and organize and plan healthy, quick and delicious meals. Most importantly, every recipe has been kitchen-tested to ensure they all taste amazing.
This massive collection will include hundreds brand new and previously unpublished recipes from the American Diabetes Association. Dozens of meal types, cuisines, and flavors are represented, from a healthy, diabetes-friendly take on traditional lasagna to low-carb recipes engineered with cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles. Other healthy twists on classic favorites include:
• Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
• Unstuffed Eggroll
• Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
• Pineapple Peach Sorbet
• Paleo 10 Minute Taco Salad
• Low GI Blueberry Almond Pancakes
About the Authors:
Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, CDE, is owner of Revival Wellness, LLC (www.revival-wellness.com) counsels a wide variety of people―from those wanting to lose weight to others trying to better control their diabetes or cholesterol. Her role is to educate people on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but also to help them incorporate it into real life with healthy eating and cooking. Jennifer Bucko Lamplough, MBA, and Chef, is working to help solve hunger by working with food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs in northern Illinois to not only distribute meals, but to provide nutrition education in those settings. She continues to work as a cooking demonstrator, teaching people how to cook healthy and showing that it can be delicious and easy! As a team, Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough and Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton have written two previous books for the American Diabetes Association―The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook and the best-selling Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking―and developed hundreds of recipes for the Association’s healthy eating programs, many of which are appearing here for the first time in print. For more information, please visit www.diabetesfoodhub.org or www.diabetes.org.

About the Book:
The Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Living Powered by the Diabetes Food Hub (American Diabetes Association, November 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40680-2, $24.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers, including Amazon

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Laura made this and gave it 5 stars!

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3 Tbsp butter
3 lb Onions, sliced
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 qt (4 cups) beef broth
16 French Bread slices
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Melt butter in electric pressure cooker using the Sauté setting. Add onions and baking soda; cook 3 min. or until slightly softened, stirring frequently. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Close and lock lid. Turn Pressure Release Valve to Sealing position.

Cook 20 min. using HIGH PRESSURE COOK setting. When timer goes off, use Quick Pressure Release method to carefully release pressure before opening lid. Add broth, cook 5 mins using SAUTÉ setting on medium heat.

Meanwhile heat broiler. Place bread slices in single layer on baking sheet. Top evenly with 1/4 cup cheese. Broil 3-5 min. or until Cheese is lightly browned.

Turn off pressure cooker. Stir vinegar and remaining cheese into soup. Serve with bread slices.

Weekly Link Update 2/8

I made this recipe this week and it was delicious!!!

Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

Anyone going on Spring Break? Laura’s maxi dress is available in numerous colors and currently 66% off. Guessing it will sell out quickly at this price.
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Chicken Divon

Layer #1
20 oz. broccoli cut
5 chicken breasts cooked and cut up

Layer #2 in a bowl, mix together
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup mayo
1 tsp. lemon juice

4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Layer #4
1  1/4 cup Pepperidge farm stuffing mix

In a Pyrex dish, put in Layer 1, 2, 3, and 4. Then, drizzle the top with 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Pumpkin Bread

This is honestly the best pumpkin bread I have ever had! My mom used to make it when we were young, and now I make it for my kids. This recipe makes 3 big loaves but I sometimes do 7 smaller loaf pans (affiliate links) when I want to give them away. This is the bread I made for the teachers to give them at conferences.


  • 3  1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1  1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional- I don’t use these)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 small can pumpkin

Combine and mix dry ingredients well. Then, add the liquid ingredients. Beat well. I always spray containers with cooking spray before pouring the batter in. Cook at 350 for 1 hour. Enjoy!