Functional Fabulous Fall: Part 1

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 21, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Fall really is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air. I love the colors that mother nature has on display and I love getting organized. Maybe it is because I live in the upper Midwest where we often have to hunker down for winter. It is like a nesting urge takes over. […]

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Texas BBQ Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 28, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Making your own BBQ sauce is always a good idea as it allows you to control the sugar that goes into it. While my kids have their favorite BBQ sauce, I thought I would check out the ingredient list on said sauce.  Number two on the list was sugar.  No surprise here! So I then […]

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Indonesian Peanut Chicken

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 23, 2011 in Family, Food, Moms |

Day 81: “Taste of Home Slow Cooker” March 22, 2011 I always like to find unique food items to put in the slow cooker. I had never tried the peanut butter combination in the slow cooker, but thought what the heck. I have been in love with chicken and peanuts ever since my friend Sara […]

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Family Meals For The Week

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 13, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

I had coffee with a friend this morning and she is busier than she has ever been and she has three kids…..sounds like me.  She struggles to get meals on the table when everyone is eating at different times.  I shared with her a few easy recipes and I thought why not share with you too.  […]

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 5, 2011 in Family, Food, Holidays, life, Moms |

If I can make something in my slow cooker and not have to worry about it and it tastes great, it is a home run.  This my friends is a home run!  I love sweet potatoes and their health benefits.  What I don’t like is the stick of butter, cups of brown sugar and cups […]

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