I am so excited to share TidyMom and her amazing recipes with you all. Not only does Cheryl (Mrs. TidyMom) have great tips, trick and techniques to make you the ultimate home maker. She does it all with tons of style, sass and wit. We became friends online about a year ago and now we are friends for reals which makes me so happy!
I turn to her often for great inspiration and if you don’t all ready know her then you must pop over to her place to *say hi*………..
Hi everyone! My name is Cheryl, and I’m flattered to be here posting on Marla’s lovely blog today…..you might even say a little intimidated! I first “met” Marla when she started leaving the sweetest comments on my blog and I just knew I needed to check her out. It was love at first click! I was so impressed with her recipes and what a fabulous job she does with feeding her family in such a healthy way (I started to wonder how she found her way to my site! hehe)
Marla graced my pages with a wonderful guest post (I have to be honest, she really dolled up my space with all her loveliness) and I got to know her a little better, but it wasn’t until this past July that I got to meet Marla in person at the EVO conference! And let me tell you….she is one little dynamo!! That girl has more energy and spunk than most people I know along with a sincere generosity to get to know others. She quickly welcomed me in as a friend and made me feel loved! I call her the Energizer Bunny, she just goes and goes!
So a little about me……..my name is Cheryl, but many know me as TidyMom. I’m a self-proclaimed neat freak, who chronicles my journey through homemaking on my blog, TidyMom.net, with posts on recipes, tutorials, crafting and my ever-growing love for photography. I’m a wife and mom with a teenager at home and a 20-something making her way into adulthood. So there’s always something fun and exciting going on while I clean up the trail blazed behind me!
Today I thought I’d share a few of my healthy favorites!
We’ve had a hot hot summer here in Missouri, and this Banana Pineapple Italian Ice is a refreshing treat with no added sugar! So simple to make you’ll have no excuse NOT to make them!
Of course with all the heat, I try not to heat up the kitchen too often, so we grill outside a lot. Flour tortillas make the perfect crust for this Grilled Italian Pizza, which is a huge favorite with my family. They are quick and simple and everyone can top their own to their liking.
I’ve been trying to incorporate beans into our diet lately. Beans are versatile, cheap and good for you! They are great protein packed snack for anyone who wants a quick, healthy choice to fuel their bodies. Beans will keep insulin levels in your body low, causing you to feel full for hours and preventing you from overeating later in the day. – MY kind of snack I say! We love this Caramelized Black Bean Butter.
I’ve been pairing canellini beans with tuna for a protein packed lunch this summer! Canellini Bean and Tuna Salad can be severed over a bed of spinach, or tuck into a whole wheat pita for another variation.
When it’s not so hot, I love to cook in my cast iron skillet. Frittata are a favorite “clean out the fridge” dish that’s good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!! This Penne Frittata is one we love and is even good left over, I’ve been known to tuck a slice in my daughter’s lunch box, she loves that!!
Thanks so much for having me Marla! I hope you all enjoyed some of my goodies!! I host a weekly party, on thursday evenings where bloggers can link up posts about anything they are loving (recipes, products, crafts, your family…anything) feel free to stop by and link up and or browse thru all the links at I’m Lovin’ It.
Thanks Cheryl! I hope you all have the opportunity to try her awesome family friendly recipes. I know I would love to dive into all these goodies now.