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Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes

5 Tips for a Successful Game Day Spread

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I remember the excitement and awe that I experienced as a young girl going to my first-ever college football game. My grandparents always bought season tickets, and we took turns going with them. We’d meet out in the parking lot and tailgate in and around their truck and fifth wheel. Then we would go inside the

Game Day Cheeseball

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To celebrate the football season I made this ‘Game Day Cheeseball.’ It is very simple really. You need just a few ingredients and about 7 minutes to make it. Then pair it with crackers, veggies, or chips. Directions: Warm up the cream cheese in microwave (about a minute and a half, stir well every 30

High Protein Caramel Apple Dessert

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Halloween is coming up and one of my all-time favorite Halloween treats is Caramel Apples. But I’m on a high-protein-diet, so if I’m going to eat a treat it needs to have a good amount of protein. Greek Yogurt is often my dessert or craving-buster. I LOVE it due to the high protein count, creamy texture, and

LiveLikeYouAreRich Is Now on Yummly

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Today I wanted to share with all of my readers that my recipes are now on Yummly. In case you don’t know, Yummly is an amazing website with tons of recipes from bloggers, experienced and professional chefs, and others. You may have noticed that I’ve now added an option to share a post to Yummly. This

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

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Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Ranch Carrots

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Baby carrots can be deliciously flavorful and pleasantly soft with only a few minutes of preparation and cooking time in a crock pot. The carrots end up being cooked al dente (soft without being overcooked or mushy). They hold their shape but are easy to chew. I originally created this recipe for my 10 month old and 2 1/2

Fun and Creative Ways to Make Lunch Boxes More Exciting

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Packing lunches is a great way to save money and ensure your kids are eating healthy. That said, it can get monotonous for kids and parents if the same things go into the lunch box each day. I like to do something creative now and again to keep my son excited about eating his meals. I

Spinach Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread

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I’ve made this a few times in the last few weeks. One for a family party, once for me, and once for a big party of women (church gathering). This is an awesome recipe that tastes better than most restaurant spinach artichoke dips. So far most everyone who has tried it has loved it and

19 Delicious No-Bake Pies

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The holiday season is fast approaching. I am so excited for family get-togethers, parties, costumes, Thanksgiving feasts, and gift-giving. No-bake pies are so easy and quick (especially if you buy pre-made crusts). They can be thrown together in just a few minutes of prep and a few hours of chilling. They are a great idea

No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie

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Aren’t no-bake pies fantastic? I love them because they are so quick and easy to make and usually very good. This one is no exception. This No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie has a Nutella cream cheese filling with a nice subtle crunch from the Heath bits which are mixed throughout. For added texture and flavor, you’ll find a Cocoa Krispie-Nutella crust. It

Berries and Cream Dessert

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This is a wonderfully fresh and slightly sweet dessert with rich and creamy depth. The combination of whipping cream, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cream cheese is amazing! It is very quick and easy to make and is sure to please anyone who loves berries! Whip the whipping cream. Once the whipping cream is done (returns

Organic Lunchbox Solutions

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O Organics is an affordable lunch-friendly brand that has made lunch box ideas and recipes easy, quick, and healthy. Like these delicious Organic Apple Fries and Cinnamon Dipping Sauce Or these amazing DIY Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Leather snacks I can’t wait to try this delicious Chicken Salad Wrap I bet your kids would love the

Baby Apple Blueberry Puree Recipe

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I really do love the convenience of pre-made baby food because I’m usually very busy. That said, if I can make a large batch easily, I like to make my baby’s food because it is more affordable and often more nutritious and fresh. For this dynamite combo (apple blueberry puree), I was able to make it in a

21 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Homemade ice cream is often easier to make than many think, and there are many recipes included in this post that do not require an ice cream maker. It can be more flavorful, healthier, and even a lot of fun for the family to make. Here are 21 awesome homemade ice cream recipes. Enjoy! Blueberry

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