Recipe: The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

Chocolate Frosting

I’m sure you’ve heard it before but this is seriously the best chocolate frosting recipe ever. Every single time I make it I have someone ask for the recipe. It’s that amazing. Plus, the frosting has a shine to it and who doesn’t love something that sparkles, especially on your birthday. Since today’s my birthday [...]

We Can All Use a Little DAZZLE

We’ve all felt it. The need to fellowship with others, even introverts need it once in awhile. We need someone to break us out of our shell and see something more.  That’s what DAZZLE is all about!  My dear friend and pastor Amber White came up with the idea for DAZZLE after hearing a group [...]

Gluten Free Cherry Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Cherry Pie- LisaBranam.com

For months Little Man has been begging me to buy in fresh cherries at the grocery store.  Since in the off season cherries are around $6 a pound I’ve been saying no over and over again. Now that it’s summer cherries have been on sale for less than $2 a pound. We’ve been buying, and [...]

Road Trip- What I did when I wasn’t here

Kansas City- Road trip

You may have noticed I’ve been gone.  Or maybe you didn’t but either way I thought I’d share what I did when I wasn’t here.  In June I spent two weeks in California visiting family, Legoland, and California Adventure.  We had a blast.  Then we came home to two weeks of swim lessons and getting [...]

Gluten Free at Sea World

How to eat gluten free at sea world San Antonio

It can be hard to eat gluten free at Sea World or really any time you are out and about.  Most people with food allergies carry some sort of snack with them at all times, which is a good idea.  Of course I just want to be able to freely enjoy a day at Sea [...]

Ice Chest Lunch- Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe

Shrimp Pasta Salad Ice Chest Lunch #BahnCooler

I have a confession to make.  I’ve never been to Schlitterbahn Water Park. Gasp! I know, I know.  I hear it’s a blast and you can even bring in your own ice chest with a lunch. For someone as frugal as me being able to bring your own lunch is big deal, especially now that [...]

Baked Mexican Chicken Recipe

baked Mexican Chicken with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

My Baked Chipotle Mexican Chicken recipe came from ingredients I already had in my pantry.  Some of my best, and worst, recipes come from throwing ingredients I already have together.  Unfortunately most of these spontaneous recipes are hard to recreate since they involve a pinch of this and a dash of that.  I decided to [...]

Last Day of Preschool

Last Day of Preschool- Oh the places he'll go

Little Man graduated preschool!  Yes I do think it’s ridiculous he “graduated” since he really just got older but nonetheless he looked adorable in his cap and gown. He was so happy for his last day of preschool.  All Little Man can talk about is going to kindergarten. I’m a little torn about Little Man [...]

Homemade Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream Recipe

Homemade coconut milk recipe

Homemade coconut milk and coconut cream have been in my diet since doing Whole30 a few months ago. I’ve learned dairy isn’t really my friend since then but whether you’re dairy free or not you’re sure to enjoy homemade coconut milk.  No matter the kind of eating plan you follow, Paleo, Whole30, lactose free or [...]

Top 10 Road Trip Essentials

Top 10 Road Trip Essentials

Summer’s coming and for many of you that means it’s time for a family road trip.  Don’t be afraid.  Road trips don’t have to mean fighting, whining and cruddy food.  I’ve compiled my top 10 road trip essentials to make your trip more fun for everyone. With most of our family in California and us [...]