Trader Joe’s Tuesday


Good morning!  Here is the perfect holiday drink…. Skinny Peppermint Mocha Frappe Ingredients: 1 tsp. Trader Joes Instant Coffee 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup non-fat milk 2 tsp. Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 – 1 tsp. stevia (to taste) 1/8 tsp. Trader Joe’s Peppermint Extract Optional Toppings: whip cream 1 dash chocolate flakes […]

How to Organize by Preventing Clutter


With the new year around the corner, we have some words of advice from Major Mom on how to prevent the clutter in the new year. Anyone who has heard a Major Mom presentation has heard that one of the best ways to have a clutter-free home is to “Stop the incoming.” But what exactly […]

Whole Foods Wednesday


Good morning!  A holiday cookie recipe to make with the kids and doesn’t require baking: Chocolate Earth Balls   Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons carob powder or unsweetened organic cocoa powder 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (gluten-free, if desired) 1/4 cup […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday


Good morning!  A little healthier then using the bread crumbs, this recipe makes for a tasty choice: Coconut Chicken Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Gluten Free Flour 1/2 cup TJ’s Roasted Coconut Chips 1/4 teaspoon TJ’s Sea Salt 2 TJ’s Organic Chicken Breasts 1 TJ’s Large Egg 4 Tbsp TJ’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Method: Place […]

Whole Foods Wednesday


Good morning!  The sweetest recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the added sugar and oils: Banana Nice Cream   Ingredients: 1 (10 ounce) package frozen EARTH University Banana Chunks, or 2 bananas, sliced and frozen 1 cup unsweetened soymilk 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter or peanut butter Method: 1. Put bananas, soymilk and […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday


Good morning!  Not sure about everyone else, but in my house Mexican Food is a FAV!!!  This one is simple and quick. Taquito-lada Casserole   Ingredients: 1 package TJ’s Taquitos (Beef, Chicken or Black Bean & Cheese) 1 jar TJ’s Enchilada Sauce 1 1/2 cups TJ’s Shredded Sharp Cheddar 1/2 can TJ’s Sliced Black Olives […]

How to Be Organized for Road Trips With Kids


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that could mean ROAD TRIP!  Here are some good tips from a Major Mom Liberator to help get you thru it! Have you ever taken a family road trip and once you got home you thought to yourself, “I will never do that again!!!!” Traveling with kids, especially […]

Whole Foods Wednesday


Good morning!  Here is a good recipe for any of those extra pumpkin seeds you may have hanging around: Whole Grain and Pumpkin Seed Granola   Ingredients: 1/2 cup pitted dates 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1/4 cup millet 1 […]

A New Take on Healthy Perfumes!


Your Yeoman would like to welcome Kate Kristen as one of our contributing bloggers!  Kate is a military spouse that resides in D.C. with her husband and son, Carson (and what a cutie he is!).  Kate runs Spouses in the City, is a social club created to encourage positive friendships and giving back to the […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday


Good morning!  Here is the perfect soup recipe for those Pumpkin lovers! Savory Pumpkin Soup   Ingredients: 1 Tbsp TJ’s Olive Oil 1 container of TJ’s Chopped Onions, Garlic & Shallots 2-3 TJ’s Organic Gold Potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 box TJ’s Pumpkin Soup 2 cups TJ’s Organic Chicken Broth 1 Tbsp TJ’s […]

Whole Foods Wednesday, Mandarin-Glazed Carrots


Can’t get the kids to eat veggies?  Give this sweet recipe a try from Whole Foods Market: Mandarin-Glazed Carrots   Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 clementines or satsumas, peeled and chopped (remove any seeds) 1 pound (7 to 8 medium) carrots, peeled and chopped 3/4 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds […]

Monday Trader Joe’s Recipe, Protein Power Bowl


This is for all those looking to get a little more protein in the morning: Protein Power Bowl   Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Frozen Fancy Berry Medley 1 cup TJ’s Almond Milk 2 tablespoons TJ’s Organic Hemp Protein Powder (Vanilla Flavored) 3 tablespoons TJ’s Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds 2 TJ’s Bananas […]

La Quinta Military Rewards

I wanted to tell you about the great new military program through La Quinta.  It’s called Military Rewards, and I really wanted to get the word out about them.  I’m going to be going home for a visit, and I am staying at a La Quinta in my town and when I get back, I […]

How to Organize Your Laundry Room


Organizing your laundry room could be something you really do not think about doing, but your really should.  Here are some good tips from a Major Mom Liberator: Oftentimes the laundry room is expected to deliver more than it can provide. The home layout can have the laundry as a mudroom or a main entry […]

Tuesday Whole Foods Recipe, Hearty Minestrone Soup


Perfect for those cool fall evenings….Hearty Minestrone Soup recipe from Whole Foods Market. Hearty Minestrone Soup   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup thinly sliced Savoy cabbage 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped basil […]

Monday Trader Joe’s Recipe, Mezza Luna Lasagna


Looking for a little something different when it comes to Lasagna?  We found the perfect recipe from Trader Joe’s: Mezza Luna Lasagna   Ingredients: 1 large TJ’s Butternut Squash, peeled, sliced lengthwise and cleaned of seeds and string TJ’s Olive Oil Cooking Spray TJ’s Sea Salt & TJ’s Black Pepper, to taste 2 jars TJ’s […]

Holiday Decoration Organization


Our personal organizer, Major Mom, is at it again.  Here are some tips for organizing your holiday decorations: Most of us enjoy holiday decorations, but can you quickly and easily find your decorations when you need them? If you have a large collection of holiday decorations and the thought of going through them all at […]

Tuesday Whole Foods Recipe, Grape Harvest Cake


I must say I have never tried grapes in a cake before….will have to give this one from Whole Foods Market a try! Grape Harvest Cake Ingredients: 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for buttering the pan 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar 2 large eggs and 1 large egg yolk […]

Monday Morning Trader Joe’s Recipe, Sept. 23


Don’t know about you, but we love oatmeal in our house! Hot Cider Oatmeal   Ingredients: 1 cup TJ’s Spiced Apple Cider, Spiced Cranberry Cider or Pear Cinnamon Cider 1/2 cup TJ’s Rolled Oats 1/4 cup TJ’s Dried Fruit or TJ’s Fresh Fruit (optional) Method: In a medium saucepan, bring cider to a boil. Reduce […]

Tuesday Morning Whole Foods Recipe, Sept. 17


Fall is almost here, and this is a perfect recipe from Whole Foods to kick this Fall off! Pumpkin and Millet Muffins   Ingredients: 1/2 cup millet 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup […]