One reason for creating this blog is because I want to share the “day to days” that help me stay sober. Being a mom, wife, and human being in general that needs food; dinnertime is a necessity, but also big stressor for me! By that time of day, I am usually tired, irritable, and my brain is not firing on all cylinders! Take out is a fantastic option for my family a lot of nights but there are definitely the nights when I want prepare, eat and serve a home cooked meal for my family and myself. So, I thought I would share some recipes that I have found to be FOR REAL EASY and a crowd pleaser. Some are healthy, some are not so healthy…everything in moderation, right!?

*Disclaimer: My kids still mainly eat only chicken nuggets and mac & cheese…Do not ever cook with the intention little humans will eat it. You are setting yourself up for disappointment! Make some food you know you will enjoy 🙂 

This is one of Billy’s favorites- I tend not to remind him how easy it is! Chicken drumsticks, maple syrup, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt & pepper. THAT’S IT! Only takes 4 hours high in the crock pot! (or it can take 8 hours low if you need to prepare it earlier) I usually serve with a 90 Second rice packet, a simple salad (salad kit bags works great!), some microwave steamed broccoli, and crescent rolls!

Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks


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First off, yes, I AM an alcoholic, sober since May 21, 2016. I am a mother of two daughters; Skylar Lillian: born September 16, 2014 and Colbie Rae: born April 12, 2017. I am married to Billy Horschel, a wonderful husband and father who also happens to play golf on an insanely good level. Years ago, I got lost in the fog of addiction and depression. Finding sobriety, this enlightening way of life, has made me happier than I ever thought I could be. I had so many wine and vodka filled nights, watching TV shows, wishing I was like some random character on TV, wishing I could be brave, funny, artistic, poised, HAPPY, etc. And now, I'm doing it! I'm living honestly and freely and I want to share it all. I'm not perfect, I'm not an expert, all I know are my experiences and my learned knowledge. I am so excited to share my journey with you.


  1. Looks wonderful. I bet skinless , boneless thighs would be great with the sauce. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

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