3 Mouth-Watering Homemade Cream Cheese Spreads

At one of our recent planning meetings, Brittany (our awesome Production Manager) shared a brilliant idea to do a blog post about how to make your own flavored cream cheese spreads. I thought it was a great idea because…..#1 everything tastes better with a cheese…and #2 by adding your own flavors, you control exactly what … Read more

3-Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs

The first time I ever tasted these gems was at a neighborhood summer potluck! I thought they were delicious and asked my friend Joann what the recipe was. She got this “guilty” look on her face and said, “Would you believe a jar of chili sauce, a jar of grape jelly, and a bag of … Read more

Utah Fry Sauce — A State Culinary Treasure!

Awhile back I posted about Mississippi Comeback Sauce and how it apparently goes with everything….except Cheerios. When I read the ingredients it reminded me an awful lot of what we in Utah refer to as Fry Sauce. If you have ever been to Utah and ordered french fries at a restaurant…you are probably acquainted with … Read more

Gluten-Free Brownie Bark

I love it when I find a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste gluten-free! It’s so nice not to have to make multiple desserts for my family. I usually stick with rice krispie treats or my favorite gluten-free sugar cookie mix, but I recently came across this recipe for gluten-free brownie bark and couldn’t believe my … Read more

How to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt

My daughter-in-law, Kaitlyn, is handling today’s post while I recover from my appearance on The Today Show yesterday! But I want to say a quick thank you to all of you that have left such nice comments on social media. It was truly a dream come true and it meant so much to have the … Read more

28 Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories

February is American Heart Month! While most of us tend to think about hearts in the romantic sense this month, the Center for Disease Control is encouraging us to focus on our physical hearts as well. In the United States, cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one … Read more

Warm Crab & Artichoke Dip With Parmesan Crostini

A few weeks ago the One Good Thing by Jillee team went out to lunch at a restaurant called McGrath’s Fish House after I had a Saturday speaking engagement. As one of our appetizers we ordered their famous crab & artichoke dip which we all went quite crazy over! It was SO good we finished every last speck … Read more

Surprising Ways Avocados Benefit You Inside and Out!

If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it might just be avocados! Between their health benefits, beauty benefits, and the fact that they are delicious all by themselves and in a vast variety of dishes…avocados are simply the perfect food! Apparently the “alligator pear” (another name for … Read more

My Sister-In-Law’s Southwest Salsa

I have a real treat for you today! I love when I get to share “super secret” family recipes for the first time with the whole world. 🙂 Last week my sister-in-law Denise decided to finally give up her special salsa recipe that has been tantalizing tastebuds for years. I know she’s had loads of … Read more

How To Make Your Own Applesauce In The Slow Cooker

One of the greatest things about fall, in my opinion, is the abundance of crisp, delicious apples that appear in the markets. Many people may sing the praises of pumpkin as a fall baking staple, but I’m firmly on the side of Team Apple. The scent of an apple pie, crisp, or crumble baking in … Read more

3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars

I am one of those people who the word “hangry” was invented for. You know, hungry + angry = hangry! 🙂  Actually, when I get hungry it’s more desperation than anger that I feel. That is why I always have to have some sort of snack on my person at all times. Granola bars are … Read more

Banana Flowers and Carrot Coins – Healthy, Fun Finger Food!

This might seem like kind of a silly post but something you must know about me is sometimes I am enamored with the simplest things! Today’s post is the perfect example of that! Another example is the Frozen Yogurt Dots that I did WAY back in March of 2012 (which MUCH TO MY SURPRISE went … Read more

Make Your Own Homemade “Uncrustables”

Several months ago someone asked me if I had an idea for a homemade version of “Uncrustables” sandwiches. For those of you unfamiliar with Uncrustables…they are basically crustless sandwiches that are crimped around the edges to seal the filling inside. The most popular variety being peanut butter and jelly. I remember thinking at the time … Read more

Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels

Have I ever mentioned how much I really, really LIKE cinnamon and sugar? It’s a fairly intense obsession of mine. Somewhere between the passionate love I have for frozen grapes and the strong like I have for roasted almonds, that’s where the cinnamon-sugar obsession resides. 🙂 I have a container of cinnamon-sugar mixed up and … Read more

Spooky Sweet Treat! Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders

I don’t know about you….but I’m getting a little tired of all the pumpkin recipes I’ve been seeing all over the place lately! I actually saw one yesterday for Pumpkin Alfredo??? Now, don’t get me wrong…I actually am quite fond of Pumpkin…and I’m sure the alfredo is wonderful! (I’m “guilty” of posting a pumpkin recipe … Read more

Creamy Frozen Yogurt Chips

A few months ago I posted a simple idea called “Frozen Yogurt Dots” and little did I know how the idea would EXPLODE! People went bonkers for these little bites of creamy deliciousness. As a matter of fact, that post has been pinned on Pinterest over 572,000 times! I kid you not! 🙂 If you … Read more

How To Roast Your Own Almonds and Save Money!

I am a HUGE almond fan! I actually begin to panic when I realize there aren’t any in the house! (Don’t believe me? Ask the hubster…he will vouch for my “nuttiness”! haha…I crack myself up.)  They are my go-to snack when I’m hungry and just need a pick-me-up. I LOVE the flavor and the crunch! … Read more

Make Your Own Chewy Granola Bars. THE Perfect Snack!

I have had this recipe bookmarked for a few months now…and couldn’t seem to get around to actually MAKING it. Yesterday I came across it again and decided it was time. After all the feasting on Christmas goodies….I was more than ready for something a little healthier. Granola bars are one of my absolute favorite snack … Read more