Mexi Chicken Rice Bowls

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For the better part of our marriage, Dominic has raved about this recipe. It’s kind of a wonder I’ve never shared it. Maybe because it’s so simple. But, simple and delicious is where I’m at these days when it comes to meal planning so here it is. I hope your family will be a fan […]

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili

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Popping in with a short and sweet, super simple recipe to kick off your weekend! And yes, I’ll forever be a fan of alliteration! My friend, Katie, shared it with me years ago and it’s a forever favorite around here. Hearty and healthy, there I go again!, it’s my go to when I deliver a meal to a […]

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce + Gluten Free Spaghetti

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I have such a love hate relationship with food. I love to eat, I love to try new things, but, the actual joy of cooking and being in the kitchen? I haven’t found it. Maybe it’s because my littles are constantly asking for food and thus, I feel like I live in the kitchen. Seriously, every hour […]

My Man’s Meatloaf

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Today is a day for memory lane. Walk with me … Back in our college days, Dominic and I were living in a school-sponsored apartment complex. Read, we used our student loans to pay rent; so convenient, so dumb. My front door faced his back porch in neighboring buildings and thanks to our interaction in a number […]

Red Baron Pizza + Pesto Dip

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyHolidayEats#CollectiveBias Gretchen signing in to report that I’m 36 weeks pregnant today and Christmas happenings are in full swing! I have so much done and still, so much to do! I’m giving myself about a week to wrap things […]

Sticky Sweet Drumsticks with Apple Slaw

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LegendaryTailgate #CollectiveBias Dominic doesn’t prepare meals around here very often. It’s not because he can’t, really, he’s an amazing cook! The blame all goes to his lame commute home from work. If we waited until he arrived home to start dinner, we […]

Chicken Pot Pie

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When I partnered with Foster FarmsĀ® to share a favorite recipe I knew exactly what I was going to whip up for ya’ll. Something down home. Something cozy and warm. The perfect meal for these still rainy Spring days. My friends, today is Chicken Pot Pie day on the blog all thanks to Foster FarmsĀ®! […]

Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

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We’re having creamy pesto chicken pasta tonight and the little one might have some bites, but THIS is his main dish! My Texas sister is the ultimate cook. When I was pregnant with Max she had just graduated from college and was living at my parent’s house. We were too. It was that whole “we’re buying property […]

Tuna Veggie Cakes

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When Dominic and I started dating he had one request of me … and I paraphrase, “Please learn how to make tuna melts like, um, the girl before you.” Yes, in our early dating days he thought it would be a good pointer to guide my cooking to be more like his former girlfriend. At […]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Today Dominic and I are starting the 21 Day Fix.  I’m hesitant to even say so, because, well, what if I quit? Or eat an entire bag of chocolate covered sea salt almonds? Or order a pepperoni pizza as midnight nears?  It’s out there in the universe now. For 21 days I’ll be all whole foods, […]