Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leche Cake

Why is it that pregnancy cravings are always unattainable? I knew I was in trouble when I felt a hankering for Chuy’s Tres Leches Cake. Because Chuy’s is no where close to me. Like, when I searched, to see if a road trip was feasible, I discovered that the closest Chuy’s was almost 2,000 miles […]

Purple Power Smoothie

Purple Power Smoothie

I’ve always been a fan of grapes. In their natural form they’ve got that perfect crunch. Plus, they’re small and not messy – my favorite kind of snack! And, as I recently learned, grapes are a player in living a heart healthy lifestyle. Who knew?!? Thanks to Concord grapes and the plant nutrient polyphenols, Welch’s 100% […]

Not Your Mama’s Seven Layer Bars

THE BEST SEVEN LAYER BARS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetnSaltyHoliday #CollectiveBias Seven layer bars are a classic holiday treat, but this year, it’s time we all amp up that deliciousness with Chocolate Wavy Lays! I tell no lies … whether you eat these solo while watching your favorite mama […]

Triple E Health Bomb

TRIPLE E HEALTH BOMB WITH EMERGEN-C

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HowDoYouEmergenC #CollectiveBias This winter I’m aiming to up my healthy routine game!  I mean, after all, I’m a mom, so staying healthy is a big deal. If mom goes down, everyone goes down! And that is just no good! […]

Green Monster Smoothie

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For a long time I was mega scared to sip on green smoothies. They were just so … green!!! It’s like, I wanted to be healthy and love them, but green liquids felt borderline sketchy. But, one day while visiting a friend in Seattle, she introduced offered to blend me up her famous Green Monster […]

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 […]

Steel Cut Oats — JUST LIKE JAMBA JUICE!

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Forever and always I’ve been a lover of Jamba Juice’s steel cut oats. Topped with brown sugar and banana slices, of course. When I was pregnant with Jemma I made Jamba a routine stop most mornings. And it added up. But, whatevs, I was a working lady … who was quite hungry!  This pregnancy I found […]

Birthday Fiesta with Oven Fajitas + Jose Cuervo Iced Teagaritas

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Fifty six years young deserves a fiesta … wouldn’t you agree? Growing up, my mama always lamented that her birthday didn’t fall during the school year. Even though she’s more reserved, it was always her dream to have a classmate party. Now though, as an adult, we’re all thrilled she has a summer birthday because, […]