French Toast Casserole

french toast casserole

Christmas Eve is tomorrow which means you must which up this recipe stat! It’s seriously the coziest breakfast to have ready to go (I recommend prepping the night before) for family gatherings and holidays. Honestly, just looking at it is making my mouth water while I check the pantry for ingredients! I first met French […]

My Man’s Meatloaf


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 […]

Sour Cream Pancakes

sour cream pancakes

This summer our pastor spoke quite a bit about building community and being proactive in our lives beyond church. I’ll admit, I often find myself overwhelmed with my day to day duties as a mom and the idea of “building” and being “proactive” sounds like too big of a commitment for my schedule. Just the same, […]

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 […]

Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias Breakfast is by far my favorite meal. I love nothing more than waking up to a calm morning with my family knowing I don’t have anything to rush out the door for, and thus, can sit and enjoy something […]

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 […]

40 Snack Ideas For Preschoolers

40 Snack Ideas For Preschoolers

If you’re on the look out for a $50 Target gift card, Halloween goodies and some of this all for free … read on! Jemma joined the Pre-K forces this last week. She loves it. Pretty much obsessed. Basically, after her first day (on Wednesday), I reminded her that Thursday would be a home day […]

Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

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Eons ago I shared this recipe (apparently, before you took photos of your food!). Slow cooker apple oatmeal continues to be a family favorite for us, especially around back to school time. My mama, the kiddo’s Mimi, is living with us this school year and in honor of her first day at school we had this cozy […]

On the Go Snack For the Mama

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Yesterday I shared about one of my favorite kiddo breakfasts and today, it’s all about the me! You didn’t think I would skip the most important meal of the day, did you? And, if you know anything about me, the most important meal includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks throughout and dessert, of course! So, next week begins our new school routine, my […]