Smoothie Packs

I’m the kind of cook who has grand aspirations and fails about half the time. Especially when it comes to a healthy and filling breakfast. Those cookies from the previous night are just so tempting some times, but definitely not an appropriate breakfast! I’ve learned my lesson with this recently while trying to explain to […]

Welcoming Spring With Crafts + Treats

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens” Since beginning our homeschool journey in January we’ve completed three units – ocean life, a short Valentine’s celebration and fire safety. Well, I should also say that […]

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

My friend, Caitlin, is popping in today to share a fabulous recipe – I can’t wait to give it a try! She blogs over at Falling Apart With Joy and in my book, she is the crockpot expert! If you’re looking for a family-friendly meal that’s simple and easy, get your pinning fingers ready – […]

Bacon Gouda Mac ‘n Cheese

I promised the bacon Gouda mac ‘n cheese recipe if it turned out, and boy oh boy, did it!!! Sometimes I purposefully go to the grocery store without a menu plan or grocery list. I pace the aisles, look for sales and and dream up new recipes. If you think about it, it is truly […]

Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Bread

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! If this bread doesn’t say, “I love you” – I don’t know what does! I’m borderline obsessed with these paper pans. I found these aqua heart ones at World Market and couldn’t leave without them. I love this design too, so classy. Let it be known – mini bundts are the […]

Dubliner Broccoli Chowder

January was a really good cooking month for me. I meal planned, tried new recipes and came out with many winners. My favorite of all was a spin on The Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli Cheese Soup. I mean, whenever you include Dubliner you pretty much end up with something fabulous.  Best of all, I don’t even […]

Lunchtime Experiment | The Best Greek Yogurt

I want to thank Yoplait for sponsoring this #TasteOff, but I promise, the outcome documented below is as honest and true as things come. Greek yogurt is a staple around here. It packs a punch when it comes to protein and is my go to snack, mini lunch and/or dessert on any given day. So […]

Barilla Tortellini Bake with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable” First up, do you have a cast iron skillet? It’s an absolute must! One, it’s healthier to cook with cast iron and two, cast iron totally has a […]

Introducing First Foods

Welcome to the November 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Feeding Your Family This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared recipes, stories, and advice about food and eating. Please read to the end to find a […]

Curry Tofu Salad

I’ve never been one for experimenting with recipes, I can follow a recipe just great, but tasting something and then making up my own – not so much. But … a few years ago I tried a deli salad from Whole Foods and just had to attempt a recreation at home. It took a few […]