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Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Whoopie Pie Recipe with Homemade Frosting

Ready for a terrific whoopie pie recipe? Ok, hold on … let’s set the scene first! It was 72 degrees here yesterday, despite the fact the rest of the country is still facing Snowmageddon. My kids almost wore shorts, but something told me it might […]

Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

Marina shared her favorite mango green smoothie recipe the other day and I dreamed about it for a week straight. I finally got to the store and stocked up on frozen mango so I could make these for breakfast yesterday. They were everything I knew […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad & 3-Ingredient Sangria

Southwestern Chopped Salad & 3-Ingredient Sangria

Add meat and cheese, some tortilla strips would be great too! End up with this, a super simple weeknight meal your whole family will love. Really, all three of my kids gobbled this up. My 6 year old had three bowls full of this salad. […]

School Lunch Idea: Mini Hawaiian Subs

School Lunch Idea: Mini Hawaiian Subs

I asked all my friends on Facebook how I could be most helpful in getting them back in to the rhythm of balancing school, and work, and family life. I was super surprised to see 90% of them needed some fresh ideas for packing lunches, […]

Balsamic Chicken & Toasted Tortellini

Balsamic Chicken & Toasted Tortellini

It’s been quite a few Valentine’s Days since my first go round with the goodness that is brown butter and basalmic vinegar. I remember our first Valentine’s Day as new parents, we couldn’t go out for a romantic dinner so I made us one at […]

bowl full of happiness

bowl full of happiness

Eat with me Wednesday #3 There are just some foods that whenever I make them take me back to another time and place. Every time I make this dish, which by the way needs to be a lot more often, I’m suddenly transformed back to […]

Creamy Tropical Oatmeal w/ Toasted Coconut

Creamy Tropical Oatmeal w/ Toasted Coconut

Eat with me Wednesday #2 How many foods have you found that everyone in your family enjoys? Pizza, Spaghetti, Macaroni and Cheese – maybe. How about Oatmeal? My family loves Oatmeal. We love to make big batches of it together on the weekends, taking turns […]

Eat with me Wednesday: Numero Uno

Eat with me Wednesday: Numero Uno

I’ve always dreamed of being one of those well thought out bloggers who thinks ahead enough to post weekly meal plans to share with everyone. Alas, I am a poor planner. Forgive me. I did … come up with an idea, I think I can […]

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

I’m on the Christmas Snack Committee for kindergarten. Normally his school is on a strict no added sugar and zero junk food policy, so when planning easy holiday snacks I had to get a bit creative in my search. Sure, a few of my ideas […]

My new favorite dessert

My new favorite dessert

I call it, the White Chocolate Summer Berry Tart. And it’s one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make! It’s pretty healthy and low calorie, and the kids can almost make it themselves. Plus it tastes fantastic! And all around winner in my book. Oh […]