Food and Recipes Archive


Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Have you ever looked at the clock and thought, “Oh crap, I need to feed everyone again!” I almost always have good intentions to follow our meal plan, but occasionally time slips by before I start prepping for dinner. The worst is when I forget to pull meat out of the freezer to


Easy Mediterranean Lemon and Herb Grill Packets

This mouthwatering Mediterranean grill packet with Lemon and Herb Chicken Kabobs recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville. If you send your husband to the grocery store with a list of ingredients to try a new recipe, he might message you for help. Confession: I’ve never had pesto before. Or, at least, I’ve never


Give Your Taste Buds a Kick With This Easy Southwestern Sandwich Recipe

I stared at the oven, wiping sweat from my forehead. Even with the air conditioning on, it was too dang hot to cook. Merely thinking of preheating the oven made me perspire. It was too late in the day for my slow cooker to save me, and I didn’t have anything ready


Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Have you ever felt that moment of panic when you bring home an abundance of fresh produce and wonder how the heck you are going to use all of it before it goes bad? I’ve had that moment many times. Usually when there is an awesome sale at the grocery store or


How to Make Amazing Vanilla French Toast

Do you remember the first time you made French toast? I didn’t really learn how to cook many recipes growing up. When I was a teenager, I was hanging out at my older sister’s apartment, visiting for the weekend. Instead of letting me continue to eat the same old thing for breakfast, she


Maple Glazed Salmon Filets Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

This Maple Glazed Salmon filets recipe is a great chioce for a gluten free or soy free diet.  Not only is it chock full of flavor, it is simple to prepare, and that is perfect for a busy mom on the go!  An easy recipe that fits our dietary needs is always


20 Fantastic Grilling Recipes to Try This Summer

As much as we love to grill our dinner, we sometimes fall into a pattern of only making steaks, burgers, and brats. If you get tired of cooking the same old recipes at every cookout too, then get ready to fire up the grill and ignite your taste buds with one of


Easy Crockpot Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

Do you hate feeling rushed to get dinner made and on the table? Or have little ones tugging on you, whining, or otherwise being needed at the exact moment you start to prepare supper? When I can throw dinner in my Crock Pot while I get other things done, I feel productive. When


Easy Juju Flower Sugar Cookies

You know what makes me happy? An easy sugar cookie recipe. And flowers. (And chocolate, wine, music, and a whole list of other things. Shh. I’m trying to make a point here!) I didn’t really learn how to bake as a kid. I have fuzzy memories about whether or not I was


Pomegranate Lemon Mocktail

This Pomegranate Lemon Mocktail is a refreshing summer drink recipe. It’s citrus and sweet at the same time and great as a refresher. Have unexpected guests popping by or having an impromptu potluck? This drink recipe is incredibly easy to make and doesn’t require any special equipment. I’m serious, this delicious drink recipe is


10 Easy and Delicious Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas

Are you looking for easy allergy-friendly snack ideas to take to school or have at a birthday party? As one of the unfortunate members of the kids-with-allergies club, we understand how important it is to keep other kids safe while attending play dates or school.  When my older daughter started preschool, it


Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Need an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast? These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes are easy to whip up and make a special treat. They are perfect for a birthday breakfast or other special occasion. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of chocolate and peanut butter. Having these for


Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy potatoes made in my Crock Pot makes a delicious side dish for dinner. This is a slow cooker recipe I can use all year round too, which I absolutely love! One reason my Crock Pot gets so much love from me? The kids go bonkers around normal dinner time making it


Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

This frozen strawberry lemonade recipe is the perfect summer drink. Sweet, tangy, cool, and thirst quenching. I grew up not liking lemonade. For the longest time, I thought it was because I don’t like lemons because I enjoyed pink lemonade and other flavored lemonades. Turns out, I needed to try the good


30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

When it starts getting hot outside, I begin looking for summer slow cooker recipes so I don’t have to be standing over a hot stove or turning the oven on.  Using my slow cooker makes it super easy to manage great meals we all love, without working up a sweat! 30 Summer


Breakfast Sandwich Kebabs

We partnered with Johnsonville to share this breakfast sandwich kebabs brunch idea with you. Nearly every morning, I get the kids dressed then usher them into the bathroom for teeth brushing before making their breakfast. Once they are settled at the table, I prepare my food and pour an iced coffee. It’s a


Quick Breakfast Ideas Sausage Pancake Muffins

Disclosure: This quick breakfast ideas recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville and features their breakfast sausage. Ahh, mornings.  The time when I need quick breakfast ideas to keep my composure and the day on track.  I always have high hopes for a beautiful morning. I imagine getting up before the kids, showering, getting


Cheesy Potato Bombs

Cheese and potatoes were meant to be together and these cheesy potato bombs take mashed potatoes to a whole new level. They are the perfect savory side dish and work well as party food too. I mean, mashed potatoes are delicious, but they don’t generally don’t work well as an appetizer. This


Chocolate Chip Oreo Stuffed Brownies

When you can’t decide between baking brownies or cookies, you combine them to make the ultimate dessert mashup! This Chocolate Chip Oreo Stuffed Brownies recipe makes a delicious 3 layer brownie that is sure to be a hit among chocolate lovers and please your taste buds. Brownies are one of my biggest weaknesses and


Star Wars R2D2 Milkshake Recipe

I was inspired to make this Star Wars R2D2 Milkshake recipe for the kids to enjoy while watching LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales. We received this DVD to review. Both of my kids love Star Wars and LEGO, so it was a perfect combination for us. In fact, my son and daughter have