This post and lunch idea, Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich, is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread.
One thing I’ve really loved about virtual school this year is the little moments I have with the kids, like preparing lunches together. More time in the kitchen has helped them explore new food options and get more confident preparing their own creations.
These magical sugarplum fairy nutcracker cupcakes feature a pretty pink buttercream frosting topped with gumdrops, sprinkles and peppermint swirls…and a sweet white chocolate surprise inside!
A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe, Sugarplum Fairy Nutcracker Cupcakes with White Chocolate Truffle Filling.
These festive Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins feature a flavorful red pepper twist with a pretty filling that resembles mini pumpkins.
A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins. All opinions are my own.
We’re a pretty traditional family at Thanksgiving. We often relish in preparing and sharing the same traditional dishes year after year. Food trends come and go—but don’t mess with my mashed potatoes! So, you could say I went a teensy bit off the rails this year by experimenting with a fun twist on our deviled eggs recipe that I think everyone can get behind!
Today I’m sharing my recipe for roasted pepper deviled egg pumpkins.
These beautiful marbled fall leaf sugar cookie cutouts resemble the changing fall leaves – no icing required!
I’ve recently come across some super cute ideas using colored dough for pasta, breads and cookies and have been wanting to try for myself. The truth is, I’m always looking for the easiest way to frost (or not frost, if I’m being honest) cookies and this seemed like a pretty and no-hassle solution!
These HEALTHIER kid-friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins are perfect for busy fall mornings. Just grab and go!
A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. All opinions are my own.
Can you feel it in the air? Fall is coming…and far too soon, if you ask me! The start of the school year brings preparation for cooler temps, including our morning meal prep routine. The kids love when I make sweet breads and muffins for busy school mornings, so I whipped up one of our favorites – pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.Continue reading
Summer Al Fresco Favorites – simple recipes for vanilla homemade ice cream and meatless Mondays.
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. All opinions are my own.
Today I’m excited to share a few of our tried and true (and super easy) summer al fresco recipes, perfect for outdoor dining on the back patio!
You’re going to want to try this. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.
When life hands you lemons, serve them up on a plate with the best lemon poppy seed bread.
A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this recipe, the best lemon poppy seed bread. All opinions are mine alone.
This year has been a wild ride so far, hasn’t it? I think every single person could come up with an example of how this season has come with so many hardships…but also so many blessings.
I am so grateful that my family is healthy and spending lots of quality time together. We’ve spent a lot of time baking lately, which inspired this sweet and sour recipe: The best lemon poppy seed bread.
Decadent chocolate brownie cookies with a creme de menthe filling, fashioned after the popular grasshopper cocktail.
A BIG THANK YOU TO NELLIE’S FREE RANGE EGGS FOR SPONSORING THIS RECIPE, Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies. ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE ALONE.
Nothing goes together quite like mint and chocolate chips! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to whip up an ode to these flavors with Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies.
This recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, was sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range. All opinions are my own.
One of my very favorite treats of the holidays is eggnog. So, as I thought about new recipes I wanted to try this season, this ingredient was at the top of my list. I’m happy to report that this new recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, is a real winner. It combines the sweet taste of eggnog with dreamy pockets of cinnamon throughout.
Ready to try it for yourself? Keep reading, and I’ll show you how!
It’s that time of year, where I begin over-thinking gifts. Guys, I struggle with gifts giving…which is why I love passing along inspiration when it strikes me—hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or neat ideas for those “favorite things” gift exchanges. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things; simple but perfect gifts for the cooking enthusiast in your life.
KID-FRIENDLY, NUTRITIOUS LUNCHBOX RECIPES PACKED WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES
A big thank you to Juicy Juice for sponsoring these lunchbox recipes. All opinions are my own.
One of the biggest challenges of the back to school season is packing lunches. We pack our own lunches most days to keep lunchtime affordable and nutritious – while making sure their bellies full for the afternoon of learning ahead! Today I’m sharing two of our favorite lunchbox recipes that can be prepped ahead of time: Savory Veggie and Cheese Muffins and Fruit Leather.
Time Saving Hacks
Perfect for an easy and filling breakfast, or to pack in lunch – Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes will make your school morning prep a little sweeter.
A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe for Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes. All opinions are mine alone.
As much as I love to cook, there are a few things I’m just lousy at in the kitchen. Generally speaking, any food that requires careful flipping in order to create a perfect golden brown is out: grilled cheese, quesadillas, and of course, pancakes. If you don’t like them slightly charred, you don’t want me making them. That’s why I’m super excited about this recipe that we’ve been making for quick and easy back-to-school breakfasts – Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes.
25 Simple Crock Pot Soups, Stews, Chilis and Comfort Foods for Fall and Winter.
On a brisk fall or winter day, there is nothing quite like the feeling of coming home to the aroma of dinner in the crockpot, ready to serve. From hearty soups, stews and chili, to pastas and your favorite beef and chicken comfort foods, I’ve got 25 easy slow cooker recipes for fall – and you’ll want to try them all!
The delicious sweet taste of almond pound cake balanced with the slightly tart red and blue berries make this red white and blue almond trifle recipe a showstopper at your Independence Day gathering!
Today I’m sharing my favorite EVER strawberry shortcake recipe…with a twist. This Fourth of July, wow your potluck guests with this Red, White and Blue Almond Pound Cake Trifle.
This post, my summer routine as a work from home mom, is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last year, I wrote a post my daily routine as a work from home mom. I was a little surprised by how many of you were interested in the ins and outs of my typical day. Because my children are all school age, that routine changes significantly in the summer! Today I’m going to share my summer routine as a work from home mom.
This rich & creamy Avocado Egg Salad makes the perfect side dish or protein-packed lunch. Even better – it’s low carb, Keto- & Paleo-friendly.
Low Carb, Keto-Friendly Egg Salad with Avocados
A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe. All opinions are mine alone.
Is anyone else out there sticking with their healthy eating resolutions for the year? I’m a little behind the ball and just starting to make improvements to my diet. I tend to get really bored when I try to eat healthier, so I’m constantly trying to switch things up. Today, I’m super excited to share my latest healthy recipe – an amazing Avocado Egg Salad.
The Avocado Egg Salad is a rich, creamy recipe that’s perfect as a side dish, or for a protein-packed lunch.
A big thank you to Chicken of the Sea for partnering with me on this post about my daily routine as a work from home mom. All opinions are my own.
Earlier this year I posted about all the ways I make a full-time income from home, and ever since then I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I make it all work. As it turns out, there are many of you who feel the same way I do about wanting to do it all – work from home while being more present for family.
I’ll be honest – it’s been a nutty year of trying lots of new things and trying to balance it all, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. (…Unless being independently wealthy was on the table…then I’d totally take that.)
Today I’m sharing my daily routine as a work from home mom – which, as you’ll read, changes every single day.
What does my daily routine look like?
4:00 a.m.: Alarm goes off. Nope – not a typo!
I get dressed, make myself look (somewhat) presentable, grab a quick cup of coffee and head to my office to prepare for the first appointment of the day.
4:30 a.m.: Begin my morning side hustle: teaching ESL classes online. I love this work because it it’s fun and stress-free, and gives me the consistency I don’t always have with freelancing and blogging.
7:30 a.m.: Help my kids with the last of their morning routines, like brushing hair, signing forms, and packing lunches.