Food

Vegan Happy Trails Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Happy Trails Chocolate Chip Cookies

My daughter frequently asks if we can make chocolate chip cookies and I frequently agree because I’m weak. I have always been challenged to make them a little healthier without sacrificing taste, but I landed on this recipe that my dairy-loving husband loves just as […]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This is one of my favorite chili recipes adapted from Real Simple magazine’s recipe. Just add all ingredients to the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot and cook for 4 hours. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 (14 oz.) cans fire roasted tomatoes […]

Moroccan Fall Feast

Moroccan Fall Feast

Last night we had family in town from Kentucky and Colorado for a pre-Thanksgiving gathering. We took pictures at the Creeper Trail before the meal so we needed to have an easy meal ready for later. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice anything, […]

Za’atar Chicken Casserole

Za’atar Chicken Casserole

New moms have a lot of adjustments in the first couple of months. With my first baby, I was completely unprepared with meals. I never had made a freezer meal in my life, and seldom used my crockpot. Thankfully, we had an awesome community that […]

My Favorite Subscription Boxes as a SAHM

My Favorite Subscription Boxes as a SAHM

I love subscription boxes for two primary reasons. First of all, our family lives far from stores that offer a variety of items, and secondly, it’s really difficult to shop with a baby and a toddler. We have tried meal and snack boxes, date night […]

Travel Snacks

Travel Snacks

After traveling a lot in my 30-something years of life, the one thing that I feel like I’m an expert in would be travel snacks. Will it melt? Will it get soggy? Will it get crumbly? Will my child eat it? I’m not always sure […]

2 Simple Ways to Flavor Your Zoodles

2 Simple Ways to Flavor Your Zoodles

I love my zoodler and wanted to share my two favorite recipes for an easy night of zoodles. Zucchini noodles with marinara sauce and meatballs Zoodle approximately 3 medium sized zucchini Marinara Sauce 28 oz can crushed fire roasted tomatoes 1 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon thyme few […]

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash

I just had a blog published for the first time ever. The permanence and vulnerability of it is a bit terrifying, but also exciting. I wrote it in less than an hour for a mom’s network and I wish I had taken more time to […]

No Filter Added

No Filter Added

(reposted from Hello Dearest) ***Just one more note about the recipe at the bottom. If you want to skip making it pretty, half the recipe and pour icing on a 9 x 13 sheet cake. The grass is greener on the other side, especially behind […]

Kale, brussel sprout & berry salad

Kale, brussel sprout & berry salad

It’s another pajama day at our house. My little guy has a cough and my toddler girl is continuing to practice on the potty. We are dreaming of sunny days, playing puzzles and discussing how the garbage man is not scary. I wrecked myself pretty […]