Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad


It's about that time and season that I go a little crazy for buffalo wing recipes.  It always happens when football season rolls around.  It's not the girliest of foods, but I love wings and all things with buffalo wing sauce in them, on them, or to dip in.  And for some reason, football just screams buffalo wing time.  Am I right or am I right?  It's kind of funny that … [Read more...]

Honey Almond Chicken


 A great meal on a busy week night, this Honey Almond Chicken only requires three ingredients~ honey, almonds, and chicken!  I usually like to have some sort of meal plan for the week when Monday rolls around, but this summer was the summer of no plan, like ever.  I flew by the seat of my pants, ran to the grocery store several times a week, or just boycotted dinner altogether … [Read more...]

Honey-Lime Chicken & Quinoa Enchilada Casserole


When Brett and I were first married, my mom's chicken enchilada casserole was a staple for us.  Brett was playing football and was trying to gain weight.  I figured a giant pan of creamy, chicken enchilada casserole once a week would help.  You know, served with some chips and guacamole {and followed up with a giant pan of brownies!}  It was one of the few meals I could cook … [Read more...]

Oat and Honey Pancakes {with simple honey butter syrup}


My kiddo doesn't start school until after Labor Day  so we've still got a few weeks left to soak up summer.  I know a lot of you though, are in full-swing back-to-school mode (wah-wah).   These Oat and Honey Pancakes are the perfect way to start the school day!  Thick and fluffy, made with whole wheat and white flour, oats, and sweetened with honey . My kids love them, and I … [Read more...]

S’moreo Rice Krispie Treats


I shared this recipe over at I Heart Naptime's Hello Summer event a couple of weeks ago.   My sweet tooth has been playing weird games on me lately.  Things I don't typically crave, I can't seem to get enough of lately.  Like Cap'n Crunch cereal at 10:00 at night, and pans and pans of rice krispie treats.    I blame pregnancy.  As I draw near the end, I'm pulling an … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheesy Avocado Sourdough Bread


Last night at 11pm I sat staring at my computer screen not really knowing what to say about this bread, other than "THIS STUFF IS AMAZING AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO MAKE IT!"  I sat there on the couch, staring at the blank screen until I fell asleep.  I woke up this morning and my husband apparently decided to give me a free pass and write my post for me (which I have now edited, but thank … [Read more...]

Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich {CA Strawberries Farm Tour}


I am completely in love with this grilled cheese sandwich.  Fresh strawberry slices, gooey brie cheese, and a little basil,  melted in between two thick, crusty slices of sourdough.  With a little balsamic glaze on top. Just drool over it for a minute...  A few weeks ago I jumped on a quick flight to Santa Cruz, Ca to spend a day-and-a-half in what we called … [Read more...]

Orange Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs


Sunday  we had the missionaries from our church over for dinner.  Since we are boycotting the oven as much as we can right now, we decided to try a new grilled chicken recipe.  It was a little risky trying something new when guests were coming, but we went for it...without a backup plan.  Grilled chicken drenched in a sticky, orange balsamic glaze just sounded too good! … [Read more...]

Easy Parmesan Buttered Egg Noodles


Every once and a while, everyone needs some buttered noodles in their life.   And truth be told, I loved buttered noodles as a kid (and apparently still do~it had just been a while).  I'd ask to skip the spaghetti sauce and just drench my noodles in butter with a little bit of  cheese and salt and pepper.   Which basically requires no recipe, it's butter and noodles people!! … [Read more...]

Tips for Helping Kids Choose Healthy Snacks & Lunches


Whether it's snacking and eating at home, eating in the car on a road trip, or packing a lunch for school or the park, getting my kids to eat healthy has been a challenge in the past.  But like with all parenting challenges, we get a little bit wiser as our kids get a little bit older.  We figure out what works for them (unfortunately sometimes it's different for each of child) and we … [Read more...]

Cookies n Cream Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake


This post is sponsored by KRAFT and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.   Is anyone else melting this summer? Like the ice cream in this cheesecake↑↑?!   I'm literally melting over here...we are trying to avoid turning the ancient A/C unit on in our house and it might be the death of me.   And yes, you heard me--there's Cookies n Cream ice cream in this cheesecake.  It's a … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats


Our new neighborhood has a slightly older feel to it.  Okay, I'll just be honest, it is old.  The houses are older and the people are older.  Our young ;), loud, energetic family has disrupted the quiet, peaceful feel of the place.  The houses are close together and everyone leaves their windows open, so the screaming tantrums my two year old occasionally throws, and the … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Strawberry Chicken Kabobs


If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed last week I was in Santa Cruz, CA for an event with the California Strawberries Commission.  More on the trip later, but you guys, we ate so much good food that revolved around or incorporated strawberries (as you might expect).  I loved it!  I've been racking my brain with more ways to incorporate strawberries into some … [Read more...]

$100 Gift Card to PinkBlush Maternity

Pink Blush Giveaway Final

I've got such a fun giveaway for you today! $100  to spend at  Pink Blush Maternity!! Not only do they have a maternity line, but they have a regular women's line too (so this is for everyone!)  Everything is cute, comfy and affordable!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win!!    One of my least favorite things about being pregnant is getting dressed … [Read more...]