Homemade Burger Buns

Lately, grocery stores have been a game of hide and seek, or a scavenger hunt when it comes to trying to find specific items, especially baked goods. One of the dinners I had planned included burger buns, which happened to be one of the out of stock items, of course! So I searched all over…

Shrimp and Grits Chowder

Our family loves hearty soups and chowders in the Fall. Belly warming one-pot meals are my jam, if y’all haven’t quite noticed. So, I was hoping to make a yummy shrimp and corn chowder, but realized we had no corn. No canned corn… frozen corn… fresh corn on the cob… NADA! And I already had…

Let’s Eat! 2 Week mealplan

Here’s my 14 day meal plan consisting of mostly organic / “clean-ish” eating options. This feeds a family of 5-6 (sometimes with leftovers depending on how hungry everyone is!). My goal is to get the cost down, but this currently totals around $250 (shopping mostly sale items and/or using cartwheel coupons when shopping at Target)….

One-Pot Veggie Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I adore one-pot meals.  Dishes pile continuously throughout the day in my home, so I’m always looking to create less mess when it comes to cooking dinner.  Hallelujah for one-pot meals.  Really, they’re a life-safer for this crazy-busy momma!  Here’s a favorite for us, and thankfully it doesn’t take too many ingredients (or dishes, yay!)…

Individual BBQ Chicken Pizzas

It may be Winter, but in California we have days that feel like Spring or Summer that like to pop up when it’s suppose to be chilly.  On these warmer days, I like to make lighter meals.  Here’s a quick dish that everyone in my house loves.  Individual BBQ chicken pizzas made with Naan bread….

Heavenly Mac N Cheese

Who didn’t love macaroni and cheese growing up?  The ooey gooey, warm, cheesy goodness that many of us looked forward to as an after school snack.  I still grab a bowl when I make it for my kiddos.  Here’s a more decadent, sophisticated, if you must version on this childhood classic.  I call it Heavenly Mac…

Eggplant Rigatoni Pasta Bake

I was at the store, stumped on what to make for dinners this week. I feel like I’ve tried a ton of different things from Pinterest, and my family is somewhat bored of the same things on repeat. Luckily, I found a ‘yummy – sounding’ eggplant spread at Trader Joe’s and thought “hmmmm, this might…