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 Fall Feast

When I think of Fall I think of harvested vegetables and warm filling dishes.  I think this is one of those recipes that incorporates salty and sweet notes in a flavorfully filling dish.  And the fact that it can be combined in one pot and brought to the table to be served is even more incentive for…

Super Moist Banana Bread With Chunks of Dark Chocolate

I had a couple of bananas on their last day of survival before making it to the trash.  Spotted brown and slightly softened, the only way to enjoy these babies were in a bread.  I’ve been stuck home treating an asthmatic child and haven’t made it to the grocery store in 3 days!  Thankfully, this…

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…

Ranch Turkey Roll Ups

Winter break came and went like a flash of lightning.  Still trying to get back into the groove of things.  Along with getting back on schedule I’m also trying to get my freezer stocked for the rest of the school year. My kids are not so much “into” pb & j sandwiches, so it’s a challenge to think…

Creamy White Chicken Lasagna

I’m all about warm, filling meals, especially the one-pot kind that require little clean up! This yummy chicken lasagna isn’t only hearty and delicious, but filled with healthy ingredients that your entire family will gobble right up. Try out this twist on the classic red lasagna, and you might even enjoy it more! What you’ll need:…

Anything but Sandwiches… kid-tested, mom-approved

Unfortunately for me, my kiddos aren’t really into sandwiches (yay, they make it so easy, right ?!?!?) So I’ll post a few lunches that are “kid approved.” Here are some examples of non-sandwich lunches that I’ve been given the “thumbs up” of approval on. Note:  Many of these can be made in bulk and frozen…