When it comes to lunches - there are some must have supplies to get the job done! Today I've compiled a list of items that will make your lunch packing quick and easy. The image below is clickable - so if you're interested in one of these items it will take you to the amazon listing with all the details.Now that most everyone has started school, or is about to - it's time to talk school lunch! I grew up eating hot school lunch and I loved it! But school lunch just isn't what it used to . . .
I have typically fixed up a protein smoothie for breakfast. They are quick, easy and packed with good stuff. This peach cobbler smoothie has become one of our most popular smoothie recipes. I love it every morning! It is my go-to and I'm full until lunch. Pour it in a cup, drop the kids to school, and off to errands.The Peaches I always love to use peaches that are extra sweet so that my flavor is incredible. If you can during peach season buy extra wash and slice, then freeze in a single . . .
Who else struggles with breakfast!? I am ALWAYS rushed in the morning, so my go-to breakfast is always a shake. I've come up with some fun, tasty recipes over the years - and so I thought I'd share one of my staples today - this chocolate coconut protein shake - it tastes just like an almond joy.Start The Day Off Right with this Chocolate Coconut Protein Shake With all of the processed foods these days I like to start off the day with something that is good for me, so I find a breakfast . . .
As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday. I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles. So it's only appropriate to have funfetti-inspired birthday cake cookies!Bet You Can't Eat Just One! My husband loved these little babies! They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. Serve alongside a tall class of milk. Bet you can't eat . . .
During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic.Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
Today I want to chat about WATER! The source of life. I am actually a water lover. I enjoy a nice big glass of ice water almost as much as a nice big glass of Diet Coke. But let's face it - sometimes it gets boring. Flavored sparkling water is a big trend right now, but I'm here to tell you that making your own still, infused water is just as good, if not better than those expensive canned waters.Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottle Waste Today we've teamed up with Dopper to bring water . . .
LABOR DAY SALE!! This weekend we are selling our Farmers Market tote for only $14.99 + FREE Shipping!!CLICK HERE FOR SHOPThis large bag is very durable, practical and perfect for every busy mom and shopper. For errands, church, shopping, beach trips, pool days, picnics and play dates. We're always carrying a million things. Jute totes have become a staple in my home. They can hold up against the worst of it, but they're never lined, never have pocket and the handles often break!! So we . . .
Have I ever told you that I hate tomatoes and onions? I'm sure I have. Because of this aversion I have always steered clear of the classic seven layer dip, but as I've gotten older I've become a little braver and now eat some dishes with tomato and onion. When I tasted seven layer dip I was floored and I loved it! How could I love tomatoes? I don't know, but I know that seven layer dip is about as delicious as it comes.Crunchmaster This past March, Des and I were able to attend Expo . . .
I've been looking forward to this post for a while now! We were invited to share in the excitement of Martha Stewart's 7th season of Martha Bakes on PBS and give you a peek at one of her recipes - this Cranberry Tart. I don't know about you but aside from my mother's kitchen, I learned to cook from TV! I've spent many days watching various food celebrities whip up desserts and dinners. Watching the process and learning techniques has transformed my own culinary skills.I'm so looking forward . . .
I can still remember the first time I ate a fish taco. It sounded terrible. I was resistant to try it. I was 14 years old, and I had traveled to San Diego, CA to visit my aunt. She picked me up from the airport and insisted we stop at Rubio's. All I can say is that it was love at first bite. Years later I moved to San Diego to attend college, and stayed in southern California for nearly 15 years. Rubio's was a staple. My husband would pick it up every Saturday - and fish tacos were . . .
My little 4 year old has been begging me non-stop to make pigs-in-a-blanket. To which I normally would insert a nasty-face emoji. I REALLY don't like those cresent rolls in a can and hot dogs. But he asked every single day, a few times a pigs in a blanket. We chose to make them homemade. Homemade dough, our choice of healthy organic hotdogs, and a homemade pigs-in-a-blanket sauce! Gah. They are SO SO good and ridiculously easy. They will be out of the oven within 30 minutes.Start by making . . .
I LOVE IKEA. I know I am not alone in this love affair either! Walking through their expertly designed mini-rooms, eating their meatballs, roaming the downstairs for all the possible-knick knacks you could ever possibly need! And the prices are great! However, I know how overwhelming IKEA can be. There is SO much stuff...it would take hoooours to wander through every nook and cranny. I know I'm probably missing some good stuff. I put together some of our favorite IKEA kitchen must haves! and I . . .