Homemade Pizza Sauce

Bradley's favorite thing to do (by far) is play with his toy kitchen and pretend to cook us food. When he wakes up in the morning, the first thing he asks is to go downstairs and cook, so I find it super important to let him help me out in the kitchen wherever he can. It's fun for both of us and is a good tool to teach him healthy eating habits!...more

Asian Beef Stir-Fry with Mushrooms and Snow Peas

Are you trying to start the New Year off right…beginning with a healthy diet? Stir-fry recipes are the way to go if that's what you're aiming for. Just pick a protein and a ton of vegetables, and you've got yourself a filling and health-conscious meal ....more

Slow Cooker Brisket with Brown Gravy

Pardon the picture (getting dark at 4:30pm does NOTHING for my dinner pictures), but I just had to share this recipe with you. I love simple slow cooker recipes that taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. The hardest part of this recipe was spending 10 minutes searing the beef (if you even count that hard) ....more

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Okay, so we definitely have a new favorite soup..and it's made in the slow cooker! All of the ingredients are pretty much pantry staples. I was able to make this super last minute because I just happened to have everything on hand ....more

Favorite Chocolate Cream Pie

This is our new go-to Chocolate Cream Pie. It's rich and creamy because of the sweetened condensed milk, which also gives it a sweet, rich flavor. I could eat it straight from the can, so you know I was all about putting it in this pie! ...more

Festive Roasted Vegetables (Gluten-Free)

Not only do I love this recipe because it's really easy (my two-year-old helped with almost every step) and spiced perfectly, but it's a perfect make-ahead dish. It's great both fresh out of the oven or at room temperature, so you can make it earlier in the day and just let it sit out until you're ready to serve it…totally ideal for Christmas day! The mix of vegetables will...more

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Bradley likes a lot of things, but he goes weeks at a time where he prefers one particular thing more than other things. The past few weeks he's been asking for oatmeal for breakfast, and while I usually give him a low sugar oatmeal that's filled with fruit, once in a while I like to give him something special. Making this sweetened version was partly for him, and partly for his pregnant mom ....more

Jalapeño Roasted Chicken with Broccolini

I know ham is the traditional protein served on Christmas day, but if you want to switch things up a bit I suggest trying out roasted chicken! It's super moist and delicious, not to mention it is extremely easy to make. This version is a little spicy from the jalapeño (but not too bad since the seeds are removed) and it's paired with deliciously moist roasted broccolini ....more


I'm currently at the hospital getting induced and getting ready to meet our little girl!! YAY! I've set up some posts for you all until I get back at it, but until then…ENJOY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!! ...more

Cheesy Veggie-Packed Baked Farfalle

The past few months I have been stocking up our freezer in anticipation of baby girl's arrival, and that usually means doubling what we're eating for dinner and freezing half of it. Pasta dishes and casseroles work great when freezing, and this recipe fits both criteria. It contains a lot of vegetables, and I opted for turkey sausage instead of pork sausage to save some calories ....more