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Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese

Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious twist on a classic. Easy homemade cheese sauce mixed with green chilies and pasta. Topped with pico de gallo.  Green chili macaroni and cheese has become a favorite in our house. My family loves comfort food, the kind that warms your soul when you take a bite. Mac and cheese is one of our go-to comfort foods and that is why we …continue reading

Tortellini and Sausage

Cheese filled pasta in a cheesy tomato sauce. This Tortellini and Sausage is one my family’s favorite meals, even the kids ate up this recipe! Tortellini and Sausage   Things change in the kitchen after being a mom. My boys are pretty good eaters but they have their picky moments and food they just will not eat. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that usually work with them …continue reading

Back to School Photo Ideas

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you believe back to school is in full gear?  My girls and my nephews are just as ready as I am to get back.  We usually do the traditional back to school photos with their name, age and grade, but this year I decided we needed to step our …continue reading

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Family Dinner Conversation Starter Printables

Family Dinner Conversation Starter Printables Family dinner conversation seems to be a thing of the past. No more! Let’s make it our mission to bring back eating dinner at the table, talking with our family members and connect at the end of the busy day. Our Family Conversation Starter printables are the perfect way to do just that. On a driving vacation this summer I brought along a travel journal …continue reading

Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (with Essential Oils!)

This warming Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate recipe uses a combination of hazelnut butter with cinnamon bark and nutmeg essential oils to create a creamy and healthy treat! Spiced Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (With Essential Oils!) Is anyone else getting so excited that fall is around the corner?! One thing I love most about the cooler weather is enjoying delicious seasonal foods and drinks like hot cocoa, addictive pumpkin spice lattes, or …continue reading

Skinny Taco Salad Bowl

Skinny Taco Salad Bowl Hey Jenny thanks for sharing another yummy recipe from Bowl Me Over, I appreciate the opportunity to stop by! Today I want to share with you one of our go-to meals – a Skinny Taco Salad Bowl. I love this meal, it’s one we enjoy here at the house all the time! Fresno is well known for having GREAT Mexican food! But if you’re like me, …continue reading

Blissful Mediterranean Quiche

Summer is for spending time with family, traveling, relaxing by the pool and this blissful Mediterranean quiche! We are all about simple, easy, healthy food. (Beautiful colors and presentation are a bonus!) This mediterranean quiche is all that and more. To make this quiche, you will need a red onion, one red bell pepper, a clove of garlic, a large and juicy tomato, one medium zucchini, 7 mint leaves, 1 …continue reading

Carpet Cleaning Solutions

This post has been sponsored by Stanley Steemer, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   When you have a busy household that includes children and pets, you absolutely need to have go-to Carpet Cleaning Solutions that can get your through the day.  I say day because it can be a day to day struggle to keep the carpet clean between muddy paws and goldfish cracker crumbs.   When we …continue reading

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Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce is a classic middle-eastern vegetable side dish. Green beans, onions, and seasonings are simmered in a delicious tomato sauce! Syrian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce are the perfect easy side dish for nearly any meal! Serve these with chicken, fish, or steak and you have a delicious, well rounded meal! Growing up, we ate traditional middle eastern foods frequently, but when you are young, …continue reading

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Peach Bundt Cake

Moist, flavorful, cake filled with fresh, ripe peaches and a sugary crust. The perfect dessert for summer. Peach Bundt Cake Living here in Georgia, we always have peaches in our house during the summer. There is nothing better than a ripe, juicy peach on a summer day. There are so many ways to use this delicious fruit like peach melba parfaits , peach nectar bars and peach honey bbq ribs. …continue reading

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Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups

Sweet fruit rolled with cream cheese and cooked like French Toast. I love these simple and sweet Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups, and they are a huge hit for breakfast! Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups Breakfast recipes are my favorite, but early mornings are my least favorite. Simple breakfast are a must because who wants to get up extra early to cook? Not me! I made Strawberry French Toast Roll …continue reading

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Self Care & Better Health Without Guilt- A Guide For Mothers

Ah, summer. The days are long, the nights are short, and the parties never seem to end. In fact, as a mother, summer might possibly be one of the busiest times for your family. Dropping kids off at camps, making endless summer plans, going on trips, and trying to find a way to keep everyone cool, fed, and entertained. It’s so exciting and exhausting all at the same time. Self …continue reading

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