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Flavored Creamer Cubes

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine. Have your kids gone back to school yet?  Did you just want to high five me when you said yes?!  I know I certainly did!  It’s taken us a little bit to get used to the schedule and there were definitely some feelings of anxiety that we needed to get …continue reading


Ham and Cheese Pockets

Ham and Cheese Pockets are a home made, easy to assemble take on the freezer favorite. Filled with honey ham, cheese and mustard. If you love an easy recipe for dinner raise your hand!! I am always on the look out for something quick but delicious to make during the week. 

Tex Mex Egg Rolls

Tex Mex Egg Rolls are a delicious appetizer or meal. Filled with beef, cheese and chili spices, these rolls are a winner.  Can you believe it is September already?! That means football season is here! One of our favorite fall activities is hanging out watching the games. We love getting together with family and friends and enjoying game day food while our favorite team is playing. 

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day   It seems that everywhere you turn, health and wellness experts are telling you to eat more fruits and vegetables. You totally get it, and you know that fruits and vegetables are important!

Banana Snack Cake

Banana Snack Cake is a delicious banana cake topped with a fudge like brown sugar frosting.  We love bananas in our house. Typically they don’t last more than a few days because the kids eat them so fast. Occasionally I get lucky and have a few that stick around and get nice and ripe. This is the perfect time to use them for baking! 

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


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

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