Bath “Fizzies”

Yeah, so not exactly a food.. but a recipe nonetheless. We don’t call them bath bombs in our house cause that seems too severe for a 3 year old and 1 year old? Probably silly, but anyway.. on to the recipe that we used. LV loves making these and gets really excited for bath time…

Chicken Teriyaki (pressure cooker)

As a working mom (gosh, sometimes I still don’t feel like I’m mature enough to be able to say that, but other days I feel so old🙃) the pressure cooker is my best friend. Here’s another recipe to share based on one shared by Well Plated blog. You can use any pressure cooker here. I…

BBQ Chicken Grilled Naan Pizza

As you all know, I’m always looking for new, fast, weeknight meals that the whole family loves. The other day, a Fine Cooking subscription showed up in my mailbox (so if you bought it for me, thank you!) One of the recipes in there looked good and my 3 year old pointed to it and…

Reusable “Paper” Towels

I recently have become more conscious of the environment and what I can do to try to limit waste and use of resources. I’ve been trying to do this for a while now, but for some reason, my brain feels necessary to add just one more thing to my plate to think about during a…

Spiced Chicken with Pear/Cherry Chutney

You would think that with everything basically closed during COVID-19 Stay-At Home orders, we would have more time to make dinner. That is NOT the case. Basically the kiddos are climbing the walls and take more of our energy than ever… so I am continually looking for recipes that don’t require a lot of babysitting…

Skinny Chicken Parm aka "Pizza Chicken"

Want an easy weeknight dinner that is delicious with very little effort? This is for you! The hardest thing to do is to remember to thaw the chicken breasts the day before so they are ready to go. In this recipe the chicken is baked, not fried, hence, “Skinny”. And, since LV wouldn’t eat anything…

Cinnamon Honey Wheat Bread

COVID-19, because of you, the bread shelves at Costco were bare. Usually I make sourdough bread each week, but that is more of a crusty loaf and we needed sandwich bread. So, as a stress reliever, I resorted to making a new recipe in my machine. Also, it’s so freaking easy, just dump the stuff…

Shortbread cookies

Oh, COVID-19. You are stressing me out. What do I do when I am stressed – eat and cook! You know, stressed is desserts backwards. One of my fave desserts is shortbread cookies. I have two recipes I have tried recently. One is tried and true – “Panera Copycat” recipe and the other is a…

Baked Apple Oatmeal

About 2 weekends ago, we went apple picking. This is a yearly tradition in my family and I love it. This year it was super hot on the day we went and I was about 39 weeks pregnant so it didn’t much feel like fall, but we got good apples nonetheless. Then we had to…

Buttermilk Pancakes

I love good breakfast foods. A well made buttermilk pancake is no exception. Usually, when we make pancakes at home we just use a mix, but sometimes, for fun (and when we have leftover buttermilk) I make the good ones. I’ve tried a few recipes but the one I like best is from Fine Cooking…