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Balance Your Plate with Stouffer’s Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. We are a family constantly on the go. My kids LOVE lasagna, but taking the time to put it together PLUS sides is not something I always […]

Salted Caramel Coconut Bars

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but my all time favorite dessert item is caramel. It doesn’t even have to be in dessert. Put it in coffee, on my apples, on a spoon…. This is a recipe for Salted Caramel Coconut Bars and it is a nice bar that can be served as dessert or with […]

Banana Bread Oatmeal Recipe

I know there are a lot of people out there that eat oatmeal every day. You don’t want your oatmeal to get boring so I wanted to give you a way to spruce up your morning breakfast and make it delicious with Banana Bread Oatmeal. My summer mornings seem to be busier in the summer […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

It’s summer and it’s finally gotten hot around here in Chicago. I want to stay inside where it’s nice and cool and just eat ice cream all day long. I won’t, obviously, but I want to! This summer has been super busy for our family. Our nights are finally winding down a little since the […]

Gluten Free Cheesy Pasta with Chicken Sausage

My diet is going through a mandatory change right now due to my baby having horrible eczema. One of the things I first tackled was going gluten free. Unfortunately, the next hurdle will be going dairy free. That is going to be very, very hard for me, because one of my favorite foods is cheese! […]

Vegan Desserts You Have To Try

People assume vegan desserts are tasteless since they don’t have the dairy products that are in most desserts. However, vegan desserts are just as delicious, if not more delicious, than traditional desserts. Here are some amazing vegan desserts that you need to try. Peanut Butter Fudge Fudge is a dessert that anyone can enjoy. It’s […]

Minnie’s Pink Popcorn Recipe Get Cooking with Mickey & Friends Allergy-Friendly Cookbook Review

One thing Walt Disney World does well is make sure that there are allergy friendly foods for everyone that needs them to eat. One of the gifts that Disney gave us was a Get Cooking with Mickey & Friends Allergy Friendly Cookbook. We picked out one of the easiest recipes in the book to give […]

Celebrate Spring with Dirt Pudding

Do you know what Sunday is? Besides my birthday (and my husband’s) it’s the first day of Spring! Hooray! Time to let the kids outside to play during the day without bundling up in 20 layers. Reading our family reading out on the porch. Letting Quinn run and play in the backyard where she loves […]

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Here it is the middle of February and I am dreaming of spring and summer. I’m tired of being cold here in the midwest! I’m dreaming of days when the kids can go out and play so I can have some quiet in my house. As a homeschool mom, I don’t get silence very often. […]

New Ways to Enjoy a Black Bean Burger

Who says you have to make a hamburger out of only the most traditional ingredients? And who says a health-conscious black bean burger has to lack in flavor, in creativity, in wow? Truth be told, the culinary possibilities for a black bean burger are just as rich and just as diverse as for a conventional […]

Date Night at Home

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly. I have five kids now, one being a one month old… a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner isn’t something I can see happening outside the house this year. Instead we will be having a date night at home. There are so many ways to enjoy a nice meal at home when you […]

Decorated Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Christmas may be over, but Christmas break isn’t. I’m sure your kids aren’t saying “I’m bored” yet, because of all the cool presents they got. Maybe you want to do something fun as a family, though. Maybe you just want to get your kids to unplug from whatever video game they’ve been playing for the […]

Easy No Carb Sausage and Egg “Muffin” Recipe

One thing I’ve eaten a LOT of since finding out I have gestational diabetes is EGGS! I eat eggs every day for breakfast and it’s becoming challenging to find new ways to eat them. When I make fried eggs for some reason I don’t like the whites. I can eat scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, […]

Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes for Cook for the Cure #10000cupcakes

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month hh gregg and KitchenAid have teamed up to raise awareness with their #10000Cupcakes campaign. During the month of October, KitchenAid will donate $1 for every original picture of a cupcake shared on Twitter or Instagram, up to $10,000. Make sure you use the hashtags #10000Cupcakes […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Stuffed Crust Pizza

This is a guest post brought to you by Samantha Schultz: Samantha Schultz writes about all things life and parenthood on her blog, The Peanuts Gang. With two boys (Charlie & Jack) and a high school sweetheart hubby, they experience the adventures of this crazed life – sharing along the way. She and her family […]