A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have ...more

We've Been Making French Fries Wrong

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only once with very little hands-on effort would result in magically crisp-tender fries—and use about a third less oil! ...more

Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed  ...more

Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Summer Peach Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Mariah and I kinda consider ourselves cupcake experts. And yes, that's totally a real thing....more
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5 Food Mistakes I No Longer Make

These 5 food products used to be a regular part of my diet, but I gave them the boot. What do you think happened next? Spoiler alert: I'm 20 pounds lighter, but more on that later. A favorite saying in the health and wellness community is "know better, do better." I think that pretty much sums it up. Obviously most of us want to be healthy and to make better choices, but sometimes we don't know where to start, or worse, we don't know what we don't know. So for those of you who are looking to make some small (and easy!) dietary changes, this post is for you. I hope it helps you reach your goals, or at least makes you think a little harder about what makes it into that grocery cart. ...more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Farmers Market Experience

I really love farmers markets, but I haven't always known how best to shop them. If you're like me, this list of how to get the most out of your farmers market experience might come in handy. Check out my four best tips! ...more

Something Saturdays (8/29/15)

I am a lucky lucky lady! I got sent some fantastic, all natural, beauty products from...more

Favorite Snaps from Sarah’s Wedding!

Happy Saturday, bakers! Doing anything fun this weekend? While I’m finalizing some book tour details, I want to share some super special photos with ya ....more

The Ultimate Pinterest Party!

News about The Ultimate Pinterest Party! Last week we had several pins that received many re-pins! Thank you for remembering to re-pin ....more

Meatball Sliders with Peppers & Onions + Crock-Pot Giveaway!

Get dinner on the table fast with these simple yet delicious Meatball Sliders with Peppers and Onions! Loved by adults just as much as kids. It's only the first week of school and the schedule is already packed! ...more

Weekly Meal Plan for August 31 - September 6

Happy Saturday! This week's meal plan is filled with so much deliciousness: Smoked Ribs, Lemon Butter Chicken, Baked Spaghetti Lasagna, Green Goddess Grilled Cheese, Beef, Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas, Slow-Cooker Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa, Fig and Honey Fruit Salad, Southwestern Corn Salad, Chocolate Mousse Brownies, and Apple Cake with Streusel Topping....more

Sweet or Savory Tea Ring

Simple Tea Ring Make It Sweet or Savory This family favorite can be made just about anytime. The second rising can be delayed by refrigerating over-night (up to 24 hours) for an early morning breakfast addition or a dinner time pleaser. Cinnamon Pecan this time! ...more

Weekly Meal Plan Week 7

Weekly Meal Plan Week 7 – 10 top bloggers bringing you 6 dinner recipes, 2 side dishes and 2 desserts to make a quick, easy, and delicious week! We made it through our first week of school....more

Patchouli Posing for Caturday!

A few photos of our tuxedo cat, Patchouli....more

Weekly Family Menu – Week 5

Happy Saturday y’all! What are the plans? I’m not doing...more