Recipe of the Week (Superbowl Edition) - Hot Corn Dip

Tomorrow is Superbowl XLIX and everyone and their mother is going to be watching the game. The Seattle Seahawks will battle the New England Patriots for the trophy and bragging rights.Even though I am a huge New York Giants fan, I still love a good football game. Our friends, Theresa and Steve, will be hosting a Superbowl Party with all of my husband’s friends and I offered to make an appetizer for the event....more

Pineapple Mango Smoothie Surprise (Spoiler alert: it's red lentils)

Smoothies aren’t exactly the stuff of leisurely breakfasts.They are quick to put together and gulp down on rushed mornings, but unfortunately, they aren’t always great for keeping the fires stoked until lunch time. Yogurt and fruit are very nice, but they don’t fill a person up.Enter lentils....more

Juicy Meat In A Golden Potato Pot Pie

The first time I attempted this dish was almost… *gasp*… twenty years ago....more

French Onion Soup Burgers

So I know when you think of a nice big fat juicy burger you think of summer and firing up your grill so you an keep your kitchen clean… or you think of heading to the closest burger place to let them do the hard work.Not any more my friends!This burger is SO simple to make and absolutely delicious. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of work your burger craving will be cured and you’ll be eating the juiciest burger you’ve ever tasted....more

After School Snack Ideas

I don't know about you but once Monday through Friday hits I know I have to be prepared for those "after school snacks." My sweet little girls turn into hungry little tigers once school is let out. Coming up with different and fun snacks daily can get repetitive at times. Do you often catch yourself preparing the same snacks at times?To keep things from getting repetitive and boring here is a fun after school snack that you can add with just about anything. Or even literally dip with just about anything. You may even just want a little taste on a spoon....seriously....more

Jalapeno Cornbread Boats

So my youngest who is four LOVES jalapeños!!!! I know it's crazy but it's true!!! My father pickles them and Liam loves to eat them right out of the jar. He even puts them on his sandwiches!!! So I am always trying to  think of new ways to make dishes with jalapeños!...more

Nibble Tray || A Fun + Easy Toddler Lunch

Nibble Tray || A Fun + Easy Toddler Lunch  Lunch is always the hardest meal for me.  We don't tend to have many leftovers and I'm not a huge fan of lunch myself so its pretty much a daily challenge.  I tend to make Olivia deconstructed sandwiches or cheese, crackers, and some sort of fruit or vegetable....more

The best muffins ever!

No kidding!These are the best muffins on this planet.Filled with apples,oozing caramel and topped with buttery crumble :)...more

10 Minute Leftover Fried Rice

On Monday and Tuesday of this week we were supposed to get a Nor’easter, a blizzard, the SNOW STORM OF THE CENTURY. All the facebook statuses were about the impending doom of a storm, and I imagine all the weather channel statuses were also about the 2 feet of snow we were supposed to get. I wasn’t too concerned about the weather, and I mostly looked for gems like this on my facebook while ignoring all the weather updates. I’m not sure why, but Aldo and I both found this video so hilarious: ...more

Healthy Super Bowl App: Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip

Making healthy decisions doesn’t have to be boring. The next time a party (oh, hey Super Bowl!) calls for a dip, consider this skinny Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. It has the perfect balance of savoriness and crunch. Crowds will rave, stomachs will be happy and your waistline will thank you....more