Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Since returning to work, I have been seriously trying to up my lunch game. It’s not always easy as the mornings can be pretty tight for me. I always want to be sure that I get to give Maddie her morning bottle, but then have to go downstairs and pump before heading to work so I need lunches that I can prepare quickly ....more

Top 15 Baby Registry Items (plus other Baby Essentials)

When I first began our baby registry, I felt pretty overwhelmed and clueless about so many things. The stores give you a list, but there are 10,000 items on it and I will tell you that you only need maybe about half of those items. These are some of the items that we have loved these first two months (besides the obvious items like diapers, wipes, clothes, bath stuff, etc.)! Now, that being said, keep in mind that while we have found these items particularly useful, it doesn’t mean that all of you will too ....more

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Streusel Topping

Trying to get back in the baking and cooking groove during those first few weeks after having a baby can be a little tough. On the one hand, you are incredibly exhausted and don’t want to do anything except sleep and maybe grab a shower. And then on the other hand, you get really tired of eating takeout and wish for a nice home cooked meal ....more

Madeline: Two Months

I can’t believe is our baby girl is two months old! Actually, I feel like two months is sort of an odd place to be. Parenthood is still so new to us and we are still trying to get the hang of taking care of a baby, she is not quite on a schedule yet, and everything still seems like kind of a mess ....more

Pepperoni Rolls

My mom used to make pepperoni rolls every summer for the Annual Italian American picnic when we were growing up. They were so simple, yet so yummy and addicting. Hers were just made from dough and pepperoni ....more

Baked Zucchini Fries

So my Grandma always used to make breaded zucchini that she would fry up on the stove as a side dish with our dinners growing up. And yeah, it was fried, so not such a healthy side, but goodness, was it yummy! These baked zucchini fries are my updated and healthier alternative to that beloved fried zucchini that my grandma used to make ....more

Nibblies

1. It has been 10,000 years since my last Nibblies post. I’m sorry ....more

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those special dishes in our house. I typically make it for a nice Sunday dinner or for a holiday. While I love how filling and comforting it is, it can take some time to prepare between cooking the meat, boiling the noodles, mixing up the cheese mixture, and then baking the lasagna for a good 40 minutes ....more

Honey Lime Chicken Bowls

So I love Chipotle, like a lot. We get it almost weekly because it’s quick and well, it’s stinking delicious! It’s one of those places where I can keep eating there and never feel like total crap afterwards ....more

Berry and Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Back to work. I can’t believe my maternity leave is over. It just flew by and now I want to cry my eyes out at even just the thought of leaving my sweet baby girl ....more