The first holiday I was cooking as a newly wed, I knew I wanted to make these but wasn't sure which recipe to try. Over the years I've perfected this one and it's a hit with the whole family! Hope you enjoy it!~
This recipe is a really simple way to make sweet or savory banana muffins that are vegan (no eggs or dairy are included).
This is a go-to easy weeknight meal. You can make it ahead and use whatever veggies you have on hand.
These cookie dough protein balls are super tasty and are a super easy snack to make. They're perfect when you're craving something sweet but don't want to overdo it. They have all the yum factor of actual cookie dough, minus the raw eggs!
This salmon is flavorful, tender, and delicious! Everyone in my family loves it.
This veggie lo mein is a weekly staple in our house. It's super quick to throw together on a busy weeknight but delicious enough to make and enjoy any day of the week. The beauty of this meal is that you can vary the veggies for a completely new dish!
Celery juice is a refreshing drink that helps to start the day by hydrating your body with healthy nutrients.
This recipe started with an idea and has become one of my favorite recipes. It's perfect for a snack, side dish, or even a main dish. The veggies can be switched up, but the dressing is just amazing no matter which veggies you choose. Sometimes the simple things are the tastiest!
This veggie fried rice is easy to throw together and has just a few ingredients. You can use it as a side dish or even a main dish. This recipe is egg free since we have allergies in our home, but you could easily adjust the recipe to include eggs.
Quesadillas are versatile, delicious, and really easy to make. I like to pack them with veggies—and the kids don't even mind because they get to dip everything in sour cream, anyway!
Green beans are a tasty side dish that you can make fairly plain for your picky eaters—or spice up for those with a more adventurous palate. This recipe is my go-to for an easy green bean side dish; it works great for busy weeknight dinners.
This Valentines Craft comes together quickly and your little one can help with the whole process. I cut the butterfly wings out but my daughter helped with every other step along the way. Minimal supplies and easy enough to make a bunch, this was a fun craft for school Valentines.
Use this easy-to-follow recipe to create a healthy and delicious side of roasted sweet carrots. These make a great compliment to almost any main dish.
If you've never made caramelized onions before, you've got to give it a try. It takes a bit of time to cook, but there's very little prep involved. Once they're ready, the options are endless. You'll want to put them on everything!
Stuffed mushrooms are an easy, prepare-ahead appetizer that comes together quickly. Enjoy them for game day, a side dish at a potluck, or even just as a side for a weeknight dinner.
Do you love boneless chicken wings? These cauliflower bites are so reminiscent of boneless chicken wings, you may not even realize that these bites don't contain any chicken! The cauliflower comes out crispy, and the sauce is so flavorful. This is a recipe you don't want to miss!
This eggplant recipe was improvised when I didn't have my usual ingredients at hand. I substituted crushed crackers for the breadcrumbs, which gave the dish an unexpected flavor and a nice crunch.
Reading seems to be one of those things that people either love to do and can't read enough, or they simply can't remember the last time they read a book that wasn't required. I'm here today to share with you a few reasons why reading is awesome and even good for your health.
Grilling Brussels sprouts is one of the best ways to cook them, in my opinion. They're slightly crispy on the edges, but still soft on the inside, and the flavors are just right.
Valentine's Day is always a fun holiday to celebrate with those we love. This article highlights a tradition that I started in our home a few years ago, and it's a favorite with both my kids and husband. It's easy to throw together and doesn't cost a lot.
Scrambled eggs are an awesome way to start the day, especially when you have a yummy recipe that's both straightforward and delicious! Customize this recipe with your favorite toppings or sauces to start your day on a good note.
When someone says croutons, do you think of the rock-hard, teeth-breaking boulders that you sometimes get when they're store-bought? Not all croutons are created equal, and this recipe will show you a way to make them crispy, flavorful, and delicious! You'll never buy store-bought croutons again!
These heart shaped crayon Valentines are just the thing for your kids class this Valentines day. We all have broken crayons laying around the house so this craft comes together quickly and the results are really cool!
This artichoke recipe is basic and delicious. Because there is no stuffing, the flavor of the artichoke comes through front and center. A hint of lemon butter only adds to the flavor.
This cucumber salad is great as a snack or side dish. The fresh cucumber and shallots have a nice crunch while the sugar gives it a delicious sweetness. This is great as a refreshing side on a hot day, or when you're just looking for a healthy snack.
This creamy avocado spaghetti is just what you need for an easy, but delicious dinner! The avocado sauce is flavorful, and the veggies make the dish both pretty and tasty. The basil and lemon bring out really bright flavors in the sauce, making it a meal you'll definitely want to try!
My daughter, now 5, wants to wear make-up and paint her nails, just like her Mama. My question is: When is she old enough to do it herself? Should a 5 year old really have painted nails?
I created this side dish after we had been out of town and didn't have a lot of ingredients on hand to cook for dinner. I improvised with the veggies we had in the fridge and made this delicious veggie medley.
As human beings, I think we're creatures of habit and we find comfort in repeating things throughout the years. We usually call this "tradition". I wanted to share with you a few of the traditions that I hold near and dear to my heart that I share with my family each year.
Spinach is an easy and delicious side dish, and this recipe has only two ingredients! Despite having so few ingredients, it always comes out tasting fresh and like the simple flavor of spinach. This recipe is a hit at our house—even my 5-year-old will eat it!
This article discusses two main things: how to get kids off of electronics (and why you should), and how to encourage kids to fight through boredom so they can let their creative sides take over!
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It's better to teach someone to do something themselves than to give them what they want. This same idea applies to kids when they're old enough to do things independently.
Elf on the Shelf is something people love or hate, and depending on the day, I feel one of those emotions, too. Here are some simple but cute ideas for your Elf on the Shelf!
I love to read, but I also love to save money when it comes to books. Thankfully, I've found the perfect balance of how to read ebooks and listen to audio books for FREE, and I'm going to share my secret with you. It's super legit and easy, plus it works great! Read below to find out how.
I found a really awesome book at the public library and had to share. From this science book, we've completed several super easy science projects that had the kids learning and having fun at the same time!
Making leaf rubbings is a fun and quick craft you can do with kids, and you most likely have the supplies at home and in your backyard!
As Thanksgiving draws near, it's a great time to get our kids (and us) thinking about ways to be thankful in our daily lives. Below I've shared one way that works for our family to remind each other of all we have to be thankful for every single day!
If you're craving a soft-boiled egg that is cooked to perfection, this easy recipe is for you. The eggs are cooked so that the yolk is runny, but the egg white is still firm. They're easy to peel after sitting in an ice bath, and they make for a quick breakfast on busy mornings! Enjoy!
This recipe for roasted white potato fries comes together quickly and is a crowd-pleaser. Requiring just a few flips in the oven, this recipe is simple and no-fuss, making it an easy side dish for any meal.
This recipe is as delicious as a ramen noodle bowl—but kid-friendly enough to make on a school night and have no complaints from the peanut gallery! You can make this ahead, assemble, and reheat... or enjoy it freshly made. Either way, it's a flavorful soup that's perfect for cooler weather!
This quinoa recipe is simple to throw together, and the colors make for a nice presentation. Add some fried eggs on top and you've got a hearty breakfast. Make it ahead of time and you have a hot or cold side dish for any meal you're hosting. This dish is both versatile and tasty.
This sweet sautéed broccoli is a weekly staple in our house. It comes together fast, and the kids love it. Yep, you read that right—kids love this broccoli dish! It's probably due to the not-so-secret ingredient of brown sugar, but they're still eating the broccoli, so I'm calling it a win!
The fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation of this ratatouille dish make me think of summer. Thankfully, the ingredient list is simple enough that it can be made any time of year! The fresh vegetables over hot rice make this meal both pretty to look at and delicious to eat.
Surprisingly easy to make and perfect for the fall season, this recipe for whole roasted chicken will make your house smell amazing as it cooks! Impress dinner guests with its delicious flavor and beautiful presentation.
Fall is a super fun time of year with lots of crafts that you can do with kids. Grab a pumpkin, or better yet, head to a pumpkin patch with your family and make some memories. See below for a few fall activities that you can do with your kids with pumpkins!
The spices in this recipe will have your house smelling like the fall season in no time. Enjoy this tasty side dish—It's simple to make and uses only a few ingredients.
These spaghetti squash boats are a great healthy side or main dish. When the spaghetti squash is cooked, it looks almost like spaghetti, hence the name for the squash! With added veggies and cheese, this can be a filling main dish or even a fun side dish for a weeknight meal.
This recipe for steamed cauliflower is simple and delicious. It requires just a few ingredients and can be made in advance. You can use any type of cauliflower; I just like how pretty the purple cauliflower looks!
What is the right yoga mat if you're new to yoga? Below I have shared a review of a mat that I purchased and some things to consider when buying yourself a yoga mat.
If you are outside in the summer months with kids, you’re probably already aware of just how important it is to keep them hydrated as they’re going about their summer activities. By taking a few simple precautions and being prepared, you will have happy and hydrated kids all summer long!
Homemade vegetable stock can be as unique as you like. It needs only a few basic ingredients, and it's super simple to make with very little prep. Unlike a broth that is made with meat, there is no need to skim any fat off the top since this is made with only veggies.
Do you have a school-aged kiddo that is ready for some after-school activities? Trying to decide which one is the right fit can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be stressful if you can keep in mind a few criteria to help you find the right activity.
Everyone wants to save money, right? The cost of groceries is usually a big one, especially if you enjoy cooking at home more than eating out. Here are a handful of vegetables that you can buy from the store and regrow at home to save yourself some money.
Aloe vera can be used in a variety of ways. See below as I explore a few of those ways that you can use aloe in your everyday life.
How to cook an artichoke, not to mention how to eat it, can sometimes seem a little daunting. But once you've made this recipe, you'll want to make it again and again. My (Sicilian Italian) mother taught me how to make this recipe as a kid, and it's a keeper! Hope you enjoy!
If you have a school-aged child, you’ve probably heard that reading is one of the best things you can do for a child’s growth and intellectual development. But the tricky part after they learn how to read is getting them to do it often so they really benefit from it.
We all have busy lives and lots of things going on over the course of a day but being organized can reduce some of the focus on what we’ve forgotten and allow us to enjoy our day. Below I will detail several things that I use to keep my family organized.
This article discusses how to use a dehydrator, best practices, tips and tricks, and also includes a recipe for making homemade banana chips!
Do you have succulent plants at home? Do you want to grow more of them without buying more plants? Propagating succulents is the easiest way to grow more plants without having to buy them!
Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds as they soar through the sky? Do you wish you could attract more of them to your yard so you can watch them perform their aerial ballet? Stay tuned for lots of tips!