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 loving broccoli! 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!
This ratatouille dish makes me think of summer with its fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation, but thankfully the ingredient list is simple enough to make any time of year! Fresh vegetables over hot rice makes 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 that is 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 where they can, right? The cost of groceries is usually a big one, especially if you enjoy cooking at home more than eating out. There are a handful of vegetables that you can buy from the store and regrow at home, and even 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 by being organized we can reduce some of the focus on what we’ve forgotten, and instead we can enjoy our day. Below I will detail several things that I use to 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 and gracefully fly through the sky? Stay tuned, lots of tips here today for you!