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creamy scalloped potatoes

The Holidays are my favorite time of year because I get to see all my family and eat delicious food. We always have the traditional meal with ham, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, egg nog and of course, scalloped potatoes. I'm going to share my husband's recipe for the creamiest, cheesiest, most delicious Continue Reading...


Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Did you know? Today potatoes are grown in all 50 states of the USA and in about 125 countries throughout the world. The potato is about 80% water and 20% solids. An 8 ounce baked or boiled potato has only about 100 calories. The average American eats about 124 pounds of potatoes per year while Continue Reading...

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Recipe – Baked Acorn Squash

baked squash

It's my favorite time of year when squash is back in-season! I love going to the Farmer's Market on the weekend and picking up a variety of different squash. I really pig out on squash since I know late summer & fall are only times of year it's budget friendly to actually buy it. One Continue Reading...


Recipe: Oven Roasted Cauliflower


It's cauliflower season!  I love the vegetable all year round, but we go through alot of it in the summer time because it's on sale.  My boys like it raw (with ranch dip!), but they also like it roasted - and I do too!  Roasting cauliflower transform it into a nutty flavor profile.  Yummy!  I've Continue Reading...


This month: A full-time working mom of 3 boys aged 4 and under. Next month: A stay-at-home mom of 4 boys aged 4 and under, one a newborn. Conclusion: Life can be c-r-a-z-y! I don't always have the time that I want to get dinner on the table. I don't always have the energy to prepare the meal that I want. I don't always have the available hands that I need to prep a meal. I don't always plan ahead the way that I want. Or sometimes, the meal that I did have planned and started turns out to be a disaster and I need another quick plan. This is (really, it continues to be - just for different reasons) a crazy season of life. How my afternoon and early evenings go isn't always predictable. Continue Reading...


Recipe – Easy Roasted Carrots Chips


Did you know that if you eat too many carrots, you'll look like an oompa loompa?  Okay, that's a lie.  But carrots are wonderful! They give you fiber. They might not be orange.  They can be purple, red, white or yellow. Bugs Bunny loves them and who doesn't want to love what he loves?! They're Continue Reading...


I love serving vegetables with our meals.  We usually have at least two at every meal.  My family does well with raw veggies (especially with ranch dip!), but I also love roasting them.  Roasting vegetables adds a whole nother dimension to their taste.  There are a lot of seasonings that you can also add to Continue Reading...