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Slow Cooker Black Beans…a Money Saving Hack

Black beans in white bowl

I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money in the kitchen.  (Actually…..I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money period!) So when I discovered how much cheaper it was to purchase dry black beans instead of canned, I was like “sign me up!”  They are a staple Read more


Who loves soup season?!?! There is just something about the autumn and winter months that makes me soup happy my soul happy. Bulky scarves, leaves crunching under my feet, and a hot bowl of soup on a blustery day. Mmmmmmmm. Yep…definitely my favorite seasons. So today I give you: Italian Noodle Soup. This is a Read more

bbq cauliflower pizza

Who is in need of a simple weeknight meal that is homemade, comes together in about 30 minutes, gets your kids to eat some veggies, is incredibly delicious, and meatless Monday approved?!? Oh, you too?! Well, hey then, let me introduce you to this mouth wateringly scrumptious BBQ Cauliflower pizza! With just 5 ingredients, it Read more

ginger snap cookies on white plate

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” You just started singing that in your head didn’t you? I’m not one to bake cookies very often, but the holidays have me throwing all the rules out the window. One of my absolute favorite cookies to make is the classic ginger snap. This recipe is amazing Read more


Cinnamon & Spice Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

3 slices sweet potato bread on plate

You’ve heard of zucchini bread. You’ve heard of banana bread. But have you heard of sweet potato bread?!?! Because I’ll be honest…. only got on the sweet potato train a few years ago. For some reason I thought they were gross, but probably because my only exposure had ever been sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving Read more

chocolate pudding in cups with whipped topping

I love the holiday season – the Christmas parties, enjoying meals with family and friends, and creating memories with my three children. One of our favorite traditions every year is to try all the Hiland Dairy seasonal milks – we love all the unique holiday inspired flavors. This year I decided to make our tradition even more fun and whip up the flavored milk into a homemade 3-ingredient pudding dessert. Click here for the recipe…


Recipe – Golden Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower soup in bowl

Soup season has arrived! How many of you out there love to fill up your meal plans with all the soups as soon as that cool weather shows it’s face? It’s one of the best things about fall, and this warm and creamy golden cauliflower soup is guaranteed to not only please your taste buds Read more


Homemade Brown Sugar – Just 2 Ingredients!

brown sugar

Did you know you can make your OWN brown sugar with two simple ingredients? Homemade. Brown. Sugar. I mean….I’ll be real…for far too long I had no clue you could do that. Nor did I realize that those two ingredients have been sitting in my pantry ALL THIS TIME!!! Surely we’ve all felt that crushing Read more

apple cake plated with apple

Fall is truly my favorite season. All the leaves changing colors and crunching under your feet. Those crisp breezes, paired with thick sweaters and warm boots. Visiting the pumpkin patch and apple orchards. And what better way to savor those hand-picked apples than with a delicious, still warm from the oven slice of homemade apple Read more