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I shrug my shoulders at the whole “Be a stay-at-home mom” or “Be a working mom” debate. Cause from where I sit: Both have their advantages. Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve: Worked part-time, with my sister as my babysitter Worked full-time, with 3 kids in a daycare center Stayed at home, with 4 kids Read more


Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Salad Recipe

tomato basil pasta in bowl

Where are all my pasta lovers at?! I confess, I’m that weirdo who doesn’t really care for too many pasta dishes, but this Tomato Basil Pasta has my heart….mostly because it combines my three favorite words: Easy. Cheap. Delicious. I’ve been making this “recipe” for years now, and it packs a huge punch of flavor Read more


Oooooooooh you guys!!! I have got the BEST simple meal idea for you today. Black bean chicken enchiladas. These babies are the perfect freezer friendly meal, and come together quickly. Sometimes I sort of forget about them for a few weeks (or months) but every time I decide to plug them back into our meal Read more


Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

ranch dip in bowl

Let’s be honest…..if you live in the good old US of A, chances are you have a major addiction to Ranch dressing. It’s an essential sidekick to everything!  Pizza or wings, veggies or salad…bring on the ranch!  And what’s not to love about that creamy goodness?  It’s an explosion of flavor that makes your tastebuds do Read more


Easy Chicken Garlic Pizza Recipe

chicken garlic pizza

Pizza….it’s the salvation of tired moms everywhere. And, also delicious. And, also loved by kids everywhere. So I think it goes without saying that pizza is a regular menu item at our house. Usually frozen is the name of the game, but occasionally we splurge on my absolute favorite chicken garlic pizza from Papa Murphy’s Read more


Easy Homemade French Bread Recipe

homemade french bread

Is anyone else addicted to carbs? I know it’s kind of the trendy thing right now to eat low-carb, but apparently I’m just not trendy. And I’m really okay with that. Everything in moderation, right? So if you’re a carb-lover like I am, then let’s go on a little adventure together and make some fresh Read more


Homemade Cinnamon Maple Granola

Recently, my husband decided he wanted to start eating healthier, so he’s been monitoring his portions and being more selective about what kinds of things he eats. After a week or so he realized that he needed to have some more filling, but healthy snacks, and suggested I buy granola. Unfortunately, most granola is pricey Read more


Spicy Pesto Chicken Panini Recipe

spicy chicken pesto panini on plate

Do you ever just get a hankering for something, but your budget has other ideas? I am a huge fan of Panera’s Frontega Chicken Panini, but I can’t usually justify the cost as often as the craving strikes. As a result, I recently tinkered in the kitchen until I could come up with my own Read more


Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

broccoli cheddar soup in bowl

Winter just brings out an inner desire for all the comfort foods, doesn’t it? Like, for real. One of my favorites, if I haven’t mentioned it before, is soup. And one of my favorite, indulgent soups is Broccoli Cheddar. Every mouthful of that cheesy, creamy goodness just warms me to my core. And when it’s Read more


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