It’s 4:30pm and they start asking the question. “What’s for dinner?” Are you like me and simply dread the question because you just do not have an answer? Or I did the meal planning calendar for the week but now...
I am a big fan of Trader Joe's. A lot of my weekly meals for my family include Trader Joe's products. I live for their fall launch every year, and I stock up on my family's favorites. I think...
Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter...
Last week I channeled Ina Garten and made a perfect summer dessert: blackberry crostata. We had just visited Mortimer Farms and brought home some delicious sweet blackberries & strawberries.     This super easy and delicious free form Italian pie just screams...
Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my favorite frozen treats for kids,...
Have you opened your fridge, and thought "I have nothing for dinner"? When it’s 100 degrees out and we are busy trying to juggle work, summer camp and fun activities, it is hard for us to spend a lot of...
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Summer Meal Prep Cooking

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Summer time cooking in Phoenix is tricky.  It's hot, like really hot, and the idea of even turning on the oven literally makes me want to just eat cold cereal until September. Lately, I have gotten really into cooking...
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate the good ol’ USA! Check out these simple and fun patriotic treats that both you and your preschooler will enjoy making—and eating! 1. Red, White, and...
As temperatures ramp up, many people slide their crock-pots into the back of the cabinet and dust them off once cooler months roll around. I am a year-around crock-pot lover—and firmly believe the dog days of summer are the...

Roasted Chicken Recipe

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One-pot meal recipes come in super handy when I don’t have much time to cook or prep and I love not having a million pots to wash after I cook. Roasted chicken recipe for the win! I love a good...
I recently went on a girls’ weekend getaway with two of my best friends from college. We are all moms now and were in desperate need of some good gab and chill time together, kid free. The second night of...
Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, there are a few things I've learned on how to plan a stress-free Mother's Day Brunch. Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays and a great excuse to host a brunch! When...
My kids love these pancakes and I have a feeling yours will too! I love making a whole batch of mini pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning when we are not rushing trying to get out the door and the...

Winter Chili

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With cold (ish) weather upon us, my taste bud all of a sudden go from wanting all the lightly dressed vegetables to all the warm comforting soups and stews. Chili is a staple in my household when the weather...

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