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Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Although I am not typically a boxed cake mix kind of gal (I prefer my baked goods made from scratch), I had a box of chocolate cake mix in my cupboard. I wanted to try something different than just making cupcakes or a cake. I spotted a cookie recipe that used a box caked mix, so [...]

Easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

A while back I had purchased a very large pineapple from Costco for $2.99. Before I was able to use it up, it started to get a little too ripe for my liking. So, I thought I would cut it up and throw it in the freezer. It has worked out perfectly, and it is [...]

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

I am seriously addicted to these. I found them on Pinterest (where else?) and have made them three times in just over a month. I’m ashamed to say how long they last in my house…and I’m the only one eating them! There are a trillion and five different varieties floating around online, but save yourself [...]

Lasagna with Hidden Veggie Bolognese

Lasagna with Hidden Veggie Bolognese

A while back, I ran across this recipe for Spinach Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce on Pinterest and it sounded amazing! I made it once for my family using boxed lasagna noodles and it was really delicious. Someday I’d like to make the spinach pasta from scratch, like she’s done in the original post; maybe it [...]

Maple and Mustard Chicken (A.K.A. Man-Pleasing Chicken)

Maple and Mustard Chicken (A.K.A. Man-Pleasing Chicken)

After seeing this recipe pinned a trillion times from different friends on Pinterest, I felt like I finally had to try it. It looked delicious, had great reviews and was clean (to read more about clean eating, click here). Ingredients: 1 package of chicken thighs (I used one package from Trader Joe’s which equaled six small [...]

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

My family loves zucchini, and when you, your husband and both kids will all devour a specific vegetable, you learn to get creative with it so you can use it often! Hence, the sausage-stuffed zucchini makes an appearance on our dining room table about once a month. I use large-ish slices of sausage and not [...]

Chococinno

Chococinno

As a mama of two kids, I know what it’s like to need a caffeine boost some days. I also know what it’s like to need a little chocolate now and then. I am willing to bet most mamas reading this right now know the same feelings! So imagine my delight when I discovered the [...]

Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

This easy tomato sauce is yummy and so quick to make. Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce It comes in really handy if you don’t have any jarred sauce around the house and you can use it for so many different meals or just serve it over some pasta. It also makes a really yummy dipping sauce. You [...]

Meatballs with Hidden Veggies

Meatballs with Hidden Veggies

My son loves the kid’s meatball sub sandwich from Firehouse Subs. Which I find funny because when I make spaghetti with marinara at home, he says he doesn’t like tomato sauce. Heck, he even prefers pesto sauce on his pizza instead the the typical tomato-based sauce. But for some reason, in a sandwich form with [...]

Homemade Pedialyte

Homemade Pedialyte

When the stomach bug hit our house, we were not prepared. My younger son threw up one night without warning… he was happy, giggling, drinking milk, playing, and then all of the sudden it was like a scene from The Exorcist. The next morning, I went to our local drug store and purchased two quarts [...]