Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Stew

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Stew will please every member of your family!  It's an easy comfort-food dinner that is perfect for a cool, fall evening. Moms love the ease of the Crock Pot, while kids adore the little meatballs throughout this hearty, nourishing dish. This is one of those perfect know, those special recipes that everyone raves about around your dinner table?!  And that even your baby can eat?  And that even your husband will enjoy for left-overs the next day? … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Ranch Chili + Tips for Picky Eaters!

Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Ranch Chili

Get your kids to love their veggies with this Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Ranch Chili. Full of family-friendly flavors and easy to prepare, this dinner is sure to please everyone at your table! [Tweet "#SlowCooker #Healthy Taco Ranch #Chili: kid-friendly & nutritious! #ILikeVeggies #CG"] If you read my blog regularly, you probably already know how passionate I am about feeding my kids a variety of healthy foods. I want to raise them to appreciate good meals, to know where their food … [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

Chicken Pot Pie Pockets are a fun, family-friendly twist on the classic casserole...and you can eat them with your hands!  Perfect for little kids, these pockets are packed full of protein and veggies for a nutritious meal that also freezes well. [Tweet "Chicken Pot Pie Pockets: kid-friendly! #freezermeal #recipe #chicken"] This is another one of those great recipes that had already been approved by my friend Monica and her family.  As I always say -- the best recipes are those that … [Read more...]

Stuff We Love This October

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Hi, friends!  Another month is here, so it's time for another random list of Stuff We Love right now... 1.  Planter's Pumpkin Spice Almonds.  Last November I included a bunch of different pumpkin-flavored items on my Stuff We Love post for the month.  I promise, I won’t do that to you again (although you can be sure that I’ve been enjoying these products this year as well!).  Instead, I’m just sharing one new find, which happens to be quite delicious. Snag these Pumpkin Spice Almonds while … [Read more...]

A Sip of Home with Gold Peak Coffee

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As you all know, I love to share Stuff We Love with my readers…and I love to hear about some of your favorites as well! Whether it’s a simple recipe to get dinner on the table fast, or a product that entertains my little guys (making my life easier), the best way to find out about the good stuff is to start the conversation. And as most of my friends and family know, one of my absolute can’t-live-without, favorite things in life, is coffee!  When Gold Peak Coffee asked me to enjoy their product … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Corn Muffins

Sweet Potato Corn Muffins

'Tis the season of side dishes, and these Sweet Potato Corn Muffins are the perfect make-ahead addition to your holiday bread basket! [Tweet "Sweet Potato Corn #Muffins are an easy make-ahead side dish for fall gatherings! #recipe"] I have shared quite a few side dishes over the past month or two, haven't I?  In fact, if you want a few ideas, you can just scroll down to the bottom of this post where I have included a many of my favorites! In addition to comfort food, casseroles, and … [Read more...]

Lightened-Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

Lightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

This Lightened-Up Tuna Noodle Casserole is a healthier spin on a childhood comfort food favorite.  Even my baby loves this dinner! When I was growing up, Tuna Noodle Casserole was one of those dinners that my mom made regularly because it made everyone happy.  For me, the meal represents home-cooking at its finest!  But some recipes for the creamy pasta dish are not exactly friendly on the waist line.  That's why this particular dinner is so great! After our recent success with Tuna … [Read more...]

2-Bite Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Bite Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

A healthy version of a classic favorite, these 2-Bite Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat for you and your little ones! I love, love, love how food and recipes brings people together -- especially moms!  After all, whether we see ourselves as gourmet chefs, home cooks, or complete novices, we all have to feed our families sometimes.  These sweet little treats are a great example of that! Today's recipe is another great idea from a childhood friend of mine.  Becca and … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft for Kids: Handprint Ghosts

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So in a recent post, I mentioned that we're not doing as many crafts and organized activities around here since my older two boys are going to school every morning.  There's not as much "free" time, and they're ready to get outside and play once they're done with the classroom for the day.  But when I get a cute holiday idea from my sister-in-law, I just can't resist!  Plus, my boys were sure to tell me that this "was a fun project!" On a recent Sunday afternoon, I interrupted some very … [Read more...]

Wendy’s Frosty™ Treats + Homes for Children

Wendy's Frosty Treats

Don’t we all have certain foods and treats that evoke particularly nostalgic memories from our childhood? For me, one of my earliest and most fond memories of time spent with my mom goes all of the way back to my preschool days. On mornings that we didn’t have school, or on holidays and summer vacations as we got older, my mom occasionally took us out to lunch at the Wendy’s® restaurant in Tysons Corner, Virginia…which just happened to be conveniently located in the same strip mall as the stores … [Read more...]