Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Full of good-for-you beans, veggies, and pasta, this hearty Minestrone Soup will warm your insides and will keep you cozy on a cool autumn evening! It's officially the first day of fall, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than with a steaming bowl of this Minestrone Soup.  It is definitely a favorite around here!  There's just something so comforting about the smell of a big pot of healthy soup simmering on the stove.  And you know who really loves it?  Baby Spence! … [Read more...]

Individual Frozen Fruit Salads

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A healthy dessert or a special twist on a brunch favorite, these Individual Frozen Fruit Salads are a simple and nutritious addition to your holiday table!   [Tweet "Individual Frozen Fruit Salads: perfect make ahead treat for holiday brunches! #recipe #fruitsalad"] Last weekend I shared my Old-Fashioned Apple Spice Cake, which was the first in a series of holiday-themed recipes that I developed for the RecipeLion website.  Over the next few weeks, I will be including a few … [Read more...]

Taco Pie

Taco Pie

Like a Mexican version of chicken pot pie, this Taco Pie is a fun twist on a favorite family dinner!  Meat, seasonings, corn, and peppers are topped with cheese and a cornbread crust for an easy weeknight supper.  [Tweet "Taco meat, veggies, & cheese topped w/ a simple cornbread crust - easy and tasty!"] I've said on here before, my kids love Mexican food!  That's probably obvious from the various quesadillas, taquitos, and enchiladas that I've shared on this blog in the past.  And … [Read more...]

Healthy and Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Healthy and Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Thanks to Hillshire Farm for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Do you have a list of food items that you always have in your kitchen? You know, the stuff that your family loves and expects to find available at all times? Well for us, cheese, bread, yogurt, peanut butter, and deli lunchmeat are all considered staples, because they are the primary ingredients in some of our favorite healthy, quick, and tasty meals! As you probably know by now, my three-year-old and … [Read more...]

Cold and Flu Season Must-Haves

Cold and Flu Season Must Haves

Well, folks...Cold and Flu Season is upon us.  While I love the fall and the cooler temps, I don't love the germs and the sickies that come along with the return to school!  Since two of my boys were born in November, I am well acquainted with caring for newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers at this time of year, and I have found some great tools to help make it a little bit easier.  Maybe you can take advantage of one or two of these Cold and Flu Season Must-Haves to help your little ones feel … [Read more...]

Apple Cobbler Bars

Apple Cobbler Bars

With a cinnamon-pecan shortbread crust, a fresh apple pie filling, and a sweet maple glaze, these Apple Cobbler Bars are the perfect way to enjoy fall's bounty! I whipped up a rustic batter complete with some rolled oats, pecans, and plenty of comforting spices.  Tucked inside the layers of sweet crust is my mom's famous apple pie filling (and it couldn't be easier to make!).  Just a few simple ingredients create one of the tastiest desserts I've had in a long time! [Tweet "Apple … [Read more...]

Oven-Roasted Pesto Broccoli and Cauliflower

Oven-Roasted Pesto Broccoli and Cauliflower

This Oven-Roasted Pesto Broccoli and Cauliflower is a simple three-ingredient side dish that's ready and on the table in less than 20 minutes! Side dishes are kind of the forgotten necessity at meal time, right?  I mean, how often do you actually sit down and plan your dinner around the sides?  And veggies just aren't usually placed in the same drool-worthy category as baked goods, meats, or desserts.  All of that said, these side dishes are still a regular part of our weekly meal plan. … [Read more...]

Simple Spinach Casserole

Spinach Casserole

Happy Saturday, friends!  Today I'm sharing another delicious side dish recipe that is perfect for both a weeknight meal, as well as for a holiday feast.  This Simple Spinach Casserole is definitely a tasty way to enjoy your greens -- complete with cheese and a buttery crumb topping! Spoil your family this season with a comforting, classic side dish.  It's fast and easy to prepare, and it's a sure way to get your kids to eat their veggies! I developed this recipe for our friends over … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sweet Onion Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet Onion Chicken

This Slow Cooker Sweet Onion Chicken is a simple and versatile family supper that only requires a few inexpensive pantry staples.  No matter how you serve it, everyone will love this warm, comforting meal! Don't we all appreciate an easy and tasty slow cooker recipe?  As you are well aware by now, my Crock Pot is one of my favorite kitchen appliances because there's nothing better than tossing some ingredients together, setting the timer, and letting the machine do the rest of the work. … [Read more...]

The New Seahorse App: Document Life Together!

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It's no secret that I love my smart phone.  And you know which feature I appreciate the most?  The camera!  I use my camera phone to take tons of pictures of my kids, and I know I'm not the only one.  Most parents (and grandparents) can probably relate.  In fact, many of the pictures that you see on this blog are taken with my iPhone, simply because it's the most convenient.  That's why I'm excited to share something today that I think you all will appreciate just as much as I do -- the new … [Read more...]