Food and drink recipes that are quick and easy, and FULL of flavor!

Blue Cheese Burgers on a pretzel bun recipe
Main Dishes, Recipes

Quick & Easy Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe

Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe: A delicious spin on a traditional burger, served on a pretzel bun. A burger stuffed with blue cheese crumbles is sure to steal your heart! Blue Cheese Burgers, on a pretzel bun. Yeah... I just said that, and no I'm not kidding. I've kind of been on a recipe kick lately, and I think it's because my 1 year old has developed a love for, "Pioneer Woman." Every morning, him and I spend an hour with her, drinking our coffee and having a granola bar. (Ok... he gets carrot/orange juice. Ixnay the coffee for the 1...

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Polish Sausage Alfredo
Main Dishes, Recipes

Quick Alfredo Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe

Quick Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe: A dish that I whipped up with what I had on hand, so I wouldn't have to run out to the grocery store on a Saturday.  I'm stopping everything I'm doing and telling you about my Quick Alfredo Polish Sausage Pasta recipe. Something this easy and good, should NOT be kept to myself. Quick Alfredo Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe You know when it's been WAAAY too long since you've went grocery shopping, and your family keeps opening up the cabinets and refrigerator, hoping new food will just appear? I'm there. Like, really there. I think my 1...

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This was so easy, and GOOD! I don't even like broccoli that much! Healthy Side Dish Recipe
Recipes, Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Healthy Side Dish Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli... using olive oil, garlic powder, and kosher salt, this recipe is one of the easiest side dishes that we have on busy weeknights. I know how much you LOVE healthy side dish recipes, so make sure to see my Healthy Side Dishes blog post HERE, where you can snag all of the healthy recipes here on the blog in one easy spot! Broccoli Side Dish My mom and dad had us over for dinner the other night, and my mom is always known to have healthy side dishes with the main course. She makes me sick...

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My husband BEGS me to make this white chicken chili all of the time
Main Dishes, Recipes

White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe: Using black beans, instead of white, and adding a few pantry staples, you can make this creamy soup in the crockpot or stovetop! My husband BEGS me to make this White Chicken Chili, all of the time, and I can't say I argue with that. It is delish, and it's the perfect weeknight meal! I first saw the slow cooker recipe from Budget Savvy Diva, and added/removed some of the ingredients to fit our taste bud preferences. Then I  made mine stove-top, for the days I'm not "on-top of things," with planning ahead for a slow...

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How to keep avocados fresh
Recipes, Review

How to Keep Avocados Fresh

This was a sponsored post by Yahoo Food and all of the opinions are my own. How to Keep Avocados Fresh: A few simple tips and tricks to keeping these tasty little pesky things fresh for cooking, eating, or garnishing. I totally feel like I've hit the AVOCADO jackpot... Don't even try... Back a few years ago, anytime that I would see a recipe call for an avocado, I'd skip it, and move on to the next. Now wait... not because I didn't like the taste of them, but because I thought there was too much to an avocado. First, I'd pick one up at...

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Watermelon on a Stick! 10 easy summer snack ideas
Recipes, Snacks

10 Easy Summer Snacks Ideas

10 Easy Summer Snack Ideas: Quick and simple nibbles to help stay cool in the summer and fill your bellies! I love Summer.  No really. I LUUUUUV, Summer. The freeness of being able to go outside with the kids, instead of being stuck inside, is so incredibly refreshing. I can almost guarantee that I'm not alone either, because to me... it seems people are happier in the Summer. Anyone else with me on this? Everything always tastes better outside too, and with that, I bring you, 10 easy Summer snacks, you can enjoy while you're out soaking up the sun. 1.  Watermelon on Sticks-...

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Parenting, Real Life, Recipes

Baby Food Recipes

Last week I shared "How to Make Baby Food," where I told you my normal process for making, and storing baby food. Today, I thought it would be a fun idea to share Baby Food Recipes, that I have created in the past, that you may find helpful too!   As I mentioned last week, when you're first starting out with feeding your baby, baby food, it's best to stick with one food for a few days to make sure he/she is not allergic, or can tolerate that certain food item. If you feed multiple different types of food, and you notice...

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How To Make Homemade Baby Food. Pictures and description to walk you through how this busy mom does it!
Parenting, Recipes

How To Make Baby Food-Learn to Make Homemade Baby Food for your Baby

Remember my post the other day about how I taught my baby, Baby Sign Language, and how I pretty much said I wanted my baby to be the smartest little thing anyone ever knew, and how I wanted only the best for him? Well it was no different when it came to making homemade baby food. But I had the same question that may have brought you to my post today: "How to make baby food?" I'll start off saying that anything that I recommend is NOT approved by a doctor, and I DO NOT consider myself an expert in this field, so hear me...

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Growing Wheatgrass for Green Juice Recipes-2
DIY & Crafts, Drinks, Recipes

Growing Wheatgrass for our Green Juice Recipes

We've been on a green juice recipe "kick," lately, and I'm hoping it becomes permanent. I've had a Jack LaLanne Juicer for YEARS, and it's always sat in storage, since it wasn't a priority to have in the kitchen all of the times that we have moved. With this last move, I knew we'd be here a while, so I kept the juicer out. I FINALLY wiped the dust off, and started juicing about a month ago. ALMOST every morning, I whip up green juice recipes, and send my husband out the...

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Quick and easy!!! Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes
Breakfast, Recipes

Easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling Recipe: For Crepes

Easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling Recipe: For Crepes - So quick and easy, your family will think you got up early to prepare this special treat! Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes Well, usually it's coffee in my Ninja Coffee Bar that pulls me out of bed in the morning, but when I have Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes on the breakfast menu, it's this gloriousness that leaves me jumping out of bed. Crepes to Impress... My husband's love for crepes began when we went to Cocoa Beach, Florida two years ago, (see a photo from that trip here) when we stopped at a little breakfast place called...

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The Best Side Salad Recipe
Recipes, Salad Recipes, Savory Salads, Side Dishes

The BEST Side Salad Recipe

The BEST Side Salad Recipe: A requested side dish at family gatherings. It's not your ordinary run of the mill side salad. There's a SECRET, and it tops all salad recipes we've tried! The BEST Side Salad Recipe I have to thank my mother-in-law for teaching me how to make the BEST of the best when it comes to side salad recipes. The woman has some serious salad skillzzzz, and I couldn't wait to share her secret with you. Don't worry, I asked for her permission! For this side salad, there are two ingredients to her side salad recipe that will forever...

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Easy Lobster Bisque recipe
Main Dishes, Recipes

Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe

Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe: a thick hearty creamy soup that's made with simple ingredients to make it easier in the kitchen! Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe My husband's a huge fan of any "bisque," out there known to man. So I thought I would try and impress him one day, and work my tail off in the kitchen and surprise him with an amazing lobster bisque recipe... UNTIL I arrived at the grocery store, and saw that the recipe called for 4 lobster tails and they were currently $7.50 a tail. Honey, I love you dearly, but I was not spending $30 on lobster tails alone for a stinkin' soup....

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Guacamole Wontons Recipe I had no idea these were so easy!
Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Guacamole Wontons Recipe

Guacamole Wontons Recipe: Turning a favorite appetizer, crab rangoon's, in to a dynamite recipe with  a combination of guacamole, cream cheese and spices. I don't know if I've been hidden under a rock, or if Guacamole Wontons are a new thing to hit restaurants. But after having them one night at a local pub, I was determined to find a guacamole wontons recipe to fix for my family. But to my dismay... I couldn't find one online! So... it was time to get creative and come up with my own recipe, and YUM!!! (Can I say that about my own recipe?) Guacamole...

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Breakfast, Drinks, Recipes

Healthy Smoothies for Busy Moms

Healthy Smoothies for Busy Moms: Because being a busy mom doesn't leave a lot of time to think about healthy options for ourselves. Smoothies to the rescue! I am THRILLED to welcome my friends from "Healthy Vegetarian Pregnancy," as a guest contributor today! Since I was recently pregnant, their site caught my attention and I thought my "expecting" friends and followers would love to know about them too! Check out their amazing smoothie recipe they are sharing with you all today, and read below, how you can get a copy of their recipe ebook for FREE! "As a busy parent are...

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Salsa and Cheese Burritos. Woah, these are good.
Main Dishes, Recipes

Salsa & Cheese Burritos: Quick Weeknight Meal

Let me fill you in on a little "weeknight meal," secret that I have. I'll never forget the day my mom made these for the first time, when I was a kid. I ran to the stove, (super hungry, dying to know what we were having for dinner.) I looked in the pan, looked up at her, and kinda "snarled" my nose and asked what it was. She said, Oh Jess, this is a new recipe I'm trying. I think it will taste better than it looks. My mom never lied to me, so I knew I should give it a try. I'm SOOOO...

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