Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe: I went YEARS without knowing about a fried (or grilled) peanut butter and jelly. It's heavenly. Who knew!?
I'll never forget the day, about a year in to our marriage (and 11th year of being together) my manly man of a husband said,
Babe, can you make me a fried peanut butter and jelly?"
What? What in the heck are you talking about?
A fried peanut butter and jelly."
I dunno what you're talking about.
Jessica, it's like a grilled cheese, but a peanut butter and jelly. Here, I'll show you."
I immediately began to wonder if I had...
Boneless Pork Chops Recipes: An easy pan-fried recipe that uses basic ingredients to cook up a favorite home cooked meal!
During one of my frequent trips to the local market the other day, I kept my eye out for something "different," that I could make for dinner. It seems like we always have the same ole thing. Pasta, Chicken, Burgers, Pizza... you know, the staples. ;)
When I saw they were having a sale on boneless pork chops, I had no idea what I would do with those. "Oh heck," I thought... "I can come up with something. I watch The...
5 Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes Easy: Sneak in a little "healthy," for kids all while adding a delicious rich flavor to plain pancakes!
Every Saturday morning, my husband takes our 3-year-old out for pancakes with him, and then they "go to work," for a few hours. (Mainly what that consists of, is driving around looking at all of the job sites that our land development firm is currently working on. But let me tell you... the little guy thinks he is really doing something. This also gives mommy some free time to catch up on housework,...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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?)
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...
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.