Ratatouille Pasta with Grilled Vegetables | Kid Friendly Meatless Monday Recipe

kid friendly grilled ratatouille vegetables with pasta

It is that time of year when the vegetable production from our garden starts to ramp up.  This year we pared it down quite a bit.  We have tomatoes, peppers, Japanese eggplant, yellow squash, cucumbers, and onions.  There are are also some volunteer tomatillo plants from a crop a few years ago and we are interested [Read On]

Pasta with Clams and Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Clams and Cherry Tomatoes

My Pop Pop (my maternal grandfather) made the best spaghetti with clam sauce when I was a kid.  I wasn’t a big cream sauce fan but I loved them in a white vs. red sauce.  He found a way to make it just how I liked it.  However, he always used canned clams. As my [Read On]

Italian Stuffed Peppers

italian stuffed peppers

I love making stuffed peppers.  They are such a versatile style of cooking that can be made to suit any palette.  The main formula for the stuffing is meat (or meat alternative such as mushrooms), grain (rice, orzo, quinoa…), and sauce.  In the past I have made Greek stuffed peppers with lamb, orzo and feta [Read On]

Luau Kalua Pork | Oven Recipe

Kalua Pork Recipe

We took our first trip to Hawaii a few weeks ago and we fell in love!  The weather was amazing, the scenery jaw-dropping, and the food was delicious.  On my son’s first birthday we went to a luau and he and my daughter cleaned their plates and then went back for seconds! Since we have [Read On]

Easy Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables #JDCrumbles

Easy Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables #JDCrumbles

My family loves pasta.  I try to change up the sauce so we don’t get stuck in a rut.  Now that my 1-year-old son is eating “big kid food” I am also conscious of including vegetables and lean protein.  I was excited when I was introduced to Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles because they have a turkey [Read On]

Chicken Dijon Soup

Chicken Dijon Stew

  This soup is a cold weather favorite in our house.  Packed with nutrient rich kale, it not only tastes great, but is great for you as well.  I was so excited the last time I made it that my 3.5 year old and 1 year old both licked their bowls clean!   Print Chicken [Read On]

Burger Dog – My Daughter’s Grilling Invention

Burger Dog

Here in Colorado we grill year round.  Hamburgers and hot dogs are on the menu most weeks in our house.  The other day my daughter asked for a hamburger stuffed with a hot dog.  It took me a while to figure out how to accomplish this, but I think I did a pretty good job! [Read On]

My Favorite Fish Taco {Recipe}

Fish Tacos

When we were in Florida this summer we went on a deep sea fishing trip and came home with a ton of snapper.  Snapper is a great fish to use in a variety of different recipes.  In the summer one of my favorite ways to enjoy fish is as a fish taco. Below is my [Read On]

Steel Cut Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcakes Recipe

breakfast cupcakes made with baked oatmeal and stuffed with your favorite filling

  Who doesn’t love cupcakes?  And cupcakes for breakfast ~ that’s a winner in my book! This breakfast cupcakes recipe is perfect for the family on the go, but also made with nursing mom’s in mind. When I went back to work after having my son I quickly learned I needed to adjust my diet [Read On]

Homemade Sweet Cream Ice Cream #whatsyourid

Homemade Sweet Cream Ice Cream

Do you like York Peppermint Patties, Cinnabon, or Cold Stone Sweet Cream ice cream? Then you have got to check out the American Favorites line of International Delight coffee creamers. International Delight has come up with a fun way to share and connect with other ID fans. They call it the “What’s Your ID?” campaign! [Read On]