Lemon Bars

Is it spring yet? Over the past few months, I’ve made my fair share of chocolate and nutty desserts. When March comes around, the hope that maybe, just maybe, spring may actually makes its lovely appearance. We’ve had consecutive snow storms pretty much the last few weeks with some warm (40 in upstate New York…

Smoked Paprika Style Chicken Sheet Pan

The more I try to balance being a good working mom, the more I value every second with my son when I get home from work. With that said, I still make it a priority to get a delicious, healthy meal on the table most nights. This meal took all of 15 minutes to prep…

Baby Food

Our little bundle is almost 10 months. Where does the time go?! Here is what’s working for our lives: I’ve got an excellent eater on my hands, and I’m so thankful for that. I’m trying to take full advantage of his curiosity and utilize his willingness to try foods to his nutritional benefit. In an…

Chicken Cacciatore

WARNING: EASY SLOW COOKER, FULL FLAVOR (NOT MUSHY) RECIPE BELOW!! As a child, I grew up loving my grandfather’s chicken caccciatore. I have fond memories of spending Sunday afternoons with family enjoying this slow cooked, hearty meal. Since my grandfather’s passing, I’ve longed to find a recipe as delicious as his. Since I didn’t have…

Brownie Bites with Nut Drizzle

I had the hardest time thinking of a name for these little bits of heaven. I cut them into smaller sizes than a typical brownie because sometimes you just need something small to satisfy that sweet tooth! I wanted a brownie unlike the other recipes that I’ve tried before, one with a peanut drizzle. This…

Feeding to nourish: A baby food story

  Like most of my posts, I write because I need to have a recipe-diary for all those times I “can’t remember how I made something”. I’ve done a great deal of research before I began the journey of introducing solids to my solely breastfed baby. From the beginning, I decided I was going to…

Sesame and Maple Glazed Salmon

One of my favorite ingredients of this year is hands down sesame oil. I feel as if I’ve waste so many stir fry meals in my past not knowing what I was missing. The flavor this little oil brings to the table is unbelievable. I’m excited for anyone out there reading this who doesn’t own…

A few of my favorite things!

I absolutely love reading favorites! I’ve watched many videos and read many blog posts to learn about people’s favorites. How fun?! In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d write about my favorite kitchen equipment of the year. I’ve also linked them all below for your viewing pleasure! Hope you had a great Christmas!…

Simple Marinara & Meatballs

Anyone else C R A V E marinara? When I was pregnant, this was my GO-TO meal! I craved marina so much that when I finally had my baby, I needed a pretty serious break from it. But…now I’m ready for some savory goodness, especially during these cooler days. This is a bit of a…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Thanksgiving week is upon us! These delicious little friends made their way into my home this weekend and I couldn’t be happier. I have been obsessed with all things pumpkin this year. This is my fourth or fifth pumpkin recipe I’ve made…and we are just talking muffins here! I love love love this recipe but…

Creamy Mushroom Bacon Chicken Skillet

I’m learning to always keep bacon on hand in case of emergencies. I’ve loved bacon all my life (who hasn’t?!) but don’t always want to cook it all at once. As I’m typing this, I realize that I DO want to cook it all at once and eat it immediately. But thank you Lord for…

Autumn Spaghetti

I took a few of my favorite things and made them into dinner tonight:) We’ve been going quite grain free these last few weeks so a meal with some “pasta” was a real treat! I think this will also be great with spaghetti squash for those days when we want to return to going grain…