Pumpkin Bread

 I’ve actually got the amazing smell of pumpkin bread gracing the house as I type this recipe. Other than the seasonal pumpkin, I’ve always got these ingredients on hand-so that makes whipping up this recipe super easy. Although we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving, and most are already onto the warm and delicious flavors of Christmas…I’m…

Butternut Squash Risotto

Are you ready for some fall recipes? I honestly make this risotto all year long but there is something special about making it during the cooler days. Risotto has a few more steps than just a basic rice, but it’s oh so worth it. The layers of flavor are so worth the additional time needed….

Marinara Sauce

There are so many things I look forward to with a new season. I’ve always found that I am more inspired when I go through a change. I find that with a new season, new ingredients in season, new schedule changes, temperature change… it’s no wonder I’m ready for new new new. So with all…

Beef Barbacoa

Without sounding like a broken record, slow cooker/crock pot recipes that are actually good and worth sharing are hard to come by. I am extremely picky about the recipes that I share in general, so when I found a super easy crock pot recipe, that literally hit the table a few hours ago, you better…

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Hello again!! If any of you know anything about blogging…it can be tiresome and uninspiring at times. Blogging can be a very lonely journey as we through something out into the universe and just hope it gets attention, helps people, or just allows us to have the simple pleasure of getting something off our chest….

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…