Bolognese sauce (dairy free)

We’ve had great weather this summer so far, but occasional rain still comes our way. We welcomed this past rainy day because it meant a day of rest. Does anyone else view rainy days as their own little *surprise* day of rest? Anyway, I cooked up this sauce in the morning with my 3-year-old, who…

Zucchini Cookies

  What is more comforting than a cookie fresh from the oven? A guiltless cookie I might add…?? Nothing. It’s perfection. I’ve joked before about absolutely delicious recipes call for a quick rush to the computer to write them out. Although my life doesn’t always warrant for that kind of time, I did find time to…

Jambalaya

Family friendly jambalaya I might add. My husband and I typically like a little kick-which this recipe can be altered for…but for the whole family, we stuck with no spice. I tried to push myself a bit with this recipe. Some ingredients I have in my pantry all the time, while others not so much….

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….

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….

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…

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…

Soft-Baked Almond Flour Cookies

Summer days are for loosing track of the time and not really knowing what day of the week it is. I was just telling my husband the other day how I feel like I’m in a bubble this summer and it’s quite incredible. Mommy-hood is nothing like I expected it to be and I feel…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’ve worked at many different restaurants ever since I was 16 and boy have I learned A LOT! My first dinner I ever made was a penne ala vodka that was inspired from one of the restaurants I worked at. Although our diets have changed from the heavy cream sauces and pasta–I have found an…