Meatless Pepper Tacos and a #FarmFare Giveaway


At the end of the summer there isn’t much better than cherishing the last of the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other fresh veggies in your area. That is certainly what we have been doing in our house. I love heading to our local farmstand to browse around and on a whim grab a bunch of veggies that … [Read more...]

17 Ways to Cook A Pork Tenderloin


After doing almost a years worth of meal plans, I realize that one of my fall back meals is Pork Tenderloin. I love making it in the summer because it is quick and easy and works well with our busy schedules. I love making it in the winter because all of those delicious root vegetables go fabulously … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: September 14 – 20th

Weekly Meal Plan

So this week was a great one when it comes to meals and meal planning. It wasn't because we stuck with every single thing, though we did a really good job. It was because we got closer to establishing a routine. We are finally close to both a Whole Foods Market and a Trader Joes. I didn't realize … [Read more...]

LeapFrog’s LeapBand is the Definition of #FitMadeFun


So I am writing this post after days of watching my two and a half year old bounce around this house clapping his hands, wiggling his bum, and attempting to do jumping jacks all while happily wearing an oversized bracelet on his wrist. While this LeapBand wasn't meant for him (it was meant … [Read more...]

How I Feel About Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills And Why It Matters To Me…


I rarely write posts like this. Honestly, on this blog, I try to take a pretty non-confrontational, middle ground view on most things. Sure, I can be opinionated. If you know me, you know that to be true. BUT I also try to see both sides of everything, though I may not always succeed. I most … [Read more...]

Sweet Tomato Sauce – Naturally Sweet With Just 5 Main Ingredients {Recipe}


Clearly I am a huge tomato fan. I love everything about this season. From cherry tomatoes to lovely large rainbow hued heirlooms to dense fleshy saucers, nothing beats the flavors of these fruits. For years I have been indulging in homemade sauce. You really can't go wrong with homemade … [Read more...]

BBQ Chicken Dumplings {Recipe} and Dumplings All Day Wong


Stories. I like stories. Once upon a time, a book showed up on my doorstep. It was called Dumplings All Day Wong. I was intrigued, excited. But I knew, this book would take a long time - not the book, the recipes. How could dumplings be quick and easy? They were so...complex. I was … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan – September 7-13th – Adding Homemade Snacks In The Mix

Weekly Meal Plan

YAY! The first week of school ended with huge smiles on faces! <--The best thing in the world. We were all so anxious jumping in but it was perfect. Actually, it was a pretty stress free week. School lunches went great, dinners were good, I got work in and the kids met new friends and had a … [Read more...]

Rock The Lunchbox – Making It Fun! {Giveaway}


Well, school's back in session. I have mixed emotions. Happy then sad, then really excited for my kiddos that LOVE school! Either way, it is happening. I have two munchkins that are getting all big and stuff and going off to school all day where they eat their lunch and spend most of their … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread {Recipe}


If you haven't already noticed by your overflowing gardens or the particularly green farm stands, we are in the thick of zucchini season. The thick of it! Okay, maybe it is dwindling down some - but there is still SO MUCH out there to be had! I have been lucky enough to have some kind neighbors … [Read more...]

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