Tortellini with Sweet Potato

When you’re a working mom you look for ways to incorporate vegetables into a meal with little to no stress, especially if dealing with small children that might not otherwise want to eat the veggies. This recipe for tortellini with sweet potato hits the spot. Not only is this an easy to make meal for…

Turkey Chili

I couldn’t believe just how simple and good this recipe for turkey chili with chickpeas was. The recipe said to use cocoa powder, this is something I’ve never used in savory dishes before – but always have wanted to (yes, I have seen Chocolate quite a bit and NOT just because I love Johnny Depp)….

Easy Bread Sticks

Sometimes you just have to hit the easy button and make something like these easy bread sticks. These are so quick and easy you’ll kick yourself for not making them sooner. I don’t know about you but once school starts I’m in rapid motion until June when school gets out for summer. In the fall…

G is for Granola

G is for Granola – I’ve been trying out different granola recipes and have one that isn’t too bad. But as I’m always on the quest for the perfect granola recipe, kind of like my quest for the perfect purse, I know I’ll still keep trying out recipes every time I run across one. GRANOLA…

Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Savory Corn Pancakes to Say Farewell to Summer

Savory corn pancakes to say farewell to summer – sigh, summer corn is on it’s way out. But I’m determined to test out a few more recipes before it’s all gone. Tonight was a raving success ~ the husband went back for seconds. These delicious corn pancakes pair well with taco soup – but you…

Apple Pancakes for Dinner

My family is obsessed with breakfast for dinner and we love these easy apple pancakes come fall. I mean what is easier than breakfast for dinner? Few ingredients, simple process, happy bellies – it’s a win win for this working mom. Doesn’t it sound yummy? And totally easy to make. This is a prime example…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal. When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it myself. Not to…

Homemade Apple Sauce

We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going? The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…

Easy Curry Chicken

This easy curry chicken is created for those of you that like me, don’t always remember to plan ahead. This is for you that just need to “throw something together” for dinner. No matter how hard we try there will always be nights when it feels like you just can’t get it together. This is…

Nectarine & Avocado Salad

This nectarine avocado salad is something I honestly wasn’t sure about heading into dinner. But consider myself pleasantly surprised. This was the tastiest salad I’ve made in a while. Be sure to make this while stone fruits are still ripe for the season. Not only was this easy and quick to make, this was 100%…

Easy Orzo & Chicken Salad

Being a busy mom makes me want to hit the easy button – a lot. True confession, but really – a lot. So when I came up with this recipe for this easy orzo & chicken salad I just had to share. I know you want easy, kid approved, family friendly recipes just like I…

Easy Homemade Slice & Bake Cookies

I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at homemade slice & bake cookies. Brilliant, right? Totally – and a HUGE mom win. Not to mention this is EASY! So, to do this, I took the basic Toll House Cookie recipe (on the back of the chip package) and…

Summer Corn & Bell Pepper Salad

Summertime. Summertime is time for casual eating, dining alfresco, and making salads. To me nothing says summer more than a good salad like this summer corn & bell pepper salad with fresh summer corn & bell peppers. This was a creation because I had some  gorgeous summer corn and some equally lovely bell peppers and…