My ‘Blue Apron’ Review


A lot of you have been asking what I think of Blue Apron, so I’m going to do a review today.  Steve and I have had two Blue Apron deliveries so far, which is a total of 6 meals.  We are on our third week now and have not had any of these meals yet (one is on tap for dinner this evening).  I want to start by saying that this post is not sponsored by Blue Apron and all of my comments are solely based on my own experience and thoughts/feelings.  Now that that is out of the way, let’s get to it… Read More

Meatless Monday Veggie Pesto Pasta (Gluten Free)


Do you partake in Meatless Monday?  I usually don’t…but I do like the whole idea behind it and think it’s a GREAT way to focus on veggies and other sources of protein.  I titled this ‘Meatless Monday’ because it sounds good and it’s actually a thing, but this meal is a winner for any night you need a quick and easy dinner in under 30 minutes!  I shared a picture of this meal last week and I received some requests for the recipe – so today you’re going to get it! Read More

Bison & Avocado Stuffed Mushrooms


Do you ever get sick of eating the same proteins?  I do.  I have to switch up my proteins throughout the week or else I will get bored with my meals.  Every once in awhile I put my adventurous pants on and get proteins that I am not comfortable cooking with….that’s how I initially got introduced to ground bison meat.  Thank God I was feeling adventurous enough to try bison because these stuffed mushrooms are now one of my FAVORITE meals!  And hey, if you can’t seem to get yourself to feel too excited or courageous enough to try out bison, just sub it for ground beef or turkey and it will still be delicious.  Not as exotic, but still delicious.  🙂   Read More

Snacks I Love!


Snacks….I mean who doesn’t love snacks??  Snacks are great.  Now, truth being told, I may be a little bit more into them now that I’m preggo, but I’ve always loved snacks for two reasons.  1.  It gives me another excuse to eat delicious food and 2. It keeps me from being ravenous when meal times come = less over stuffing myself at meals.  Now when I say snack, I’m sure a lot of thoughts go straight to those vending machines, chips, candy bars, crackers….but nope!  That is not the type of snacks I’m going to be sharing with you today! Read More

Berry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl


Are you all ready for Christmas? Did you finish your shopping? I haven’t. My husband and I are in Phoenix to spend Christmas with his family. We arrived yesterday, so after this post is written we are off to the store to finish up with some last minute gifts! Our three nephews are here too, so it should be a super fun Christmas morning. Just something about the excitement in the kids’ eyes when they’ve realized Santa stopped by and the joy in their faces as they open their gifts…I’m really looking forward to it! Speaking of joy – Read More

Healthy Beef & Turkey Meatloaf


I don’t know about you, but I love me some comfort food!  Especially when the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter – it just makes the evening a little less miserable when I have a warm delicious meal to look forward to.  So that, ladies and gentlemen, is where this recipe comes into play.  Meatloaf was a fairly regular meal in the winter when I was growing up, but let’s be honest…as a kid, I just liked the top layer that was a mixture of ketchup and brown sugar.   Read More

Oven Baked Chicken Tacos (+ a BIG announcement)

BakedTacosI have a slightly abnormal obsession with Mexican cuisine.  I’ve noticed that I pretty much always try to make any new food with Mexican flavors….and (usually) never regret it.  Garlic Powder + Cumin + Chili Powder = My ‘Go-To’ Spices for life.  I also don’t have a lot of patience for making epic, multiple ingredient meals during the week, so anything I can do to have a delicious meal without a lot of prep time, cook time or 7 trips to the grocery store equals a win in my book!  So without further adieu, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite week night taco recipes….but first….

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Based on popular request, you guys get TWO posts this week!  🙂  I’ll keep this short and sweet and get right to the point….the recipe!  These end up being slightly on the denser side (which is what I think makes them awesome), but because of that I find it’s best if you place them in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying.  Let me know what you think!

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Pumpkin Maple Pecan Oats (Gluten Free)


I don’t know about you, but Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season.  I’m obsessed with pretty much everything about it.  The colors, the smells, the crispness in the air, the lazy Sunday’s, the boots, the sweaters, the comfort foods and the delicious produce – apples, squash and PUMPKIN…pumpkin everything!  Yes, I am one of those people who are obsessed with all things Pumpkin Spice.  It’s ok if you want to judge me, I’m fully confident in that aspect of my life.  😉  But with that being said, it just wouldn’t be right to not share a favorite pumpkin recipe of mine with you all this season….so today, I’m doing just that.

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Leftover BBQ Rib Skillet


Hi!  How was your Holiday weekend?  Did you do something super fun?  I was able to escape for a couple of days to a Lake House with some friends and also got to celebrate one of my nephews’ 1st Birthday’s!  It was such a re-energizing and amazing weekend!

You guys gave the picture of my leftover rib creation a lot of love last week – so today I’m going to share the recipe with you!  I also figured that since Labor Day is known for grilling and BBQ’ing some of you may just have some leftover ribs in your fridge right now!  🙂

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