Veggie Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Take out crescent rolls, and lay them on a cookie sheet. Spread them and pinch together to make a rectangular pizza crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until it starts to get golden on the top. 2. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese together in a small bowl….

Smashed Potatoes

You won’t ever catch me apologizing for my carb filled recipes!  Life without carbs (here and there) is no life for me.  Plus, this pregnancy I have been craving baked potatoes like crazy, and bacon…lots of bacon. These are the kind of potatoes that you’ll see in restaurants.  They take a little time to prepare, but…

World’s Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

Put your powdered hot chocolate away, we are talking about a serious cup of cocoa. I came across a recipe for hot chocolate recently and added some of my own charm.  This recipe is great for two heaping cups of hot cocoa, but can easily be doubled to make enough for dinner guests to enjoy…

Chicken and Snow Peas Stir Fry

In an effort to expand our list of healthy meals, I am trying out some different stir fry recipes from this book: My favorite recipe is Chicken and Snow Peas.  I am sharing my version of this recipe with you in hopes that you’ll love it too. Ingredients:   *Snow peas (2 cups) *1 small…

Rice Bowls

This is my favorite summer meal. You’ll be surprised to see that this recipe does not contain cheese or pasta.  Pretty weird, huh?  I love pasta and cheese, but sometimes I need a break from them.  This dish is on the healthier end of my cooking spectrum, all the while being incredibly satisfying. Ingredients: 3…

Pancake Bites (Toddler Approved)

Mornings are not my thing.  Little E and I have been sleeping in until 8:30 lately, and it’s been glorious.  Sometimes I still don’t have energy or motivation to make a big breakfast.  And breakfast is E’s favorite meal, so I feel the pressure to make a pretty good morning meal.  My usual options are:…

Meal Planning 101

It’s a huge sacrifice for me to stay home, so we have to get creative with how we can save money.  Before our daughter was born we would go grocery shopping multiple times a week.  We lived and ate by the seat of our pants, and it cost us roughly $400 a month (including eating…

Dangerously Delicious Cookies

You truly haven’t lived until you try these cookies, but I’ll warn you that they will disappear not long after they come out of the oven. My husband Isaac has graciously shared his recipe for his peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip-butterscotch chip cookies. [Step 1] Stick the following items in your mixer bowl: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2…

Taco Pizza

We love Tacos. We have a ‘Taco Night’ at least once a week, and have yet to grow sick of them. The glorious thing about Tacos is that they are so versatile. You can have them: 1. in soft or hard shells 2. with beef, chicken, or fish (gross) 3. with a large variety of…