30 Day Paleo Challenge!

Eating within the guidelines of a Paleo lifestyle has so many benefits! That’s why many adopt it as a lifestyle change. While I haven’t done that entirely, my husband I have had lots of success with both weight loss and generally feeling better. It’s much easier to follow than many “diets” out there. No calorie counting […]

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How to Host Friendsgiving

This year will be my first year making a turkey. I’m a little nervous about it even though the instructions are clearly written on the back of the turkey packaging. I figure it could go one of three ways: I burn the turkey a la The Santa Clause; the turkey is so dry its inedible a […]

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Favorite Fall Recipes: Part 1

One of the most awesome things about blogging with someone else is you have double the ideas. That’s awesome all the time, but this week it’s even better because we’re sharing double the amount of our favorite fall recipes with you! It was really chilly over the weekend and the leaves have almost all turned here in […]

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How to Feed a Family of 3 for $80

I am always striving to eat healthier, for me and for my family. Our budget doesn’t always allow for the money it seems to take to buy random ingredients I haven’t always heard of for one tiny meal. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for those awesome people who are up for finding new and […]

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In Minutes: 15-Minute Meals

I have really good intentions at the beginning of the week. I order our groceries through Kroger ClickList (try it if you haven’t already. It’s awesome) with meal ideas in mind. Then somewhere around Wednesday night, I realize I didn’t actually allow myself enough time to prep AND cook the meal I had planned before running […]

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S&L Tutorials: Orange Dreamsicle Cake Pops

Cake pops are a hit at our house. Red velvet for Christmas, strawberry and lemon in the summertime, carrot cake at Thanksgiving… the list goes on. The beauty of these little bite-sized cake snacks is there are limitless flavors and ways to decorate them! To celebrate summertime and my daughter’s upcoming birthday, I’m going to […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coffee and cookies… they just go together, right? Or is that cookies and milk… Well, this mama likes coffee with her cookies. Imagine if you will, it’s after dinner, the kiddos are asleep, the cafe lights are on outside, and you and your love are sitting at the patio farm table with warm cups of coffee and some […]

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Crock Pot Chicken, Potatoes and Zucchini

What’s for dinner? I probably ask myself this question every day, and I certainly hear it from my husband and little one often enough. We’re all busy, so a lot of times dinner gets pushed to the back-burner until the last minute and then I scramble to figure out what to make that’s at least […]

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Frozen Coffee Protein Shake

Why is it so hard to make a great tasting protein shake yourself? Sure, I can pack up my daughter first thing in the morning and head out to a local shop where I have to then get her out of the car, go inside, wait in line, order, get my drink a few minutes later, […]

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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those things either you love or you hate. My dad can’t stand the stuff. On the other hand, I could probably eat guacamole every day and not get tired of it. {Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement.} I passed that on to my daughter, too, apparently because she literally sucks the guacamole […]

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