Tag: family meal

CREAMY BACON AND LEEK PASTA

When 2021 began, I felt like I was in a dinner rut. Even though the recipes I was cooking for dinner were all of our favorites, I felt like I was getting tired of cooking the same things over and over again. I decided to make it my goal to try one new recipe per week – super manageable, right? This recipe for Creamy Bacon and Leek Pasta was one of the first new ones I tried and let’s just say…I’ve made it three times already, and it’s only February! Whoops. 🙂 I know that goes against my goal of trying more new recipes but trust me…this one is delicious.… Read more

EASY JALAPEÑO POPPER STUFFED BURGERS

These spicy, cheesy burgers are stuffed full of all the delicious flavors of traditional jalapeño poppers. They’re super quick and easy to make, and are always a crowd pleaser!

Oh, do I have a delicious recipe to share today! If you are a fan of burgers and jalapeño poppers…you will love this recipe. These jalapeño popper burgers have been on rotation in our home for well over a year now, and I can’t believe I’m only now finally sitting down to share them with you! Why, you ask? Well, if I’m being honest, many nights Barry and I have fallen into the trap of cooking our dinner after Chloe goes to bed.… Read more

MINI PUMPKIN MUFFINS

These pumpkin mini muffins are full of wholesome, natural ingredients and are so easy to make. This recipe is super kid-friendly and tastes absolutely delicious, with just the right blend of spices!

I’ve clearly been on a mini muffin kick over the past few months, and with good reason – they’re perfect for little toddler hands to grab and gobble. 🙂 They’re also just so much cuter than regular muffins, and are perfect for adults when they want just a little *pop* of something sweet. It’s been hotter-than-you-know-where here in New Jersey over the past several days, and between the heat wave and the pandemic…I’ve been dreaming of cool, crisp, Fall days.… Read more

INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

This recipe for shredded chicken cooked in the Instant Pot is the best way to cook chicken breasts – they come out juicy, perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful…every single time!

You’ve heard me sing praises for the Instant Pot before…and I’m here to do the same today. 🙂 Guys, the one thing that has always intimidated me when it comes to cooking is…chicken. Steak? Easy! Burgers? No problem! Homemade pizza? You got it! But…chicken. Oh, chicken. I have always been so afraid of undercooking it, which caused me to often overcook it…which then left me with gummy, tough chicken.… Read more

BERRY OATMEAL BARS

These berry oatmeal bars are made with just a few simple ingredients, plus berries of your choice. They are hearty, healthy, and perfect for the whole family! (Bonus: they’re also vegan!)

Hi, friends! Am I the only one who feels like I absolutely live in the kitchen these days?! Many of us are spending so much extra time in our kitchens these days, cooking three meals per day for our family. And as much as I love cooking, all of this extra time coupled with working from home, caring for a toddler, and keeping up with the regular household tasks…it’s a lot!… Read more

EASY, CHEESY GROUND BEEF PASTA

This easy ground beef pasta comes together quickly and is full of delicious cheesy flavor. This is a comforting meal that the whole family will love!

Please tell us that we’re not the only ones craving allllll of the comfort food during quarantine?! The amount of carbs, cheese, and sweets we’ve eaten over these past few weeks has been, umm…eye-opening, to say the least. We’ve decided to be kind to ourselves, though, and you should too during these difficult times – eat what you crave (with some greens thrown in there too, for good measure!) For us, that means this easy, cheesy ground beef pasta.… Read more