20 healthy easy recipes your kids will actually want to eat

great healthy dinner recipes that kids will actually eat

Every year in January it seems like it would be a good idea to make an effort to cook healthier meals for my family. Of course, I’m kind of a lazy cook, so while the idea of cooking healthy food sounds good, I’m probably not actually going to do it if it takes lots of […]

chocolate dipped peppermint shortbread cookies


I know it’s nearly Christmas already, but I wanted to share one more (super easy) Christmas recipe: chocolate dipped peppermint shortbread cookies. These are the perfect cookies to make for Santa. They’re fast and easy, and won’t make a huge mess in the kitchen. The kids could probably even make these on your own while […]

double chocolate pumpkin swirl bread recipe

this recipe looks incredible! pumpkin bread swirled with chocolate pumpkin bread and melted chocolate!

Oh pumpkin bread, how we love thee. I first tried pumpkin bread about 10 years ago, when a friend brought me some. I immediately called her back for the recipe, and I’ve been making it ever since. And so has the rest of the world, apparently. Every time I see a popular pumpkin bread recipe, I […]

skinny spinach dip {with just a quarter of the calories!}

this skinny spinach dip recipe tastes just as good as the original with less than a fourth of the calories! the secret ingredient is blended cottage cheese!

One of my favorite “party” foods is creamy spinach dip, made using the Knorr Vegetable soup mix packet. Served with vegetables, crackers, or bread cubes, I could sit and eat this stuff all night. In fact, I think I have. Unfortunately, since the main ingredients in this stuff are mayonnaise and sour cream, even the […]

quick & easy {baked} cake mix donuts recipe

great idea! you can use a cake mix to make quick & easy donuts in any flavor with this simple recipe. baked not fried!

Donuts! Last year for Christmas I got a Mini Donut Maker <—affiliate link, and we’ve been a little donut crazy ever since. It’s so easy to use, and it’s nice to be able to make that are baked instead of fried. And since we discovered you can make donuts in any flavor you want in under […]

sweet korean bbq tacos {15 minute recipe} + a $100 giveaway

sweet korean bbq tacos are so easy to make in the slow cooker - they only take 15 minutes of prep time - and even the kids will love them!

I’ve been a little bit taco-crazy lately. I LOVE tacos. You know why? Well, I like the taste, but that doesn’t close to explaining my love affair with the little guys. The real reason I love tacos is that they’re easy to make and all my kids will eat them. All the kids! I don’t […]

steakhouse sweet brown molasses bread recipe (just like outback!)

sweet honey molasses brown bread recipe - just like outback steakhouse!

My very favorite part of eating out at the Outback Steakhouse is when the sweet dark brown bread arrives before the meal. It’s soft and delicious, with a hint of molasses and honey. And after a few tries (five!), I think I’ve gotten a really good knockoff recipe down. I tried a few other recipes […]

saucy chicken tacos {easy 30 minute recipe} & a giveaway


Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite simple dinner recipes: saucy chicken tacos. It’s an easy recipe that uses pantry ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes, which makes it a winner in my book. It uses the same sorts of ingredients you’re used to in chicken tacos: tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, etc., but […]