5 Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Hello friends!  I Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!  We spent it at home, our sweet little family, and had a wonderful day.  I prepped several dishes Wednesday night, so my cooking on Thursday wasn’t bad at all, but actually relaxing!  In fact, I think it was one of my best Thanksgiving dinners that I have prepared.  And, as expected, we have plenty of leftovers to last us at least until tomorrow, if not the rest of the weekend! And if[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Edition

We’ve had one dinner already (as shown above- Thanksgiving at Mom & Dad’s house this past weekend), but I’m also getting ready to make Thanksgiving dinner at home for the five of us on Thursday!  I don’t want to make a huge dinner with tons of leftovers, but I also want to include all our traditional favorites!  So here’s what we’ll be eating and celebrating with on Thanksgiving Day: Turkey- Instead of roasting a full-size bird for our family of five, the past few years,[Read more]

Honey Vanilla Iced Coffee

It is no secret that I am a HUGE coffee drinker.  If it’s hot, there is a 99% chance it’s either black (coffee) or a latte (espresso), but if it’s iced, I like to branch out and try different flavor combinations.  So when I read about a Honey Vanilla Iced coffee the other day, I knew I had to try it out, and now it’s my favorite cold, mid-afternoon pick-me-up! I’m sharing my “recipe” with you today!  I put “recipe”[Read more]

A Change in Our Diet + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello, my friends!  And Happy Independence Day weekend!  We had a jam-packed weekend, are doing a bit of work today (SO MANY fun, new things going on with Magnolia Marketing Group!), and then we’re doing some more celebrating tomorrow! Over the weekend, we watched a few documentaries that made a pretty major impact on us and how we eat.  What the Health and Forks Over Knives (both on Netflix) both examine how a whole food, plant-based diet is much better[Read more]

Links I Love: The Food Edition

Even though I love (and collect!) cookbooks, I get almost all my meal and snack ideas online.  Here are 10 links I love for my favorite recipes, cooking tips, and food tricks that I have found online lately– 8 Frozen Yogurt Bar Recipes Every Kid (and Mom!) Will Love (Shown Above).  Perfect for the summer! 12 One-Pot Pasta Recipes.  Easy to fix with ingredients already in your fridge and/or pantry! Never buy bottled salad dressing again. This simple dip with pita chips looks[Read more]

The Ultimate Chopped Salad

Like I posted last Friday, as the weather gets warmer, I crave lighter, fresher dinners.  And since we spend several nights a week at the baseball field, or at church, or on the soccer field, not only do I want something light and fresh, but also quick and easy!  And it’s hard to get easier than a nice, big NO-COOK salad.  For those nights that we either have very little time between dinner time and leaving for the ball fields[Read more]

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

I love a good frivolous celebration, and so Pi Day last week was the perfect excuse to have a sweet treat after dinner to celebrate a made-up holiday!  I wanted to make something very simple with very few ingredients, and this ice cream pie was perfect! As Ben and I walked into Kroger, I got the idea for the ice cream pie.  A pre-made pie crust filled with ice cream and a yummy topping would make for a super easy,[Read more]

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

When I was planning our dinner for Super Bowl Sunday, I kept suggesting all the usual suspects to Scott, and nothing was sounding great to either of us.  Wings?  No. Pizza?  Nope.  Burgers?  I had one yesterday.  I was striking out.  So I went into the store without knowing what we were going to be having.  Looking through the produce and meat department,  I finally saw hoagie rolls, and thought roast beef sandwiches would be delish!  I grabbed the rolls,[Read more]

Friday Favorites: Instant Pot Recipes

This week going back to school after 2 1/2 weeks off has about killed us all!  It has been a little tough getting back into the swing of things- bedtimes and routines, work schedules and carpool lines, we are all worn out!  But here I am, with one more post this week, about the one thing that has saved dinner this week- my new Instant Pot! I was so happy to get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year!  If[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday

Hello Friends!  ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS TIL SUMMERRRRRRRRRR!!  We are seriously in the homestretch now, and even though I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we have a BIG week.  Two birthdays, a field trip, gifts to make, water days to attend, good gracious…I get the itching to start making a to-do list as I write this.  BUT, if I can just make it through this week…SUMMER!!!!!  And with that, here’s our meal plan for the[Read more]

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