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]

Homemade Lemonade

Put the Countrytime back on the shelf.  Don’t even look at the jug on the juice aisle.  Lemonade is one of the best parts of the summertime, in my opinion, and NOTHING beats homemade!  And I promise, as is most of the recipes for everything I make, it’s SOOO easy!  And might take 5 minutes longer than scooping out that powdery mix, but again, I promise, it is 100 times better. Homemade Lemonade One bag of lemons (8-9 average-sized lemons), plus one more[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday: Pinterest Recipe Reviews

Happy Monday friends!  First of all, I apologize for my unintentional absence last week!  We are in the end-of-the-school-year homestretch, and I am OVERWHELMED with end of year celebrations, teacher appreciation, etc., etc., etc…times three!!  SO, I was bogged down with about three thousand things, but everytime I sat down to write for the blog…NOTHING.  But, I am BACK! Secondly, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!  We had a lovely day (the weather was GORGEOUS), and I had[Read more]

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