Easy Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas for kids!

Looking for fun & easy halloween dinner ideas? Try this spider or mummy macaroni and cheese for an organic healthy dinner before you head out the door and gather all those sweets! It is quick and easy with minimal ingredients with just a touch of spooky to make it perfect for the holiday! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic but all opinions are my own. let's be honest. halloween night … [Read more...]

One-Pot, 5 Ingredient Bacon Cheddar Soup Recipe

Sometimes, trying to figure out what to make for dinner can leave us wide-eyed and fearful. Like a deer in the head-lights, we cautiously peak into the refrigerator or pantry hoping for a miracle...or maybe a jeanie. After making a lot of decisions all day long, the last thing I want to do when I get home is trying to "figure out what the make for dinner".  Here is one of the solutions I have … [Read more...]

Easy One Pot Pasta Puttanesca

This one pot pasta puttanesca is a family favorite and so easy to make! Spicy and savory with olives, capers, garlic, artichoke hearts, and crushed red peppers - it will quickly become your family favorite as well! This post is sponsored by Ragú® but all opinions are my own.    if you haven't noticed, i like things easy. one pot pasta inspired by and made with Ragú® Sauce is a dream come true … [Read more...]

Quinoa Gluten Free Pizza Bites Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone #sauceon #collectivebias #shop gluten free huh? i fell for ya. so here is a post for YOU! these spicy quinoa pizza bites are just what you need to fill that pizza hole in your heart. made with quinoa, spicy habanero sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and baked into perfect mini bites with … [Read more...]

Cooking with kids: Easy creamy crockpot chicken and rice!

this is a sponsored post on behalf of Mars UNCLE BEN'S® but all photos & opinions are my own! crazy schedules are back....with soccer, back to school night, & church activities filling up our evenings, it feels like we are always scrambling for dinner when we walk in the door!  after a few days i realized it was time for a new plan - so we started trying out some crockpot recipes. the … [Read more...]

Southwest Quinoa Ranch Salad

quinoa. it took a while for me to come around to this little guy but now i'm a huge fan and use it all the time - like in my mango pulled pork tacos. quinoa is high in fiber, protein, and iron so its a nutritious addition to your diet. i whipped up this southwest quinoa ranch salad and took it to a recent park playdate - the moms all gave it the thumbs up! it is nutritious, easy, and yummy so i … [Read more...]

{real life} Making Meal Time Memories

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragú® Official New Tra-Dish. The opinions and text are all mine. growing up i remember having meal time together as a family - especially dinner time. we all loved sitting down together talking about our day, going over the highs and lows, what was happening with each of us that week in school or sports, and of course laughing and … [Read more...]

Healthy Pulled Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa and Quinoa

These Pulled Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa are part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all opinions, recipes, and photos are my own. #pmedia #TENways  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV yesterday i did something that i pretty much said i would never do. or even want to do ever. i ran a half marathon. mostly it was the convincing … [Read more...]

My Second Book: Party Food For Girls!

its a BIG announcement day!!! i am SO SO SOOOooooo happy to finally share with you a project i have been working on for the last year! it is finally here and ready to purchase: my second book --- PARTY FOOD FOR GIRLS! the journey of this book started back in january of 2013... i had just finished writing the manuscript for Gourmet French Macarons and was so relieved to have finished my first … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Dinner Idea: Pink Pasta & Red Pepper Hearts

i'm STILL sharing valentine's day meal ideas. i know i know.... i went overboard this year. this valentines day dinner idea is pink pasta with alfredo sauce (which could ALSO be pink if you so desired) and red pepper hearts! i first shared these ideas originally on Good Day Sacramento last week - did you see my segment?! i hope you enjoy this fun valentines day dinner idea for you and your family! … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Dinner Idea: Hot Dog hearts with Mac & cheese!

ok guys. this valentines day dinner idea could NOT be easier! with ONE simple step you can transform your ordinary kids mac & cheese with hot dogs into a fun and festive valentines meal. how easy is that?! i first shared this idea on Good Day Sacramento last week in one of my segments and other than the brown sugar bacon hearts it has been one of the most talked about things that i … [Read more...]

Valentine Lunch Ideas and Snack Ideas

i love treating my kids to fun lunch ideas and snack ideas on valentine's day! these ideas come from the live segment i did on Good Day Sacramento and are prefect for kids of any ages. i love that they are valentine lunch ideas that are healthy but still festive - your kids will love them! all of these ideas are the way i like it: EASY and ADORABLE. for this first snack use ritz crackers … [Read more...]