old bay potato wedges

We recently returned from an amazing vacation to the Oregon coast.  We absolutey love Newport, which is where we stayed.  While there, we discovered a few gems – tide pools and a marine science center with so many amazing spaces for the kids to explore and interact with! We stayed in a house, cooked and…

cream cheese cucumber bites

Healthy eating can take a little prep work to make it feel simpler sometimes, but thankfully it doesn’t take hours to do.  These little cream cheese cucumber bites are prepped and ready in 5 minutes and can wait in the fridge until you are ready to devour them.  Perfect little bites when you’re a bit…

BLT bites

Bacon and I don’t keep a very steady relationship.  Sometimes I love it, sometimes I want nothing to do with it.  Right now we’re in a love the taste, but can’t stand smelling it later in the house phase.  My pregnant nose is pretty picky as of late.  But when a recipe starts with these…

huevos rancheros

Breakfast for dinner is always in our meal plan rotation.  Thursdays roll around and it just sounds so comforting and hits the spot every time.  Normally I lean more towards pancakes or omelets, but for this BFD (that we ate on a Saturday – double BFD dose that week!) we mixed it up with huevos…

savory tuna & cheddar quinoa patties

With the new year into full force now, a lot of people make resolutions to improve their life.  I just love that.  Maybe those changes are for your health, or maybe like me you want to actually keep your house clean and organized.  The struggle is real over here you guys.  It’s real.  But if…

healthy peanut butter banana soft serve

It’s been an oddly hot summer here in Washington.  Although we have 90 degrees predicted for this weekend, fall is definitely in the air.  I can start to feel a change in season.   I want to do yard work again, yay!  While browsing through some pictures from a few months ago I came across our…

crockpot hawaiian beef and cabbage tacos

Hello!  Did you celebrate cinco de mayo yesterday?  I used a few more latin-ish songs in body pump and made tacos!Nothing was very mexican-ish about my tacos though, other than the tortillas.  If you aren’t feeling tortillas you could easily use a hamburger buns or pita as your filling holder, or even just eat the…

whole wheat cheddar crackers

I love spending afternoons in the kitchen.  The kiddo is napping.  The house is quiet.  I’m making a mess of dirty dishes in the sink with hopes they will magically disappear (it never happens… at least not magically).  The other day I made these cheesy crackers, prepped a crockpot of yummy chicken noodle soup and…