2 minute tuna avocado salad

As a mom of two littles, I can definitely say that lunch time is the most challenging meal to get on the table.  Usually we’ve spent the morning away at activities and will arrive back home when everyone is hungry and getting tired for naps.  I rely heavily on leftovers because they are quick to…

chicken satay with peanut sauce

There are some flavors I am instantly drawn to.  My number one flavor profile pick though?  It’s gotta be peanut sauce anything.  I think that’s why I love thai food so much and even have two different thai peanut chicken recipes on my blog (a pasta dish here and a wrap dish here).  When I…

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…

cream cheese chicken taquitos

Some dinners I definitely make because it’s something I really want to eat, then other times I choose something I know my husband will be thrilled about.  I like to wave my nice wifey flag every once in a while. 🙂  Our tastes are a bit different, but usually there’s a good middle ground I…

what's for dinner? creamy chicken enchiladas

During the past two weeks of having a meal plan, I’ve had a favorite meal in each week.  This week it was the roasted cauliflower frittata.  Last week it was the creamy chicken enchiladas. You can find the link to the frittata recipe in this week’s meal plan, but since there was no recipe for…

cocoa peanut date balls

Yesterday was a glorious day.  I had no plans, no teaching and no agenda.  Hunter’s been a little under the weather the past couple of days so it was nice to be able to be home to give him lots of opportunity to sleep.  I woke at 5am with the hubs (not normally when I…

cheesy egg salad rolls

Hello!  How has your weekend been?  We’ve spent some time working outside on the front yard, an evening with friends and lunch with my parents and brother, sister in law + niece who is in town.  A pretty great weekend, ending in a relaxed way – watching Hot Tub Time Machine with the hubs. For…

sweet onion salsa

Our 4th of July was pretty mellow.  We didn’t actually have any plans, but after returning from a walk our next door neighbors invited us over for a little BBQ.  They have 2 little kids and Hunter loves playing with them.  We had delicious carne asada, cheesy tortillas and this smooth, slightly sweet salsa with…

my go to dry rub for pork

Jacob and I typically don’t eat much pork.  Except for the occasional pulled pork, I don’t cook it very often.  I think I’ve always liked it more than him, which is another reason I don’t pick it up at the store often. Then one day our friends brought some pork over to BBQ.  We prepped…

curried grain salad

Every week for our Bradley Method class (which is tomorrow’s topic!) we bring a snack to share.  One week was a ‘meat and cheese’ (or something with protein), another was our favorite salad, and last night was some type of whole grain.  I do love my whole grains! While grocery shopping over the weekend I…