dinner · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

We have baseball 4 nights a week right now.  Baseball practice ends “at dusk” which, right now, is about 7pm.  Since I am not willing to eat take out that often and I mostly dislike meals made in the crockpot, I am really having to get creative.  My goal has been to eat as healthy… Continue reading Taco Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

dinner · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Soups

One Pot Lasagna Soup

We have a Halloween tradition.  Our great friends come over.  We have a tummy-warming dinner of soup or chili (I try to make a new one each year) with fresh bread or cornbread and salad, and then we head out with all the kiddos into the (usually rainy) weather for a night of trick-or treating.… Continue reading One Pot Lasagna Soup

Desserts · dinner · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Top Recipe Collections

Halloween Recipes That Your Whole Family Will Love!

Happy October, all! Here is my Halloween recipe round up! These Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars are not only delicious, but also so festive and fun! Peanut Butter Peek-a-Boo cookies are the perfect way to use up your fun sized candy bars, and they are SO GOOD. Carving a pumpkin? Don’t waste those seeds! Check… Continue reading Halloween Recipes That Your Whole Family Will Love!

Beef · dinner

Swedish Meatballs

Apparently, going to Ikea for Swedish Meatballs is a thing. I didn’t know it was a thing until I went to Ikea this week.  I mean, I’ve been to Ikea before, but I’ve never dined in their food court until now.  You should’ve seen the line up of people waiting to order their Swedish meatballs.… Continue reading Swedish Meatballs

Beef · dinner

Michael Symon’s Rigatoni with Meat Sauce

Boy, last night sure felt like a Sunday, didn’t it?  As is the case with all Mondays of three day weekends, I spent yesterday catching up from a weekend away and getting ready for the week of school ahead.  Bags were unpacked, laundry was washed, meals were planned, groceries were purchased, permission slips were filled… Continue reading Michael Symon’s Rigatoni with Meat Sauce

Beef · dinner · St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

This is St. Patrick’s Day dinner kicked up a notch.  I usually use a big pot with a lid on the stove top, but this time, I cooked my corned beef in a dutch oven- I am strongly anti-crock pot when it comes to meat  (I swear I can taste the crock-pot) but the biggest… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

chicken · dinner · Healthy and Delicious · whole 30 paleo

Paleo (Whole 30) Egg Roll in a Bowl

Hi readers! It’s been a few weeks since I posted because I am currently doing the unthinkable- I’m in the throes of the Whole 30 Program.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a program where you eliminate all sugar, all dairy, all grains, all legumes, as well as a bunch… Continue reading Paleo (Whole 30) Egg Roll in a Bowl