Rainbow Treats

Rainbow Treats

I’m always looking for ways to involve Abbie in holidays, even the small ones. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, there’s green and gold everywhere. You always think of green with St. Patrick’s Day, but I also think of rainbows – after all, isn’t the end of it where the pot of gold is? I had the idea to do an easy treat to celebrate – rainbow treats. Truthfully, I had this box of Fruity Pebbles in the pantry thanks to a late pregnancy craving, and I’m so glad I did. These were easy to mix up and done in…

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Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Sticks

When the holiday season comes around, so do all my favorite flavor combinations. I love them all, but chocolate and peppermint has always been my favorite. Add in some pretzels, and it’s the perfect sweet and salty holiday snack. I love to make treats to give away to family and friends, so I whipped up these Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Sticks as a fun snack to gift. They’re super easy to make, so they’re great for kids to help with too. Just be careful not to eat them all – you’ll want to!   Enjoy – and I dare you not to eat…

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Our First Blue Apron Box

Our First Blue Apron Box

A few weeks ago, we finally tried out Blue Apron for the first time – something I’d been wanting to do for a while. I was in Houston the weekend before and didn’t have time for a full grocery shopping trip, so it was the perfect opportunity – not to mention the fact that I had a half off coupon on our first delivery. We chose the box for 2 people since Abbie’s really picky nowadays and we weren’t sure she would eat the meals no matter what they were. Now, here’s what we got in our first box! Our…

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My Kitchen: Hamentaschen Cookies

My Kitchen: Hamentaschen Cookies

Growing up, my mom never really made a big deal about the more minor holidays of Judaism. We always talked about Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur since they have always been the most important, but it wasn’t until I went to college that I really learned more about the minor holidays and how much fun they can be. One of those holidays is Purim, which starts tonight. The story of Purim is an inspiring one – one where a strong woman saves her people. This site can explain the story much better than I can. It’s a fun holiday.…

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My Kitchen: Oven Home Fries

My Kitchen: Oven Home Fries

There’s a restaurant in our town that Chris and I go to often for breakfast that we love. I think we all have those places we love and go to again and again. Chris and I always order the same thing, and he always gets home fries (I prefer hash browns). He mentioned one day that we should try making them at home, so a few weeks ago I did just that. I used this recipe as inspiration but adjusted the amounts and seasonings. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Oven Home Fries

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My Kitchen: Lucky Treats

My Kitchen: Lucky Treats

Growing up, I never really made a big deal about St.Patrick’s Day. My family is part Irish (a really small amount), so I always just made sure to wear green so I wouldn’t get pinched. Anyone else hate the pinching part? I seemed to always be a target for it! Anyway, now that Abbie’s getting bigger, I’m enjoying doing things with her for these minor holidays. It’s just fun and festive, and memories to share with her. We whipped up these super-easy Lucky Treats the other day… and let’s just say they were gone very quickly. So easy, and so good…

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My Kitchen: Pesto Chicken Pizza

My Kitchen: Pesto Chicken Pizza

Feeding my family a wholesome dinner every night is no small task. We have a regular rotation of meals we pick from, but this is one of my favorites – Pesto Chicken Pizza! This recipe is really simple and only 5 ingredients, unless you choose to dress it up some more. I usually opt to make my own pizza dough since it’s really easy and inexpensive (I use Ree Drummond’s recipe), but store bought dough would work too!

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My Kitchen: Spaghetti and Meatballs

My Kitchen: Spaghetti and Meatballs

When I was growing up, my mom made a LOT of Italian food. It was delicious, usually came in large portions, and was typically easy. My family is not Italian anywhere in our background, but that didn’t stop us from loving ALL the Italian things. Baked ziti? Check. Eggplant Parmesan? You bet, and one of my grandma’s favorites (and she was Jewish and German!) Chicken Parmesan, stuffed shells, manicotti… I could keep going. Marinara sauce in everything. And then of course, I married Chris – who has a Sicilian background. I finally have an excuse to make all the Italian…

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My Kitchen: Asian Chicken Salad

My Kitchen: Asian Chicken Salad

One of the things that’s really important to me is making sure I bring a lunch to work every day. It’s healthier, faster, and let’s face it – cheaper. Eating out is expensive! Since I’m trying to watch what I’m eating, I have a repertoire of a few salads that I take for lunch all the time. This one is inspired by one I used to pick up at Costco. I was buying it a lot, and then it disappeared over the holidays, so I figured out how to make it on my own! This easy salad is so good…

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My Kitchen: Cherry Nut Cookies

My Kitchen: Cherry Nut Cookies

The holidays always come with so many fun traditions, and in my house growing up, one of them was always lots of cookies. I touched on it in this post, but every year my family spent time baking different kinds of cookies. Two of them always stood out to me, so I’m sharing the first of them today. One reason we love these cookies? They’re easy! They’re a simple drop cookie, but the bright pops of maraschino cherries give them some fun color. I usually just use the red ones, but one year I found green ones too and my cookies…

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