I got so excited when I saw pasta salad on TIU’s weekly meals this week because I LOVE pasta salad. But what I love even more is my mom’s. So when it comes to other recipes, I don’t even bat an eye at them because I’m “brand” loyal to my mama’s. It reminds me of summer, …

Southwest Mexi Burgers…ayy yiiii yiiii

I’m so excited to have my sister guest blogging this recipe tonight! We have a joke in my family about our favorite foods and pregnancies…when my mom was pregnant with me, she craved Italian and ate it constantly. When she was pregnant with my sister, she craved and ate hamburgers. I love Italian and Sarah …

Banana Zucchini Muffins with Apple + Blackberries

Based on the ingredients of these muffins, they’re basically power muffins…good for anytime of the day; breakfast, mid-day snack, a side with lunch, or even a healthy dessert. Totally guilt free and toddler-approved, which means whole family approved; what could be better?! I made these on Sunday to prep my little guys’ breakfast & snacks for …

Ten Day Trim, Week 2

Hiii! Woah. Today has been SO BUSY. My phone has been dead like 90% of the day, and I really wouldn’t trade that for the world. I had the best hands-on day with my little munchkin EVER and it was because I was UNPLUGGED. When’s the last time you unplugged for nearly an entire day? …

Rainbow Salad Packed with Nutrients

I have SO many favorite salad combos, and the best part, is they’re just one big schmorgishboard. Totally reminds me of this quote…somehow I’m always the one with the biggest, most randomly paired plate of mismatched goodies. In a salad, almost anything goes. It’s like the one dish where it’s acceptable to just keep throwing …

Breakfast Snickerdoodle Cookies + Protein Frosting

Oh.My.Gosh. I think my life was changed this morning when I accidentally made my pancakes into “cookies” and threw together the most incredible “frosting” like, ever – with only 4 ingredients! Since saying goodbye to protein powders, I wanted to pack the protein punch into my breakfast this morning from whole foods I had lying …

Homemade Blueberry FroYo

If you follow my Instagram you know last night I was on a nicecream roll with my favorite Christmas present ever, my Ninja. Sweet tooth was more like sweet teeth, and I couldn’t get enough! In all my experimenting, this afternoon I made blueberry froyo with my vanilla nice cream. OMG. It’s a MUST TRY. …

Healthy Crockpot Kung Pow Chicken

It’s the last week having my sister visit, and I’m so going to miss her in the kitchen with me 😦 This week we wanted to create a clean Kung Pow chicken recipe that was crockpot friendly and we did just that! Introducing Sar to all the clean cooking alternatives I use in my kitchen has been …

   I LOVE festive dishes for holiday celebrations. There’s just something about plates filled with red & green that give you the warm and fuzzies.  If you’re looking for a yummy, festive dish to bring to your next holiday potluck, function, or the perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas, look no further! These were even non-brussle sprout …

Stuffed Peppers: Italian & Mexican Style

I LOVE stuffed peppers. My sister introduced them to me a few years ago, and I love how quick, easy, and how minimalistic their prep time is. I always see recipes for Mexican-style stuffed peppers, and love those because they are so delish and so easy, but I also love making them Italian-style! I know …