The Breakfast of Champions

I am a bit of a breakfast snob.  I never have time for it (bad me I know) but when I do I want to eat something good.  The other morning I was tempted by laziness to just throw toast in the toaster and be done with it.  But know I am limiting my carbs…

Memorial Day Memories

I love Memorial Day!  Friends and family all getting together, picnicking, laughing and just enjoying each other. It is a day to relax, eat amazing food and as it happened this year, have a water fight!  Jaxen my nephew got in on the games and was soaked head to toe! Avery sat out of the…

Grilling Out- Chicken and Warm Broccoli Salad

The weather here has been magical!  It is warm into the evening and make for the perfect opportunity to bust out the grill.  My favorite thing to grill is chicken.  We use a simple spice mix from Weber called “Kickin Chickin”.  If you can find it, get it!  It has great flavor and adds a…

Avery’s Dedication and Party Ideas

My baby girl was dedicated today at church. Family (out-of-towners and all) and friends came to witness us  dedicate Avery to the Lord. It was a wonderful day and we followed up with a picnic celebration at my parent’s house.  Because so many people were coming we decided to do a pot luck kind of thing….

Spinach and Artichoke Topped Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

  What to make for dinner? What to make for dinner? What to make for dinner?  I said it so many times in a row that it started to sound like a Gregorian Chant!  I was at a loss.  I knew I had chicken but nothing else I really wanted to make.  Trying to limit…

Mother’s Day Weekend Activities and Recipes

I just experienced my first Mother’s Day and it was wonderful!  I got to spend the day with Jeremy and Avery, as well as, my sister and nephew.  My mom was out-of-town during the day but we got to have dinner with her that evening. My wonderful day actually started on Saturday when my sister,…

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Oh how I love my slow cooker!  It does all the work for me and all I have to do is eat!  I knew I wanted to make Avery beef stew and did not want to waste so I bought enough meat to use as a meal for us.  This meal has a total of…

Enter Protein- More Homemade Baby Food

Well my little darling is now at the age that I can introduce proteins to her.  I went a little crazy and made so much food I actually ran out of containers!  I decided to make three protein mixes and two fruits.  I made chicken broccoli and quinoa, beef stew, spinach white bean and pear,…