It’s All Meatball Baby!

  I don’t know what it is about meatballs, but I feel so…domestic when I make my own.  I put on my pretty apron, pull out my tools and channel Donna Reed.  I found a pretty great recipe from Giada.  The original recipe is for mini meatballs but I make mine golf ball sized.  I wanted…

Travel Treats: No Bake Pumpkin Cookie Balls

This past weekend we traveled to Tennessee for my cousins wedding.  To prepare for the trip I wanted to make a healthy-ish treat for our journey (which was many hours long!).  Since it is fall I am totally into the pumpkin flavored… well everything!  I searched for a recipe that would help feed my pumpkin…

Avocado Pesto Panini and Other Summer Treats

Now that the weather has warmed up I am craving fresh fruits and veggies.  Our garden is still in the growing stages so I have to rely on the grocery store and farmers markets for our summer goodies.  I am trying to make sure I am getting all those good vitamin’s into Avery at every…

Summer Time Fun

So I have now been on summer break for all of two weeks.  It has been heavenly!  I have been having a blast with my baby and my nephew, who I watch two days a week.  Here is a little taste of our adventures thus far :).     I took the kids to a…

Wine and Pasta

With the weather turning nicer some good friends of ours invited us to a local vineyard for a picnic dinner.  What could be a better start to the week then a picnic outside with good friends and good wine?  Not much I would think :)!  We packed our picnic baskets full of yummy wine related…

Better Late Then Never…I Guess

Oh dear it has been almost a month since I last made a post.  Where did the time go?  To be honest I am not surprised.  Life has been crazy!  After spring break, it was a mad rush to prepare our students for the big state test (which we are in the midst of right…

As Tasty as a Million Bucks

My creative meal brain has been slow churning out ideas lately.  Thankfully there is Pinterest.  I have been doing most of my meal planning out of  my recipes board and it has turned out pretty good.  This week I tried the Million Dollar Casserole by Six Sisters’ Stuff.  It was really tasty!  I have to say though…

Happy Easter Folks!

I am officially on spring break!  Good Friday marked my first day and it has been wonderful!  I really needed this break.  Avery and I got to hang out in the beautiful weather! She totally rocks her cool shades :)! I also spent the weekend getting ready for Easter dinner.  Well my part of Easter…

Saturday Fun and Super Hoagies

This has been a crazy week! My husband had the second of two surgeries.  This one was on his knee.  This left me running around caring for him, caring for Avery, caring for the house and working my full-time job ( you know the one outside the house).  Needless to say I am pooped! This…

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I have been making more of an effort to purchase and eat less processed foods. I am not perfect at it but I just want Avery to love the taste of fresh fruits and veggies instead craving the sodium and sugar filled processed foods that are a favorite among children. I decided to try my…

It’s Saturday!

I love Saturday!  I get to sleep in (as much as Avie will let me) and hang out in my pj’s until I feel the need for a shower, cook breakfast and just relax.  Today is one of those perfect kind of days.  It is sunny out (a walk might be in order even though…

Meatloaf Hamburgers

I love meatloaf and I also love hamburgers but to combine the two is a stroke of culinary genius!  I have no such genius so I rely on others to do it for me 🙂  I found the original recipe here and I am so glad I did.  This meal was a hit with my…