Caramel Coated Apples


I love going apple picking with the family this time of year. I had the great  idea to make caramel coated apples but to be honest the idea frightened me.  The thought of me standing over a stove tying to turn sugar into caramel at just the right temperature sounds like a recipe for a… Read More

S’mores Crepes

Smores Crepe

I don’t think I have ever met a person that doesn’t love S’mores! I was never a girl scout or made them in the woods by a fire so this is my version of a s’mores. I love crepes, savory or sweet, you name and it I will eat it. We are fortunate enough to… Read More

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Oreo Truffle Brownies

One of my favorite go-to desserts for the holidays are Oreo Truffles (or as I call them – Balls from Heaven!). They are delicious, easy to make and I don’t know one person who doesn’t like them. They are great for cookie exchanges, holiday parties or any family get-together. Since my friends and family seem… Read More

Pumpkin Protein Shake

pumpkin shake

Being a nursing mama, I’m always looking for new ways to add extra protein into my diet. With the Fall season upon us I was inspired to play around with pumpkin as a new smoothie ingredient. Not only is this recipe fast – toss in a blender and go – it’s super delicious and packed… Read More

Cocoa Krispies Spider Treats

Krispie Spiders

I’m still on my Halloween baking kick and probably will be until I switch over to Thanksgiving baking in November. This past weekend the kids and I whipped up a batch of our favorite Cocoa Krispie Spider Treats. They are super easy to make, the kids can help and they turn out so cute. These… Read More

Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Candy Corn Ghosts

*If you think these little guys are cute, feel free to hit that “PIN” button up in the left corner! Halloween is one of our family’s favorite holidays. My kids love it. I love it. The grandparents even love it. And when I say the grandparents love it, I mean they completely transform their house… Read More

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice


I don’t know about you but come October I am obsessed with everything pumpkin and everything “Pumpkin Spice”. From coffee to cream cheese, you name it, as long as it’s got pumpkin in the title, I’m into it. There’s just something so warm and inviting about the combination of spices used to make up what is… Read More

Simple Lunches: Wrap It Up!

Before you know it, school lunchboxes will be craving something new and fresh. Not to mention the kiddos who are eating their contents! Why not substitute the plain ol’ sandwich for something fancy like a wrap? Take a peek at a few of these favorites: Chicken Caesar Salad – Toss lettuce, Caesar dressing (Lighthouse brand… Read More

Great Kid-Friendly Halloween Snack Ideas

Halloween Pudding Cups

My holiday baking bonanza has already begun this year. That’s right, it starts before Halloween and doesn’t stop until after New Years. Yikes, that is a long baking bonanza! I’m really going to have to step it up at the gym to counteract all these goodies. Since Halloween is fast approaching, we thought we’d round… Read More

Fall Favorite: Apple Cider Granita


It’s Fall! Hooray!!! I may have entered the season kicking and screaming but as soon as the leaves begin to change and that cool crisp air sets in, I’m an easy convert. Plus, what’s not to love about Fall, right? Pumpkin and apple picking are two of my favorite activities and let’s not forget about… Read More

Homemade Hummus


My sweet 2 year old is on the brink of obsession when it comes to dips. In her mind, a meal is not complete without a coordinating dip. Meatballs must have marinara. Fish sticks must have ketchup. Apples must have peanut butter. In a valiant effort to make veggies more appealing I’ve been on a… Read More

Seven Scrumptious Pancake Recipes for the Weekend

Photo Credit: The Recipe Girl

  The weekend is the best time to treat our families to a big batch of mouth-watering pancakes. I’m such a big pancake-lover that many of my dinners in college turned out to be pancakes. They are easy to make and by adding ingredients and tweaking the recipes, you can make a different kind of… Read More

Homemade Apple Chips


We love apples in our house! I came up with this recipe after looking at an abundant amount of apples on my counter from the farmer’s market.  Sometimes the kids (okay even mom) is just craving something crunchy, so instead of reaching for potato chips, grab an apple chips. They are super easy to make! … Read More

Chocolate & Banana Stuffed French Toast


One of my weekend treats for the family is french toast stuffed with bananas and chocolate chips. The kids don’t usually get chocolate in the morning so this is a real treat for everyone…who doesn’t love to wake up and eat chocolate? I was at Whole Foods, my home away from home, and I saw… Read More

Feed Yourself First: Beet Berry Blast Smoothie


Why is it that as soon as we become parents, we seem to completely forget about our own needs? And I’m not talking about going to the gym or getting a mani/pedi, I’m  talking basic needs like food and water.  Maybe it’s just me but after four years and two kids I’m still guilty of… Read More

Sneaky Chicken Nuggets


Do your kids love broccoli or anything else that is green…probably not.  My 2 year old daughter would eat anything. She hasn’t met a food she doesn’t like…she would eat a shoe if it came with a dipping sauce. I struggle with my 6 year old son to eat anything green, unless I incorporate it… Read More