Passionate About Our Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Tag Archives | recipes

instantpot

5 Favorite Instant Pot Soups and Stews

As a working mom, I arrive home around 5:00 and everyone is ready to eat dinner at that very moment (including me). I used a crock pot for many years, but by the time we got home, it was overcooked and dry. The Instant Pot is changing the way we do dinner, one perfectly pressure cooked […]

Continue Reading 0
HelloFresh Review

HelloFresh Review

Grocery shopping. Some days I love it. A lot of days I hate it. I grocery shop alone now that the kids are in school. Over the summer, I took them shopping with me because I figured it would be better since they are older. Nope, still a pain and I am reminded once again […]

Continue Reading
The Ultimate Guide to National Pancake Day

The Ultimate Guide to National Pancake Day

{CONFESSION}: Our family has a pancake problem. I let my daughter pick what we have for breakfast most mornings. Nine times out of ten, she yells “pa-cakes!” So as you can probably guess, we eat a lot of pancakes. In honor of National Pancake Day, let me provide you with my go-to pancake recipes. All […]

Continue Reading
kid friendly zucchini recipes

Kid Friendly Zucchini Recipes

Summer for our family means fresh foods from our garden. Admittedly, I have nothing to do with our garden. My husband plants everything, checks on the produce and picks it all. This doesn’t stop me from reaping the benefits of fresh tomatoes, onions, green beans, tomatoes, and most of all zucchini. If you garden, you […]

Continue Reading
The Vegetable Dilemma 1

The Vegetable Dilemma: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Have a toddler who won’t eat their vegetables? Or, more likely, have a husband who won’t eat their vegetables? Need some new ideas on sneaking those healthy foods into their diet? This is for you. Because I’ve been there – I’m still there!  Here are some vegetable tips I’ve learned so far: Be mindful of your facial […]

Continue Reading
kindcookininthekitchen_mousseauchocolat10

Cookin’ with Kids: Mousse au Chocolat

The Mousse was really good and easy to make. It tasted like nothing I have ever tasted. I was proud when I made this delicious dessert with my mom. All of my family members loved it. Making this dessert will surely make you smile.   – Robbie, age 10 Confession. I have a picky eater. […]

Continue Reading
thanksgiving_feature

Taking on the Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday; not Christmas, not Halloween…Thanksgiving. He isn’t even a sports guy, so it’s not about the football. Let me explain. Thanksgiving is the one holiday a year that is all about family. It’s simple, really; no presents, no costumes, no over-stuffed baskets, and no crazy (or illegal) backyard fireworks. The […]

Continue Reading
wewenttotheorchard1

We Went to the Orchard! Now What Do We Do With All These Apples?

As the days and nights cool down and the fields begin to turn golden, it’s hard not to get excited for fall activities. Who doesn’t love pumpkin patches, hay rack rides, bonfires, a few pumpkin spice lattes, and apple orchards galore? But, after a day at the orchard picking apples (hopefully you joined us yesterday at […]

Continue Reading