DIY padsicles

DIY Postpartum Padsicles

As I’m entering my last few weeks of pregnancy, I’m prepping for bringing the baby home and for my postpartum recovery. I have read that these padsicles are a necessity, so I wanted to make up a bunch to throw in my freezer to help ease my recovery as much as possible. These are really easy to make and are …

pregnancy update 36 weeks

Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

Holy moly! I cannot believe I only have 4 (actually 3.5) weeks left! I wasn’t even sure if I would make it this far because of my husband’s family history with giant babies and early labors. But here I am and it doesn’t look like the baby is planning on making an appearance anytime soon! Although I’m getting super uncomfortable, …

Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s 9 PM and suddenly I need cookies. So what do I do? Pull up Pinterest and search for some delicious cookies. And I figure, if they’re oatmeal cookies, they’re healthy right? But here’s the thing… I haven’t been to the grocery store in a while, so my ingredients are limited and I want cookies NOW. I can’t possibly wait …

Sweet potato bean stew

Sweet Potato Bean Stew

My husband has had a sore throat and just generally been feeling icky for the past few days. I’ve been trying to stuff him (and myself) with tons of vitamins and fluids hoping that he quickly gets through this and that I don’t get sick. Normally, I would really dread my husband having a Man Cold, but he has been …

Cherry Firebomb Jello shots

Cherry Firebomb Jell-o Shots

If you read my last recipe post, Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch, you will know that I recently went to a bachelorette party for which I offered to bring adult beverages long before I knew I was pregnant. I wanted to make a yummy, pink punch and some fun Jell-o shots. I love to make Jell-o shots because they can be …

Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch

Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch

The weather is warming up! I’m so excited to put away my winter jacket and boots, to open the sunroof, put down the windows and turn up the music! One of the best things about the weather warming up is spending time outside, BBQs, and bonfires! I love having people over, turning on the grill, and enjoying some cold adult …

Spaghetti-Squash-and-mushrooms

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Parmesan

A food that has always intrigued me is spaghetti squash. How do you get noodles from a squash?! It’s almost mind boggling. I love to try recipes with spaghetti squash because pasta is one my favorite things and if I can replace something that’s not so healthy with something super healthy, awesome! This recipe is very earthy and hearty. It …

Best Homemade Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

Best Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

You know how there are those dishes that take you straight back to being a child? It’s spaghetti for me. My mom made the best homemade spaghetti sauce. I would refuse to eat any other sauce but her’s. I remember when I would come home on Sunday afternoons after spending the weekend at my dad’s house and as soon as …

Peanut Butter Blossoms (with Mini Kisses)

Peanut Butter Blossoms (with Mini Kisses)

Peanut Butter Blossoms have always been (one) of my favorite cookies. So after I made these Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms, I felt compelled to make a batch of the original just, you know, to compare the two recipes. One of my most vivid memories as a child is heading to my great aunt’s house for Christmas. It was always held …

Amazing Grilled Cheese

Secrets for an Amazing Grilled Cheese

A few years ago, my husband and I went to Florida. We were going to be staying in a friend’s condo for free, which was an amazing deal! However, when we arrived, it wasn’t everything we expected. Apparently there had been some miscommunication between the owner and family members about who was caring for the condo. It was… a disappointment …