Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken

Everything you need in one pan. This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

You guys already know how much we love chicken dinners in this house.  But usually it’s either thrown in the trusty Crock Pot or baked.  I have no idea why, but for some reason we hardly ever braise it… until now.  This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken has seriously upped our chicken dinner game!

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Homemade Mini Almond Joys

Homemade Mini Almond Joys are incredibly easy to make and taste just like the candy bar! Homemade Mini Almond Joys are incredibly easy to make and taste just like the candy bar!

Happy New Year, friends!  I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and a festive New Years celebration!  Have you made any resolutions this year?  One of mine: make more candy.  We love our Chocolate Crunch Bars, Peppermint Patties, and Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups, so now it’s time to add another: Homemade Mini Almond Joys!  Guess that means I’m adding a few more workouts to 2017, too 😉 

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Parmesan Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan Pepper Brussels Sprouts, tons of Parmesan and loads of pepper for this easy vegetarian side dish.

Parmesan Pepper Brussels Sprouts: plenty of Parmesan and Pepper make this a delicious and easy side dish for any night of the week or special occasion.Here’s a quicky for you, friends!  I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir about the holiday season being crazy busy, so I wont keep you from the shopping, cooking, family entertaining that needs to be done.  And neither will these Parmesan Pepper Brussels Sprouts.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup From Scratch

Ditch the can.  Make your own Cream of Mushroom Soup from scratch!

Ditch the can! Make your own Cream of Mushroom Soup from scratch! Cream of Mushroom Soup, it’s a staple in your cupboard, right? Especially this time of the year. Because how else could you make a classic, comfortingly creamy casserole?  But have you ever really looked at the ingredients of a can of good ol’ Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup? It’s not great.  No biggie, I’ve got your back with this easy and >dare I say< WAY more delicious Cream of Mushroom Soup From Scratch!

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15 Meals in 15 Minutes (or less!)

No time?  No problem. Here are 15 meals that can be made, mostly from scratch, in just 15 minutes!

life-gets-in-the-way-but-dinner-doesnt-have-to-suffer-make-dinner-nearly-from-scratch-in-15-minutes-or-less-2Can we just talk about how amazing and life saving fast, homemade meals are?  Especially ones that can be made in 15 minutes- fast food, our way.  We’re -hopefully- wrapping up a crazy move with our 5 month old baby because, well, we apparently didn’t get the memo that you’re supposed to buy the house before the baby.  And if you think moving in general is pretty painful, well take that pain and multiply it by a gazillion and that’s what it’s like moving with an infant – especially when you have the genius idea to try to do some minor renovations during the move. Yup. We’re idiots.  >face palm< 

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Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli

Flavor packed & incredibly easy, this Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve over rice and it’ll taste just like take out!

Flavor packed & incredibly easy, this Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve over rice and it'll taste just like take out!1. Dear Crock Pot, I love you.  2. Sometimes, I look back on our lives about 5 months ago and think about when I said we were “so busy,” and laugh and say, “Ooh you silly silly kids.”  Needless to say, having a baby drastically alters your concept of the word “busy.” In addition to the adorable little human who eats, poops, and drools all of the time, throw in a couple of Daycare plagues (seriously I had no idea what a little cesspool daycare would be…), buying a house, and packing?  Yup, that’s our lives right now.  Busy for sure so exciting! Our new house is quite literally twice the size of our house now, and AND ohmygodohmygod not just one real adult sized refrigerator, but TWO (an extra storage fridge/freezer in the garage)!  I’m so happy I could cry.  But that could also be because I’m so tired, too 😉 

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Fresh Pasta

Making your own fresh pasta at home just takes 2 ingredients and the freshness makes it totally worth the extra work!There are some things that just ruin you forever.  Like the first time you have a fresh from the garden heirloom tomato.  Or the first time you have a warm, fresh out of the oven piece of homemade bread.  And definitely the first time you have fresh, homemade pasta.  Grocery store tomatoes, bagged bread, and boxed pasta just never taste the same again.

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Crock Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

A super flavorful, easy, weeknight Crock Pot Honey Mustard Chicken is the perfect protein for any meal. 

A super flavorful, easy, weeknight Honey Mustard Chicken made in your crock pot! Have I mentioned how “Quick and Easy” is the theme in our house for dinner, lately?  I loved our Crock Pot before, but now, oh now, it’s a life saver.  This whole working mom thing is seriously kicking my ass.  Shout out to all the other working moms out there to little ones.  Solidarity, sisters!  I’ve got an easy dinner for you: Crock Pot Honey Mustard Chicken!

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