Enchilada Skillet Pasta

This Enchilada Skillet Pasta is loaded with flavor and cheese making it a delicious, easy and comfort food at it’s finest!

This Enchilada Skillet Pasta is loaded with flavor and cheese making it a delicious, easy and comfort food at it's finest!

Hi!  Well, we survived travelling cross country with a 2 year old and a (now) 8 week old!  It solidified the fact that somehow we won the kiddo lottery as both handled two loonngg travel days incredibly. We definitely have future little jetsetters in the making!  It was such a lovely trip to Virginia celebrating my youngest brother-in-law’s wedding and finally getting to meet and stay with another brother-in-law and sister-in-law I hadn’t met yet.  But man, it’s always good to be home.  Except for the fact that we came home to an empty fridge and sooo much unpacking, un-winding, and time zone adjusting to do.  Which meant for dinner I needed easy and comforting since I’d been up at 4 am multiple days with a 2 year old who was still operating on East coast time.  Welcome this Enchilada Skillet Pasta! 

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One Pot Cheesy Kielbasa, Broccoli, and Rice

This One Pot Cheesy Kielbasa, Broccoli, and Rice is not only fast and easy to prep, make, AND clean up after, but it’s a delicious weeknight dinner, too! This One Pot Cheesy Kielbasa, Broccoli, and Rice is not only fast and easy to prep, make, AND clean up after, but it's a delicious weeknight dinner, too! 

Here’s a quickie for you, friends!  Not only is this One Pot Cheesy Kielbasa, Broccoli, and Rice a quickie, but I’m currently surrounded by not one, not two, but three large half packed suitcases as we get ready to take our first family vacation with not one, but two kiddos.  So this’ll be quick, too.

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Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw

This Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw isn’t your average slaw!  It’s heartier due to the addition of quinoa, but also mayo free and lighter with a delicious sesame ginger dressing!

This Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw isn't your average slaw!  It's heartier due to the addition of quinoa, but also mayo free and lighter with a delicious sesame ginger dressing!How is it the end of August already?  Didn’t summer just start?  I feel like I say this every year and that I was just complaining about the heat and dreaming of cooler weather.  Ha.  Well, we’re cramming in as much summer fun as we can while it lasts with not just one but two outdoor weddings to go to still and we have BBQs on our calendar until Sept. 30th.  That means that I plan to have all of my favorite summer salads on rotation for another month!  Our Arugula Watermelon Mint Salad, German Dill Potato Salad, Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad, Avocado Pasta Salad, and now this Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw!

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Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with one of our new favorites: Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!
Try a new twist on your tacos by balancing sweet and spicy with our new favorite Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos!

Guys. Are you looking for a new taco to toss into your Taco Tuesday rotation?  Then these Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos are exactly what you need. 

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Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Swap out the pasta for fresh zucchini noodles and add garlic and Parmesan for Garlic Parmesan Zoodles, an easy and delicious side dish or light dinner that’s ready in less than 15 minutes! Swap out the pasta for fresh zucchini noodles and add garlic and Parmesan for Garlic Parmesan Zoodles, an easy and delicious side dish or light dinner that's ready in less than 15 minutes!

Zucchini season is here!  Is anyone else pulling baseball bat sized zucchinis out of their gardens?  We were a teeny tiny bit busy leading up to this summer (read: baby #2), so our garden is a little bit smaller this year.  But we still have a ton of gorgeous zucchinis that we’re making some Sweet Zucchini Relish with and now also one of my new favorite zucchini dishes, these Garlic Parmesan Zoodles!

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Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups – No Added Sugar!

Make your own Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups with just a couple of ingredients and no added sugar! It’s the perfect fun from scratch treat for the kids! Make your own Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups with just a couple of ingredients and no added sugar! It's the perfect fun from scratch treat for the kids!

Oh hey!  I’m coming to you from a household of 5 now!  Our little K2 made her grand appearance a couple of weeks ago!  I’ve been sooo incredibly blessed to have fast, easy, safe births and even more blessed to now have two very healthy baby girls.  Since Baby Clara was a surprise gender, I’m still wrapping my mind around being a mom of two girls; especially two girls who are so close in age.  My husband may still be in a little bit of denial since this is our last baby, but we’re all doing extremely well.  We even went out to dinner as a family the other night – Baby C’s 9th day outside the womb and we got ourselves together to go out to dinner.  Life is good, to say the least.  

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Avocado Pasta Salad

This Avocado Pasta Salad is one that’ll be different than all the others on the cookout table.  It’s creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, and it just happens to be vegan friendly!This Avocado Pasta salad is one that'll be different than all the others on the cookout table.  It's creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, and it just happens to be vegan friendly!

I love it when I’m looking for something quick and easy to make that’ll also be crowd pleasing and I stumble upon a recipe like this.  This Avocado Pasta Salad was fast to make and wonderfully different than your standard cookout side.  Plus, it’s packed full of nutrition without tasting like it’s trying to be healthy!

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Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad

Summer to me means “Put it all on the grill”, like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!

Summer to me means "put it all on the grill", like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!Summer is in full swing in Oregon!  Which means it’s the time of year that our grill trains all winter for.  All those nights that my husband puts on his rain gear or winter coat and dutifully grills up some Mediterranean Grilled Chicken or some Balsamic Shiitake Mushroom Steaks is just winter training because a little rain or even snow can’t stop his love for his grill and grilled dinners.  Then once summer hits, ohhh sweet sweet summer is when we grill everything.  All the meats. All the veggies. All the fruit!  Everything. And the fresh corn and peppers for this Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad are no exception! 

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Strawberries and Cream Scones

These Strawberries and Cream Scones are perfect for any brunch and to celebrate all of those gorgeous summer strawberries!These Strawberries and Cream Scones are perfect for any brunch and to celebrate all of those gorgeous summer strawberries!

Isn’t it wonderful all of the socially acceptable ways there are to eat dessert for breakfast?  Like pancakes!  They are literally pan fried cakes smothered in syrup.  Scones?  They’re basically a single serving biscuit-esq pastry.  Which is what makes them so delightful!  These Strawberries and Cream Scones with a simple glaze just scream outdoor summer mimosa brunch!

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Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins – 3 Ways!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n’ go breakfast that’s toddler tested and approved!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!What do your mornings look like?  Mine?  First alarm goes off at 4:30 am… second at 4:40… third at 4:50.  Best case scenario, I get up at #3.  Reality, I’m usually up by #4.  Ok #5.  Then it’s a matter of getting myself and my toddler out the door by 6 am (ok, 6:15…) to do daycare drop off and me being at my desk by 7 am. So anything that makes these busy Monday – Thursday mornings easier, I’m in.  But one thing I will not sacrifice: a nutritious breakfast for my toddler.  These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are our latest time-saving way to make sure M starts her day delicious! 

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