HAPPY 2017!

Happy New Year friends! I hope however you celebrated you found some happiness and peace. We had a low key New Year’s Eve and a very focused New Year’s Day preparing, cleaning, and shopping for things we need as we enter the home stretch of my pregnancy. I also made a decadent treat for us to fight off the chill! Continue reading

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Festive Halloween Stuffed Bell Peppers

So since becoming a single car family I spend a lot more time at home with my son instead of out at the children’s museum or zoo or even the library (though we are still frequent visitors to our local branch!), So I’ve made a conscious effort to keep things interesting for him on days that I have energy/am not feeling pretty sick. Continue reading

Crockpot Goodness: Pizza Dip

This week is rough. And it is only Tuesday. Luckily I have memories from a really fun Sunday night to hang onto! I had some ladies from my MOPS group over (more on this in an entry later this week) and since I wanted some fun snacks for us but also needed something really easy because I am constantly exhausted these days. Continue reading

Cooking #6: Meatless Monday Duo

I have two delicious meatless recipes for you today. The first is a full meal and the second is great for a snack. A few weeks ago a fellow mom friend of mine mentioned this recipe and that it was one of her favorites and I have been looking forward to making it ever since. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and will be a great thing to bring to rehearsals with me since it isn’t a hot meal! Continue reading

Baking #38: Bread Bowls!

It’s finally feeling like fall here in Phoenix. So it is finally time for soup weather! My husband has a theory that everything tastes better if it comes in it’s own edible container- ice cream and waffle cones/bowls, the Cozy Cones of deliciousness they sell at Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure, and most especially soup in a bread bowl. Continue reading

Baking #14: Hot Cross Buns

I learned this Lent, from someone in my church group, that hot cross buns are a Catholic tradition for Good Friday. I had no idea! In fact, I had never even tried hot cross buns until a dear friend baked some for my bridal shower several years ago. Before that, I thought they were just nonsense words in a nursery rhyme song you learn to play on the recorder in elementary school music. (one a penny two a penny….) Regardless, I remember them being delicious (which made me a little confused because usually Lent means giving up all the delicious) so I decided to go do a little research.  Continue reading