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Thinking about getting an air fryer or received one as a gift? The air fryer--it’s the greatest gift I ever bought myself. This mini convection oven has saved me time and provided healthier options for dinner.  If you don’t...
Chances are you've heard of the Meatless Monday campaign sometime since it originated in 2003. Having Meatless Mondays encourages people to reduce the amount of meat in their diets for their own health and the health of the planet....
5 Family Friendly Crockpot Recipes to Make During a Busy Week How many times do we come home tired from a long day of work to have to make a meal for our families? Yes, fast food or takeout are...
A few years ago, I set out on a quest to make a homemade king cake that would rival the ones we pay $20+ for at bakeries around town. There’s no shortage of king cake recipes online -- but...
My mom Stacy is a fabulous cook, just like her mother was. Like most fabulous cooks, she's "famous" for a few dishes that she's known for making very well. During the holidays, her old-fashioned peanut butter fudge definitely tops...
B.Y.O.B. has a new meaning when it comes to weeknight family-pleasing meals: build your own bowl. I have been very lucky to have non-picky eaters for kids. I chalk it up to having diversity in cuisine at a very young...
When I think of memories of Christmases growing up, my mind always seems to settle on the image of nearly every surface in our kitchen covered with cookies, tiny pound cakes, and peanut butter fudge cooling and waiting to...
When we moved from Mid-City to the Northshore, we left a lot of our favorite things behind – including our favorite Chinese takeout place! Since I’m on a mission to meal plan using my freezer, I was intrigued by...
I suck at meal planning. And that breaks my heart a little because I try SO HARD to succeed at it. I’ve tried so many methods, I’ve lost count: calendars, binders, index cards, apps, Excel spreadsheets, you name it....
With school and after school activities back in full swing we all need a few quick and easy dinners in our back pocket. Certain dinners lend themselves better to quick preparation, things like stir-fry, salad, seafood, breakfast for dinner,...
After that cool front day last week, and in hopes of temperatures continuing to drop within the upcoming weeks, it's time to start breaking out all the Fall recipes. Soup, stew and chili will be replacing the lighter meals...
Bowl meals have become a hot trend in food as of late. Vietnamese noodle bowls and Poke bowls have won over the hearts and bellies of diners in increasing numbers, and now home cooks have started to catch on...
Snack dinners have become all the rage as of late. There’s something about having a platter of options to choose from that brings out the kid in all of us. Snack dinners aren’t just about the food though. They...
Author's Note :: this post is NOT sponsored; I personally purchased meals from Hello Fresh before writing this post.  If you're like me, you've been seeing ads and coupon codes for Hello Fresh and other home delivery meal kits for...