Baked Artichoke Pesto Chicken

Now that school is back in session and we are getting back into the routine of schedules, homework, and sports practices.  And after a long summer of traveling, camping and lazy afternoons by the pool and eating out WAY too much, I'm finally getting back in the kitchen and focusing on making wholesome and healthy meals my whole family will love. This Baked Artichoke Pesto Chicken has just 4 ingredients and is perfect for those busy weeknights. Our basil plant is thriving right now, and I … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner with Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #TysonTastemakers campaign, sponsored by Tyson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are 100% my own. I love this time of year and I look forward to all my favorite things like fall weather, Halloween costumes and holiday parties.  This is also the busiest time of year not only for my business, but also my family.  With all of the sports activities, school meetings and holiday parties it's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially … [Read more...]

Pesto Grilled Veggies with Penne Pasta

During the summer meal planning tends to slip through the cracks.  With all the traveling, late afternoons at the pool and hot summer days I find myself not wanting to spend much time in the kitchen cooking.  But, with school right around the corner it's time to start planning meals and getting back into the dinner routine.  This Pesto Grilled Veggies with Penne Pasta dish is definitely going to become a meal-time favorite at our house. This dish is the perfect back to school … [Read more...]

Table Talk Conversation Cards and Summer Flavors at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Let's talk. I mean seriously, let's really talk. You know how hectic life gets. And even though summertime means the kids are around more and logically you should be able to get in more quality family time, you sometimes find that instead of having real conversations your verbal interactions are often characterized by imperative sentences. You know..."Close the door." "Pick up your toys." "Don't talk to your sister like that. "Quite whining." Instead of talking WITH your family, you end up … [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Taco Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Around here May is a month of celebrations and packed schedules.  We kicked the month of celebrations off with a poolside Cinco de Mayo party and moved right on to a Fiesta Dinner Party for our supper club.  In between we've had birthday parties, soccer parties, school activities and girl's night out.  It's been a busy month but I love any excuse to host … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids then you are in the right place.  Today I am going to share one of my favorite childhood traditions with a Valentine's Day twist.  Pull up a chair and join the party, today we are celebrating with Cupid's Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner. My mom always had the best ideas.  She was always creating fun scavenger hunts or hosting silly dinners for our family and friends.  One of my favorite ideas was the silly dinners. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Who dreads having leftovers? Do yours just sit in the fridge for days and weeks? Don’t let your Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste. In fact, you may want to make EXTRA just to have leftovers so you can try out some of these Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes! Who knew there was more than just reheating a plate of the same ol’ stuff you just ate on turkey day or making a turkey sandwich? This is worth a read. Makes a great holiday appetizer that uses up leftover stuffing. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing … [Read more...]