Whole30 Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl

I am about to share with you one of my most very favorite Whole30 recipes…  Warm Pumpkin Breakfast Bowl AKA: Pumpkin Porridge, Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Hot Cereal. I LOVE THIS BREAKFAST. It is filling. And super clean… so not only is it Paleo friendly, it is Whole30 friendly! It is also verrrry, verrry delicious. AAAAAAND, […]

7 Delicious Go-To Whole30 Meals

One of my favorite discoveries about the Whole30 was discovering that eating clean doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice enjoying food. 7 Delicious Go-To Whole30 Meals In fact, that is quite the opposite. Sure… there is no replacing cheese. But I have found the use of avocados a great alternative. All these recipes are or CAN […]

Hard Cherry Cider and Bourbon Cocktail

I came across this drink… the Cherry Bomb Bourbon Whiskey. Hard Cherry Cider and Bourbon Cocktail But it’s winter and I couldn’t find cherries, so I went with what I had, therefore this Hard Cherry Cider and Bourbon Cocktail recipe. What I did have was Luxardo maraschino cherries.   If you have not tried Luxardo cherries (affiliate […]

Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne

*This is post is sponsored by Barilla & Galbani (at Walmart). Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. Greetings dinner-makers and seekers of delicious-and-pretty-simple casseroles that the entire family will love! Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne Nothing brings people together like food. And there is little else in life we mamas […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa (with free printable!)

Homemade Hot Cocoa. Who doesn’t love a little hot cocoa? My family’s favorite hot cocoa is the kind I make. It’s my the recipe my mom used when I was a kid. Now that my hot water comes to me caffeinated (coffee)… I love to add this hot cocoa mix to a cup of coffee. […]

Taking Snacking to the Next Level #SimplyNice

*I was asked to participate in the the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Food. It’s a big deal in my house. Taking Snacking to the Next Level I have two teens and one almost-teen, and there is almost always one or more friends over (usually […]

Italian Chicken Meatballs with Barilla Rotini in Tomato and Basil Sauce

*This is post is sponsored by Barilla (at Walmart). Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own. I do not know of a mom (or dad!) who would turn their back on a delicious, family-friendly dinner plan. Dinner happens every day, and let’s face it – and as much as we know the […]

barkTHINS: A Snacking Happy Place

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LOVE A GOOD SNACK!!! Snacking FTW! (I am totally raising my hand, btw…) *I was asked to participate in the #MyHappyPlace campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Do you have a snacking happy place? I don’t discriminate when it comes to when […]

Make Your Own Italian Soda!

Yep. You too can make your own Italian soda! Sure, it’s not like solving a complex equation or walking a tight rope, but I’m still excited about it. Italian sodas are yummy, and festive, and easy to make, and they make people happy. Maybe that’s just the sugar high. But I digress. They are a […]

36 Donut-y Inspirations for National Donut Day

It’s National Donut Day, my friends! THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING DAY!  Find this tank here.In celebration of today I have spent hours drooling over some of the creative-est of all donut ideas and I want to share them with you. Because as they say, “GO DONUTS OR GO HOME.” Hitherhencetofore, here are 36 ideas […]