Sourdough Bread with Garlic Herb Butter

Okay! So this is how I like to make my Garlic Bread; a tangy, chewy bread with a crunchy exterior and slathered in savory butter. I was, quite literally, shooing my children away from the butter mixture as I prepared this for our dinner last night. Kids with milk mustaches are cute, kids with butterContinue reading “Sourdough Bread with Garlic Herb Butter”

Chicken Pot Pie Filling

Chicken Pot Pie, the ultimate comfort food. Am I right? I love one dish meals. Even better is if they include a large variety of protein and vegetables. While I am not sure I can classify Chicken Pot pie as a Health food (a girl can dream though, right?) this recipe is full of realContinue reading “Chicken Pot Pie Filling”

Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe

Parenting intentionally is hard work. The act of raising self-focused children into loving adults takes a lot out of me somedays, even though it is my driving force. My biggest wish for parenting is to raise kind humans; I strive to model compassion, to sow seeds of love, and to have healthy conversations about emotions.Continue reading “Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe”

Instant Pot Refried Beans

We have been making a conscious effort to eat less meat lately; in part for health, in part for the environment, and primarily for budget. I have been serving vegetarian proteins for 2-3 meals a week and loving it. I feel really good eating this way and the kids love when I make beans, theyContinue reading “Instant Pot Refried Beans”

Jalapeno Poppers with Pineapple

This recipe came together after I received a donation of food, there was an abundance of jalapenos and a large pineapple. I have done plain poppers before with great success and wanted to try a little variation. The sweetness of the pineapple did cut some of the spice in the jalapenos and it paired wellContinue reading “Jalapeno Poppers with Pineapple”

Oven Roasted Potatoes

This recipe is a family staple. It makes a good side for most any meat dishes; steak, chicken, meat loaf, pork loin, etc. A simple, tasty, herb flavored starch dish that works well to fill the bellies of children who always seem to be “hangry”. Ingredients: 4 Large Russet potatoes (I do one for eachContinue reading “Oven Roasted Potatoes”