One Pan Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes


Looking for a new family favorite that's rich in flavor, and is ready in under 20 minutes? Then this One Pan  Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes is perfect for you! I love one pan dishes because everything cooks up in one pan, so there's very little clean up required. Our family doesn't spend enough time together as it is, so anything that helps me get out of the kitchen quicker after dinner, is a real plus in my book! Like most of my one … [Continue reading...]

Fun Font Pairings for Summer

Fun Font Combinations for Summer

I can hardly believe that summer is so close. We really didn't have a true "winter," even by Southern California standards, so I'm a little nervous that could mean a really hot summer. I'm looking forward to planning some fun summer outings for my kids, and lots of swimming at Grandma's house! It's been a while since I've done a font pairing post, so I thought I'd offer some fun free fonts for summer! Most are paired with more basic fonts to help you … [Continue reading...]

Pizza Party: Celebrating the Small Things

Celebrate the Everyday Victories with a Family Pizza Party

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Tony’s Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #tonyspizzeria” Every day there is something to celebrate. Your fifth grader got straight A's; your Kindergartner got a touchdown in his first football game; your preschooler counted to twenty. No matter what the reason, it's time to celebrate! When my kids have … [Continue reading...]

Light Chicken Parmesan

One Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice

Italian food is a favorite at our house, and this light Chicken Parmesan quickly has topped the list of must make recipes! It has a delicious, crispy topping, but you only bread one side of the chicken and bake it, which helps to keep the calories down. It's paired with a homemade tomato sauce that isn't overwhelming and let's the flavor of the chicken shine through. My son, who usually has a very strong stance on how spaghetti should taste, loved … [Continue reading...]

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread


If I could eat only eat one food everyday for a month it would be this Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread.  I have always loved bread in pretty much an form, and garlic bread, well that's pretty much the mother of all breads. Chewy and crunchy and savory and spicy. That is, if you do it right. This Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Bread is the perfect compliment to any meal, or even for your Easter dinner! First you'll mash up the roasted garlic, following … [Continue reading...]

How to Roast Garlic in the Oven


If you're a garlic fan, but don't always like how strong garlic can taste, then this how to roast garlic in the oven tutorial is for you! A whole bunch of years ago, when I was in my first apartment and wanting to impress people with my mad cooking skills, I learned how to roast garlic. I have always been a huge fan of garlic, but this method is pretty awesome. And the smell while it's roasting is fantastic! So let's get started! First you'll want … [Continue reading...]

Snickerdoodle Bars

snickerdoodle cookie bars

The other day my daughter and I made Snickerdoodle Bars. And my life was changed forever. These cookie bars are deliciously chewy and have a slightly crunch on top thanks to the yummy cinnamon sugar topping. Don't they look incredible?? This is hands down the best treat I've made in a long time. At least since the Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies we made a few months ago. A few weeks ago the KitchenAid Stand Mixer that I had ordered finally … [Continue reading...]

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

This taco salad recipe is another one of those that I've been making for years. It's based off of my three ingredient chili recipe and is absolutely delicious. My kids will just eat the meat part by the spoonful - they'd prefer I not add the salad! I've recently stopped buying red meat for the most part. I really love ground beef, but it's just so much better for us to eat ground turkey instead. I put it in spaghetti, chili, tacos. And in this taco … [Continue reading...]

Free Printable Easter Party Pack


Easter is right around the corner and I've got some bright and colorful printables to help make your Easter celebrations sparkle! I picked some of my favorite colors - coral, yellow and teal - and put them together for a bright spring pallet that is sure to brighten up your celebrations. The cupcake toppers have a cute little gold glittered bunny, and they're not just for cupcakes. Tape them to a lollipop stick, or even a toothpick, and stick them in … [Continue reading...]

Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad

  Grilled Chicken Salad kind of seems like a no-brainer, right? But I've got a delicious method for grilling the chicken that really brings in some amazing flavor to this typically "boring" dish! The key to a great salad is to have flavors that blend well and compliment each other. I like a little crunch, a little sweet, a little smooth, a little creamy, and a little kick. I always start by making the easiest grilled chicken right on my … [Continue reading...]