Yummy, but Easy Potato Salad

Yummy, but Easy Potato Salad

I spend a lot of time cooking with my mom. She owns a catering company and also does gift baskets and different treats for professional offices around Arizona. I am her right hand person and I love it. One of the benefits to working along side my mom is that I get to spend a lot of time with her and her friends and neighbors that stop by through out the day! A few years back she had a neighbor named Kjersten that I absolutely love. She would come over and hang out with us while her kids were at …

Loaded Berry and Feta Spinach Salad

Loaded Berry and Feta Spinach Salad

Last week I ate this salad for 3 days straight. Some of those days I had it for lunch and dinner. I was obsessed with it and was sad when everything was gone and I couldn’t throw this salad together! The colors of the entire salad just made me feel happy too! I love when I am eating bright color foods that it makes me in a better happier mood for some reason! Please tell me I am not the only one! Also have fresh healthier ingredients always seems to help too! When taking pictures of meals that I make …

Chunky Baked Potato Soup

Chunky Baked Potato Soup

My oldest sons favorite food is baked potatoes! He asks for them multiple times a week! So we almost always have russet potatoes at our home to add as a side dish or an after school snack for my son.  This soup is a perfect one to use up your extra baked potatoes. Which is great with meal prep and planning. I always like planning out my meals so that I know ahead of time to make a little extra of something to make my life easier on another meal. Also if I do not plan ahead especially on bacon …

Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Happy New Year!!! A healthier lifestyle seems to always be a New Years resolution every year for myself and I believe most of you out there! In my opinion the best way to start is small steps! With meals that you know you already enjoy with a healthier spin on it! So after I did my turkey breast prep by cooking it in a slow cooker and slicing it I decided to make one of my families favorite dinners! Fajitas! Except I used turkey as the main source of protein to lower the fat and cholesterol  content and up the …

Kid Friendly 30 minute Chicken Noodle Soup

Kid Friendly 30 minute Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a fall and winter time staple. It is comfort food for the soul and makes me feel like a little kid again when I eat it. This is one of those soups that is a guarantee that everyone will eat it and will enjoy it. It is also one of those soups that NEEDS to be homemade from scratch. There are some pretty easy homemade versions out there.  This recipe has been made for me through out my whole life by my mother so of course this is my favorite. It has now become my kids …

Chicken and Veggies Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken and Veggies Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

Our family loves kabobs. I feel like my kids eat more of their dinner when it is on a stick then any other form. I could have the same exact dish just on my kids plate and they wouldn’t touch it but put it on a kabob and they are all for it! These plate has a few of my favorite things to eat on it. This loaded Italian salad is a personal favorite. I keep all the ingredients in my fridge and serve this weekly with our meals. It is my husbands favorite salad right now and usually ends …

What Happens on a turkey farm? And a yummy Turkey Kabob Recipe

What Happens on a turkey farm? And a yummy Turkey Kabob Recipe

A few months ago I went to a great blog conference called Mom 2.0  where I was able to meet some great people, being influenced by some great speakers, and be introduced to some amazing brands. One of the nights there was a fun Happy Hour Tent Party and that is where I was able to be introduced to a great company Shady Brook Farms and Honey Suckle White. That night they had a great big mural that everyone who wanted to could be apart of painting. I remember very distinctively the conversations I had with one of the 700 famers …

Easy Pasta Salad

Pasta salad will always remind me of my older sister for some reason. I don’t know if its because she used to always ask my mom to make it for her when we were growing up or what! But for some reason every single time I make it I can’t help but think about her! Pasta salad is one of those things that I feel is good all year around. But it is especially food during BBQ season! Whenever I see a pasta salad at a BBQ or a family gathering I always go to it first and get a …

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

This sweet potato recipe is by far my favorite sweet potato recipe I have ever tried. When I received a package of Santé Nuts I knew that it would be the perfect addition to make this recipe even better for our Thanksgiving meal this year! The only challenge was picking which pecans I wanted to add! Cinnamon pecans for the Win! Totally took this recipe up a notch! We have been using our Santé nuts on salads, in our smoothies and in oatmeal, muffins and other yummy recipes. And here is how you make these yummy sweet potatoes: First you mix the …

Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry

Curry is definitely not a staple in our home. I do enjoy the unique flavor of curry on occasion though. My husband backpacked through Thailand for 3 months years ago and said that curry was in almost every dish that he ate for that 3 months so he hasn’t eaten too much curry since then. So that explains the reason curry isn’t a staple in our home. But on the other hand as a women who cooks dinner practically every night sometimes you have a mix it up! I flip through cookbook after cookbook and look on pinterest for hours …