Recipe: Vegetarian Pasta Salad


Today I’m sharing a delicious, fresh recipe for vegetarian pasta salad. The weather is starting to warm up here in southern California and I love this recipe for outdoor picnics, pool days, and warmer weather. It’s so refreshing and delicious, and it’s healthy, too! This recipe can easily be modified for vegans by skipping the […]

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think everyone has had a chocolate chip cookie at some point. Some of us have had more than others. We all have our favorite recipe whether it is from the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag or from their great-grandmother’s recipe box. My favorite recipe is from trial and error. Since I was […]

Popsicle Recipes


As a child, the only popsicles I ever ate were either Otter Pops or Jello Pudding Pops. While both of those are AMAZING in their own right (oh, Bill Cosby what I wouldn’t give for one of those vanilla/chocolate swirl treats right now) the notion that you could actually make your own never crossed my […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Pinwheels

Rice Krispie

As a cook or a baker, many times things work out perfectly. The cake rises just enough. The frosting is the perfect consistency. The brownies were oh-so-gooey. Annnndddd… then there are other times. You have the best intention of creating a masterpiece and it sounds amazing in your head. Until you realize the finished product […]

10 Great Rice Krispie Recipes

Rice Krispie Treats Recipes

What kid doesn’t like Rice Krispie Treats? I’m sure there are a few but the majority probably loves them. I know I do and I’m a big kid at heast. My mom used to make the traditional Rice Krispie Treats when I was little and I now whip them up for my kids. Sometimes it’s […]

Salads for Dinner


When warm weather sets in and the days are longer, I find myself wanting to be outside in the evenings instead of trapped in front of a stove cooking dinner. Before kids, dinner for my husband and I on these summer evenings was olives, wine, cheese, and maybe some crackers. I’m pretty sure the authorities […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins


The kids could eat pancakes every morning because it’s their favorite breakfast hands down. Who doesn’t love pancakes?!? How about  pancake muffins?! I thought of this recipe for those busy mornings where I have to get everyone dressed, out the door and we don’t have time for a sit down breakfast. I make the batter the night […]

Recipe: Protein Bites


You all are in for a big treat today because I am sharing one heck of an amazing recipe! My husband doesn’t work in a typical office setting. He works outdoors all day so he isn’t able to store any lunches in a fridge and he can’t use a microwave to heat anything up. This […]

Must Make Spring Salad


One of my favorite things to order at restaurants is fancy salads. The type that come with a multitude of toppings and some kind of infused dressing. These are also known as the type that I’m too lazy or too consumed with children eager for a meal to fix at home .. sound familiar? I […]

Recipe: Banana Peanut Butter Cupcakes


If you’ve never tried the delicious combination of peanut butter and banana, you’re missing out. These delicious cupcakes have just the right amount of both! Ingredients for cupcakes: 2 eggs 2 and a half cups flour 1 and a half cups white sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda Half tsp salt 1 […]