My Favorite Recipes of 2015

As a food blogger, I'm always trying new recipes (obviously). But there are some recipes that are just so good, that I'm sure to include them in my weekly menu plans time and time again. Today I've compiled a list of some of my very favorite recipes that I shared on the blog in 2015. It wasn't easy, but I limited myself to 15 favorite recipes. ;) On Monday I shared my most popular recipes of the year, so click on over to check those out, too! I've organized my favorites by meal, and we're starting with my favorite meal of the day, breakfast! ... [Continue Reading]

Most Popular Recipes of 2015

It's that time of year! The time when we look back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. What are you working on this week? Setting any goals, big or small? This week between Christmas and New Year's is one of my absolute favorites. The extra time allows for planning and reorganizing for a fresh start in January. And planning and organizing are two of my very favorite things. ;) I'm spending time this week on long term planning and goal setting for the new year. My biggest blogging goal for 2016? To bring you more of the content that YOU want and need, and to connect more with you, my reader. I loved reading and responding to every single comment on this post. I'm hoping ... [Continue Reading]

Chocolate, Almond, and Cherry Truffles

These Chocolate, Almond, and Cherry Truffles are a healthier treat for your holiday sweets table! This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All opinions expressed here are my own. With Christmas only a few days away and New Year's shortly after, I have one last recipe to share with you! I think you'll want to make at least one batch of these Chocolate, Almond, and Cherry Truffles to share with your family and friends. And you'll probably want a batch for yourself, too. ;) If you need a last minute gift for your neighbors or colleagues, a few of these truffles would be a lovely addition to your holiday cookie plates. I have a stash of these in my refrigerator, and I ... [Continue Reading]

Slow Cooker Spinach Ricotta Lasagna

A hearty, vegetarian lasagna made easy in your crock pot! This Slow Cooker Spinach Ricotta Lasagna is a healthier take on your favorite comfort food! Don't you love it when you can do a little bit of dinner prep early in the day, and then come dinner time there's nothing to do except set the table? That's why slow cooker recipes are some of my favorites. With this lasagna, you can spend about 20 minutes putting it together in the early afternoon, and then it will be ready at dinner time. The lasagna only takes 4 hours to cook (that includes 30 minutes of rest time), so this isn't one of those recipes that you can leave cooking all day while you're at work. But it is perfect for days when ... [Continue Reading]

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups

Easy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups that you can make ahead for busy mornings. These oatmeal bites are made with pure maple syrup, molasses, and spices! Be sure to read all the way to the recipe because I've made a video to show you how easy it is to make these Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups! I could not decide what to name these oatmeal cups! When I first made them, I was thinking they'd be Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups. But then I thought... if I call them gingerbread, will people think that they can only make these in December? Please, please don't think that. Because these oatmeal cups are too good to enjoy just one month out of the year. So we could call them Molasses Spice ... [Continue Reading]

Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies

These Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies are one of my family's favorite Christmas cookies! We've been making these festive, melt-in-your mouth cookies for as long as I can remember. Being a mom of a boy is (in my experience) completely different from being a mom of girls. My William is 3 ½ right now and just bursting with energy. He’s on the floor all day long, pushing his cars and trucks around, building roads with blocks, and giving (many times not-so-gentle) hugs to his little sister. And don’t even get me started on the pee on the bathroom floor. ;) I’m home with William and Hannah on Mondays and Tuesdays, and I’ve learned to expect that I won’t get much done besides taking care of the ... [Continue Reading]

Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole

The flavors of cranberries, orange, maple syrup, and cinnamon shine in this Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole. Make-ahead breakfasts. They're pretty essential, right? Because sometimes (ok, most times) all you want to do when you wake up in the morning is pour a cup of coffee and then relax while the caffeine kicks in. This Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole is a make-ahead breakfast that's perfect for special occasions. Maybe you'll be hosting out of town guests this holiday season? Maybe you want a special treat to enjoy on Christmas morning? This french toast casserole is just the recipe you need! ... [Continue Reading]

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

Ready in 30 minutes, these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce are a healthy meal the whole family will love! I have something to confess to you. It actually took me 35 minutes to make this meal. Buuuut, before you run away in search of another 30 minute meal, let me tell you that I was also taking care of my three kids while I made this. So let's just say that my cooking was not uninterrupted as I prepared these meatballs. Cooking without also making sure three kids ages 6 and under get along? This dinner is totally doable in 30. ... [Continue Reading]