You know how people always say homemade is better than store-bought? I wish this weren’t true but it really is. Do we always make fresh homemade spaghetti sauce? Um, no. But, when we have a few extra minutes, this homemade marinara is definitely worth the effort. And, added bonus when we have our own fresh basil to use!
Please believe me when I say this marinara can be made by anyone, easily. From start to finish, it’ll take you (more…)
Last week I made some chocolate cupcakes with Oreo buttercream frosting and after making those, the candy-cupcake wheels were churning in my brain. I’ve done Reese’s cupcakes and they’re delicious, of course, but I wanted to try something new. I finally settled on Snickers. I’m not a big fan of plain caramel but add some salt to it and I’m all over it! Alas, Snickers Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting were born!
I used chocolate cupcakes for this because, well, duh, this is just a chocolate kinda recipe. If I do a special frosting, (more…)
You know that side dish you always make because it’s just so dang delicious and it makes too much for you to eat by yourself? Well, this pasta salad is that dish for me. I got this recipe from a friend years ago and it’s my go-to pasta salad. My family and friends probably get tired of me bringing this pasta salad to everything but I just can’t resist.
The best part about this pasta salad is you can customize it with any veggies you like. Personally, I (more…)
Mango margarita? Yes, please! Mango salsa? Can’t get enough of it! While I enjoy mangos, I’ve never attempted to cut one, much less made anything with a mango. They’re odd shaped, a weird color, and I had no clue what was in the middle. Today, however, I went out on a limb. I got a little crazy and…drumroll please…cut a mango. Nuts, right?!
If you’re like me and have no clue how to dice a mango, (more…)
It’s almost time to celebrate our independence! You know what that means, right? Lots of scared puppies and crying kids…er I mean food, family, friends, and fireworks. Yeah, that’s what I meant.
A very important, if not the most important, (more…)
I’m back! We were on vacay last week and it was great but this week we were forced back into reality. I’ve almost fully recovered from the exhaustion that goes with vacationing with children. It’s not relaxing, it’s work but I’ll take work in Jamaica over normal work any day. Today I’m sharing a new dish to our dinner rotation, Taco-chiladas.
I meant to post this recipe a few weeks ago but time got away from me. In Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals #12 I shared a Chicken Enchilada (more…)
Hope everybody had a good Memorial Day weekend! We enjoyed the pool and time with family and friends. You really can’t ask for much more. I didn’t do a meals post last week because, well, I was working on the June Stitch Fix Review and by the time I got done with that, I was tired. But, no fear, I’m back this week with some delicious-looking meal ideas.
This week we made the Baked Spaghetti I shared a few weeks ago. If you’re looking for something to feed a lot of people or you want a lot (more…)
It’s taken me awhile to get this post together but I’m finally doing it. One reason might’ve been because I really wasn’t that excited about 2 of the shirts in this month’s box. Did you see the unboxing video? Yeah, I was at a loss for anything to say about them and, for that reason, I just wasn’t dying to try everything on. But…I got over that.
On another note, have you made it to the pool this weekend? We went today (got to wear a new suit, yay!) and it was glorious. The sunshine and water, 2 of my favorite things. Baby wasn’t sure about it at first (more…)
I need to preface this post by saying I’m not overly self-conscious in a swimsuit. I’m proud of my body and what it’s done and I feel strong which, to me, is what’s important. Having said that, no matter your size or shape, I don’t know many people who enjoy swimsuit shopping. Especially when you’re doing it in the spring, at a time your body hasn’t seen the sun in 8 months and you’ve spent the last 6 months eating comfort food. It’s a cruel, cruel thing to subject yourself to.
Nevertheless, today was the day I had to look for a new swimsuit. I’ve put it off for weeks (er..years) but it could be delayed (more…)
It’s Stitch Fix unboxing day! Not gonna lie, doing the unboxing video is nerve-wracking. I have to get it right the first time because showing you the unboxing after messing up an unboxing really doesn’t work 🙂 On top of that, I have Audrie staring at me the entire time. That kid loves YouTube videos of people playing with toys (seriously, that’s a thing) so she’s amazed that mom’s putting videos on YouTube. Some day she’ll realize mom’s not that impressive but for now I’ll just let her keep thinking I’m cool.
Audrie wanted me to mention in the video that she had her last day of Kindergarten this week. That didn’t really fit well with the unboxing so I’ll mention it on here instead. I have a 1st grader on my hands, it’s insane she’s that old.
Onto the video.
Definitely not sure about a few of the shirts (more…)