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Category Archives: The Kitchen

Back to School // Cereal Breakfast Muffins

Back to School // Cereal Breakfast Muffins

Back to School season will be here before we know it, so I’ve been trying to get some breakfast ideas together for Jayden. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day with a nutritious meal as it provides our children with energy for a busy day of learning.Continue Reading

Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

Over the last year, I think I’ve hit a record high on how many times I’ve been sick. It has just been ridiculous. I never get sick. Like ever. But I’m the one to blame. I’m guilty of multiple counts of self neglect. The self care struggle is real over here. When looking at my dietContinue Reading

Reducing Waste In The Kitchen With Food Storage Options From Ziploc

Reducing Waste In The Kitchen With Food Storage Options From Ziploc

I consider ourselves a pretty resourceful family, but there’s always room for improvement. While we try to reduce our waste, we still produce quite a bit of trash. Inspired by the Ziploc Fresh 180 program, we recently got back to our recycling efforts (after a bit of a slump!), and immediately we’ve started to reducedContinue Reading

Veggie Quesadillas // Onion, Mushroom, Avocado, & Tomato

Veggie Quesadillas // Onion, Mushroom, Avocado, & Tomato

It’s summertime and for many, it’s all about eating light. I know I tend to pass up those heartier meals because they are hard to stomach during the summer heat. It’s also bikini swimsuit season and I’m sure, for many, “food babies” are on the list of things to avoid. While I’m not really concernedContinue Reading

Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade

Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade

The weather’s warm, and the berries are ripe! We’ve been snacking on lots of strawberries since they are on display at our local Walmart store. At $3.48 per large container, we can’t help but to grab one each shopping trip. This week, I grabbed some blackberries along with our strawberries. I had a summer treat in mindContinue Reading

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

(Content may not be viewable while using ad block.) This spring, I decided to really get serious about living a healthier lifestyle. After being in a funk and fog all winter, I decided enough was enough. One of the things that I definitely need to improve on is the amount of vegetables that I eat.Continue Reading

More Organic Options at Walmart with Wild Oats

More Organic Options at Walmart with Wild Oats

Extra, extra, read all about it! Walmart recently announced that they will start carrying Wild Oats organic food items and I’m here for it. For my family, this means that we’ll have access to better quality foods tailored to our budget. I am all for conscious eating and making the best food choices, but havingContinue Reading

Lemon & Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon & Jelly Bean White Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Easter around the corner, I found myself in the kitchen concocting a special treat. I was challenged by Walmart to create a recipe using a few seasonal products that made for an interesting combination. Of the products offered to me, I chose Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix and Starburst Jelly Beans. I enlistedContinue Reading

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Happy Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday! If you are celebrating, you’re probably on your way to indulging in some of your favorite creole dishes. In a perfect Mardi Gras celebration, I’d serve some Creole Fried Chicken, Seafood Gumbo, Maque Choux,  Beignets, and Red Beans and Rice. Oh my goodness, I LIVE for Red Beans and Rice. Popeye’sContinue Reading

Novogratz Dinnerware Collection At Macy’s

Novogratz Dinnerware Collection At Macy’s

Look at what just arrived at my house this week! What you are looking at are pieces from the new Novogratz Dinnerware Collection available exclusively at select Macy’s. When I saw these pretties, I knew I needed them in my life. The Novogratz Dinnerware Collection provides fun and vibrant options for dining, entertaining and storage.Continue Reading

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Disable ad block to view pie collection. While attending BlogHer Food in 2012, I won a delicious book; Pie by Angela Boggiano. I am ashamed to admit that it’s been sitting on my kitchen shelf for TWO years. Today, I decided to break it out for some inspiration. I’d like to commit to making aContinue Reading

NOLA Style Beignets

NOLA Style Beignets

It’s Mardi Gras time! So many pins of classic New Orleans dishes start circulating this time of the year. I’ve been wanting to share some Mardi Gras inspired recipes and this year, I’ve finally got around to doing so. See: Seafood Gumbo and Red Beans and Rice. Visiting New Orleans is on my bucket list,Continue Reading

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Here were are in March and guess what it decides to do here in the midwest? I’ll take SNOW for 100, Alex! Yes, as if weContinue Reading


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