Skinny PB & Jelly Muffins

Here is a fun twist on your usual PB & J sandwich. Turn it into a muffin with nutritious ingredients! I used whole wheat flour for fiber, a touch of ground flaxseeds for omega-3s, and vanilla Greek yogurt for protein and sweetness. Both my kids helped prepare these easy muffins. …

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

Happy Early Mother’s Day! While my daughter napped this afternoon, my son and I baked my easy, delicious Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake. With Mother’s Day around the corner, this simple, scrumptious, and pretty cake is the perfect sweet touch for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, or dinner! Kid bonus- my …

Pantry Essentials

Several of my loyal readers (I hope you are having fun cooking!) have asked me to list my pantry favorites. Great Question! Have fun shopping! Pepper (with a grinder built in) Sea Salt Cinnamon Cumin Vanilla Rosemary Oregano Garlic Powder Nutmeg Parsley Basil Honey Sesame Oil Unsweetened Applesauce Extra Virgin …

Go Bananas

Sometimes I feel like I am going bananas, especially when the kids are home this week for spring break! Today my daughter was whining for a banana while we were driving in the car (don’t you love when they are screaming while you are driving?). When we got home, my …

Pasta Party

Tonight my husband danced through the front door singing, “pasta party!”  Our kids jumped up and down chanting, “pasta party!”  That is how tonight’s healthy meal started. I rummaged through my pantry (which desperately needs to be reorganized) and found my favorite multigrain noodles and marinara sauce.  Now that you …

Cooking

This morning I attended a school function for my son (it was fabulous until the teacher announced that the kids did not need to finish out the school day – it was 10:30am!!).  While at school, several moms approached me telling me how much they liked my blog🙂  THANKS! They also …

Cookies

My son begged me to bake cookies with him after his bath last night.  Whenever one of my children wants to bake, it doesn’t matter what time it is, they know I am a sucker for baking.  Realizing the late hour, I whipped up my fastest cookie recipe.  My peanut …