Baked Chicken Tenders

Do you have a few easy dinner recipes that you make over and over again? We sure do! A few of our favorites include: chicken penne pasta, taco salad, chickpea curry, taquitos and these Baked Chicken Tenders. Our boys request chicken tenders almost ever…

Do you have a few easy dinner recipes that you make over and over again? We sure do! A few of our favorites include: chicken penne pasta, taco salad, chickpea curry, taquitos and these Baked Chicken Tenders. Our boys request chicken tenders almost every single week. They are a staple in our house and I…

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How to Make Vegetable Stock

The other day, I was making vegetable stock with veggie odds and ends I’d accumulated throughout the week. As I stood in the kitchen, savoring the delicious aroma wafting from my stock pot, I realized that I had yet to share my method for how to …


The other day, I was making vegetable stock with veggie odds and ends I’d accumulated throughout the week. As I stood in the kitchen, savoring the delicious aroma wafting from my stock pot, I realized that I had yet to share my method for how to make vegetable broth on the blog. I have over 80(!!) soup recipes on here, and another soup season is right around the corner. Suffice it to say, this vegetable stock recipe is long overdue. I’m so excited to share it today because I believe that vegetable stock is something that everyone can and should […]

Honey Mustard Sauce

Did you know you can make Honey Mustard Sauce at home? Yep! You only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. The recipe is SUPER simple, made with ingredients you always have in your kitchen, and SO good! My kids LOVE this sauce. We always have it in the ref…

Did you know you can make Honey Mustard Sauce at home? Yep! You only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. The recipe is SUPER simple, made with ingredients you always have in your kitchen, and SO good! My kids LOVE this sauce. We always have it in the refrigerator because it is good on just…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing. There, I said it. As a kid, I adored Hidden Valley, but as an adult, I only get excited about made-from-scratch, real-deal ranch…

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ranch dressing recipe

I love ranch dressing. There, I said it. As a kid, I adored Hidden Valley, but as an adult, I only get excited about made-from-scratch, real-deal ranch dressing. This recipe is exactly that.

Earlier this year, as I navigated my first trimester, I found myself craving my favorite comfort foods. Naturally, I made my own ranch dressing and happily drizzled it over my salads, and my pizzas, and even my quesadillas (why not?).

ranch dressing ingredients

This ranch dressing recipe is the end result of my experimentation. It features fresh herbs, real buttermilk, and a creamy sour cream base. It tastes gourmet, and it’s certainly not too heavy. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Blueberry Pancakes

Tell me, is there anything better than starting your day with a stack of homemade blueberry pancakes? After eating them almost every morning this week (I made a big batch last weekend and froze the extras!!), I’d have to say no. These blueberry p…


Tell me, is there anything better than starting your day with a stack of homemade blueberry pancakes? After eating them almost every morning this week (I made a big batch last weekend and froze the extras!!), I’d have to say no. These blueberry pancakes are soft, fluffy, and bursting with juicy berries. They’re easy to make with pantry ingredients, and, if you don’t dwell too much on the big pour of syrup you’re putting on top, they’re fairly good for you, too. I’ve really been savoring them this week because blueberry season is coming to an end here. Soon, my […]

Honey Butter

Where has honey butter been all my life?! It’s light and fluffy, smooth and creamy, and filled with sweet, rich flavor. And it’s not just delicious – it’s easy to make, too! You only need 3 ingredients, 5 minutes, and some basic…


Where has honey butter been all my life?! It’s light and fluffy, smooth and creamy, and filled with sweet, rich flavor. And it’s not just delicious – it’s easy to make, too! You only need 3 ingredients, 5 minutes, and some basic kitchen equipment to whip up this recipe. What are you waiting for? How to Make Honey Butter This recipe is SO darn simple to make. It starts with 3 basic ingredients: unsalted butter, honey, and sea salt. Let the butter come to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe. Many honey butter recipes ask you to use a […]

Apple Cobbler

I love all four seasons, but fall is my favorite. I love the crisp, cool air, colorful leaves, football games, cozy sweaters, all things pumpkin and apple. This Apple Cobbler recipe is a MUST make for every fall season. It is made with fresh apples, fa…

I love all four seasons, but fall is my favorite. I love the crisp, cool air, colorful leaves, football games, cozy sweaters, all things pumpkin and apple. This Apple Cobbler recipe is a MUST make for every fall season. It is made with fresh apples, fall spices, and a brown butter-cake like topping that is…

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip tastes just like cheesecake in dip form – perfect for serving with fresh fruit or graham crackers. Strawberry Cheesecake Dip With Madison back in school, I’ve got school lunches and after-school snacks on my mind. She’s always so hungry after school, so I created this strawberry cream cheese dip to make her […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip tastes just like cheesecake in dip form – perfect for serving with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

With Madison back in school, I’ve got school lunches and after-school snacks on my mind. She’s always so hungry after school, so I created this strawberry cream cheese dip to make her afternoon snack a little more exciting. I made this cheesecake dip a bit healthier by adding Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Plain Yogurt to the cream cheese for extra protein and less fat.

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12 Vegan Sandwiches to Pack for Lunch

If you eat a mostly plant-based diet, there’s a good chance you’ve had some sad vegan sandwiches. I know I have! Soggy lettuce. Soggy bread. Zero flavor. Yeah…no thanks. But luckily for us, vegan sandwiches don’t have to be like…


If you eat a mostly plant-based diet, there’s a good chance you’ve had some sad vegan sandwiches. I know I have! Soggy lettuce. Soggy bread. Zero flavor. Yeah…no thanks. But luckily for us, vegan sandwiches don’t have to be like that. Sure, they aren’t made with meat or cheese, but that doesn’t mean they have to skimp on flavor. Try making vegan sandwiches with different sauces and spreads, roasted or pickled veggies, and/or fresh herbs, and you’ll find that they’re just as tasty as their traditional counterparts. To get you started, I’m sharing 12 of my favorite vegan sandwich ideas […]

Chicken Fajitas

Homemade Chicken Fajitas Fajitas are one of our all-time favorite Mexican meals. We love ordering sizzling fajitas when we go out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, but since we don’t go out to eat that much, we decided to bring the fajit…

Homemade Chicken Fajitas Fajitas are one of our all-time favorite Mexican meals. We love ordering sizzling fajitas when we go out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant, but since we don’t go out to eat that much, we decided to bring the fajita party home! These homemade Chicken Fajitas are easy to make in…

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