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Homemade Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Never too early for hot cocoa!! Kicking the weekend off with my homemade, 3 ingredient hot cocoa. SO EASY! So many possibilities and substitutions. Play around with it until it’s just right for you. Mind you, you might need a good blender to pulverize the […]

Buggie’s Fire Crackers

Buggie’s Fire Crackers

Buggie’s Fire Crackerz No, my Aunt Buggie didn’t make these up, but every time she brings them anywhere they get DEVOURED. YOU WILL NEED:1/2 cup canola oil1 (1-oz) package Ranch dressing mix3-5 tsp red pepper flakes1 (13.7oz) box Cheez-Its TO MAKE:Preheat oven to 250..In a […]

BABY PRODUCTS I’M LOVING

BABY PRODUCTS I’M LOVING

Hi friends! I have been asked a lot recently about baby products I have used and love. While the list is long, I am going to give you some of my top hitters, as well as gab about things I don’t think matter so much/really […]

Bella’s Taco Soup

Bella’s Taco Soup

Hello and happy *actual fall* if you live in the south. We had our first day in the 60s and my goodness it was heavenly. And what’s even better? It means we can finally enjoy chili without having to turn the AC down to avoid […]

Why I love the dockatot

Why I love the dockatot

This go around, postpartum has been a bit harder than I expected. I think with it being my third baby I knew the aftermath and physical healing would be difficult, but I think I also expected it to be easier since it’s my third time […]

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Happy happy weekend, friends! I wanted to get you the recipe for that tortellini salad my sister-in-law @meredithfreeman1 made for me in case you need some inspiration for the week ahead. It’s delicious room temperature or cold and I feel like you could make endless substitutions to […]

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Monday, friends. Soup season is upon us. Well, honestly, it’s a few months away here in Charleston because it’s hot as blue blazes but it is storm season. And storms call for soup too! I made this recently and it was so delicious I […]

How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

How my #mealplan actually went this week (August 5-11, 2018)

I thought it would be fun to do a post on “how my #mealplan actually went this week” to show you some of how my brain works, and perhaps help you think through using what you have on hand to be both creative and flexible […]

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Summertime […]