• These juicy seared turmeric pork chops take about fifteen minutes to make from start to finish, which means they can help you can easily get a homemade dinner on the table in under thirty minutes any night of the week!

    Seared Turmeric Pork Chops

    These juicy seared turmeric pork chops take about fifteen minutes to make from start to finish, which means they can help you can easily get a homemade dinner on the table in under thirty minutes any night of the week! Working full-time and managing a busy schedule of kids’ activities and my own, I’m always on the hunt for inexpensive tasty and simple dinner options. Pork chops are one favorite in our house, particularly the thicker cuts—boneless or bone-in, we like them all. The thinner chops can work for certain dishes, like stir-fry or something saucy, but have a tendency to dry out really easily even if you’ve cooked them…

  • This simple, versatile tomato basil fettuccine is ready in fifteen minutes!

    Tomato Basil Fettuccine

    This simple, versatile tomato basil fettuccine is ready in fifteen minutes! Cooking dinner shouldn’t be a drag. I’ll say this though, it can be hard to embrace a chef knife and a skillet after a 10-hour work day, followed by being a kid shuttle service, and knowing there’s a looming pile of laundry in a mound on the bathroom floor the hamper. I get it. I do. I’m also one to look at the glass half full. To make lemons out of lemonade. I don’t have to cook dinner. I get to cook dinner. See how that works? But that doesn’t mean that every night I’m pulling off a five course meal. (Okay, let’s be real—that actually never happens, unless the…

  • Enjoy a vegan fettuccine alfredo, full of savory sautéed mushrooms, that's just as creamy and comforting as a classic recipe.

    Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo With Mushrooms

    Enjoy a vegan fettuccine alfredo, full of savory sautéed mushrooms, that’s just as creamy and comforting as a classic recipe. Pasta is one of my go-to crowd-pleasing meals because it’s just as easy to prepare a meal for an intimate dinner for two as it is to feed a party with ten. I also like that pasta’s versatile. If I have guests who are trying to stay away from gluten, then the grains are swapped for gluten-free alternatives. Those who don’t eat meat? No problem. Plenty of delicious vegetarian pasta options, and if I do have folks with a meat craving, then a simple alternative is to serve seared chicken breast or…

  • Homemade blueberry pancakes are super easy to make on the weekend and perfect to reheat during the week for an easy breakfast!

    Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

    Homemade blueberry pancakes are super easy to make on weekends and perfect to reheat during the week for easy breakfasts. Pancakes are one of those recipes that once you make them from scratch, it seems ridiculous to have ever used a box mix, or even store-bought in the frozen foods aisle! My basic recipe for homemade pancakes includes ingredients that even the most basically stocked fridge and pantry usually have: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, oil, eggs and milk. In my book, simple is delicious. But, there are still times when you want to liven things up a bit, give a little pizzazz or just use up some fruit or…

  • This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach!

    Simple Egg Salad

    This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach! GO STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE It’s true that as we age we can develop little quirks. I’m not sure this counts as a quirk, or if I’d consider it really resourceful, but I have a confession. When I go to Panera, I always choose the baguette side even though I never actually eat the baguette side with my meal. I mean, it’s a lot of food, particularly if you’ve ordered a sandwich, to then also add a hunky piece of baguette on top. So … I bring the crusty piece…

  • I could enjoy soup any day of the week—it's such a comfort food, and there are so many different varieties and recipes from which to pick ... and devour. One of my favorites will always be potato soup, which is why I was excited to try Idahoan Steakhouse Soups!

    This Soup Makes Life Easier in Winter

    Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Grab yourself a bowl and celebrate National Soup Month with me! I could enjoy soup any day of the week—it’s such a comfort food, and there are so many different varieties and recipes from which to pick … and devour. One of my favorites will always be potato soup, which is why I was excited to try Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups during National Soup Month! We’re just coming out of a really cold snap this winter, and it’s just barely halfway over. And, when I say “really cold” I’m probably not doing the frigid air justice, as the high for weeks was…

  • Go ahead and make a double batch of this homemade guacamole; it's so yummy, it won't last long!

    Homemade Guacamole

    Go ahead and make a double batch of this homemade guacamole; it’s so yummy, it won’t last long! I’m a big avocado fan. Like, I-could-eat-one-with-every-meal-and-be-perfectly-content, avocado fan. Even though the weather was gorgeous and the scenery was breath-taking along the coast, one of my favorite parts of visiting San Diego a couple years ago was, wait for it, avocados on top of, served with, or as an add-on for every meal on a menu. It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Haha! I’ve been lucky to find relatively inexpensive avocados here at ALDI, where a bag of four non-organic avocados goes for about three dollars, and an organic bag…

  • This kale salad is topped with Sahale Snacks Honey Almonds Glazed Mix, full of dried cranberries, sliced red pears, crispy bacon, honey goat cheese and a hint of lime juice. A simple homemade honey mustard dressing drizzled on top adds a final sweet and savory note. Yum!

    Kale Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

    This kale salad is full of dried cranberries, sliced red pears, crispy bacon, honey goat cheese and a hint of lime juice, and then topped with Sahale Snacks® Honey Almonds Glazed Mix. A simple homemade honey mustard dressing drizzled on top adds a final sweet and savory note! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #changesnackingforgood #CollectiveBias | As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. The weather’s cooler, but snow is still a month or two away (hopefully), which means I’m able to don…