Healthy Waldorf Salad

This healthy Waldorf salad with cranberries and jicama is a bright and colorful twist on a classic! Perfect for the holidays! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce The holidays are one of my favorite times of year. But it can be hard with all of the holiday events not to pack on a ton of extra weight. One of my favorite tricks for getting through the holidays is to make sure there is plenty of healthy food on the table...as well as all the … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

This Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is the easiest cocktail for entertaining! Just 3 ingredients and no cooking!  I'm a sucker for a good cocktail. But a lot of them, especially the really pretty ones are filled with food colorings I don't want to put in my body. When I learned about pomegranate champagne cocktails recently I couldn't wait to give it a try! The concept is pretty basic, pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds are added to champagne, basically a mimosa but with … [Read more...]

Pear Salad with Figs and Caramelized Onions

This pear salad is packed full of flavors, textures and colors. The honey poppyseed dressing finishes it and makes it the perfect centerpiece for your next gathering! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce The warmth of our indian summer is finally cooling down here in Oregon and the biting cold has started. All this makes me want to do is crank on the heater, blast the christmas music and decorate for the holidays. Of course that hasn't been … [Read more...]

Roasted Cornish Hens

Roasted cornish hens are a fantastic entertaining dish for any size gathering! Perfect for a small holiday dinner when you don't want a whole turkey. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nancy's. The holidays are just around the corner! But not everyone always has a huge gathering to attend. While I'm always a big fan of roasting a turkey even if you aren't having a ton of folks I understand that for many it can be a bit of an intimidating size (and for some even impossible with … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup

This homemade chicken and rice soup is my secret trick to turning leftover chicken and rice into a delicious second meal! Comes together in under an hour from start to finish. Can we talk about something? It's February AKA the time of year where most people quit their diets and forgo their new years exercise resolutions. So of course I have thus decided to now begin mine with this homemade chicken and rice soup. I just unpacked my box of skinny clothes and after the painful realization that … [Read more...]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

These Spinach Stuffed Shells are the perfect weeknight dinner. Made with pantry staples, this one needs to be on your meal rotation! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nancy's Yogurt.  Winter is coming quickly here in Oregon and chilly weather always makes me want to cuddle up with a good book, a warm cup of coffee and the smells of marinara sauce bubbling on the stovetop. One of my favorite ways to use up that sauce is to make spinach stuffed shells. They are super easy and a … [Read more...]

Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail

This champagne cocktail gets a unique twist with a simple blackberry and lavender sauce that is super easy but looks stunning! Perfect for entertaining with delicious real ingredients. If you have been around the blog long at all you might be aware that I have a slight obsession with champagne cocktails. Every winter I fall in love with all kinds of citrus champagnes (like this blood orange champagne cocktail) and our pomegranate champagne cocktail is my go to for girlie or holiday … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow cooker french dip sandwiches are the perfect easy dinner! All real ingredients combine quickly in the morning and slow cook all day. It's cold, rainy and frankly quite dreary here today. The perfect gray day to tuck a chuck roast into the slow cooker and let it chug away while better things than cooking dinner are being done. There is something so satisfying about coming home to dinner cooking away. I have to admit to you...even though I work with food for a living, dinner is … [Read more...]

From Scratch Pizza Ravioli Bites+ A KITCHENAID GIVEAWAY!

 Pizza ravioli bites are the perfect after school snack or lunch. We show you how to make them from scratch with real ingredients. Making pasta from scratch is one of our kids favorite activities in the kitchen. To help celebrate National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day the boys and I are partnering up with KitchenAid to make homemade pizza ravioli bites! To start you will need 4-5 eggs, 3 ½ cups of flour, a pinch of salt and 1-3 tablespoons water. The ratios for making pasta are always … [Read more...]

Lazy Sunday Letters

A new sunday feature where we ramble, talk about life, coffee, lazy breakfasts and all the things we are loving each week.  It's a funny thing, this process we call life. My 28th birthday is coming up in a few weeks. We celebrated our 8 year anniversary last month (how did that happen?). My first baby will be 5 this month and both of them start preschool this week full time. I'm 10 years past the young 18 year old I was when I thought I was oh so grown up and wise. This morning my hair … [Read more...]

Peach Chia Overnight Oats

Breakfast is made easy with these delicious peach chia overnight oats. Start your morning off right even when you are rushed! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nancy’s Yogurt. I don’t know about you but mornings around here once school starts get to be a little hectic. I’m constantly looking for ways to make healthy quick breakfasts that I can prep ahead and make in batches. So for that reason and the fact that peaches are so delicious right now these peach chia overnight oats … [Read more...]

Tropical Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl

Looking for a perfect 30 minute dinner? This tropical jerk chicken rice bowl is packed with fresh flavors and always a family pleaser! Say hello to your next addiction. It's sweet and a little spicy and packed with so many amazing flavors I can't even explain how happy it makes my mouth. Bonus? It's made with rotisserie chicken so you can toss this together after a busy day with no stress at all. … [Read more...]