The Best Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps Recipe

It's hard to find healthy vegetarian recipes that my husband and boys will eat. This vegetarian lettuce wraps recipe is my answer to #manlymeatlessmondays! Guys. It's getting warm outside. Everything is blooming like mad and my translucent calves saw the light of day for the first time in months this past week. Aside from blinding everyone with my legs while my face and arms fake everyone out so they call me "olive skinned" I have also rapidly come to the realization that swim suit week … [Read more...]

Creamy Yogurt Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Creamy yogurt cauliflower alfredo sauce is the perfect recipe to get your creamy comfort foods the healthy way! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nancy's Yogurt. Sometimes...okay let's be honest pretty much all the time, I want creamy comfort food. But some weeks my skinny pants are calling and I need an answer that is creamy tasting but that actually isn't going to make me gain ten pounds. This past month I set out to create said magic and I'm happy to report that this in my … [Read more...]

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Hot Cross Buns

We took our sweet honey dinner rolls and created these amazing cranberry white chocolate macadamia hot cross buns. They are perfect for Easter! I have an admission to make. Before I made these hot cross buns I had actually never had them before. Granted I'm a research nut so I did a ton of reading on them (and totally geeked out on the history of them over on my post on Inspired Home) so I gathered enough to realize that these should be sweet, soft and best served hot. … [Read more...]

Tropical Green Energy Smoothie

This tropical green energy smoothie has my favorite secret ingredient for that extra perk without the crash! This is my go to coffee detox smoothie when I am coming off caffeine. Let's talk about green smoothies. Not only do you get to pack in a ridiculous amount of greens but it's basically liquid nutrition. Fast, easy and no strain on your tummy to digest so your body can spend all that energy on more fun things. Like chasing your kids, or working, or playing, or anything other than … [Read more...]

Healthy Chai Latte (Caffeine Free & Tea Free)

This healthy chai latte is easy to make 100% raw and is a great caffeine free alternative to the sugar filled tea lattes! My kiddos love it too! Oh coffee. I have such a love hate relationship with this drink. The taste, the spike of wild energy, the rush of being able to make connections in my brain faster than ever. But as we have talked about before here, it follows with a sharp crash for me, a midmorning slump, and I get angry, impatient with my kids and when I'm coming down off it, I'm … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

This slow cooker Irish beef stew is the perfect dish for chilly nights! Guinness beer simmers down all day with beef stock, veggies and stew meat to create a delicious savory dinner. Serve with biscuits or a good Irish soda bread. Stew is a class winter meal at our house. The warm comforting combination makes my meat and potato loving family happy campers. But when it starts getting closer to St. Patrick's Day, or I'm trying to impress my brother who is obsessed with all things Irish, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Minestrone With Pesto

Slow cooker minestrone with pesto is the perfect meal to tuck into your slow cooker on a busy day. It makes a great meatless monday dish too!  This post is brought to you as part of our ongoing collaboration with Fred Meyer/Kroger.  Fall is in the air friends. My birthday was yesterday and that to me is always the signal that winter is coming. Today we will meander down to our local sushi restaurant and eat far too many delicious rolls and leave a gigantic tip to make up for all the rice my … [Read more...]

Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail

This blood orange champagne cocktail is the perfect easy cocktail recipe for entertaining! Special occasions require celebration and having a signature drink for the event is one of my go to entertaining staples. This blood orange champagne cocktail is simple, fun and gorgeous which hits all my requirements for a perfect spring signature cocktail. Blood oranges in general are in season from December until May which makes this perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter, and of … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls With Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze

These chocolate cinnamon rolls are the perfect special treat to wake up to! We stuffed them with pecans and chocolate chips and covered then with a vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. Cinnamon rolls are a big deal in our family. This recipe is my grandmother's base recipe that we grew up waking up to every Christmas that we went to their house. When Nielsen-Massey asked us to come up with a chocolate recipe that would pair with their amazing vanilla products I immediately knew that these … [Read more...]

Sun Dried Tomato Bacon Guacamole Recipe

This sun dried tomato bacon guacamole recipe is my current snack addiction. All our toppings come together for the perfect sweet, salty, crunchy, tangy, creamy bite! SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!! Woohoo! Okay can we be honest here guys? I have watched exactly 0 football games in my life in their entirety. My family grew up without football and my hubby doesn't watch sports at all. So the real reason I'm so excited? The food of course! I live vicariously through all my friends who are so passionate … [Read more...]