Beer Cheese Fondue

Beer cheese fondue is the perfect date night idea! Roast a ton of veggies, chop up some bread and whisk together this easy cheese sauce. Date nights are a super big deal around our house. Tuesday night is seriously as looked forward to as the weekend. The boys get taken to grandma and grandpa's house for a sleepover and we have the whole house to ourselves. A lot of times we sneak out for tacos or sushi that we can walk to but we do a ton of cooking at home together too. Date night fare … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Popper Turnovers

Jalapeno popper turnovers are the perfect easy appetizer recipe! The cheesy filling is mixed with bacon and jalapeño and then wrapped in store bought puff pastry. I always get asked for the recipe! This post is part of our continued collaboration with Sabra. Some days are for celebrations. Some days are for jumping up and down with excitement and grinning from ear to ear. Some days are for picking yourself up again and dusting yourself off again and pushing forward. And some days still are for … [Read more...]

26 Healthy St. Patricks Day Recipes (Naturally Green!)

These healthy St. Patricks Day Recipes are all naturally green! All the fun with no nasty food-coloring! St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday and the kids love it but it's so often completely overloaded with sugar and food coloring which we do our best to avoid. We've rounded up some of our favorite inspiration for a day full of fun without all the junk! We still will have a few indulgent treats as well but I love coming up with some healthier options to mix in too! … [Read more...]

Almond Milk Chicken

Almond milk chicken is creamy comfort food at it’s best. It’s an easy naturally dairy free dinner and gluten free dinner that everyone loves, so it’s perfect for entertaining! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Almond Breeze Almond Milk. Is it just me or does it seem like every day that goes by in life seems to get faster? Life seems to go barreling by and more and more living gets packed into everyday then sometimes I thought possible. I love it, a full life of family and … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Tortas (Video!)

These slow cooker beef tortas are such an easy dinner or an easy appetizer recipe! Make them with slider buns for the perfect super bowl recipe, the guys go nuts over them! This post is part of our collaboration with La Brea Bakery.  There is something special about trying new foods with my husband. Maybe it's the fact that our relationship started out with such a jolt around "adventure bites". Every time we try something new together it brings me back to when we first fell in love and makes … [Read more...]

Warm Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Love green smoothies but can't stomach the thought of a frozen smoothie on a cold winter morning? This healthy warm hot chocolate smoothie is your answer! Stay with me on this one guys. Don't think of it as a smoothie but rather just cozy hot chocolate that we happened to pack full of good for you ingredients. Today I am so excited to be sharing this warm hot chocolate smoothie recipe with you over at my good friend Brianne's blog: Cupcakes and Kale Chips! If you are here from her site … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (with Secret Ingredient!)

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is a family favorite! Our secret ingredient makes it thicker and creamier but keeps it healthy too! January and this new year has come rushing in with so much vigor and excitement that it seems that it took everything that came in 2015 and put the weight of the ocean pushing furiously behind it. The top cresting with foam as the giant wall of water continues to push us forward and upward. Change is a powerful, unruly thing. We ask for it of course. … [Read more...]

French Toast Cinnamon Roll Cups

These ooey gooey french toast cinnamon roll cups are a portable mashup of french toast and cinnamon rolls. They are made from whole wheat sliced bread (no yeast or bread dough!) and come together in just 30 minutes! Cinnamon rolls sound nice, I got to thinking this morning as I was laying in bed with my mind racing a million miles an hour. But with a softly breathing four year old curled up next to me who had roused us with nightmares six times just hours before and the desperate craving for a … [Read more...]

Lavender Honey Posset: The Easiest Entertaining Dessert You’ve Never Heard Of

This honey posset recipe is my go to entertaining dessert because they require no special ingredients, can be made ahead and they look so fancy! We won't tell anyone how insanely simple they are. Up until about a year ago I had never heard of a posset before. A sweet friend shared her recipe with me as her most made dessert and I was immediately so intrigued...just 4 ingredients and no tempering eggs or messing with gelatin?! My interest had been thoroughly peaked and I made it that week … [Read more...]

Cranberry Almond Clafoutis (Video!)

This cranberry almond clafoutis is a holiday spin on the classic baked French dessert. It's gorgeous and so simple you don't even need a mixing bowl! This post is part of our new partnership with Almond Breeze Almondmilk! We are grateful for the support of companies we already use, love and trust to help bring you beautiful free content. I find few things in life more satisfying then bringing out a dish that is ooohed and awwed over. It's my personal obsession to make recipes that not only … [Read more...]

Boozy Irish Cream Chai Latte

This boozy irish cream chai latte is the perfect marriage of warm and cozy flavors. Top it with whipped cream, cinnamon and homemade chocolate sauce if you are feeling extra indulgent. My all time favorite drink to get while we are out and about is a chai latte with extra whipped cream and lots of cinnamon on top. It just screams winter to me and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Well this boozy irish cream chai latte literally will make you warm and fuzzy inside! We paired a shot of … [Read more...]

Creamy Turkey & Dumplings (With The Best Dumplings Ever)

Turkey and dumplings is the perfect winter supper. We tested and tested to find the best dumplings ever!  1 hour weeknight simple recipe for a warm cozy dinner. Cozy up with a steaming bowl of this soup and a good book and you are set for the afternoon. Can you believe we are already a week into December? I feel like I've said this before but it feels like this year is flying by. We broke out the Christmas decorations and picked out our tree this weekend and the house is feeling so festive … [Read more...]