Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken Soup. So delciious and so comforting. Super easy to make in the crock-pot with just 10 min prep time. Yum!

*Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! If you saw my Veggie Quinoa Chowder recipe from last week, you know that I’m a sucker for a good soup recipe. I’ve been in the kitchen the last few weeks coming up with all sorts of comforting […]

Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Muffins

Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Muffins. Made with healthy almond flour, these gluten free muffins are a yummy way to start the day!

*Caution, affiliate links ahead…Don’t worry, I’ll use the money for something practical, like wine…. or a pony! I’m back with another delightful cranberry recipe! Told you it was going to be cranberry overload over here. I adapted these from my fabulous Gluten Free Orange and Pomegranate Muffins (if you haven’t tried them, you really need […]

Slow Cooker Veggie Quinoa Chowder -Gluten Free!

Slow Cooker Veggie Quinoa Chowder. This delicious gluten free soup recipe is perfect for chilly fall evenings and so easy to make in your slow cooker. Yum!

It looks like the south finally gave up the fight and joined the rest of the country in below freezing temperatures. This weekend we officially pulled out jackets and hats and put away pretty summer dresses, shorts and bathing suits…. sniff, sniff. All is not lost however…. though I will mourn the loss of summer, […]

An Open Letter to my Bladder

Poise Liners

Dear Bladder, We need to talk………… Lately, you have become exceedingly high maintenance. I feel like I can’t take you anywhere. You are constantly interrupting my day with your endless whining, “I gotta goooooooo! Now! I can’t hold it!” Honestly, you’re worse than a 2 year old.  I have to stop what I’m doing every […]

Gluten Free Cranberry Oat Bars

Gluten Free Cranberry Oat Bars. Yummy fall recipe made with fresh cranberries, oats and almond flour. Delicious!

Who loves cranberries?! MEEEEEE!!!! (Waves hands like a crazy person). Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but one big reason is that my local grocery stores start carrying fresh cranberries. I’m slightly addicted to this tart fruit and only being able to get it fresh a couple months out of the […]

20 Gluten Free Soups and Stews

20 Gluten Free Soups and Stews

It’s finally fall! There is a wonderful chill in the air, the trees are a beautiful palette of colors and the comforting smell of soup fill my kitchen on a daily basis. Soup is by far my favorite fall food for a myriad of reasons, mostly though because they are easy to make and easy […]

Leftover Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

reynolds-8117 feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HeatAndEat #CollectiveBias This week was an especially busy one for me and the kids. I was going to be in and out of the house a lot. I wanted the kids to have something healthy for lunch that […]

Neapolitan Cupcakes with Natural Strawberry Buttercream

Neopalitan Cupcakes -7882

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurelySimple #CollectiveBias Who else loves Neapolitan? The delicious combination of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry takes me back to my childhood where every party served that incredible concoction with a big slice of birthday cake. It was heaven for […]

Easy DIY Trick Or Treat Bag Tutorial

Easy DIY Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias EEEEEEK!!! It’s almost Halloween!! Can you believe it?!? Are you so excited? I’m so excited, can you tell??? Halloween is my second favorite day of the year. Kids dressed up in fun and creative costumes running from […]

5 Reasons to Break up With Your Orlando Hotel


Several years ago, my family and I broke up with the Orlando hotel scene. With 8 of us, we were practically busting out of every hotel room we booked. Even the “family suites”. We relegated ourselves to spending a small fortune to book 2 rooms, but couldn’t always get connecting rooms which sometimes meant spending […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats-7803

I’m calling a do over for today. It kinda sucked. I didn’t sleep well. My kids were at each others throats and my house looks like an episode of hoarders. Ugh. I hate days like these. Since it’s been a crap day, I feel entitled to stray from my healthy recipes and share something a […]

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili-7807

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCan #CollectiveBias I’m loving that fall is finally here. It is arguably the best season. The leaves are creating a colorful palette in my backyard, the morning air is crisp and refreshing and I’m starting to CRAVE soups, […]

BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potato Nachos

BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato Nachos. Healthy comfort food! Made with bacon, sweet potato chips and cheese, this healthy nacho recipe is easy to make and super delicious!

I made these the other day after grabbing some sweet potato chips that were BOGO at Kroger the other day. I admit that I went a little crazy stocking up and my pantry looks like I’m preparing for the zombie apocalypse, but whatever, sweet potato chips are awesome. They are even more awesome when you […]

Must Have Apps for Moms

Must Have Apps For Moms-CluckCluck

Sometimes, I like to take a break from kitchen creations and travel tips to bring you some helpful mom tips, tricks and occasionally some awesome hacks. My vision for this blog is to become a one stop resource for all of you awesome mamas out there. Part of that includes informing you of products and […]

5 Rainy Day Things to do in Destin, FL

Uncle Bucks Fishbowl & Grill-7337

You’ve planned the perfect beach vacation to Destin, FL. The excitement has been building for weeks, maybe even months. The emerald sea is calling your name, the anticipation of the white sand between your toes is almost too much to bear. The day finally arrives, you arrive at your hotel step out of the car […]

3 Ingredient Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie *Plus* 5 Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Busy Day

3 Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Packed full of good for you and whole ingredients, this smoothie is the perfect way to kickstart your morning!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BestLifeProject #CollectiveBias A few months ago, I had a mini health scare, my rheumatologist noted that my heart was mildly enlarged on a routine x-ray. He told me it was probably nothing and not to worry about it […]

5 Reasons to Stay at the Emerald Grande Resort in Destin, FL

5 Reasons to Stay at the Emerald Grande in Destin

The Emerald Grande Resort in Destin, FL is a little piece of paradise on the Florida Gulf Coast. Located directly on the  boardwalk of Harbor Walk Village, this lavish resort boasts spacious 1-4 bedroom luxury condos each with their own private balcony, washers and dryers, full kitchens and much more. If you are considering a […]

5 Must Haves for Your Staycation!

Snackation at Walmart-7417

Thank you to the J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own Last weekend we took a break from our seemingly non stop travel and decided instead of traveling over Labor Day weekend like many other families, we decided to have a staycation. Armed with a low key plan […]

Prepping for A Relaxing Staycation!

Snackcation at Walmart

We love to travel, but let’s face it, travel with kids and relaxation don’t usually go hand in hand. So when my husband got a few days of last week, we decided instead of traveling we were going to enjoy a relaxing staycation, including a day at the pool before it closes for the winter. […]

Chicken, Bacon, Broccoli & Quinoa Skillet with BBQ Cheddar Sauce

Chicken, Bacon, Broccoli & Quinoa Skillet with BBQ Cheddar Sauce

Ever since I found a gorgeous cast iron skillet at an estate sale months ago I have been OBSESSED with skillet cooking. I can’t stop making skillet meals for my family. It started with these amazing One Skillet Garlic Parmesan Zoodles, then this One Skillet Chicken Burrito Dip and it’s just gone down hill from […]