Quick, easy, and delicious overnight oats

I was recently inspired by my sister to try out overnight oats. I decided to do some experimenting and combine the oats with my newly-beloved chia seeds.

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The Cult of Chia

Given the high nutritional value of chia seeds, I figured I’d give them a try. Especially when I stumbled upon pudding recipes.

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Toddler-Safe Fingerpainting

I figured we’d bust out the finger paints and have a little art session. And, by “bust out the finger paints,” I mean, “Find some way for James to finger paint without poisoning himself because you know for sure he’s going to eat whatever is on his fingers!”

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Leftovers: What To Do

I love food. My husband loves food. Our growing son loves food. Our dog loves food. We’re foodie people. Our love for food means that our fridge is often teeming with leftovers. Pyrex and Rubbermaid in assorted sizes with colorful lids fill our refrigerator’s shelves. Leftover sausages and burgers and…

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Quick, Easy, and Homemade Baby Food

When I was little, my mom made all of our baby food. I remember growing up and thinking she was so ahead of the curve with her hippy, homemade food preparation. But, James reached the solid food stage, I realized that my mom wasn’t a hippy. (Well, she is kinda…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Body Wash

At my new job, I do a lot of research culling content to share with our social media community. As a result, I learn a lot (probably more than I really want to know!) about the contents and chemicals in the products that we all use every day. Lately, I’ve…

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Easy Peasy Pecan Rolo Pretzels

Some of the tastiest snacks in the world are the easiest to throw together. Before I went all gluten-free due to an unwelcome Celiac diagnosis, these Pecan Rolo Pretzels were one of my favorite snacks. I haven’t attempted them with gluten-free pretzels, but something tells me they would lack the…

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Plan to Eat with Plan to Eat

As a menu planner and recipe hoarder, I’ve been reliant on my binder and weekly printouts. I love the process of looking through my recipes and choosing the delicious (and hopefully healthy!) meals for my husband and me. I have recipes from my family, JD’s family, magazines, the internet ……

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Hearty and Homey Meat and Potatoes

My husband came home tonight! He’s been gone since Sunday, and he came back this evening so I made meat and potatoes for dinner. Because, let’s be honest, he’s a meat-and-potatoes kinda guy. I whipped up his grandmother’s meatloaf recipe and my special mashed potatoes and, of course, forgot a vegetable.…

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Delicious (and beautiful!) Strawberry Frosting

Today was a sad day at work. It was our lovely, ray-of-sunshine intern, Stephanie’s last official day. And, because I firmly believe that cake should be a part of every significant moment in life (you know … weddings, babies, graduations, birthdays, new jobs, new cars, paydays, Fridays …), I baked…

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