Baked Chicken Nuggets

Last night’s dinner conversation topic was: “What’s your favorite kids movie?” Without hesitation, I quickly rattled off, “Toy Story”. Some of the other titles that got the thumbs-up were Madagascar, Up, Iron Giant, Frozen (my vote again!), WALL-E, Despicable Me and Finding Nemo.  When a kids movie succeeds, it usually targets young and old alike and … [Read more…]

Skinny Potato Soup (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

Potatoes are definitely a staple around our house.  When I pass the potatoes at the grocery store, they automatically go straight into the cart. That auto-pilot maneuver, somehow got me about 25 pounds of potatoes. Yikes!! What am I going to do with all of those potatoes?  Potato Soup, of course, and not just any  … [Read more…]

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Today was the ice storm of the century. Call me crazy, but all that ice got me in the mood for a frozen smoothie. Maybe I’m subconsciously thinking spring because this smoothie contains all the flavors of a classic carrot cake: fresh carrots, Greek yogurt, yummy pineapple, and of course some carrot cake spices. There’s … [Read more…]

Creamy Hot Cocoa

We’re getting the one-two-punch of winter on the east coast: the cold, freezing temps and then the snow. When life gives you snow, stay in, bundle up and enjoy this deliciously rich and creamy stove-top cocoa. It makes winter sooo much more bearable!  You know how some things take you right back to the good … [Read more…]

Breakfast Taquitos

It’s been an unwritten rule in our house to have one meal together as a family each day. I think it is important for all the family to sit together, enjoy good food and conversation. How relaxing and soothing it must be for everyone to gather at the breakfast nook, right? Au contraire, breakfast at our house … [Read more…]