Grandaddy’s Oat Bran Muffins

I have learned countless things from my dad. How to “box out” in basketball comes to the top of my mind. Other life lessons include always making sure my spatula is clean when flipping pancakes, leaving a campsite better than I found it, peanut butter both sides of bread when making a sandwich, and, my…

Review of Kerbey Lane Gluten Free Pancake Mix

We are in the middle of moving, so I have not been in the kitchen as often as I like to. One thing that has been a saving grace is trying out some new gluten free, dairy free mixes. It’s an easy cooking activity for me and my toddler, while keeping to clean up to…

Peaches, Berries, and Cream Popsicles

Summer has officially hit here in Houston. This means two things: First, if we don’t go outside before 10AM, we don’t go outside. Second, it’s popsicle season! If you haven’t made your own popsicles before, it can be intimidating, but I promise it’s just as easy as making a smoothie. You simply put that smoothie…

Review of Pamela’s Chocolate Cake Mix

We had a very busy weekend…again. Preparing a house to put it on the market is more of an ordeal than I ever imagined. Especially when you’ve put off painting projects for two years. My husband and I worked incredibly hard this weekend, trying to get it in tip top shape, and we are still…

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

If you are not a breakfast cookie convert, prepare to be. These carrot cake breakfast cookies are a great way to shake up the never ending cycle of oatmeal at our house. Eloise is on a peanut butter oatmeal kick lately. I like to keep changing things up when I can, so that there aren’t…

Snack Tray Lunches

Weather has been warm and beautiful lately, and we have been enjoying outside lunches as much as possible these days. The easiest way  to make this happen has been snack tray lunches. What is a snack tray lunch you ask? It’s where I pile all the leftovers and odds and ends from the fridge onto…

Instant Pot Carnitas

Have you ever eaten a dish at a restaurant and thought, “I wish I could make that”. This is exactly what happened last weekend. We had a lovely weekend spending time with my husband’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. We don’t get to see them all that often, and it makes it extra sweet to see…

Cooking with Toddlers: Yogurt Edition

I have a confession. I do not like yogurt. I know, at this day and age we are all supposed to be working on our “gut health” and doing all the probiotic things, right? Yogurt, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, etc. We always had the little tubs of individually packaged yogurt with flavors that gave their best…

Backed Chicken Taquitos

I’m always on the hunt for dinner options that are fun, easy, and the whole family likes. These crispy chicken taquitos fit the bill. They are perfect served with a simple guacamole and pico de gallo. Baking these gives the crunch I was craving without having to deep fry and grease up my whole kitchen….

Roasted Chickpeas

My in-laws have been visiting for the past few weeks from out of state. It has been a whirlwind of 3 year old birthday party prep and execution, park days, and yummy family dinners (if I do say so myself). It has been such a joy seeing the girls connect with their grands that live…

Gluten Free Confetti Waffles

My little girl turned 3 today. We had a narwhal-themed party over the weekend with extended family and a few friends. If you have not read the Narwhal and Jelly series by Ben Clanton, I highly recommend those books.  They are sweet and funny, and they always have a good message about friendship and being…

Honey Barbeque Chicken Wings

Is it ever too early to prep your super bowl menu? I think not. I must confess, my favorite part of most holidays is menu planning. I could care less who is playing, but bring on the endless appetizers! These honey barbecue chicken wings are going to be perfect for the big game in a…