If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

One of the first dishes I made myself after giving birth was this simple oatmeal dish. You begin with quick oats and adding a little bit of vanilla creamer to the mix. I am not claiming this is healthy, just comforting. After an emergency c-section, recovery, and baby in the NICU comforting was just what […]

Sometimes drinking plain water can be tough for me. Being pregnant I am trying to drink as much as I can.  Often, I am finding myself falling behind because I literally get bored of drinking water. That is where making lemonade came in. This blackberry basil lemonade is refreshing and just so pretty! I make […]

  The beginning of my pregnancy was tough. I was nauseous all day everyday with no relief. I heard of morning sickness. I expected something along those lines to happen. The all day sickness lasted week after week. For some people I know it lasts even longer than the first trimester. I am grateful I […]

Most children love to dip their chicken fingers into honey mustard sauce. A pasta salad with a honey mustard vinaigrette is a dish kids and adults can agree on.  The pasta salad is made with whole wheat pasta and includes a bunch of vegetables. If you have picky eaters this pasta salad may be the […]

Even in the summer sometimes we have slow rainy days. These slow cooker Turkey Sloppy Joe’s are the perfect dinner for those indoor days. Some people save the slow cooker for the colder months. I use my slow cooker all year round. Especially when I want to keep working or cleaning all day. These Sloppy […]

Roasted baby potatoes are one of my go-t0 side dishes. Most of them time I like them to swim in garlic, herbs, and olive oil. This combination is a no-fail and seems to fit in with most meals I make. However, as I was making a pork loin one day I couldn’t help but long […]

  You can use frozen meatballs for this, but I decided to give you my mom’s master meatball recipe. This is because I love all of you more than frozen meatballs. However, you can freeze these meatballs after you fry them for up to a month. When you are ready to use them just simmer […]

This is another one of my “single girl” meals. While Brian is away, which is 80% of the time, I can try some out some recipes he would not like. He is not the biggest fan of tomatoes, which breaks me Italian heart! Seeing tomatoes at farmers markets always brings the biggest smile to my […]

As my husband and I touched down in Iceland we were greeted by the all-consuming darkness and biting cold wind. The hope of seeing the northern lights burned within us and made the cold seem non-existent. As night fell after a day of exploring Reykjavik, we suited up to drive out into the deep night […]

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