If you often find yourself in mealtime ruts or frustrated with trying to create easy weeknight meals that are kid friendly...You're in the right place!!

I’ve tried countless recipes and have had some wins and some failures. I want to help you get out of your rut by sharing easy recipes that even my kids love. And I will tell you, they have THE pickiest palettes! You’ll spend less time planning and guessing with my meal planning worksheets and reclaim your time so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time where it’s most meaningful to you.

I’ve often felt frustrated at mealtimes or felt like a short order cook but I’m taking the guesswork out of your meal planning. 

Recipes & Meal Planning: Kid Friendly, Quick, & Easy

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Brown sugar glazed salmon has been my go to when it comes to preparing salmon. I love sweet and savory flavors especially on my salmon. In the past, I’ve kept it pretty basic or used store prepared marinades, but this beats them all! We’ve tried this recipe on the grill as well as in the […]

October 4, 2019

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Oven roasted parmesan broccoli has quickly become my new favorite way to cook this delicious side dish. Getting anyone (including my kids and husband) to be excited over broccoli is definitely a challenge! What kid is really ever willingly to eat broccoli. This amazing dish will change you and the rest of your family views. […]

September 27, 2019

Oven Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Since I purchased my air fryer, I have been using it for a lot of the meals that I have been creating. It’s been super fun and easy coming up with new recipes to share with you all. Recently, I decided to tackle Fried Green Tomatoes. They are crispy, flavorful, and quick and easy to […]

September 20, 2019

Air Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Remoulade Sauce

Hey girl hey! Are you looking for an easy and simple dessert that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes? Well, I have to tell you about my famous dessert that my kids constantly ask for! This easy no-bake vanilla Oreo Icebox Cake is only made with simple ingredients: vanilla Oreos, cream cheese, […]

September 13, 2019

No-Bake Vanilla Oreo Icebox Cake

This post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. So a few weeks ago, I did a thing…. I FINALLY purchased an air fryer and have not looked back! Where the heck have I […]

September 6, 2019

Air Fryer Cod Nuggets with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I know you want to treat your momma like the queen she is! I’ve already shared a very easy but beautiful Brunch Charcuterie Board that is perfect for Mother’s Day. Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail that would be perfect alongside your brunch! […]

April 29, 2019

Refreshing Watermelon Cocktail

Girl, you know I’m all about a quick meal I can throw together especially when I’m in a pinch. Shrimp is one of the easiest and quickest proteins to prep, cook and get on the table to feed a hungry family. It’s no secret that we love Mexican flavors around here so we eat it […]

April 14, 2019

Easy Weeknight Shrimp Tacos

This post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. Charcuterie Boards seem to be the “it” thing right now. Everywhere you look on Instagram there are traditional simple boards to themed elaborate boards. I’ve […]

April 1, 2019


One thing I can count on that I know for sure my kids will even entertain is smoothies. Even when they’re not good they’ll still suffer through it for the sake of it. I made a smoothie a few weeks ago that was even hard for me to finish because of all the greens I […]

March 24, 2019


    I’ve always been a fan of an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich, but it wasn’t until I tried a grown up grilled cheese from a Nashville staple, the Grilled Cheeserie that I was hooked! They really are hands down the master’s of the grown up grilled cheese. Since leaving Nashville, there are several […]

March 3, 2019

Grown Up Grilled Cheese: Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich