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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Brie… either you love it or you hate it. I’ve happened to grow a love for it recently and can’t seem to get enough. This weekend I decided to give baked brie a try. My super easy baked Brie with Cranberry Onion Jam was soooo delicious and would be perfect for your next holiday get […]

December 10, 2019

Baked Brie with Cranberry Onion Jam

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to gather around your dinner table with the people you care about and eat a lot of food! Usually, turkey takes the center stage for the main dish, but there are definitely other main dishes that aren’t just turkey. It’s always refreshing to not be limited […]

November 22, 2019

Best Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Roasted Pork Ternderloin is an easy main dish that you can flavor any way you want. While I didn’t get to sit down and enjoy this deliciously moist yet crispy around the edges pork tenderloin, Jaden loved every bit of it. Jerome even enjoyed it which can sometimes be more difficult then trying to please […]

November 17, 2019

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 but has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. One thing I love about the holidays is the food, especially this easy Cornbread Casserole! I’m a foodie at heart which means food is a big part of holiday celebrations for me. Growing up […]

November 15, 2019


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