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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  Balsamic Watermelon Salad Wedges Spring is here and it’s time to get up and out to enjoy this beautiful weather! To celebrate the warmer temps and longer days, I’ve teamed up with five very talented bloggers for a Floral Fiesta Progressive Dinner Blog hop! If you’re new to Progressive Dinners, we’ll each share a […]

May 24, 2018

Balsamic Watermelon Salad Wedges

  This week I went to an event where grilled hamburgers and beef franks were on the menu. My family and I quit eating beef years ago but the smell of those grilled burgers had me craving a good juicy burger. I know most people don’t think turkey burgers can be just as good as […]

September 7, 2017

APPLE BACON CHEDDAR TURKEY BURGERS WITH CHIPOTLE MAYO

During the summer months, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in a hot kitchen. For summer desserts, I love anything quick, easy and not too heavy. Trifles are perfect because you can use seasonal berries to create a refreshing dessert. We always have strawberries on hand in my house so this […]

July 6, 2017

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE TRIFLE

You know you’ve hit the dessert jackpot when your biggest critic can’t get enough of your dessert. I think I hit a blogging high when Jerome took his first bite and replied “Now this is blog worthy!” So what is this deliciousness I speak of? It’s my grilled pineapple, mango and peaches served on top […]

June 22, 2017

GRILLED ANGEL FOOD CAKE, PINEAPPLES, PEACHES AND MANGOES

Guys! Can I just tell you that sometimes the most simple recipes are the most flavorful and really feel like you spent hours slaving away to make. These types are recipes are my favorite! Cowboy Caviar is something I stumbled on while on one of my many fad diets. Seriously, I’m something like a professional […]

June 9, 2017

Tex Mex Cowboy Caviar with Avocado Green Chili Sauce

Ok Ladies! Picture this… You’re throwing a little girls night get together with your best girlfriends. You’re sitting around a candle lit patio, or pool if you prefer. You and your girls are just kicking it enjoying a little girl time. The food is right. The music is jamming. It’s a warm summer night so […]

May 31, 2017

LAVENDER LEMONADE POPSICLE COCKTAILS

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to spoil mom then with breakfast! I first made these Blueberry Croissant Stuffed French Toast (…drool…) for Father’s Day and it was a HUGE hit! We love french toast in my house and we love IHOP’s stuffed french toast even more. But I really […]

April 27, 2017

BLUEBERRY CROISSANT STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

Moving to Nashville, TN was a complete culture shock. The music I listened to was different. The people were different. The food was different. Even the sweet tea was different! I remember walking into a local restaurant for lunch. After paying for my food, I grabbed a cup to fill up with what I thought […]

April 20, 2017

SPIKED FRUIT TEA

One thing I love about the holidays is the food! I’m a foodie at heart which means food is a big part of holiday celebrations for me. Growing up most holidays we pretty much stayed with tradition and served the same foods. But because the dishes we shared only came around during the holidays, it […]

April 13, 2017

EASY CORNBREAD CASSEROLE

When it comes to dinner, I’m always in favor of anything quick and easy. Pizza comes up pretty often because of it’s convenience and it’s super kid-friendly. Since eating takeout pizza isn’t practical for both our health and our pockets, we’ve experimented with many flatbread combinations. This Dried Cranberry Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Flatbread […]

April 4, 2017

DRIED CRANBERRY GOAT CHEESE & CARAMELIZED ONION FLATBREAD