Happy New Year! I'm back with some recipe ideas for Meatless Mondays for winter. That's right, it's actually cold in Scottsdale and I'm thrilled because I love warm and cozy meals made in slow cookers, baked in casserole dishes...
If it seems like there are a million germs floating around out there this winter, you are not wrong. Between the nasty old flu, RSV, and Covid variants that just keep on evolving, everyone is simply trying to stay upright...
Do you want to know the ultimate fall dinner featuring the season’s most popular flavor?    Yeah?  I thought you might say yes!    Pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread muffins are the spice of life that Fall lovers everywhere are 100% here for.  The pumpkin...
Is there any snack that’s better than popcorn? I think not. Popcorn is a whole grain that provides about three grams of fiber per cup. Since we usually eat more than one cup per sitting, that’s a good start toward...
I love Trader Joe’s.  I love the unique food items and I get super jazzed for all my favorite seasonal treats.  I always find cute gifts to give a hostess or to surprise and delight a friend.  The wine selection...
Fall is here! (Well, let's pretend.) That means cooler temps and pumpkin flavored everything. Oftentimes, those on a restricted diet can only look, but not touch the pumpkin deliciousness surrounding them. Not anymore! With this recipe you can have...
Dinner Bowls are my jam lately. They might take a little extra work on the front end, but they provide some healthy, well-rounded dinner options, usually WITH leftovers. If you have picky eaters like I do, bowls can allow...
We are on the homestretch moms and starting to prepare our kids to GO BACK TO SCHOOL! It is always something fun to look forward to but also a little stressful to get back into the mind set in...
May is in full swing which means Arizona is heating up and summer is approaching across the United States. What better way to cool down than with a margarita, patio and Taco Tuesday! Don’t forget about Cinco de Mayo...
I am the Queen of Carbs. I love to bake and I’ve been involving my kids in the process since my older son was a baby. We mostly bake cookies, muffins, bread, and cakes, and this is our favorite...
Valentine's day is a day to show those around us some extra love and care. What better way to do this than making delicious and simple Valentine's day snacks. I have curated some healthy snacks the whole family will...
Brussels sprouts are my favorite go-to green vegetable. I know they've had a bad rap for a long time, but honestly, I feel like they've been largely misunderstood and underserved by our society for decades. But take a look...
In this series we'll tell you about the top 3 new things we're loving in AZ. New places and activities are popping up around town all the time. Follow along for new restaurants, recipes, experiences and other things you're...
Poptails to the rescue! If you parent children through an Arizona summer, these three statements are big facts: It is ridiculously hot. You have a bunch of popsicles in your freezer. Everyone in the family is at a daily risk...
It’s May, the weather is great and we’re all starting to socialize more. It’s also the time of year that many of us are on the hunt for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal shower, and wedding gifts. So, take some...
If you're around my husband, please try to avoid the subject of avocado toast. It's very triggering for him because he's the one who actually invented avocado toast when he was around 8 years old. Now "they" have stolen...
April is the birthday month for both me and my husband. In fact, our birthdays are only two days apart. Well, two days and five years, which I often remind him of, as he is SOOOO much older than...
March 14 is National Pi Day. If it's been a few years since you've heard about pi, it's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. While this mathematical concept is very important, the concept is lost on...
We know kids can be very picky when choosing what they want and don’t want to eat. That’s why I’ve compiled a few ideas that are perfect for Valentine’s Day snacks, and beyond. These treats will be sure to...
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t like macarons, those delicious French, meringue-based cookie sandwiches. I also don’t think I’ve ever met someone who says they make them at home all the time. Because they have the...
My dad always made these amazing Garlic Mashed Potatoes growing up. Everyone loved my dads potatoes, and now everyone loves mine. The secret ingredient: Sour cream! Garlic Mashed Potatoes 8lbs russet potatoes  16 oz sour cream 6 cloves garlic 1/2...
You are what you eat, and that includes foods that will help your body fight off infectious diseases this winter including colds, flu, and coronavirus. Instead of filling up on all of the fixings this holiday season, try incorporating fermented foods...
My dear sister-in-law has made this creamed corn for years.  It is the most delectable thing and it's hard to not just shovel it into my mouth by the spoonful.  The recipe is all over the internet and according...
It may still be 100 degrees outside, but by every Halloween I am ready for cooler temps. I know it is getting cooler outside, but it doesn't really feel Fall-like when the kids can't wear elaborate, fuzzy, well-layered Halloween costumes without...
If you're like me, you're always looking for easy weeknight dinner options. I love to cook, but not on weeknights. Between wrangling a toddler, a job, and all the stuff in between, weeknight dinners have to be fast, easy,...
Honestly one of the things getting me through this quarantine, stay-at-home, socially distancing time is a healthy supply of avocado toast. I really do love avocado toast and I have a million ways to make it, but that post...
I know what you’re thinking.  “Soup in the summer? Jennie, you're crazy!"  I know, I know.  But trust me that this creamy broccoli avocado soup is so light and fresh that it’s actually perfect for summer.  Bonus points are...
One of my kids favorite summer treats is a watermelon slushie. It is so easy to make and super healthy.  Here are the steps so you can make a pitcher for your family. Cut up a watermelon and freeze in...
When I think of fall, I can recall many memories of my family that centered around apples. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, apples are a part of our culture.  Cities spend weekends celebrating apples and apple butter at festival,...
I love family dinnertime. It is so important to the rhythm of our family.  It is my time to sit back and really watch the dynamics of our family. It is my moment when I want to jump up and...

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Living in Scottsdale means our hot HOT summers need to be filled with busy camp days for our kids. Because we know, if we...