Beef Stew with Carrots, Potatoes, and Mushrooms

Hey, stew!  You’re such a good companion on a Sunday, when the Sunday scaries set in (you know, the moment it starts getting dark and you realize you have to go to work the next day…those scaries).  This is not a weeknight dinner for us by any means because it requires you to do a…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are so easy, you don’t even need me, but it’s a nice reminder if you love potatoes like I do and want to switch up your regular go-to.  For us, our go-to is always a baked potato. Although they look like they had a really rough hump day (sounds familiar), these…

Apple Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

I feel like if this apple bundt cake with brown sugar glaze were to have a natural habitat, it would definitely be amongst the peak of fall leaves that’s happening right now.  The gorgeous yellow, red, brown, and orange leaves make the glaze look almost golden.  Forgive me for holding an outdoor photo shoot with…

Mummy Sugar Cookies for Halloween

This week’s dessert is Halloween themed, of course…and will hopefully last us until it’s actually Halloween, when I will then have to hoard my children’s candy and slowly throw it away bit by bit (or maybe I’ll bring it to school).  Last year was really the first year the older one “got” Halloween, and with…

Turkey Chili For The Win

It’s chili season…and I just want to dive into a vat of this chili and stay because it’s so cold outside.  I didn’t even get a chance to acclimate to colder temperatures because we just skipped fall altogether.  I also remember saying the same thing about summer, so I’m pretty sure Mother Nature just needs…

Small Batch Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

Yesterday, my dear friend came over with her husband and new baby to watch the Georgia v. LSU game (I’m still not ready to comment on this).  While I’m decent at meal planning for the week or knocking things off my to-do list at work, I’m terrible at self-care.  Not the massage or mani/pedi self-care…

Healthy Baked Coconut Shrimp

Here I am, bringing you another easy but delicous weeknight meal!  I’ve had coconut shrimp at a few different restaurants, and I don’t want to brag but these are better than any coconut shrimp I’ve gotten…anywhere.  They’re not fried and soggy.  They’re baked and crispy.  And they have coconut oil in them, and, therefore, they…

Weeknight Chicken Tortellini Soup

If chicken soup is good for the soul…then chicken tortellini soup is even better.  Chicken soup has a warmness that’s undeniable and adding some tortellini to the mixture makes it even more fulfilling and cozy.  This meal is perfect for a fall weeknight.  We made it last night after a busy day of work, then…

Baked Teriyaki Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

Today was the first day of true “organized” activities for the kiddos.  I took B to her first ballet class and John took C to soccer.  Apparently, C fared much better than B.  They wouldn’t let me watch or stand near her room.  Instead, I had to eaves drop on all of the dance moms…

Sheet Pan Chicken Caprese

Just so you don’t get it twisted…it’s still summer.  Heirloom tomatoes are still at Whole Foods.  Corn is still being sold.   Peaches are abundant.  There’s no reason to panic, people.  It’s totally summer for a couple more weeks.  I refuse to go all fall on y’all until it’s officially fall.  I feel like starting to…