The holidays are right around the corner which means big feasts and food comas will ensue. However, what if there was a way to feed your family nutritious meals that won’t make them feel too full and are packed with...
This amazingly easy pea soup is a crowd pleaser every time. Make sure you get it in your dinner rotation so you can enjoy it all season long!  I'm not big on cooking rules, so I'm just going to give...
I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who loves summertime in Arizona. As a lifelong Phoenician, I love when the snowbirds head home and our city becomes a little slower and quieter. Sure, it’s insanely hot (120 degrees...
I love creating new traditions with my little ones. Cooking and baking is something we all enjoying doing as a family. We especially like to bake for the holidays and share our love for family and friends with sweet...
If your kids are similar to mine, their two favorite types of chicken are either the dinosaur chicken nuggets that you buy in the frozen section at your favorite grocery store, or Chick-fil-A nuggets. I have tried offering several...
It’s 4:30pm and they start asking the question. “What’s for dinner?” Are you like me and simply dread the question because you just do not have an answer? Or I did the meal planning calendar for the week but now...
I am a big fan of Trader Joe's. A lot of my weekly meals for my family include Trader Joe's products. I live for their fall launch every year, and I stock up on my family's favorites. I think...
Between working, both kids feeling under the weather, teething, laundry, marriage, friendships, and you know… life… sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get certain things done—like baking cookies. I love baking and my three year old daughter...
Last week I channeled Ina Garten and made a perfect summer dessert: blackberry crostata. We had just visited Mortimer Farms and brought home some delicious sweet blackberries & strawberries.     This super easy and delicious free form Italian pie just screams...
Even though summer may be on the out, as back to school starts, we're still certainly experiencing summer weather and we've all tried every way possible to cool off.  These are a few of my favorite frozen treats for kids,...
Have you opened your fridge, and thought "I have nothing for dinner"? When it’s 100 degrees out and we are busy trying to juggle work, summer camp and fun activities, it is hard for us to spend a lot of...
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Summer Meal Prep Cooking

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Summer time cooking in Phoenix is tricky.  It's hot, like really hot, and the idea of even turning on the oven literally makes me want to just eat cold cereal until September. Lately, I have gotten really into cooking...
The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate the good ol’ USA! Check out these simple and fun patriotic treats that both you and your preschooler will enjoy making—and eating! 1. Red, White, and...

Roasted Chicken Recipe

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One-pot meal recipes come in super handy when I don’t have much time to cook or prep and I love not having a million pots to wash after I cook. Roasted chicken recipe for the win! I love a good...
I recently went on a girls’ weekend getaway with two of my best friends from college. We are all moms now and were in desperate need of some good gab and chill time together, kid free. The second night of...
Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years, there are a few things I've learned on how to plan a stress-free Mother's Day Brunch. Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays and a great excuse to host a brunch! When...
My kids love these pancakes and I have a feeling yours will too! I love making a whole batch of mini pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning when we are not rushing trying to get out the door and the...

Winter Chili

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With cold (ish) weather upon us, my taste bud all of a sudden go from wanting all the lightly dressed vegetables to all the warm comforting soups and stews. Chili is a staple in my household when the weather...

Breakfast Just for Mom

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  Like most households, mornings are busy for us. We are rushing to get the kids fed and ready for their designated locations for the day—school, daycare, playdate, etc. Mornings that are filled with debates over who is wearing what...
Have you ever blended your morning juice or smoothie only to find it’s turned brown on you before you’ve had a chance to finish? SANS is here to help!   SANS is an innovative solution to preserving smoothies, shakes, juices and...
The Instant Pot  is one of the most popular cooking tools used in a kitchen. As a working mom, it has been my saving grace on more occasions than I can count. Not only does it live up to it's...
Now that the holidays are upon us, and if you are anything like me, I am always looking for fun and thoughtful homemade gifts that we can give to teachers, friends, family, and all the hosts of the beautiful...
This summer, like most of the country, my husband and I became obsessed with cold brew coffee.  I am not, however, fond of dropping $4+ every time I want a refreshing and cold caffeine fix. Nor do I have time...
My baby just started preschool (insert tearful emoji here).  He is nearly three and we have been fortune enough to be able to have him home with my husband, me, or an entrusted nanny for all of his life....
There's no more intimate gesture than inviting someone into your home for a meal. And now that everyone's back from summer vacation and school is starting, you’re probably craving some time to reconnect with the friends you haven’t seen...

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Arizona Pumpkin Patch Guide 2021

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It's almost Fall and the weather will begin to cool down and of course the pumpkin patches will be opening up. Enjoying the pumpkin...
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