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Gluten Free Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I’m always looking for some lightened up easy dinners to make our weeknights run smoothly. It’s easier said than done. My favorite part of eggplant parm is yes the stretchy melty cheese and sweet...

Instant Pot Cauliflower (Whole Head)

Have you seen those beautiful platters with a full head of roasted cauliflower sitting in the middle? I think it’s such a fun moment that you can serve an entire cooked head of cauliflower...

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Lately I’ve been eating a lot more vegetarian. I don’t know if it’s a summer thing or I’m just more open to it, but veggie-based meals have been on my mind.  Since my boys...

Simply Scrumptious Ebook

  Guys! I wrote an ebook!! With my cookbook recipes officially submitted and in the final stages of editing, I really wanted to do a fun summer project that I could share with you...

Five Kid Lunchbox Ideas

Back to school is a month away! Whaat? This summer has been fun. The boys have done a couple camps so I’ve been packing some lunches here and there. Here are some of the...

Homemade Blender Salsa

I don’t usually make my own salsa. I usually just do store bought because it’s easy and quick and I don’t have to think about it. Buuut then I finally decided to give it...

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Lettuce Cups

There’s something about summertime that really makes me crave some bbq. But, here’s the thing… Sometimes, grilling chicken can be hard. One or two minutes too long and the chicken dries out and gets...

Strawberry Basil Moscow Mules

A couple weeks ago I made these moscow mules on my instagram stories and was playing around with the different flavors. At first I tried watermelon but I’m going to be honest…

Grilled Peach + Asparagus Pasta Salad

The other weekend I was at the farmer’s market and they had a little peach sampler. They cut their peaches into little cubes and offered them to us. Um, they were the juiciest, sweetest,...

French Toast Muffins

OK this isn’t a typical recipe that I put on my blog but I had some leftover hot dog and hamburger buns from a bbq one weekend and thought it would be fun to...

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This summer I’ve been craving light salads loaded with veggies. I thought it would be the perfect time to make a loaded quinoa salad that can be served warm, straight from the stove, or...