Thursday, February 10, 2022

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits
The first time I had shrimp and grits, I was on vacation. It was so delicious that I asked the chef for the recipe. What I received was a list of ingredients 🥴 So…I searched the internet and found this recipe which contained nearly an identical list of ingredients. Once I made these shrimp and grits for the first time, my hunt for the perfect recipe was over. THIS IS IT!

This dish is sooo good but sooo not healthy. We all deserve a splurge every once in a while. Tonight was my night! Each time I make this dish, I contemplate changing a few things to make it a bit healthier but it’s so good the way it is that I just can’t bring myself to make any additional changes. I just savor every single bite…it’s seriously that good 😋

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Easy Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola
I was on a mission to find the best homemade granola recipe and I’m happy to report that I did it! Not only is this the best tasting granola, it’s also super easy. It’s a win in all areas! The only problem is keeping it stocked in my pantry. It’s that good! It literally disappears by the handful 🙂

Some of you may be a little nervous when you see the coconut listed as an ingredient. I have one kiddo that does not like coconut AT ALL but loves this granola. Often times when people ask me for this recipe after tasting it, they are surprised to learn that coconut is one of the ingredients. So…if you’re not a huge coconut fan, I’d still encourage you to give this a try. It really doesn’t taste like coconut at all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Taco Bubble Up Casserole

Taco Bubble Up Casserole
This is not your typically taco casserole. It becomes a little more hearty with the addition of biscuits to the mix of the taco flavors and the peppers add a nice fresh twist. This taco bubble up casserole is definitely worth trying. It’s so pretty and colorful too! It would fit nicely into a Taco Tuesday recipe rotation 🙂

With the exception of the added biscuits, this is a fairly healthy meal. Funny enough, the reason I added this recipe to our menu was because of the biscuits. I had a can left in the fridge that was expiring next week. I needed a use for it so…we decided to give this recipe a try.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Harper's Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Today’s recipe is a special one! Harper is a student in my 3rd grade class. We made a deal…she’d try one of my recipes, I’d try one of hers 🙂 She made and enjoyed my Chickpea Soup so…I’m excited to share Harper’s Trail Mix with you.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Veggie Mac & Cheese
When the kids came into the kitchen, they were very excited to see this Veggie Mac & Cheese ready to be served. They said it looked and smelled delicious! I typically lean towards healthier recipes and there is no way that this would be considered healthy…at all! It was, however, a good fueling meal for Lexie (pasta is always on the menu the night before a competition).

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Whiteboard Accessories

whiteboard accessories
Are you looking for some fresh ideas to jazz up your whiteboard? Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like we live in our classrooms so we may as well make them appealing, yet still keep them practical. Adding whiteboard accessories can help make your whiteboard more visually captivating and also add a new level of functionality.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms
I thought I would love this Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms but I was slightly underwhelmed. Brussels sprouts and mushrooms are two of my favorite veggies so I had high hopes. That being said, my kids all liked it and had seconds so maybe it’s just me. I did alter the recipe a bit so that could play a part in it as well.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Chicken with Creamy Pesto

chicken with pesto sauce
I kid you not, Xander told me that this Chicken with Creamy Pesto Sauce was so good at least 4 times as he took his first few bites of dinner. It really is quite tasty! Combine that with being super quick and easy and we have a real winner here.

His only request was to have it with real noodles next time instead of Zoodles. I do believe I will veto that request because it is delicious served with Zoodles and a whole lot healthier. Unless of course he’s offering to make dinner for the night. Then by all means, he can go for the noodles!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Sourdough Blueberry Mini Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Mini Muffins

Kenxie tackled these Sourdough Blueberry Mini Muffins by herself. We usually only get one sourdough recipe a week out of our sourdough starter but this week we had a bit more leftover so…our tummies benefited 🙂

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Chili Lime Fish Tacos

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of fish tacos. I have a number of recipes that I love but these Chili Lime Fish Tacos offer a unique twist to fish tacos that gives you an amazing pop of flavor. Thank you Tajin!

If you haven’t experienced Tajin, you’re missing out! This wonderfully delicious chili lime seasoning is to die for. I keep a bottle in my desk drawer at work just to have on hand whenever needed. I LOVE it on fruit so when Friday breakfasts roll around, you know I’ll be at my desk sprinkling some Tajin on top of my fruit plate. Then I savor the flavor of the chili lime in combination with the ripe fruit. My fav combo would have to be Tajin with watermelon or mango…guess it’s a tie! My mouth is seriously watering 😋 It’s also the perfect way to rim a Bloody Mary! Oh my YUM!