Empty Tomb Rolls

This little recipe has become a favorite Easter tradition for our family. They are an essential part of our Easter breakfast. We love them because they are easy and kid friendly, so we can make them together; they are delicious; and they help to tell the Easter story! I...

Italian Turkey Meatloaf

For the longest time I didn’t think I liked meatloaf. It always seemed greasy and not all that flavorful and left me feeling too full and uncomfortable afterwards. As my cooking evolved, and I discovered how much I enjoyed ground turkey, I decided to do some experimenting with meatloaf...

Cilantro Lime Rice

We eat a lot of rice at our house! Over the years I have developed a number of different recipes to add some variety to our meals. While we love the basic white rice with recipes that have sauces to coat the rice and make it more flavorful, when...

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

My children would live on tacos and guacamole if I let them. (Maybe that with some pizza interspersed). While I think it’s a bit humorous how much they like tacos, I really don’t mind. They are relatively healthy and easy. There are also lots of variations that can be...

Healthier Baked Eggplant Parmesan (a.k.a. “Eggplant Pizzas”

At this time of year, during Lent, we try to not eat meat on Fridays. Personally, I like the reminder to be focused on the coming of Easter and both the sorrowful and joyful aspects of the holiday. I often get preoccupied with daily life, and this little reminder...

Honey Mustard Chicken

Remember those Roasted Root Vegetables I shared with you? Well, this might be the dish that I serve with them the most. They go together so well! The extra sauce from the chicken complements the potatoes so nicely, and it makes a well rounded meal. Plus, I find I...

Roasted Root Vegetables

When I meal plan, I tend to spend most of my energy on the main dish. It’s what guides my plan, but it’s also what I usually devote the most time and energy to when cooking. Most often, my sides are a simple steamed or roasted veggie (just one...

Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry

One of my favorite styles of cooking is stir fry! It’s a healthy, quick and extremely versatile meal. I have lots of different recipes that we love: different sauces, different veggies, different meats. There are so many ways to change it up, and they are all delicious! I also...

Basmati Rice

While this is not a super exciting post, I felt like I had to include it early on because of how much we use it. It’s a staple in my cooking, and I can’t tell you how many people over the years have asked me how I cook my...

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Mornings are always busy around here! Whether it’s getting out the door to school, or church, or an activity, it always feels busy. Plus, my children wake up early and hungry! Any of this sound familiar? I have found that make ahead breakfasts save me on busy mornings. I...