All You Need is Vinegar (Plus Mayo Recipe!) #HeinzVinegar


{I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.} I love vinegar. I really do. I have at least 5 different kinds in my pantry at all times, and add it to everything that I can think of that could use a little kick. Not only do I love to use vinegar when I cook, but I use it {Read More}

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

I have been making my own sauce for years now, and my recipe has grown and changed over time. I love homemade tomato sauce, but I don’t have the time or patience to let it sit and simmer for hours on end. This sauce is quick, easy, and doesn’t need much cook time to be delicious. This recipe is super easy to double, and to adapt. For example, if you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add a few tablespoons {Read More}

Easy Cheesy Lasagna Rolls Recipe

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I was never much of a lasagna fan — too messy for me. But then I found this awesome recipe for lasagna rolls and was amazed by how easy they were to make, serve, reheat and eat. No big mess on your plate when you are trying to cut them up, and the kids love having their own individual little noodle roll. I adapted the recipe just a bit so that it worked for us, and I am super happy {Read More}

Homemade Creamsicle Ice Pops! Recipe


Okay, I guess I am going to be on a homemade Popsicle kick this summer (and homemade ice cream — I have an awesome recipe for that coming soon too!) and ya know what? I am totally okay with that!! I have really been craving some creamsicles lately, and decided that I just had to make one. So I did These are pretty delicious, and fairly easy to make. There is a note about the orange juice, so you can {Read More}

Delicious Homemade Fudge Pop Recipe

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When I was a kid, fudge pops were my all time favorite summer treat. They were the perfect cross between ice pop and ice cream, and I could sit and eat an entire box if that had been allowed. Fast forward to present day, and I could still probably do that! I decided that this summer I would make most of the frozen treats that my family loves …. for a few reasons — the main one being I can’t {Read More}

Frozen Summer Treats: Fruit Ice Pops


On those long summer days it can be hard to keep cool when you’re spending time outside with the kids, even if you’re having a day at home, especially if you’re out and about burning off energy and working up a sweat! Now, while I don’t like my kids to eat too many sugary snacks, I do let them have an ice pop or a cold lemonade on a hot day. I’ve found that we can make it into a {Read More}

Apple Cider Doughnuts {Recipe}


I have been CRAVING a doughnut for months now, and just haven’t found the time to actually make them myself. But this past weekend, I just couldn’t stand it anymore – I had to have an Apple Cider Doughnut! Because of my delightful soy allergy, I couldn’t just go out and buy a doughnut (although I really did want to) so I started searching for recipes online, and found one that is pretty close to my local favorites! I adapted {Read More}

Chocolate Covered Strawberries {Recipe}

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This year, Jay and I have decided to do things a bit differently for Valentine’s Day. We have decided to stay home — mainly because I can’t eat out at any of our favorite places anymore (darn soy allergy!). Jay is actually a little bummed about it. He usually brings me all of my favorites – beautiful flowers, dark chocolate covered strawberries, and then takes me to a nice dinner out. He knows that I really love going out to {Read More}

Tips To Getting The Perfect Pie Crust… Fast {Plus Recipe}


I make a lot of pie… well, a lot of pie crust anyways. One of my favorite (and probably least healthy) is a cinnamon and sugar roll-up. I know, it just sounds like a boatload of calories right? But they are so yummy, and easy to make! The perfect crust can make or break your pie. My biggest crust struggle is that most are supposed to be refrigerated prior to being rolled out to ensure maximum flakiness thus leading to {Read More}

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip {Recipe}

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I love spinach and artichoke dip. It is one of my all time favorites, and I have been known to drive out of my way just to pick up some from Applebee’s. But since developing a soy allergy,spin dip is one of the many things I have been missing. I decided to try making own, and really had a hard time finding a recipe that did not contain mayo. So I found two that sounded really good and mixed them {Read More}