Fresh Creamy Pasta with Barilla Pronto Penne

Here is a little dish I threw together last week that I thought I’d share. I meant for it to have grilled chicken and bacon in it, but my chicken hadn’t fully thawed and well, the bacon just didn’t make it on the dish for the photo. But let me assure you that I did…

The Elusive Morel Mushroom- Tips for Hunting

Our family is full of treasure hunters by heart. We like finding the best bargains and we love competition, so there’s nothing like the high of finding a rare delicious morsel popping up out of the ground for FREE. I know what you’re thinking….”Wow, what excellent style you had.” Hahahaha! It’s okay, you can laugh…

Parmesan Paprika Chicken Breasts

A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I bought a Groupon for a thing called Social Suppers, where you pick out menu items and go put them together for an immediate meal to make when you get home or to freeze. They do all the prep-work, provision of the ingredients and best of all,…

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Here’s another banana recipe to add to the arsenal. We can never have enough! I ALWAYS have overripe bananas in my freezer and you can only eat so much banana bread. I wanted to try something a little different, but not too different. We do bananas and chocolate a lot, but what if we add some…

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Review

Remember that time we bought an expensive screen door from Home Depot, tried to install it, failed, let it sit around for a month or two, or three, tripping over it and then ended up just returning it? Well, I do. What a pain! In hindsight, I’m kinda glad that it didn’t work out because this…

One of My Biggest Fears

This morning I got out of the shower, wrapped my thin, postpartum, falling out hair up in a towel and one around my body, my lumpy, saggy, wrinkled imperfect body.  I took the towel off of my hair, but didn’t comb it out and called for my 4 year old daughter to come brush her teeth. As I…

Let the Journey Begin by Max Lucado

Let the Journey Begin is an inspirational book by Max Lucado published by Thomas Nelson. It is a cute little hardback book, perfect for the bedside table. It is a simple, yet complex book of wisdom that takes you through excerpts from other Lucado books, scriptures and devotionals. This books is split up into 5…

All Radiant Laundry Detergent Review

I took out most fragrances from our laundry a few years ago because my kids have a sensitivity to it, so All Free & Clear has been my go to detergent. But I’ve realized that I miss the freshness of a scent on my clothes and need it for things like guest sheets and towels, especially…

Baby More Co. Baby Wrap Review

I am a big fan of baby wearing. I think that it is comforting for the child and practical for the mommy who wants to get things done around the house (like me), but is needing to keep an eye on or entertain the littlest (so sweet but crazy 2 year old brother doesn’t smother…

Creamy Chicken & Potato Gnocchi Soup

I love creamy comforting soups and this one is no exception. I also love that soups are so easily adaptable. If you don’t have one thing, you omit it or sub it for something else. Or if you don’t like something, you can do the same, as long as you keep the base pretty similar….