Vegetarian Greek Pitas

Vegetarian Greek Pitas

An adapted recipe of an old favorite helps make a new and delicious meal: vegetarian Greek pitas! Building off our perfected marinade for Greek Chicken and Potatoes, we steered this staple meal into the vegetarian zone. Super simple and flavorful, you won’t even miss the meat! Vegetarian options are coming into our dinner repertoire more and more lately. Partly to be a little healthier and partly because we watched Seaspiracy on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it, you should! I…

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Fresh Fruit Crisp

Fresh Fruit Crisp

One of the easiest and perhaps a little less guilt-inducing desserts is a fresh fruit crisp! With a few pantry staples and your choice of fruit, a fresh fruit crisp can be whipped up in a flash! A tasty, sweet, warm, baked fresh fruit crisp is the perfect dessert any time of year because the fruit can be changed seasonally. We are particularly fond of the tropical flavor of a pineapple crisp any time, but summer is especially perfect! Try…

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Very Berry Trifle Dessert

Very Berry Trifle Dessert

If you’re looking for an easy, light, and impressive dessert to put together for your next summer BBQ, you need to make this very berry trifle dessert! This is so simple, so yummy, and so pretty. It goes together quickly and can even be customized to your specific taste. A trifle is a dessert made of cake, berries, and cream. Trifles are typically served in clear cylindrical bowls making a showcase of their layered ingredients. With this very berry trifle…

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Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

This recipe was previously featured on my Super Simple Crockpot Recipes post, but Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken deserves its own spotlight! A meal so easy to put together, easy to pair with sides, delicious, and kid-approved! Does it get any better than that? I first made this recipe circa 2013. With a semi-picky preschooler at the time, I was looking for food with simple enough flavors that would make her happy, but also be tasty enough for the rest of…

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Crockpot Corned Beef

Crockpot Corned Beef

Saint Patrick’s Day may be behind us, but it’s always a good day to have a good dinner, especially when that dinner is a one pot, set it and forget it crockpot corned beef! In years past I have failed miserably at making a decent corned beef. Not anymore with this tried and true recipe that will give you the perfect corned beef for a festive Irish holiday, or any day! I grew up eating corned beef regularly as my…

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How Being a Noncustodial Mother Changed My Life

How Being a Noncustodial Mother Changed My Life

How Being a Noncustodial Mother Changed My Life As I sit here beginning to type this, I wonder if a more appropriate blog may be how it hasn’t changed my life. That would certainly be shorter to write about. Then again, there may not be any content at all. To put it succinctly, being a noncustodial mother has changed my life in every way imaginable. Here, I will do my best to shed some light on a few key points….

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Being a Noncustodial Mother With Grace

Being a Noncustodial Mother With Grace

Don’t let the title of this blog fool you.  Being a noncustodial mother (ncm) is no walk in the park.  I’ve handled my fair share of issues poorly.  Still, there are many I am proud of handling correctly.  Those are the ones in the spotlight today.  Here I share some ways I was able to be a noncustodial mother with grace. Being a noncustodial mother isn’t glamorous. It can go from bad to worse to even worse in no time…

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Perfect Pizza Sauce From Scratch

Perfect Pizza Sauce From Scratch

This recipe is an ultimate household favorite I am finally sharing!  If you’re like us, you love pizza.  Who doesn’t anyway, right?  Here in the JBS kitchen we love to make our own from scratch on the regular.  This has been a tradition going on 8 years and we are ready to share our perfect pizza sauce from scratch. When we started researching recipes and methods for perfect homemade pizza, we started searching for the most authentic New York pizza…

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Easy R2-D2 Cupcakes

Easy R2-D2 Cupcakes

The force is strong with this one!  R2-D2, everyone’s favorite astromech droid since 1977.  When I was commissioned by the little man to make some Star Wars cupcakes for his birthday, this handy droid rolled right right up to the challenge.  Now I’m no cake-decorating-master, but I knew this cute little droid’s likeness would lend well to a cupcake.  So today I’m sharing how I did it, so you can make these Easy R2-D2 Cupcakes too! R2-D2 cupcakes start off…

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Star Wars Trail Mix

Star Wars Trail Mix

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… A celebration looms for an annual aging ritual on the planet earth.  As the governess of one particular dwelling prepares for the occasion, she is undecided on an easy snack to prepare.  The small lord of this sector awaits a tasty surprise fit for an imperial leader.  The governess must put herself up to the task as the fate of the celebration rests in a successful Star Wars themed trail…

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