Could not wait for both kids to be in school FT. I would have full days (well, full-er…) to get so much done. I could focus. Uninterrupted. A nice long 6-hour stretch. I could have several recipes in the queue and actually be ahead. I could go grocery shopping and beat the weekend crowds. I could finally make homemade bread. Squee!

Ya. No. Ain’t happening.

All those things I was putting off for so long when Trevor was still at home, are now catching up with me. All the back-end blog stuff that none of you care about. That I don’t care about! But has to be done. And doctor’s apts., and cleaning out closets. And I don’t ever remember people coming to the door before, but now it seems like they do all. day. long. What the???

Also? Social media is part of my job, and therefore it seems perfectly acceptable to spend 3 hours on Pinterest rearranging my boards. Omg. HELP.

And soccer is our liiiiiiiiife.

{One Pot} Baked Rice with Sausage and Broccoli #onepot #skillet #recipe [click to read more…]

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Quick and Easy Meatloaf (and a Veggie Challenge! #V8VegOut)

19 comments October 23, 2014

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew (and a Veggie Challenge! #V8VegOut)

13 comments October 21, 2014

This recipe was developed by me for V8 and their fun VegOut campaign! All opinions are 100% my own. I can’t believe there was a time when I hated vegetables. […]

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Chocolate Spiderweb Sugar Cookies

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Southwestern Saucers

40 comments October 11, 2014

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Breakfast Quesadillas

17 comments October 9, 2014

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Haley thought these looked like ghosts, Trevor thought they looked like blobs, and Paul thought they looked like mounds of poop. Lovely. I’m going with Haley on this one. Regardless, […]

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Mini Caprese Skewers

28 comments September 30, 2014

This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are 100% my own – I love their products and use them all the time! We interrupt this regularly […]

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I know I have a hit on my hands when the kids inhale it. And then the next day, they ask me to make it again. This dip >>> the […]