Anxiety vs. Comparison

May 19th, 2019

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If you suffer from anxiety, I’m sure you know which situations to avoid because it will send you straight into a panic attack. But what if something as simple as picking up your phone could be one source of anxiety, and you don’t even know it? Find out what I learned about my anxiety and how one little switch made all the difference in the world!


{The Best} Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

May 6th, 2019

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I’ve been making this cake for almost 10 years. It’s evolved a bit over the years with different frostings and shapes and sizes, but every single time I get asked for the recipe. It is literally THE BEST chocolate cake. It’s indulgent, fudge like, intense, satisfying, and addicting! You won’t regret making this for your friends and family!


The Best Supplements for Anxiety

April 29th, 2019

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Taking natural supplements and vitamins has been one of the biggest game changers when it comes to my anxiety. In this post I share all the supplements that have worked for me, and hopefully can work for you too!


Argentine Empanadas w/ Chimichurri Sauce-My Way

April 4th, 2019

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Empanadas are probably in my top 5 favorite foods! My family is Argentine, so we make them often and I’ve loved passing the tradition down to my girls. If you haven’t had an empanada before, it’s basically meat stuffed in pie dough. Pair it with the best chimichurri sauce, and you will be in heaven!


5-Minute Alfajores - Argentine Cookies

April 1st, 2019

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Alfajores have a special place in my heart since my grandma is Argentine. She would bring them back to the US all the time, and I loved them! Picture buttery cookie sandwiches in between layers of indulgent dulce de Leche, plus some dipped in chocolate. It’s so heavenly! They can be made completely from scratch, but this is a quick and easy 5 MINUTE recipe that my grandma taught me! It won’t disappoint, and it’s a great dessert to bring to get togethers if you want to impress your friends!


Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

March 28th, 2019

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I love casseroles because I can take whatever I have in my pantry and make a dinner out of it! This casserole is vegetarian, healthy, protein packed, and full of vegetables! It’s also a great weeknight dinner to make for your family!


How To Conquer Trying to Fall Asleep With Anxiety

March 25th, 2019

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Have you have ever tried to fall asleep at night but your mind won’t stop racing with worry and fear and doubt? This one simple trick I did has changed my life and help me fall asleep faster than ever before!


Pinkalicious Cupcakes

March 21st, 2019

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Raising three daughters means that the book Pinkalicious has definitely made it’s way into our home and hearts for many years. There have been talks and talks about making Pinkalicious cupcakes, and finally the girls and I decided to do it!


Chocolate Nut Butter Protein Balls

March 20th, 2019

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I love a good protein ball to have on hand when I need a little pick me up. I kind of feel like a need pick me ups more often than I would like to admit! I think we all know the benefits of having a good protein treat on hand for when things get busy and crazy, but I would also like to add these are perfect for kiddos lunches!


{Easter} Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

March 14th, 2019

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For years I searched for a non boxed recipe for vanilla cupcakes. I finally came up with the perfect recipe and it’s been one of my favorites to use! Plus this buttercream frosting is the one people have continued to ask me for the recipe, so it’s definitely a keeper! Enjoy!


BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

March 13th, 2019

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This delicious vegetarian/vegan take on BBQ ‘chicken’ sandwiches is definitely one you have got to try! The jackfruit shreds just like if you were shredding chicken. I served this to my kids and they didn’t even notice a difference! If you haven’t tried jackfruit, you definitely must!


How To Conquer Gym Anxiety

March 10th, 2019

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Going to the gym was one of the hardest hurdles for me when I was deep in my anxiety and panic attacks. But we all know, exercise is one of the most helpful ‘medicines’ to overcoming anxiety. In this post I talk all about how to conquer that ‘going to the gym anxiety’, and the tools I used to help me!


Trader Joes Broccoli & Kale Artichoke, Onion, and Blueberry Goat Cheese Pizza

February 25th, 2019

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I love a yummy healthy lunch that can come together quick for this busy mama! It seems impossible to find something to eat when time isn’t on your side. These ingredients all came from Trader Joes, but if you don’t have one near by there are alternatives! Check out the post to get more info!


Sweet Potato and Chicken Chili

January 20th, 2019

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This is a super quick dinner to put together on those busy weeknights! It’s filling, healthy, and delicious! Pair with cornbread topped with honey and this meal will definitely become a family favorite!


Roasted Maple Butternut Squash with Kale and Mulberries

November 12, 2018

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One of my favorite side dishes to order from a local restaurant is this butternut squash dish! It’s sweet with crunchy toasted mulberries and chopped kale! Trust me, this dish is one of a kind!


Dirt Cake with Worms {Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Buttercream Frosting}

October 30, 2018

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Let’s pretend you aren’t the best at frosting a layer cake…Well then my friends, this cake is for you! Nothing a little crushed Oreo crumbs can’t cover up! Not to mention, this is my most requested cake for birthday parties! It’s a doctored up box cake mix, which makes it all the more easier!


Vegan Vanilla Cake with Vegan Cookie Dough Frosting

October 25, 2018

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If you are looking for a cake that will WOW all your guest, THIS IS IT! And, it’s VEGAN! That’s right, perfect for all your vegan friends at your next gathering. This is a recipe you will make to impress! You can’t even tell that it’s missing eggs and butter! (Side note: Not health food.)


Red Velvet {Blood} Halloween Cupcakes

October 11, 2018

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These incredibly delicious red velvet cupcakes have been a favorite of my friends and family for many years. Everyone always asks me for the recipe! I kicked it up a notch this year and turned these cupcakes into a fun treat for Halloween! It’s basically what you want to bring to all the Halloween parties to prove to Sharon you are definitely a better baker than her… :)


Apple Cider Bundt Cake

October 9th, 2018

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This cake is the perfect way to kick off the Fall season! Not only is this cake moist and delicious, but it pairs perfectly with a nice cold scoop of vanilla ice cream! You will keep this recipe for years to come!


The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

July 17, 2018

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My kids spill their drinks every single day. Do yours? Should I give my 8 year old a sippy cup? You might ask what the 'Most Delicious Chicken Salad Sandwich' has to do with my kids spilling every single day. Honestly, nothing. I'm just a mom with a mop in her hand needing a delicious quick dinner!This recipe is my saving grace!


I Eat Dessert

July 8th, 2018

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There was a time in my life where all I ever ate was health food. I was the girl at a dinner party who would skip the creamy baked chicken casserole, eat only the lettuce and tomatoes from the taco dinner, and say no to homemade brownies and ice cream made by a loving friend who invited my family to dinner.


Anxiety

April 12, 2018

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I've struggled with Anxiety since high school, and I've been feeling so strongly about sharing my experiences with you! I share my story, my struggles, and what has really worked for me when it comes to overcoming Anxiety! 


One Pan Chicken, Butternut, and Pecan Dinner w/ Maple Orange Dijon Dressing

February 27, 2018

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My ‘One Pan Baked Chicken, Butternut, and Pecan Dinner’ is going to be your new dinner favorite! This dinner is on repeat weekly at my house. It’s made in one pan, which makes cleanup amazing. It also all comes together in about 30 minutes! Lifesaver!


2017 THANKSGIVING RECIPE ROUNDUP

November 12, 2017

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2017 THanksgivng Recipe Roundup!

The 2017 Thanksgiving recipe roundup is here! 22 yummy recipes that range from healthy to indulgent that guarantees happy and full bellies around the dinner table!


HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

November 7, 2017

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This Holiday Chocolate Fudge Cake is exactly what you need after you stuff yourself with one too many servings of your grandmother's stuffing. It's the perfect balance of healthy but indulgent! And the frosting has a vegetable ingredient that will blow your mind! 


ZUCCHINI, PUMPKIN, AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNA

October 12, 2017

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This lasagna will fill your house with those cozy fall scents, give you that nice taste of total comfort food, all without weighing you down. I replaced the lasagna noodles with zucchini noodles, which has never been heard of in this year of 2017. 


MINI CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES

October 1st, 2017

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The most delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, likely a recipe you will keep for years to come!

(Not responsible for the large amounts of flour and cracked eggs all over your kitchen if you end up making these with your kids!)


DOCTORED UP RED VELVET CAKE MIX WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

February 13, 2017

Well, let’s consider that a HEALTHY version, because today I have the HAPPY version…

A Doctored Up Red Velvet Cake Mix w/ Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!

It’s perfect for Valentines Day, or really any day you need to whip up a cake! Which, is like…once a week at least right? This is my GO-TO doctored up cake recipe, I’ve been using it for years. 


HEART SHAPED TURKEY MEATLOAF

February 10, 2017

*These Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaves are the perfect meal to make your family on Valentine's Day! It comes together so easy, and everyone will love seeing a cute little heart on their plate!*

Listen. I'm not going to lie to you. Making dinner just sucks.


{EAT} PRESSURE  COOKER LENTIL SWEET POTATO CURRY W/ BARLEY 

January 17, 2017

I've been keeping a secret....

I don't have three kids, I have FOUR.

No, not my husband. Although some of his actions could easily justify him as a child...My fourth child is my Pressure Cooker...

Only this child is sort of my favorite because it doesn't keep me up at night, talk back, or have a mental breakdown when it can't find it's socks. Instead it makes me delicious food that's fast, easy, and delicious! I guess it's not really a child, even though I love and nurture it constantly.

It's more of a nanny or a chef, like the one that Corinne has on The Bachelor ;).

I definitely use my pressure cooker every day, sometimes twice a day! It takes the guesswork out of things like dried beans and barley. It cooks them in half the time without soaking anything overnight. How amazing right?!