Nutella Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Brownies are my favorite dessert. They’re easy to make and they’re always a crowd-pleaser. This recipe for peanut butter brownies with Nutella swirled in is especially to die for, with its extra layers of peanut butter and chocolate-y gooey goodness. Bake up a batch for your next gathering and let me know what you think!


10 Recipes for Refreshing Summer Drinks

With all these hot days, I thought it was time to round up a helpful and refreshing list of some of my favorite summer drinks. First up is The Kitchenability Arnold Palmer…with a Twist! I blogged about this recipe for Parade Magazine. It blends my recipe for Mint Iced Tea with my recipe for Strawberry Lemonade, which are both amazing summer drinks on their own. […]


Jalapeño Hamburger Sliders Recipe

The jalapeños in these sliders give what might otherwise be a traditional recipe more kick and flavor. I usually deseed my jalapeños, but you can always leave a few in if you want to make the recipe spicier. Another trick I like is to grate and mix the cheese in with the meat; the result is a much juicier burger than you’d get by placing a […]



Learning Different Baby Cries + Talking to Your Baby

As a new mom, learning my daughter’s cries has been challenging at times. You go through the roster of things and question: Is she hungry? Tired? Or just way over stimulated? Recently, I started reading an amazing book called Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. It’s all about learning how to communicate with your baby. I am starting to really identify her cries with the help […]


Summer Sips: Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Celebrate summer and National Blueberry Month (July) with this cool blueberry lemonade recipe — spiked with a shot of vodka! First, you’ll want to prep your fresh blueberries by freezing some overnight. Then, when you mix your beverage, the blueberries will act as mini ice cubes, without watering down your drink. Genius! For more blueberry recipes, check out this blog post, which highlights 12 more recipes […]

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Getting Real About Childbirth, Breastfeeding and the Baby Blues

I want to get real with this post. I am gravitating toward more mommy bloggers who tell it like it is, and tell their raw stories, which I can relate to so much. So, in the spirit of that, I want to get raw, and down and dirty. Are you ready? Here we go.

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My Choice to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

As I sit here at my desk contemplating if I will finish my whole cup of coffee, I look around at the photos that surround my desk and smile. I am hoping I can finish this cup before my daughter wakes up. Or even this blog entry. Lately, my life feels like one day just rolls into the next. I am the one here 24-7, […]


Breakfast Smoothie Recipes: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Fresh, fruity smoothies are a great way to treat yourself without a ton of calories or added sugar. They’re also a great summertime breakfast—no hot cooking necessary! I like using strawberries and bananas because strawberries give you antioxidants and bananas give you potassium. But you can follow the general recipe below using any fruit you like!


Summer Salads: Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe

Summertime is all about grilling… everything. And that includes watermelon! This grilled watermelon salad recipe simply screams summer, making it a great side dish for pretty much any backyard affair. The spinach, feta, and balsamic glaze really balance out the sweetness of the watermelon nicely—yum!


12 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month

It’s National Blueberry Month! But, blueberries are in season all summer long, so it’s a good time to be thinking about how you can incorporate them into as many recipes as possible. Here are several recipes that feature the nutritionally beneficial blueberry: Super Blueberry Smoothie Recipe: Blueberries are an excellent antioxidant and a great addition to almost any morning meal. If I’m not sprinkling them […]

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