Farmers Market Quinoa Skillet


Last week the hubs was away.  Let me just say…parenthood is not meant to be a one person job, people!  I want to hand it to those moms and dads out there who are at it by themselves or have spouses that have to work all the time.  Parenthood has made me more exhausted, joyful, tearful,… 

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Summer Avocado & Corn Salad


Tonight we spent two and a half hours hanging outside in our backyard.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes my heart to wear our girls out outside, throw them in the bath and call it a night!  Another thing that makes my heart happy: GRILLING.  Grilling makes my cooking life SO EASY.  Throw… 

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The Perfect Guacamole & A National Championship


So in case you haven’t heard The Kentucky Wildcats are GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! AHHHHH….cue the Hoosiers soundtrack!!! When you work with college students and live in a college town you naturally absorb the Cats fever and there’s nothing better than having a winning team to root for. This town bleeds blue and our… 

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Red Quinoa Cauliflower Chicken Casserole


Daddy is home and all is right with the world!!  Jonathan and his students had an amazing trip to Jamaica serving the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf.  Check out CCCD’s website and read about all of the awesome ways the Lord is using this ministry!  Our students and Jonathan helped build a section of… 

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Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup (Vegeterian)


It was Sunday afternoon and I wanted something SUPER easy that I could throw in the crock pot, take a LONG nap and wake up to a ready-to-go dinner!  This recipe hit all those requirements and was delicious.  You can also add some cooked ground turkey if you want the heartier, meat version:) Serves 6-8… 

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3-Step Easy Mustard Tilapia (using frozen fillets)


  This recipe is so easy, but the flavors are fancy!  It is a take off of a Barefoot Contessa recipe that I love.  Ina uses creme fraiche which I substituted for light sour cream.  Her recipe calls for red snapper fillets, but I am not a fan of the fishy taste of red snapper… 

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Sue’s Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Sue's Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

I remember every meal that Sue has brought to us vividly.  She made this amazing grilled chicken and brought it over the first night we spent in our new house.  It was complete with grilled asparagus from her garden and her amazing chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (I have to put them in the freezer so… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Just Like Panera)

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This soup reminds me of my senior year in high school.  Every Friday we were allowed to leave campus for lunch and without fail my best friends Rachel, Sarah and I would A-line it for St. Louis Bread Company (better known to all those outside of St. Louis as Panera).  Deciding what to eat was… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice Bowls w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Tis the week for all things kale!  Kale stuffed peppers and now chicken and kale rice.  I love this veggie…it’s slowly rising about my love for spinach.  This dish is super easy to throw together.  Whenever I’m in a pinch for dinner ideas, nine times out of ten I think: do I  have rice, do… 

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Crock Pot Latin Chicken w/ Sweet & Purple Potatoes

Crock Pot Latin Chicken w/ Sweet & Purple Potatoes

My sweet friend Corrie came over to watch our girls a few weeks back and brought this dish with her.  It sounded so AMAZING!  It’s one of those dishes you can smell just by someone describing it to you.  I have no experience with Latin cuisine but this recipe has made me a believer.  The… 

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