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Copycat Zuppa Toscano Soup

INGREDIENTS: 1 pack spicy Italian sausage 6 slices bacon 1 large onion, diced 5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth 1 teaspoon garlic powder 4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced 1-8oz sliced mushroom 2 cup half & half or heavy cream 1-2 lb fresh chopped kale (depending on...

Savory Turkey Meatball

  Yesterday was Mother's Day and this weekend...I DID NOT cook ONE MEAL at all!! So, that means that my kids don't have any left overs for MONDAY school lunch. I decided to throw in these turkey meatball in a crockpot and thats their lunch for tomorrow. Over the...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day !!!   I hope everyone had a great MOTHER DAY!! We started out today by going to church then I took the kids to a local restaurant Chateau Cafe for brunch.  This place is small but the food is delicious and so well priced. Three kid had chicken...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's DAY is fast approaching and if you DON'T know what to get for ALL YOUR MOMS out there...I put together a little GIFT GUIDE that might be a little helpful for you this year. These are some of the ITEMS that I am loving right now. Everything that I am posting...

Thai Pork Ribs

  Are you as excited as I am about today?? ONLY 1 more day before the weekend?? Its not just any weekend...It's MOTHERS DAY weekend!!! Hope all you MOM can sit back and ENJOY this beautiful day with your family...BECAUSE you so deserve it!!!  Today, we have a...

Texas Toast Pizza

I don't think there is an appliance in my house that I use more than my AIR FRYER!! I use it at least once a day. I much rather my kids use the air fryer than the microwave. I think its because my microwave is up high and when the kids open the microwave and take the...

BBQ Chicken Wings

I told you that this week is a CRAZY week so dinner is neither a ONE PAN meal or its gonna be a RICE and soy sauce hahaha. I think my kids would DIE if I ever do that hahaha. Today,  I spent most of the day with my 5th grader at a function so I needed something that...

Tuesday Tips

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I guess I survived yesterday. It was a LONG and tiring but we ALL MADE it through. Everyone always ask me how do I prep all my veggies and fruits...do I wash them or leave them the way they are and wash when I eat them?? Well, I usually WASH...

Spaghetti Meatsauce In Crockpot

Today, was one of those day that I am so so THANKFUL for my crockpot!! I did remember to put my package of meat out this morning(put in the refrigerator) and had all my ingredients out to make spaghetti...but I didn't have time to let it cook for 45 minutes on the...

What’s Up Wednesday?

What we are eating today!! Beef and Broccoli with Porkchop in the AIRFRYER!!  If you don’t have an airfryer...I highly recommend getting one because it one of the most used appliance in my house. I think we used it more than my microwave!! We LOVE it for even warming...

Tuesday Tips

Happy TUESDAY!!! Not only is it TUESDAY but its the last DAY of APRIL which means CLOSER to SUMMER!! Guys.. can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this summer. I think it is because this school year has really been a CRAZY busy one for us. With my oldest at a...

Chicago Steak

WOW!!! What a DAY!! I am so glad today is OVER!! Don't get me wrong...nothing bad happened today..it was just such a SUPER CRAZY busy day. I felt like I couldn't catch my BREATH!! I am not sure about you..but when I know that I have a busy day.. I can’t seem to fall...

Friday’s Favorite

You don't know how much I how I was looking forward to this FRIDAY!!! Even though it was a VERY SHORT work and school week...I felt that it was so busy!!! I couldn't catch my breath. Seems like we got home on Monday and it was go go go go go for us. So...trust me when...

Buttery Rolls

I bought a bread maker last Christmas but I haven’t even opened the box yet 🤫 I love the smell of homemade bread. When I used to worked for William Sonoma we used to make fresh bread every single day so the customer can try out the different oils that we were selling....

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

My kids FAVORITE pasta dish HAS to be the ALFREDO pasta!! I make this pasta dish at least once a week for them. Everytime I make it...I always add something different...sometimes I would add broccoli and chicken...or shrimp and peas or just have it plain and serve it...

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Everytime we go eat at PF Chang or some other Chinese Restaurant...we usually order the chicken lettuce wrap if its on the MENU. This meal is a great way to add VEGGIES to your kids meal. My kids LOVE it!!!  When I make this recipe...I always buy whole chicken breast...