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Sweet Summertime Peach Flatbread

I usually don’t make peach flatbread at home because I can never quite recreate that special restaurant magic, until now. This was the first time I ever put Flatout Flatbread in the oven and it makes for a super crispy and delicious crust. Grilling the peaches beforehand is essential – it adds a lovely char that makes the …

Go Cubs Go! Mini Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended!) and we can’t wait to take Zelda to her next game. It’s a been a few years since her and Luca made an appearance (they’ve been busy hanging out at Swissotel) and she’s long overdue for a game. In the meantime, we’ve been cheering on the Cubbies from …

5 Minute Extra Crispy Pepperoni Pizza

Sometimes when I get home from a long day at the office cooking a full-blown meal isn’t at the top of my list. I was recently introduced to Flatzza from Angelic Bakehouse and this 7-grain flatbread is my signature go-to when I don’t want to spend considerable time in the kitchen. It’s non-GMO, kosher, peanut free, tree nut …

Apple Cider Chicken Tenders with Dijon Roasted Carrots

One of my girlfriends was raving about a detoxifying face mask that she mixes with apple cider vinegar. She said that after she puts it on she feels like she has a new face. After hearing this I was immediately intrigued (if you’re a regular reader you know I’ve been REALLY into my skin lately). I …

Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

The rainy weather makes everything more difficult. Each morning I fight the urge to pull myself deeper under the covers. Once I finally extract myself from the bed, I try to give myself things to look forward to throughout the day, even if it’s something as little as a grabbing a little cuddle from Zelda before I head out the …
Gluten-Free Pasta

IPS Chips Walking Tacos

Inspired by the Cooking Channel’s Junk Food Flip, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen to try and put a healthier spin on some of my favorite junk food (sadly, I haven’t found a substitute for Oreos). As a mom, I really strive to make sure Zelda eats as healthy as possible, and lucky for me, she isn’t at …
IPS Chips

Fit Mom Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

After seven straight days of eating dessert over the holiday break my body was begging me to take a serious sugar detox. On my quest to a nutritious 2017 I started thinking while I love leafy greens, there’s only so much lettuce, kale and spinach a girl can eat. I began doing a little research into healthy grains. …
Champagne Vinegar

Thanksgiving Leftover Bagel Sandwiches

If your family is like my family try as we might, we never seem to finish all the food at Thanksgiving. However, we have no problem polishing it off over the course of the weekend. In years past we’ve dived right into Thanksgiving sandwiches the day after, but this year I wanted to add an unexpected twist. I started thinking …

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Little’s Lunch More Magical

What do my rabbit Shakira, rainbow cheese and puddles have in common? Zelda thinks they are all hilarious. These three things always evoke a series of full belly laughs from my babe. Zelda will spend hours chasing Shakira around the house giggling, and never misses the opportunity to splash in a puddle while smiling from ear …
Gel Food Coloring

How to Make Scary Monster Nacho Tacos for Halloween!

I think I could eat a taco every day if I ever decided to relinquish all self-control. So it only seemed appropriate to include Scary Monster Nacho Tacos on my Halloween table. And let’s be honest – when are tacos not appropriate?  I will say aside from eating them, the highlight of this recipe was when Zelda sat on hers …
Black & White Plate
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