Tag Archives: Family

June Goals

June is when we wrap up spring and begin summer once again. I don’t know about you, but that certainly changes the dynamic of life in my home. I guess these goals reflect that.

Enjoy some down time with my husband – We’ve both been pretty busy lately, and I’m hoping this month will give us some time to relax and spend time together.

Make the most of the beginning of summer – Meaning get outside and explore! Maybe have a few yummy, summery treats along the way. 🙂

Get out for lots of walks – Possibly start hiking, but I’d like to spend more time outdoors.

What are your goals for the month? Do you find that the transition from spring to summer changes your world in the kitchen? I’d love to hear from you!


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Holidays

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!

With all of the holiday bustle, I’ve been slacking off a bit in the meal department. I’ve been primarily sticking to some simple sides like rice and beans, sweet potato fries, and leftovers to fill in the gaps between all the junk food and sweets, cupcakes and muffins.

There has also been lots of pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes. Yum!

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There was, of course, also some gluten-free chicken fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes.

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I know, so healthy. But it was so worth it!

After the holidays, my plan is to get myself a little more focused and start eating healthier. There will be some interesting changes for me for sure, and hopefully some new recipes to go along with them!

But first, I have another family celebration! (And also some more junk to eat.)

Can you believe it’s already almost 2015? Do you have any New Year’s plans or resolutions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments or on Facebook!

Have a happy New Year!

Green Eggs And Ham

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and maybe got a chance to start on some Christmas decorating and all that.

I’ve spent the past week with my family, and it’s been truly wonderful! Monday was our first day at my parents’ and I made green eggs and ham for my little brother that morning for breakfast.

He loved it!

I just added a couple drops of green food coloring to the scrambled eggs before cooking them and that was it! I do have a picture, but no laptop, so I will update this post later with a photo.

Update: Here’s the picture of green eggs and ham, on a Spider-Man plate, of course!

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It was wonderful having everyone together for Thanksgiving again! Now I’m looking forward to getting home and really starting on Christmas stuff.

How was your Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas?

I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, here’s my page if you so desire. Have a great week everyone!

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you’re looking forward to this upcoming week as much as I am! Thanksgiving plans are pretty well set and now there’s just some last minute shopping, some prep and cooking for the big day! I’m so excited for it!

Today I have a last minute Thanksgiving dessert for you. Pumpkin spice cake. Yum! It’s somewhat between a cake and a pie in that it’s kind of soft, but it works perfectly because of that.

I hope you enjoy! It goes perfectly with my cream cheese frosting, so I’m attaching that recipe again as well.

I hope you enjoy! And have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Do you entertain at home, or go to family’s? We’re going to my parents’ house this year, and I am so looking forward to spending it with them again!

Have a wonderful week!

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Thoughts Of Thanksgiving

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I’m going to be finding recipes for our Thanksgiving meal plan. I’m so excited about it this year because I get to do a lot of the planning! Thus far I have a list of dishes, I just need to find some gluten-free options for certain things like rolls and pie crusts. I have a few ideas, but I’m not quite sure which ones we’ll be going with.

I do know that we’ll be having my breakfast casserole for breakfast and my garlic mashed potatoes and possibly autumn rice and acorn squash to go along with dinner. I was hoping to get a turkey this week to do a post for you, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Next year!

We’re going to my family’s this year. I haven’t been there in three years and my husband’s never been. I am so looking forward to it! A real family Thanksgiving!

Last year it was just the two of us, and I have to say, it was quite relaxing and wonderful, but I’m looking forward to spending this one back at home.

I think Thanksgiving is more about the gathering, being with the ones you love, and just celebrating everything that we have. When I was a kid, we just had our immediate family, but there were enough of us that it still constituted a group.

We might also have a dear woman over, who has been like a grandmother over the years. I love the idea of spreading the joy of Thanksgiving by sharing it with others!

Do you have a large group of family and/or friends for Thanksgiving? Or do you enjoy it being a smaller group of closer ones? Do you have any unique recipes or traditions? I’d love to hear from you!

Did you get a chance to check out my gluten-free yellow quinoa cake? If not, be sure to check it out! Scroll to the bottom for the recipe. I’d also love to connect with you on Facebook where I’ll be sharing smaller posts and we can interact more.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!