I. hate. meal. planning.

~I received meal planning services from eMeals to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own!

You’d think this far into my “wife” and “work-at-home-mom” career thing I’d be used to planning dinners and cooking. Nope. Not a fan. When I cook, I HAVE to have a recipe, I’m terrible at throwing things together… so for me, the hardest part about cooking is figuring out what in the world to make! I realized that if I sat down every weekend and figured out meals for the next week–and then went to the store for

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New Year, New Home: Chef’s Planet giveaway

Welcome to another great post for the New Year, New Home event I’m hosting with Amanda from Coping with Frugality and Elizabeth from Being MVP! We’re all working hard on our new houses with furniture, appliances, and décor, and we’re excited to share some new companies with you!

Introducing… Chef’s Planet! I’m new to this company and I like what I see! WHY? They tailor their products for active lifestyles. There’s seriously nothing worse than trying to cook dinner and

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Lasagna Cupcakes recipe

Mmmmmmmmm… lasagna in cupcake form! I saw this on Pinterest (duh) and got the recipe from Lauren’s Latest. I changed it a little bit, mainly based on what I had on hand (or, more so, what I didn’t.)

If you have your own awesome lasagna recipe (because I think most people do), you can totally just use that… instead of your typical 9×13 pan, you use a muffin tin and get fancy looking (and delicious tasting) lasagna cups!


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Pizza Puff Bites

These are soooo easy to make and are so delicious! Great for a snack, side dish, or appetizers at a party! Depending on the ingredients you use, too, you could whip this up in no time at all. Here’s what I used: 6 ingredients (plus cooking spray for the pan).

So I made this with those Crescent biscuits that have 8 crescents (or 4 squares) in a package. I cut each square into quarters so that gave me 16 small pieces of

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Dip

I can’t remember where I first saw this–on pinterest or on stumble–but I think I instantly started drooling. Two of my all-time favorite things: chocolate and cream cheese (which I’ve been known to eat straight out of the bowl with a spoon).

I thought… who eats this?! A BOWL of cream cheese chocolate chip dip?!?!?! And I knew I just had to make it. Immediately. It’s really easy and really delicious.

6 ingredients, not bad. (btw –

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Thanksgiving recipes

I love baking (cooking? not so much.) and really want to try some new goodies! These look delicious… what to pick?!

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu this year?

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

Caramel Apple Cider

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Pancakes

Every time I pick out a couple of

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chicken pesto pasta: #GrilledEssentials

Hillshire Farm has come out with a brand new product, Grilled Essentials. They’re packs of 2 grilled chicken breasts that come in different flavors. I used to be a vegetarian so let’s just say I hate cooking raw meat. Sometimes I cook it for my family to eat, but I won’t eat any of it. Buying something like this that’s pre-cooked and ready to go? Totally awesome.

AND it saves so.much.time. Another huge plus for all you busy mamas. When I made this dinner, Steve

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