Mexi Mac and Cheese (and Maracas!)

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Themed meals and crafts are always fun! This week, the kids got to make maracas after one of our Stroller Strides classes, and boy, were they a hit! And a delicious new recipe to find its way to our kitchen is Mexi Mac and Cheese. The name says it all – it’s a cheesy pasta-y meaty Mexican bowl of goodness. I made a huge batch for us, and the leftovers did not last long. Try it for yourself! Continue reading

Fluffy & Yummy Banana Pancakes!

We love bananas in this house. We eat them for breakfast, a quick on-the-go snack, my pregnancy snack with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and of course we use them for baking. So we always have a large bunch of them in the kitchen, ready to be eaten, at all stages of ripeness.

Zara has rejected a lot of food this week because she is experiencing some serious teething pain. She’s been rocking just four teeth for several months now, and finally the next two are ready to poke through, but she is not happy about the process right now. Even her favorite foods are being pushed away this week. So this morning I decided to see how she would do with banana pancakes, and she gobbled them up! Score!  Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Shepherd’s Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you do anything to celebrate? Normally I probably would have enjoyed a green beer, but not this year. 🙂

I love that there is a day every year when (mostly) everyone wears my favorite color. It was great seeing the green today! Zara and I rocked our green for this morning’s Stroller Strides class, where we searched for gold at every station. After class, there was a St. Patrick’s Day themed craft where the kids made pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. While I worked on Zara’s craft, she was more interested in getting down and walking around. 🙂  Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie from scratch

This is one of those recipes that never has to be made the same way twice. Use what vegetables you have! Every time I’ve made it, there are requests for seconds. I like to buy a rotisserie chicken from Costco and use the meat from that. I also add cheese, which I haven’t seen in another chicken pot pie recipe, but hey, we like cheese! Try it out, make your own changes, and enjoy!  Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well there’s no doubt about it. My pregnancy craving this time around is CHOCOLATE. This boy has a serious sweet tooth. And I do not deny such delicious cravings.

I came across this recipe from another blogger about a month ago, and I can’t get enough of these cookies. I’ve made them a few times now, and everyone I have shared them with have nothing but good things to say. Trust me, they are that good. Enjoy!  Continue reading