Recipe Box

What anaphylaxis actually looks like, our second experience

When you think of someone going into anaphylactic shock, what comes to your mind? For me, it was always someone eating some sort of nut and then immediately swelling up like a balloon not being able to breathe. How it's often portrayed in the movies, right? Well, now that I have experienced it first hand… Continue reading What anaphylaxis actually looks like, our second experience

Recipe Box, Smoothies

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

After I pick the boys up from school, my oldest usually always ask to go to the smoothie place. I don't know what his obsession with smoothies is lately. Maybe it's the warm weather we are having here on the east coast, but I'm not mad at it. Whatever way I can get extra fruits… Continue reading Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Lunch, Recipe Box

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is such a simple and easy lunch to have on hand. It goes perfectly on top of cucumber slices or in between a fluffy, flaky croissant. Whether you're trying to keep it healthy or classic, you can't really go wrong this chicken salad recipe. I am always looking for ways to transform leftovers… Continue reading Chicken Salad

condiments/sauces, Recipe Box

Homemade Mayonnaise

I've never really been a huge fan of mayonnaise. Like, I could definitely live without it. Those grocery store jars of mayo are never really appealing to me so it isn't a condiment that I always have on hand, but when I do need it, I NEED it! While store-bought mayo is convenient, it is… Continue reading Homemade Mayonnaise

Dinner, Recipe Box

Veggie Pasta Primavera (Dairy-Free)

Who doesn't love pasta? Pasta is one thing I just can not (and do not really want to) give up.  I blame it all on my Italian blood.  I am a believer in moderation, so we do limit it.  I do think that pasta gets a bad rap, though. Of course, if you eat multiple… Continue reading Veggie Pasta Primavera (Dairy-Free)

Dinner, Recipe Box, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Green Beans

If you haven't already figured this out, slow cooker meals are a go-to in our house. Especially in the summertime. We live in a beach town, so beach days are normal around here.  Beach days also usually end up being an all-afternoon adventure. I like to have a slow cooker meal going during the day… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Green Beans

Recipe Box, Side Dishes

Roasted Summer Veggies

I love this time of year. The weather is perfect, flowers are blooming, and (my favorite part) the local produce stands are all set up. There's just something about getting your fruits and veggies from the outdoor markets! I live for summer vegetables this time of year. Sometimes the most simple of recipes turn out… Continue reading Roasted Summer Veggies

Dinner, Recipe Box, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables

I like to buy organic when I can, but it is not always the cheapest option. When we make our weekly trip to Costco, my husband always cringes as I walk by the 'regular' chicken and go straight for the organic chicken. It is usually always double the price per pound.  After looking at all… Continue reading Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables