April 25, 2019

Pork egg roll bowls

A finished bowl of Pork Egg Roll Bowls.

The flavors of a pork egg roll come together in a delicious stir fry perfect for topping a steaming bowl of rice.

April 18, 2019

Whole wheat cardamom rhubarb scones

Disclosure: The post is sponsored by Door County Coffee & Tea Co. I was provided with product for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 


Nutty whole wheat, tangy rhubarb, and a hing of cardamom all come together in these delicious scones. Scones and coffee are a perfect match and these whole wheat cardamom rhubarb scones are a lovely treat for spring.

April 15, 2019

Slow cooker Buffalo chicken wraps


Chicken breasts with cream cheese, hot sauce, and celery are cooked until tender in the slow cooker and then topped with blue cheese for these slow cooker Buffalo chicken wraps. Today I'm sharing this recipe which is inspired by Kate's Recipe Box for some #FoodBloggerLove. I enjoy Kate's blog a lot -- we are both moms and we both post a lot of family friendly food. I noticed while browsing through her recipes that she cooks a lot of recipes with Buffalo flavors like Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches, Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings", Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad, Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, and more! So, being from Buffalo I was immediately intrigued since those are some favorite flavors in our house as well. I also noticed that she uses the slow cooker frequently (like this Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Soup which has been on my to-make list), which is something I also love! When I saw her recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wraps, I decided to make a Buffalo chicken wrap recipe of my own, but using the slow cooker to make the chicken. These wraps are delicious! So simple to put together and also very flavorful. Slow cookers meals are such a time saver for me. This recipe will make about 5-6 wraps.

Thanks to Kate for the inspiration and all the terrific looking recipe ideas! Check out Kate's blog and give her a follow on Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest!


April 10, 2019

Slow cooker honey sesame ginger chicken

 This tender chicken is sweet, savory, and has a touch of warmth from ginger and the best part is it cooks up easily in the slow cooker until it is falling apart.

This tender chicken is sweet, savory, and has a touch of warmth from ginger and the best part is it cooks up easily in the slow cooker until it is falling apart. This is a family friendly dish that is both tasty to eat and easy to make.

I love slow cooker dishes and have decided to make more of them to share this year. I usually serve this honey sesame ginger chicken with rice and a side of quickly stir-fried sugar snap peas and carrots. Broccoli is another perfect side vegetable and you can even serve this with noodles instead of rice. This meal has become a favorite around our house since I started toying around with the recipe and flavors. I love the combination of honey and ginger and the other Asian flavors combine to create a delicious sauce.

Since I'm feeding toddlers, I keep the heat low and serve up extra Sriracha on the side for the adults. My toddlers also really like to put "sprinkles" on top (the sesame seeds) and we let them add some to their plates to make it more fun and hopefully encourage them to try out the chicken. I'm always looking for ways to get them more involved and excited about food and to try to raise adventurous eaters.

 This tender chicken is sweet, savory, and has a touch of warmth from ginger and the best part is it cooks up easily in the slow cooker until it is falling apart.

April 2, 2019

Peanut butter & jelly hand pies


These flaky hand pies are stuffed with your childhood favorite - peanut butter and jelly - for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Today I'm celebrating this classic food combination with some of my blogging friends (check out all the recipes at the bottom of this post). My readers know I love making pies, and I've been meaning to add hand pie recipes to my blog for some time, now. This was the perfect way to do so! My twins' favorite lunch is peanut butter and jelly so we always have lots of both around. These hand pies are so fun - they are a great snack or dessert (and I'll fully admit that I've eaten one for a quick breakfast on the go as well). You can use any jelly flavor(s) you want and you can use creamy or chunky peanut butter. The peanut butter in these is a thicker texture from the cream cheese - sort of like the filling of a peanut butter cup. I did not add any sugar to my pie crust or to my peanut butter, but if you want a slightly sweeter pie, you may add some or even a sprinkle of coarse sugar on top. This recipe will make approximately 10 pies.