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Easy ovenroasted potatoes in a skillet

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes

For those of you that follow my stories on instagram, you’ve been seeing these oven roasted potatoes quite a bit in my stories lately, and that’s because I’ve been making them tons, and tossing them into everything!

Oven baked forbidden black rice

Oven Baked Forbidden Black Rice

This oven baked forbidden black rice is my latest OBSESSION! It’s SO easy to make, and comes out perfectly every time! It has an amazingly sweet, buttery, nutty flavor and this amazing chewy texture! It’s seriously the bomb, and I’ve been making it non-stop for the past 2-weeks!

Gluten free, dairy free lemon olive oil pound cake

Gluten Free Lemon Olive Oil Pound Cake

Citrus season is here in abundance and I don’t know a better way to celebrate the season than with this lemon olive oil cake. This cake is ultra-lemony, super moist and chock full of flavor. I’m so happy to finally be posting this recipe, as I’ve made this cake WAY TOO MANY times the past 2 months and I seriously need to detox from it.

The best lemon vinaigrette

The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

If you were to ask me what recipe I make the most often, it would be this lemon vinaigrette. This vinaigrette is a staple in my house and if I could bottle it and sell it, I would! This is the honestly the BEST AND SIMPLEST VINAIGRETTE and is my GO-TO for EVERYTHING! This lemon vinaigrette literally takes 5 minutes to make, and has no added sugar or other random ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Cinnamon apples in a bowl of oatmeal

Easy Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

Happy fall back Sunday! I hope you all took advantage of that extra hour today. Maybe you got up earlier and were productive, or you took advantage of the extra hour and slept in. I took advantage of that extra hour and slept in, and I don’t have any guilt about it. I look forward to this day all year!

Lemon chicken in baking dish

Baked Lemon Chicken Breasts

So, I’ve got some BIG news to share! I gave notice to my big corporate job and I’m going to dive back into this blog and this space, and see where it takes me. I’m going to play with life a bit and prioritize things that bring me joy, and this blog and connecting with you all brings me great JOY!

Butternut squash soup in bowl

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Happy New Year Peeps! I’m back with a new recipe! Vegan butternut squash soup! We’re day two into this new year and I have to tell you that I’m feeling excited, grateful and hopeful! I’m also feeling like I can do anything I set my intention and heart to! I turned 50 this past summer and realized there are a lot of things that I want to do in these next 50 plus years. I want to PLAY more, SHARE more, SPREAD more JOY and POSITIVITY!

Chicken Enchilada Bake

If you’re a fan of Mexican, then this chicken enchilada bake is going to become a staple in your house. It was rated a 10-plus in my house, and is totally going on the monthly dinner rotation. YAY! I’m so happy that I found something new to make my kids for dinner instead of the same old same old.  

2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Magic Shell

Hey, it’s Monday and Monday’s are not the easiest for anyone. Monday’s should be fun, because it’s the start of a new week, a new day, so, I’ve decided to change your Monday around and post a fun treat and create a bit of magic for you all.  You all remember magic shell right? It’s the chocolate stuff that instantly hardens when poured over ice cream. It’s pretty awesome, and not only loved by the kids, but loved by me as well!

Simple Homemade Coconut Milk

For those of you that are allergic to nuts and dairy, but still want milk for your cereal or coffee, coconut milk is a tasty option to try. Making your own coconut milk is super easy, and requires only 2 ingredients to make it – UNSWEETNED SHREDDED COCONUT AND WATER, plus a touch of vanilla to sweeten it a bit!

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