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Our life changed last weekend when I tried making sheet pan pancakes for the first time. SOOO easy and tasty! The best part is you can top them with whatever you have on hand, whether that be fruit or chocolate :) To make sheet pan pancakes, simply make your favorite pancake recipe (we are currently […]

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Day #2345345 of cooking quarantine diner for the family and I am in a major rut. So I sat down and spent a solid hour browsing Pinterest and my cookbooks for ideas over the weekend and I came up with a big list of meals I can make that will feed my family. I also […]

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I share a lot of sugary sweet treats for every holiday but always try to find a liiiiitle bit of balance! Earlier this week I made smoothie pops and my girls are big fans! Instead of using a popsicle mold for these I used an oversized silicone ice cube tray and then popped a paper […]

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Tis’ the season for holiday hosting!!! My favorite time of year, and we are working our tails off so hopefully I can actually host in my new kitchen this year! And after years of trying, I’ve finally nailed how to not spend a fortune on cheeses yet still have a really impressive spread. Most of […]

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Seasonal pop tarts are one of my favorite treats to make – not only do the girls love them but they are nostalgic and delicious for me, too! I’ve tried many recipes over the years (you can see my Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts & Valentine’s Day Pop tarts) and have learned a few tricks to […]

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I tricked my girls into eating a healthy breakfast with these yummy breakfast cookies. I did have to add chocolate chips to make them believe they were eating cookies but there’s no added sugar (besides banana) and they kept well in the fridge all week! You can check out more toddler breakfast ideas here! I […]

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Last year I was in a major lunch-packing rut and turned to Pinterest for some ideas. BAD IDEA. I don’t know who has time for elaborate lunches during the week but I sure don’t. I just want something relatively healthy that is quick and easy to throw together that Piper will actually EAT! So I […]

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Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post. The other day I made a really easy pudding recipe for the girls. And it wasn’t just any pudding – it was packed with tofu and free of dairy! Because of Flora’s allergies I’m always on the hunt for dairy-free treats that we can all enjoy and […]

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Ok here we go! As promised I’ve come up with a big list of toddler breakfast ideas. We’ve been a rut the past few months so I’m excited to add some of these to our rotation! DIY Oatmeal – let your kids add their own mix ins & fruit. Makes oatmeal much more fun! We […]

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I am often alone at dinner time with my girls – and while most nights of the week I try to make homemade, healthy meals sometimes I just need something I can easily throw together. I’ve felt a lot of guilt about weeknight mac & cheese, frozen dinners etc. but have learned to toss these […]

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As a new food allergy mom cooking and preparing food has been one of the hardest parts of our food allergy journey so far. We haven’t yet started the real hard parts…. you know eating out, dealing with birthday cake at parties, childcare etc. But for now, I struggle daily with finding the time and […]

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Answering some of the questions I get asked most frequently about Flora’s food allergies AND kicking off a weekly series where I will be talking about food allergies over on @TheMamaNotes Instagram account!! This post is just an overview of how we got here :) I’m not a doctor OR expert!!! How did you know […]

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