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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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I feel like a legit mom now that I’ve made my first batch of MUDDY BUDDIES! Have you ever made or tasted this treat? My mother in law makes it and it’s addictive…..and this bunny batch is so cute for Easter!! It’s so easy, only taking 10 minutes to whip up, double it for a […]

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You know I can’t resist a good seasonal rice krispy treat around here. Piper actually thinks they are ‘too sticky’ but I will find any excuse to make these treats. So easy & quick and great for parties or serving up this weekend!  Melt 1/4 cup of butter & 3 cups of large marshmallows over […]

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Trader Joe’s is a weekly stop for me – and has been for years, way before I had kids. But all moms know, Trader Joe’s has some GREAT kid-friendly snacks and meals. Today I’m sharing my top 10 products from Trader Joe’s I ALWAYS have on hand. Most I pick up weekly since we go […]

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These toddler & baby friendly muffins are so easy to make and my girls both love them. They are naturally sweetened, have whole wheat flour and free from all major allergens (egg, dairy, nuts) and great for baby lead weaning, too! I make a batch every Sunday and we are usually running low by Wednesday! […]

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Pesto Salmon + Veggies: This is back in my weekly rotation. I like to use the vegan pesto from Trader Joe’s and I picked up some new frozen carrot coins they had that looked good. I’m trying to eat leafy greens with every meal so I’ll probably make a salad, too!  And with the rest […]

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I’m cliche. I don’t like football and only like the Superbowl for the food + halftime show + commercials. Otherwise I’m on Pinterest and I’m 100% ok with that. This year Austin is off work, wahoooo! And while we don’t have plans with friends – I’m making apps for dinner and wanted to share this […]

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One of my favorite baby foods to make is risotto – probably because I love eating it myself so much! I’ve been making this simple recipe with sweet potato or butternut squash since the fall and it’s one of Flora’s favorites! It’s dairy free but you could definietly mix in a little parmesan cheese at […]

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These heart shaped poptarts are the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day – both you and your kids will love them….maybe too much like us :) I started making these a few years ago and try to make them once or twice a year. They are easy but involve a few steps. This year […]

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These egg-free, dairy-free turkey meatballs are the perfect finger food for young eaters! Flora is a huge fan at 12 months and gobbles them up. They are moist, full of protein and veggies and they freeze well making them great for last-minute meals!  How to make them Making these turkey meatballs is really easy – […]

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