Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

Summers are always eventful. To save time and get delicious meals on the table quickly, I’ve been relying on our pressure cooker. I’m happy to say this Instant Pot Chicken Gyro recipe made my day a little brighter because I was able to play with the kids. Continue reading “Instant Pot Chicken Gyros”

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Those of you that have been following me know that our pediatrician suggested we give the babies peanut butter three times a week. You also know that I’ve been determined to make the delivery of said peanut butter as mess free as possible. So on today’s peanut butter adventures, I give you Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. Continue reading “Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies”

Free Summer Activities for the Family

I appreciate the opportunity to spend time with my family and with my children but there’s only but so many times you can go to the pool, make toilet paper crafts or blow bubbles in the backyard. Sometimes you just need to get out of the house. With our budget in mind, every summer I put together a list of Free Summer Activities for the Family. Continue reading “Free Summer Activities for the Family”

Leftover Makeover

As the summer draws closer I can’t help but think about our food bill. As a teacher the summer has always been a time when my family has really had to stick to a budget. Part of that means cutting down on food waste. Leftovers to the rescue!! Leftovers are a great way to cut your food bill and keep your budget. So, here are a couple of ideas on how to make use of those leftovers. It’s my Leftover Makeover. Continue reading “Leftover Makeover”

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites

We recently took the babies to their 1 year check up. Among other things, the doctor told us to give them peanut butter 3 times a week. I needed a way to do this without all of the mess. So I used the idea behind the carrot coconut bites to make a chocolate chip peanut butter bites recipe. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites”

Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

It was one of those days I was in the mood for shrimp. But not just any shrimp dish. Something comforting and warm. If you know me you’re saying “Of course, that’s how she decides what she’s making”. I think it’s the result of lots of interactions with people from high school. High school always reminds me of delicious Italian food. Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo was the dish of choice. Continue reading “Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo”

Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden

My friends have asked how I maintain a garden and the kids. My answer is typically, I have no choice. It became important when I decided to make my own baby food and a necessity due to expensive fruits and veggies. After over 10 years I have a couple of simple tips on how to start a garden. Continue reading “Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden”

Filipino Cassava Cake

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Before it’s over I want to share another Filipino dish I love, Filipino Cassava Cake. I remember first having this dish at a Filipino Heritage Celebration at school. There was a beautiful candle dance and lots of food. That’s the day I fell in love with Filipino Cassava Cake.  Continue reading “Filipino Cassava Cake”

International Hot Dogs

With Memorial Day right around the corner we thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Typically we serve hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill with accouterments on the side, so people can add whatever they want. But in the spirit of trying new things we decided to do a hot dog remix and made some international hot dogs. Continue reading “International Hot Dogs”