Feed a Crowd: Beef Vegetable Soup

TGIF, y'all!  I didn't intend to step away this week, but -- Life.  Anyway... our holidays are all about crowds.  I mean, we have five kids.  Who all have friends, girl friends, etc.  So I wanted to share a new Feed a Crowd recipe that's been a lifesaver recently: a Whole30 compliant Beef Vegetable Soup! This is not only healthy and delicious, but it's FILLING!  And when you're feeding a crowd that's key! Here's what you need: 2 lbs … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Fluff (Tasty Treat Recipe)

Happy Monday, folks!  I am on Thanksgiving break this week and am LOVING the chance to do some holiday baking, crafting, and decorating!  Last week just got crazy so the chance to breathe a bit is so very welcome. Today I'm sharing a super easy recipe for your holiday gathering (or just because!).  I got this a few years back from a sweet little shop so I can't properly credit whomever came up with this, but we've enjoyed it many times over … [Read more...]

Feed A Crowd: Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Wednesday already?  This week is flying by!  We're enjoying the most beautiful weather here and I'm enjoying a productive week so far.  How about you? Today I'm sharing another of my go-to dishes for feeding the masses that seem to land in my home at dinner time.   There's often the last minute "hey Mom, can so-and-so stay for dinner so we can finish our project/watch the game" so I've hit on a few strategies that feed a lot without breaking … [Read more...]

Feed A Crowd: Taco Night

Hey, y'all -- hope you're having a great week so far!  We're deep into the school schedule and routine... and guess what comes our way next week???  Fall Break. I know.  It's beyond ridiculous!  But I'll take that time "off" (are moms ever really "off"?) to hit the beach for a few days with my youngest and some of his friends (yikes!)... And that started me thinking about what to FEED all those boys while we're on vacay?  I know I can't … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {August}

Well, the weekend flew by, didn't it?!  I enjoyed some furniture painting and a little bit of crafting, but mostly got a few things ticked off my to-do list.  And added some more to it!  I realize it's already 8 days into September, but I thought I'd go ahead and recap August here  before I got too much further behind.  :) It seemed August was a month of updates, like my back deck... and my guest room. I also shared a couple of … [Read more...]

Easy Herbal Iced Tea

Ah August.  Probably my least favorite month of the year (no offense, August-lovers!).  I think it's because we're already back in school (too soon), if it's not raining it's so steamy hot you can't do anything outside, and I'm just not quite ready to give up the ghost of summer.   By this time of year, I'm so tired of drinking water... I know I must, I know it's good for me, but it just becomes.... blah. Back in the day in Texas, we used to … [Read more...]

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Well, we're already back in school here... I confess I'm ready for the presence of SOME routine, but not ready for the full schedule again.  Where did the summer go anyway??   I realized that I fed people (BIG people with crowds of friends) constantly this summer and honestly?  I'm kind of over it.  Did I just confess that to all of blogland?? Yep.  I'm over it.  But it did force me to revisit recipes I hadn't made in a while, just to keep … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July}:: The Insta-version

August 1??  Oh am I fighting those end of summer blues as we get ready to start school on Monday.  Boo. Even though my July turned out to be on quiet side here on the old blog, I thought in the interest of keeping up I'd go ahead and recap it for you... just in case!   And just for fun, I'm throwing in Instagram photos, because they tell a most accurate story of my month. :) I shared this Waterlogue flag you can print out for your own … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Summer Recipes

TGIF, y'all!  We're going and coming this weekend -- busy but all good stuff.   I don't know about you, but I try to keep summertime meals as simple as possible -- usually something on the grill along with a chilled side.  But we like to munch and entertain and indulge in the summer, too, so I thought I'd round up some of our favorite easy summer recipes. When we've got crowds that are sticking around over night, I like to prep my super … [Read more...]

4th of July Cookie Bites

Happy Friday!  The 4th is only a week away and we're making our 4th of July plans around here.  I've been inspired by all the 4th of July recipes floating around Pinterest these days and decided to come up with something easy, festive, and tasty for our dessert. I've always enjoyed fruit "pizzas" and there are plenty of 4th of July variations on that classic.  But there's something so cute about little  individual desserts, and I just like a … [Read more...]