Three Ingredient Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is one of my favorite winter treats. But buying premade bark is super expensive! Williams & Sonoma sells it for $40 for a tiny tin box. This year, I decided to make my own. Not only was it easy, it tasted better AND only cost me $7 for a hugggge batch! To make your own, you will need a package of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips, Ghirardelli white chocolage chips and either crushed candy canes or crushed peppermint candies.Literally all you have to do is melt the milk chocolate chips and spread them on a cookie sheet. I used parchment paper for easier clean up.Stick it in the … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Soup. Soup. Soup. As soon as cooler weather hits soup is all I can think about. And let me tell you, Pinterest does not help. I'd seen The Recipe Critics Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe floating around more than once and I knew I had to make it.. Problem is, I tossed my slow cooker a few months ago when I realized I hadn't used it since I got my Instant Pot. Plus, who wants to wait 6 hours for a soup that looks that good?So I decided to try it out in my Instant Pot. I had no intentions of blogging it, but took some pictures along the way to show all my Facebook friends. Then I had my first … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Ravioli

I love me some cheese stuffed ravioli. If I could convince the kids to love it as much as I do, we would have it weekly in our house. It's quick, easy and pretty darn affordable, especially since I figured out how to cook it in the Instant Pot. Tonight's dinner cost about $12 and we have left overs for lunch tomorrow. You don't need a ton of stuff either, just hamburger, your favorite spaghetti sauce and a bag of frozen ravioli.To begin toss your hamburger in your instant pot and push saute. Scramble till all your meat is cooked well, then drain the fat.Add your jar of pasta sauce. We use don't … [Read more...]

My Favorite Naturally More Peanut Butter Recipes

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Naturally More. Eating well is about enjoying food that tastes good and is good for you. Inexpensive, processed food comes at a great cost to our health. NatuWe are committed to always using the very best good-for-you ingredients. Optimum taste and nutrition comes from food that is as close to its natural state as possible. Their delightful nut butters are made using only the highest quality ingredients, and never add anything artificial. The special recipes were developed to not just taste great, but to add a boost of healthy benefits to help you live your best … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Spaghetti

My second meal ever in my Instant Pot was spaghetti. I was nervous as heck. Worried that the noodles would come out under cooked or that it would taste starchy. But it didn't. It turned out delicious and I only dirtied one pot. I'm pretty sure will be the only way I will make spaghetti from this point forward. Ingredients: 2.25lbs of 93% ground beef 1 box Pasta 28oz can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes 28oz water Seasoning Salt & Pepper to taste  Put your Instant Pot on Saute. Place hamburger in pot, along with pepper and some seasoning salt. Cook till brown, then drain fat.Add both cans of … [Read more...]

Healthy Breakfast Casserole

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Milton's Craft Bakers. With school now officially in session one of the hardest things for me has been what to do for breakfast. I get the kids up. I get them dressed. Then I run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to decide what to feed them for breakfast. I feel like so far this year way too many mornings have consisted of bagels, pop tarts and cereal. Sound familiar to you? If so this gluten free breakfast casserole, made using Milton's Craft Crackers may be right up your alley! You will need... 4 cups Milton's Multi-Grain Bread , cubed 1 … [Read more...]

“Fried” Ice Cream with Cinnamon & Chocolate Sauce

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Post. Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes “Fried” Ice cream Ingredients: 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Almond cereal 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups vanilla ice cream Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce Ingredients:  1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 Tablespoons heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Place cereal in a medium bowl and lightly crush with your hands or the back of a wooden spoon.  Add coconut and chili powder and combine. In a large skillet, heat … [Read more...]