How To: Fresh Strawberry Picking

The strawberry picking season here in Texas is winding down, it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year. I wait anxiously all year long to go and pick fresh, local strawberries by the bucket load. It’s become a tradition I hope to keep for many years to come. Last year, I started the tradition…

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Strong As A Mother

Motherhood. Oh, if I could tell you everything I thought about motherhood I think I could write a book, or two, or even three! There are so many women who have already done that though. Mothers who are more experienced, Mothers who have seen more than me, Mothers who have been through more than me….

Simple Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry & Rhubarb Strawberry and rhubarb go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s the perfect ratio of sweet to tart, making it explode on your taste buds with every bite. Add in some locally fresh picked berries and you have a recipe for delicious jam that will make everybody craving more. This ‘Simple Strawberry…

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Who wouldn’t love a dish named ‘Creamy Pesto Chicken’? If you are a lover of herbs, chicken, and all things fresh- this dish is one for you. It’s easy enough to make when time is crunched or if you want something simple with basic ingredients and little instructions. Sometimes, those are the best meals because…

Easy Cheesy & Chive Soda Bread

What a perfect day to share this easy cheesy & chive soda bread recipe, happy St. Patricks Day everybody! Soda bread is a traditional Irish bread that dates back centuries ago that is typically served with most meals. Its name comes from the basic core ingredients- flour, baking soda, salt, egg, and buttermilk. The term…

First Foods For Baby

The time finally came for our little babe to try her first bites of real food. As a Registered Dietitian, I was more than excited to go digging through articles and plunging through books to read up on the latest research about baby food. Y’all, this is straight down my alley and I had a…

AVO Little Chocolate Cake

February has come to visit us once again, along with Valentine’s day and chocolate lovers rejoicing all over the world, February is also the ‘Heart Health’ awareness month. More often than not, chocolate is the #1 favorite dessert choice during the month of February, and for good reason because it’s decadent, delicious, and nothing says,…

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Recently I’ve been talking a lot about the beauty of simplicity and why we should strive to make our busy lives and to-do lists a lot simpler around the Christmas season. Making Christmas cookies is a favorite tradition of mine, and I can bet it’s one of your favorites as well. Usually, during the holidays…

Gift Ideas for the New Momma

It’s been a little over 2 months since I became a new momma, therefore, I can hardly call myself a seasoned vet, however, there have been a few things I’ve learned to love over the course of these past 11 weeks. From my favorite swaddle blankets, to cribs, to bouncers, I’ve narrowed down a few…

Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baking in the kitchen around this time of year usually leads to something sweet to eat. With an abundance of cookies, pies, cakes, and sweet rolls, there is no shortage of dessert when the Holidays are near. After indulging in Thanksgiving dessert and leftovers for the past week, I am ready to get back on…