Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

Easy Spinach Pesto Lasagna

I cooked a fabulous dinner last night, if I do say so myself. And I do. I found this delicious spinach pesto lasagna recipe originally on Epicurious called something fancy like "Four Cheese Fontina Gourmet" when I was looking for a recipe to make at our weekly Mom's Group. I've adapted it to be less fancy and much simpler. And even better, this spinach pesto lasagna gets both my hubby and my toddler to eat (and enjoy!) spinach! Recipe for Easy Spinach Pesto Lasgana Ingredients: 3 cups … [Read more...]

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

I was about to start this post with some mumbo-jumbo about the weather getting cooler and that reminding me of chili and lalalalala. But instead, I'm just going to cut straight to the chase: I made these Cornbread Chili Cups for lunch after church on Sunday, and they were scrumptious. Growing up, we always went out to eat as a family for lunch on Sundays in my family. Phil and I haven't continued that tradition in our family. We prefer to eat out as a family on Friday nights (usually at our … [Read more...]

Zucchini Risotto Recipe: The Best Vegetable Hiding Risotto Ever

Zucchini Risotto

I've discovered a genius recipe for Zucchini Risotto. Last night, it resulted in both Phil and Jaye eating squash. And liking it. To be fair, I didn't really "discover" it. The recipe is a thing of lore among the Moms Group ladies at my church. Many a time, I've heard one mom or the other mention, "Oh, I'm making Erin's Zucchini Risotto for dinner tonight." And finally, I tried it. And it lived up to the lore. It's the best zucchini risotto. And the best oven-baked risotto. And the best … [Read more...]

#28: Progress-Real Restaurant Mojito Recipe


Mojitos are my favorite cocktail. I've been on a quest to learn to create the perfect mojito at home. I recently made some progress on that quest. I learned how to make a delicious mojito that is restaurant quality. It's not perfect to my tastes, but it's the best cocktail I've ever made at home. Read on to learn the secrets of my real restaurant mojito recipe. A few days before my birthday, I serendipitously received this email from La Duni, one of our favorite restaurants (so far) in … [Read more...]

Veggies and More Veggies: Whole Living Challenge Week 2

Well, I survived the first week of the Whole Living Challenge. Now I'm starting week 2 of the Whole Living Challenge. How's it going? I still don't love vegetables. But I did eat a lot of them last week. Until Friday, when we left town for a Settlers Weekend at the beach. Then I cheated all weekend long and ate whatever I wanted to. And it was awesome. But now we're back home, and I'm trying to stick to week 2. This week I can add seafood tofu, beans and lentils. I'm very excited about this. It … [Read more...]