Sweet and Creamy Cornbread

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Fall finally found Southern Utah and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s downright chilly when we walk to school in the morning and all I want to make is soup and chili. I am a total soup lover and Henry, my happy second child, is right there with me. The rest of the family likes it fine but they aren’t crazy about it like Henry and I are. So in an effort to keep everyone happy and full I plan on serving some kind of awesome bread to compliment a soup/chili/stew meal. Cornbread is one of my favorite sides to Continue Reading →


18 Cheesy Breads Recipes (cheese + bread = perfection)

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There are few things that I love more than cheese and bread, but one of those things would be cheesy bread. Warm gooey cheese sharing the same space as fresh bread is a match made in heaven. I thought a whole round up of cheesy bread recipes would be just the thing we needed to kick off fall! These recipes are comfort food at it’s best and I’m sure you’ll find one, if not ten, to try! I’m putting a few of these on my to make list for sure. Any of these would be great sides, fun things to Continue Reading →


One Pot Coconut Chicken and Rice

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One Pot Wonders make my world a happy place and my friend Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing an amazing looking dish, just in time for cool fall weather! Take it away girl! ‘Tis the season friends! No, sorry, not THAT season. ‘Tis the season for stews, soups, and one pot meals. We didn’t have it often growing up, but some Sundays my mom would put together a pan of chicken baked over rice. I remember feeling a bit weird that the chicken had bones in it (oh, the horror!), but I also remember LOVING the rice. There’s just Continue Reading →


That’s What Makes You Beautiful

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Today I have something a bit different to share with you, but it’s something I’ve been looking forward to! I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause Continue Reading →


South of the Border Avocado Toast

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Avocado toast is all the rage right now. Have you tried it? It’s about as hard as it sounds… mashed avocado with salt on top of toast. It took me forever to try it, but once I did I totally saw the light. It is super delicious, creamy, and filling. Thomas and I love it for breakfast. The problem for us though is, it is pretty hard to get a good ripe avocado at the store. I’m not sure why, but it just doesn’t happen. South of the Boarder Avocado Toast combines my love for all things Tex-Mex with my Continue Reading →


19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking A Look At

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Now that Fall is officially here I thought it would be the perfect time to share a bunch of delicious pizza recipes. The school schedules are starting to fall back into their groove which makes meal planning easier, the weather is cooler which makes turning on the oven easier, and these are pizza recipes which makes everything in life easier. You can never ever have too much pizza in my opinion. Friday night pizza night is on!


Fall Straw Art for Kids

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I can’t believe the first day of fall was yesterday! We walked to school and there was a definite chill in early morning air. I’m going to have to dig out some hats and jackets for the baby before I know it. To celebrate I have a really fun and simple craft for kids. I decided to send both Henry and Kimball to preschool this year (two hours, two times a week), and I decided to put them in separate classes. So four afternoons a week one or the other goes to preschool and one stays home with me and Continue Reading →


Farm Stand One Pot Wonder

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One Pot Wonders are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it is done! I’ve made this One Pot Wonder Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil from Barefeet in the Kitchen lots of times (it is awesome!), and we really like it. I thought I would share with you one of our family-favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time of year! Farm stand One Pot Wonder is green beans, new potatoes, onions, and ham that are all cooked in one pot. Half way through the cooking time you Continue Reading →


Overnight Steel Cut Oats – the cold cereal method

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Raise your hand if sometimes you don’t want to get up and get breakfast going in the morning *raising hand*. Now raise your hand if you get up and do it anyways *still raising hand*. Great job Momma! It’s not always easy but we do it. Ok, ok, enough of that. We all know that pre-school is not always the calmest part of the day. Not only do people need nourishment that will last them until lunch (because there are no snacks in first grade folks), but they also need shoes relocated (for the millionth time), hair brushed, and homework Continue Reading →


27 Tasty After School Snacks Ideas

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27 tasty after school snack ideas are just the thing you need to brighten your day. Here’s the beauty of a “snack recipe” though… it can be used for game night, family functions, evenings at home, instead of dinner; there’s always a reason to makes snacky foods! I love snack foods so a bunch of these recipes are mine, but there’s also a whole lot of other blogger’s recipes mixed in. So whether you are looking for something to feed the kids after school or not, here is a wide variety of snacks to get your juices flowing. Some are Continue Reading →