Silk Gone Savory + {Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup}

At any given moment, I usually have 3 - 4 different kinds of Silk almondmilk in my fridge: Vanilla Unsweetened, Dark Chocolate, Protein + Fiber Original, and Almond/Coconut Blend.  When I first started using almondmilk, it was always in sweet scenarios -- in a breakfast smoothie, in muffins, in brownies, in cobbler, in pie etc... the vanilla flavor was my go-to. But when I started partnering with Silk on a regular basis, I made it my goal to add more savory recipes to my repertoire. Almondmilk is so versatile ... Read more » about Silk Gone Savory + {Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup}

Recipe w/Chicken, Kale, & Quinoa: Tuscan Chicken Soup

So I was watching "The Kitchen" the other day on the Food Network and they mentioned that the top three search words on their site are:

  • chicken
  • kale
  • quinoa
These are currently the most popular foods that people want to cook with. Well, I've got you covered with this new Tuscan Chicken Soup, because it has all ... Read more » about Recipe w/Chicken, Kale, & Quinoa: Tuscan Chicken Soup

Day 3 Reboot + {Squash, Carrot, & Apple Soup}

It's now officially Day 3 of our October Group Reboot! Mine didn't start quite as planned, as Babycakes has been really sick with a nasty virus, on a high fever rollercoaster. Add in a few scares with some faulty oxygen level readings, and we were on a wild goose chase all over Colorado at medical centers, children's hospital, and her pediatrician's office. ... Read more » about Day 3 Reboot + {Squash, Carrot, & Apple Soup}

My Little Helper + Slow Cooker {Chicken Corn Chowder}

Honestly, I don't remember ever spending much time in the kitchen growing up. Or grabbing a stepladder or chair to get closer to the action. Maybe because of this, or maybe just because... I always hated cooking. For my entire 20s, and into my 30s: Hated it.  And then something happened -- I realized I liked being creative in the kitchen. It wasn't the cooking itself I hated, it was following recipes.  I was being held back by the list of ingredients on the page. ... Read more » about My Little Helper + Slow Cooker {Chicken Corn Chowder}

6 Slow Cooker Suppers

Well it looks as though I've had my first ever blogging snafu in one year of blogging :)  I scheduled this post to go live Monday morning but then had too much fun baby-free yesterday that I never finished it.  Yep, you read that right... baby-free. My inlaws took Babycakes after church yesterday to spend the night at their cabin, with my MIL driving of courseDear Hubby and I just stared at each other for about an hour, so unfamiliar with what life should be like with no loquatious toddler....haha! ... Read more » about 6 Slow Cooker Suppers

Spilling the beans + {Slow Cooker Pork & Beans}

Well, it's time for me to not only cook the beans, but to spill them too: I've joined the ranks of working moms again...part-time! I started working 3 mornings a week at Babycakes' new Montessori school, while she attends. I really am sooooooo excited for the perfect fit! But not so excited about all the new germs we've been so lovingly introduced to.  We've both been sick for a number of days, and it just makes everything so much more difficult.  I have no energy, and ... Read more » about Spilling the beans + {Slow Cooker Pork & Beans}