Summer Slow Cooker Meal: Balsamic Peach Chicken

Summer Slow Cooker Meal: Balsamic Peach Chicken

My slow cooker gets used year round. I love it during the summer so I can put a meal in and enjoy playing in the pool with the girls a bit longer and know that dinner will be ready for us when we are out. My entire family waits eagerly for peach season and it has barely just begun but we have already gone through a case of stone fruit as our after dinner dessert. This recipe for Balsamic Peach Chicken is great for a summer dish over zucchini noodles, rice or a salad like I did last night. This recipe can also be made in the InstantPot too.

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Memorial Day- BBQ Meatball Sliders

Memorial Day- BBQ Meatball Sliders

Memorial Day weekend usually marks the start of summer, maybe not officially but traditionally. This year, here in the Central Valley it is rainy and cold so we will be celebrating Memorial Day indoors. This calls for an indoor celebration. This year I am digging out 1 of my favorite recipes from 2016 and a few pictures of a blast from the past (when the girls were almost 1 and 3 years old).

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Weekly Meal Plan: April Week 1

Weekly Meal Plan: April Week 1

A mom’s job is never easy. We have so much to juggle, so much to think about, so much to do but my goal is to help make meal prep a little easier. I host monthly meal prep workshops but if we cannot connect IRL, I want to offer solutions and ideas that you can implement at home. Today I am sharing my first weekly meal plan. It is my very first attempt and I have big goals for it but I am starting small. Please read on to see the plan. I would love to hear your thoughts on ways to improve it.

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The kitchen is the Heart of your Health

The kitchen is the Heart of your Health

Last week I had the honor of speaking about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, the kitchen, and how it relates to our health. The event, American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon, serves as a platform to raise awareness for heart health in women and act as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Since this mission aligns with my personal mission, I was excited to participate in the Wellness Expo and lunch speaker series here in the Central Valley. Read on to see some of my speech but more importantly some insight on why the kitchen is the most important room in your home.

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Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

With our ever growing to do lists it can be hard to slow down to make dinner let alone invite the kids into the kitchen to help. I have made a conscious effort to designate 1 day a week to cooking with my girls. This week we really needed to load up on veggies so we made a yummy Minestrone soup that the whole family devoured. Read on to see my tips for including kids in the kitchen as well as the recipe to warm you up this winter.

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