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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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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Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

This month I turned into the Gingerbread man. I hosted a decorating party every weekend so my house and car was concerted into a candy factory. I could have stopped to build a house at a moment’s notice (not that that’s a skill that actually comes in handy). I couldn’t let the month end without sharing one of my favorite ‘Book & Bites’ pairing. Check out my favorite gingerbread story and recipe on the blog- even if you have to archive it to use next year.

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Fall Book & Bites- Cheesy Leaf Crackers

Fall Book & Bites- Cheesy Leaf Crackers

There are so many reasons to love Fall and I don’t think I’ve met a person that doesn’t enjoy the season. There is something wonderful about the transition occurring in nature and magical about the colors swirling around us. Watching Fall through my girls eyes amplifies the splendor. Read more to see our favorite Fall books and a fun food craft to enjoy making and snacking on.

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