Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

You guys, time changes are the worst. I didn’t mind them too much before having kids, but now I despise them. As usual, my kids are all thrown off and it will likely be weeks before they adjust!

I don’t pull out my slow cooker too often these days if I’m being honest. I just prefer the Instant Pot, but sometimes the slow cooker just seems right, (like when you feeling too tired to stand at the stove for too long!). I love having that smell of delicious food cooking for hours. This dinner is super easy to prepare and really comforting! Perfect for Sunday night dinners.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos

Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos

It’s almost the weekend and it’s been a long week so it’s cocktail time! Today we are talking mojitos! Truth is I’m not really a big mint fan and so I’ve never really been super into mojitos, but when my mom came to visit us last summer, we made them a few times and I developed a new appreciation for them. They are so refreshing!

Although we still have to wait a bit for summer, I mixed up this more wintry twist on the classic mojito – Pomegrante Ginger Mojitos!

This mojito is the perfect cocktail to enjoy as we come up to the end of winter and into spring. It’s perfectly sweet and fruity and I love the combination of pomegranate and ginger together.

Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos

The first step will be to make your pomegranate ginger syrup. For the simple syrup, you just need some pom juice, ground ginger, sugar, and fresh lime juice. Let it reduce on the stove for a bit and the syrup is perfection for mixing into cocktails! You can prep the syrup ahead of time if needed.

For the mojito, I used white rum, the pomegranate ginger syrup, and instead of traditional club soda, I went with ginger beer. Since ginger beer has sweetener in it, it obviously makes the drink sweeter than a traditional mojito that just uses club soda. I like the flavor that the ginger beer adds, but you can certainly swap it out for club soda if you would prefer!

One important thing to note about the recipe – the pomegranate ginger simple syrup recipe below yields about a 1/2 cup of the syrup which is enough for up to 4 drinks if you use 2 tablespoons per drink. If you or your guests prefer sweeter drinks, I recommend doubling the syrup. You may also want to consider doubling it if you are entertaining and anticipate making a couple of rounds of these mojitos!

Pomegranate Ginger Mojitos

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is definitely in my top 3 of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. It’s just comforting and versatile. I love traditional oatmeal recipes and overnight oats too. I’ll basically take oatmeal any way that I can get it!

Baked oatmeal is something I haven’t made too often for the blog, so I wanted to change that! Baked oatmeal is a great alternative when you want or need to take breakfast on the go, but don’t want to have to worry about bringing a bowl or container for it. Baked oatmeal can be cut into convenient squares to take as needed!

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

It’s been getting warmer here and I’m feeling some spring vibes for sure so went with strawberries and cream oatmeal! This flavor combo is simple, but perfectly sweet and I love adding strawberries to my oatmeal.

For the cream part of the recipe, I used a combination of half and half and milk. You can change this up as needed. You could use heavy cream or a mixture as I did with regular milk. If you don’t want to use dairy milk at all, almond or coconut will also suffice.

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

Life has been so crazy lately. Work has been so busy for me and we have all been pretty sick. Things have been super hectic and I’ve been getting home later. Dinners have been sort of a hassle so I’ve been trying to make some new recipes that are super easy to prepare and involve as little hands-on time as possible. Sheet pan dinners to the rescue!

This Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes is very simple to prepare! Juicy and tender chicken breasts (or you can use chicken thighs!), diced gold potatoes, onion, and some bell peppers. It’s just a delicious sheet pan dinner!

Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

One of the most popular recipes on this blog is my Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea and also my Starbucks Iced Green Tea. It makes me laugh since these aren’t super complex or impressive recipes, but one thing is for sure, you guys love your Starbucks and who am I kidding? I love it too!

Since we’ve made homemade versions of some of my favorite tea recipes, it’s time we switch to coffee! One of my favorite Starbucks drinks is the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. It’s not overly sweet and I also like the smoothness of the cold brew. Let’s get to making our own!

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

I’ve been having wicked chocolate cake cravings lately. I rarely make cake recipes because I just don’t want a big cake siting around my house (much to my children’s dismay…). Cake sitting around my house is definitely a Miranda from Sex and the City situation for me where it’s too tempting to not touch!

Mug cakes are a great alternative for satisfying your cake cravings in small servings. And this chocolate mug cake is low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly! A total win, right? I’m not following a keto diet, but I do like to experiment with making lower-carb desserts as I try not to eat too much sugar.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake