Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Rice

Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Rice

When it comes to proteins for dinner, I would say we do about 80% chicken. I don’t dislike red meat, sometimes I want a good burger, steak, or pot roast, but generally, I just prefer lean chicken. We do have salmon a few times a month too, but it did not sit well with my during my first pregnancy and ever since, I’ve developed a slight taste aversion to it I think.

While I don’t mind having a lot of chicken, my husband definitely gives me a certain look when I tell him we are having chicken for the millionth time in a row. I never make shrimp and I don’t know why because it’s so ridiculously easy to make and cooks so quickly!

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecakes

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecakes

I meant to post these sweet little no-bake cherry cheesecakes for the 4th of July, but we were so busy with family visiting and I was too tired to get them posted in time! Holiday or not though, these no-bake cheesecakes are perfect all summer long!

A lot of these types of desserts use canned cherry filling, and I just can’t do it. Not when there are bags of the most gorgeous fresh cherries in the produce section! I spent wayyyyy too much money on a gigantic bag of organic cherries a few weeks ago and thought they’d be so perfect for making a fresh cherry topping!

Avocado-Corn Chowder with Chicken

Avocado-Corn Chowder with Chicken

Hi friends! Sorry I have been a little MIA the past couple of weeks. We’ve had family in town and I wanted to just take a little break to soak up the precious time!

How do you guys feel about chilled soups? I honestly don’t really know how I feel about them. To be honest, it’s hit and miss for me. This Avocado-Corn Chowder with Chicken was intended to be served as a chilled soup.

I was surprised how much I like this soup chilled, but I also wanted to see what it would taste like warm. I ate half of it cold and half hot. I kind of liked the warm version a little better, but that’s because I normally just prefer warm soups to cold soups. So, I’m going to say you can eat this chilled or warm.

Avocado-Corn Chowder with Chicken

Nutella Skillet Brownie

Nutella Skillet Brownie

When I think about what brings me the most joy in life, the obvious answer is my children. I mean, what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t say it was them? So yes, clearly, my children and family bring me the most joy.

Also in the Top 3? Well, that’s easy. It’s a warm, fudgy brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Is there anything better? I think not.

Nutella Skillet Brownie

I’ve been wanting to make a skillet brownie for some time. Baking a brownie in a cast iron skillet is a great idea because it helps keep the heat even and steady while the brownie is baking.

Another major benefit of baking a brownie in a cast iron skillet? You don’t have to worry about slicing it, or at least, I don’t worry about it! Heck, I’m not gonna lie, I just eat it straight out of the skillet! Or, you can just scoop it into bowls while it’s still warm with big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

Oh, and because you don’t have to worry about slicing it, you don’t have to wait 10,000 years for the brownie to cool. So many good things here, right?!

Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

I can’t believe it’s already heading to the end of June! While a lot of kids got out for summer at least a few weeks ago, our summer just started this week! Maddie is already bored and complaining. Is it fall yet?

We’ve got a fun summer planned with family visiting us, swim lessons, gymnastics, and of course, Disneyland trips.

I made these Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers over Memorial Day weekend and they were a definite hit and would be most perfect for the 4th coming up in a couple of weeks!

Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Vegan

I haven’t made ice cream in forever. I have an ice cream maker, but since I don’t keep my mixer out, it just seems like too much work to pull it out. And then of course, I can never remember to put the bowl of the ice cream maker in the freezer the night before I want to use it to freeze and I don’t have room to just leave it there. I know, such first world problems I have!

I’m totally onboard with no-churn ice cream recipes! I made this super easy no-churn ice cream a few weeks ago and it’s also dairy-free and vegan! Using delicious coconut cream which whips up just like whipped cream for the perfect ice cream base!

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Vegan