Author: Laura

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I know that’s a pretty bold claim…lettuce wraps you can make at home that are better than the beloved dish from P.F. Chang’s?! It may be bold, but it’s true! This recipe is one that took me years of trial and error, and lots of taste-testing, to get it just right. I’ve already discussed my love for Asian food here and here. These lettuce wraps are one of my favorite dinners. They are quick and easy and my whole family loves them.  Even my kids eat them, and have tons of fun doing it! However, to be totally real with you all (because that’s...

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Puppy Chow Recipe

My love language is dessert. Sometimes I even eat it for dinner. However, in my opinion, dessert has to be chocolatey…like insanely chocolatey. Or full of peanut butter. Or, if you make me something that’s both insanely chocolatey and full of peanut butter…you’ll win me over for life.  Seriously, the only time I eat desserts that are vanilla-y or fruity is when I’m trying to be polite…but I usually consider them a waste of calories and time (which is the opposite of my husband and kids, whose desserts of choice include vanilla cake, key lime pie, and gummy bears. No thanks).This Puppy Chow recipe meets all this criteria,...

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Coconut Pecan Granola

Every Wednesday before we go grocery shopping I ask my kids what they want to put on the list. Without fail, the first item they shout out is, “YOGURT!” They love it. The problem is, yogurt isn’t a very filling breakfast on it’s own, so it needs a companion. But not just anyone will do…most store-bought granolas aren’t worthy because they are loaded with sugar.  However, this recipe definitely meets the qualifications of a suitable partner for every kind of yogurt, and a healthy way for anyone to start their day! I don’t like yogurt…I know, I might be am weird. It’s a texture thing! But I...

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Homemade Baby Food Carrots

The process of transitioning a baby to real food is a huge milestone. The very first time you feed them “solids” can be really fun. They get crazy excited and act like tiny birds opening their mouths wide for every bite. But very quickly the novelty wears off and the process of feeding your baby mush 3x/day becomes downright gross. I’m just being real here. With my first daughter I couldn’t wait to start the solid food journey. But with each successive child I’ve waited longer and longer to get the party started. This time around I got tired just thinking about feeding one more person every time we sat down to eat. However, the glorious reality that solid food brings of switching from nursing every 3 hours, to every 4 hours motivated me to get the ball rolling. I always start with avocado, followed by sweet potatoes. Next, I introduce carrots since they’re in the same “orange veggie” family. I buy the 5 lb bag of organic baby carrots at Costco because not having to peel them saves me SO SO much time. If that’s not your jam you’re welcome to buy and peel regular organic carrots and cut them into smaller pieces before roasting. Like sweet potatoes, I choose to roast my carrots since it brings out their natural sweetness. I toss them in a small amount...

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Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be peanut butter. No big surprise.  I currently have five (yes 5) open jars of peanut butter in my pantry. When my friend gave me this recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting I just about died. I usually like straight up peanut butter, no funny business. But this. This frosting is amazing. Even my husband can’t stay away from it when I make it, and he’s not really a peanut butter guy {which at first I thought was his only flaw. However, his...

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Wife of one, mom of 3 {+1 on the way}, lover of all things peanut butter! Read more about Laura!

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