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Comfort Food Tallarina with Jones Creek Grass-Fed Beef

 Nothing brings people together like good food. You could say that my husband and I fell in love over a bowl of the yummiest, comfort-food meat and pasta dish in his family's recipe box - Tallarina. Bringing all the ingredients to my BYU apartment, he swept me off of my feet with his cooking skills.  What this dish lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste! Especially with ingredients like Monterey Jack Cheese, minced garlic, savory tomato sauce, and grass-fed Jones Creek beef. Check out this Read more [...]

Resurrection Rolls – a Favorite Family Easter Tradition

                                    A favorite Easter tradition at the Parker house is the baking of  “Resurrection rolls” to tell the story of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. Delicious rolls for Easter have been a family tradition since I was a child. My grandmother would wake up at 4 a.m. to start baking for the family. I can still remember the inviting smell. A few years ago when I had three children under the age Read more [...]

Berry Oatmeal Super Smoothie + Giveaway #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!   We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  Each month we decide on an all-famous National Monthly Food Holiday to will base our recipes around. This month's the ingredient is oatmeal.  Yes, January is National Oatmeal Month along with a whole array of other delightful things!! Get excited! We hope you all enjoy our delicious oatmeal treats this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.  If you are a blogger and would Read more [...]

Healthy and Easy Back to School Snacks

Where did the summer go? This month we are wrapping up our summer adventures with one last trip to Bear Lake (pictured above!) and getting Lily ready to start second grade at her new charter school. With so many exciting things going on, I need fast, healthy, and easy snacks to keep me and the kiddos going! Apples and grapes are always a hit at our house so my littles couldn't wait to dive into this yummy package from Chiquita Snacking.                                     As Read more [...]

Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries

Just wrapped an incredibly inspiring weekend at a blog conference in Salt Lake City. I stayed at my mom's house to lessen the commute and got to enjoy some great breakfast chats with her over this yummy dish - Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries. We are both a few weeks into the The Fast Metabolism Diet (see how I lost 5 lbs in a week!). During Phase 1 grains and fruits are important - making this breakfast the perfect way to start your day! Quinoa definitely makes an appearance in our dinner Read more [...]

Fresh Express Tex Mex Salad + Coupons and a free app!

This month we are swapping greens into our meals thanks to Green Moms Meet and Fresh Express! From breakfast, to snack, to lunch, to dinner ... I am excited to transform some of our favorite meals into healthier salads. We started our week with this delicious Tex Mex Salad! All you need is: Fresh Express Tex Mex Salad Fresh Express 50/50 Mix Lake Country Asiago Cheese from Costco Grape Tomatoes Black Beans (drained) Corn Southwest Tortilla Chips Lime for squeezing Add Read more [...]

I love you berry much – healthier blueberry crepes

Now that my family is feeling better, we have jumped into the fun of February with full force. The first week and a half has been  packed with yummy food and activities leading up to two fabulous events - the Olympics and Valentines Day!  For Valentines Day we love splurging on decadent desserts. Driscoll's Berries was kind enough to send me some coupons for berries so I've been on the hunt for the perfect berry dessert. As luck would have it, I came across this recipe for Cheese Crepes Read more [...]

Grilled Tilapia Kale Salad

  One of my favorite places to visit is the Oregon coast. Whenever we go, we always stop at quaint restaurants and enjoy the local seafood. It is to-die-for scrumptious. For some reason, I never thought I could recreate the same mouth-watering tastes at home. Too hard to do in a land-locked state like Utah! That is until I discovered Gorton's Seafood. To my surprise, Wal-mart had an entire freezer dedicated to Gorton's. I was seriously wowed by my choices! I snapped up some fish sticks Read more [...]

Roasted Coconut Brussel Sprouts

  Call me crazy, the brussel sprout is one of my favorite vegetables. Not just any brussel sprouts, brussel sprouts roasted in coconut oil and sea salt. I pop these yummy morsels in my mouth like candy. I seriously hesitate to share with my children and my husband's fingers better move fast if he wants any. When I was asked to try out Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, I just knew it was perfect for my favorite brussel sprouts recipe. The Gold Label Virgin Coconut Read more [...]