Quinoa Soft Tacos

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Move on over beef and chicken...there's a new protein in Soft Taco Town...Quinoa! Everyone at our dinner table is a fan of quinoa...one more reluctantly than the others. Tyler wasn't quite convinced about this new ingredient in his tortilla, but I was able to convince him that it was like "tiny rice" and he took a bite, then another, and so on. Then he made me giggle by … [Read more...]

Mango & Coconut Rice Pudding

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

So I told the kids we were having pudding for dinner and their eyes lit up. Then they saw that it wasn't the pudding they hoped it would be, and that little glimmer of 'she's really gonna let us eat dessert for dinner' hope faded. Then they took a bite and their eyes lit up again. Then there was another bite, then another. The tropical flavors took over their little taste buds … [Read more...]

Seven Layer Tostadas

7 Layer Tostadas

This is one of those "it just came together" meals... A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids had never had a tostada before, as I rarely made them in Ohio because the … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Meatloaf

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So I have a new item on my stockpile list: crushed pineapple. That way, I can make this any time I want. Because I will be making it often. Being a food blogger, I'm always trying out new recipes and mix-n-match concepts with the food that I have on hand and what's on sale at the grocery store. We have a very small "regular rotation" of recipes because of this...but this … [Read more...]

Fast Five Meals (20 Minutes or Less!) – Pinterest Board of the Month

  {Follow Erin on Pinterest!} So I still find myself in survival mode. Jim Gaffigan says..."having a 4th kid is like you're drowning and someone hands you a baby." While it might not be quite that bad... sometimes it feels that way. I keep my head above water most days...and on the days that it feels like I'm being pulled under come dinner time, I turn to my list of … [Read more...]