Hey there, gang. I have my APRIL Menu Plan up front and center for you today. I do realize that today is March 31st, but I like to post these Menu Plans on a Monday…it just makes sense to me, hope it makes sense to you. I know there are many of us working on Monday morning to get organized for the
Don’t look now, but it is totally August! Can you believe how fast the summer has flown by. I don’t even want to think about it. I’m sorry I even brought it up! Let’s just talk about Coconut Ice Cream and pretend the weather will always be warm and luscious, sound good? By the way, if you are a Home
Christmas is this week, my friends! I’m sure you are aware of this small fact and are most likely plowing away on your to do list that is about 5 miles long. đź™‚ For this week’s menu plan I’ve added four EXTREMELY simple recipes you could make for dinner this week leading up to the big day. Just in c
Hello friends, and happy weekend to you! Can you believe that Christmas is this week! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season so far and that things are going smoothly in your neck of the woods. đź™‚ Included in this weeks plan are some great ideas for a wonderful Christmas feast, and for the w
It’s December! Holy cow. Let the crazy, wonderful times begin. đź™‚
I have my December Menu Plan for you today. I tried to include a lot of easy dinner recipes so as to leave you with plenty of time for the hustle and bustle of the season. I have also included several recipes perfect for taking to
Hey there, gang. Â I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
I have my December Menu Plan for you today. If you have been a long time reader and are blessed with anÂ especially great memory you may notice that this is actually a re-posting of last Decembers Menu Plan. I am having a few technical i
It is February! Sounds nice doesn’t it. We are inching our way toward spring, and that just makes me happy. Not that I would complain about the crusty, icy snow that refuses to leave my front yard…or anything like that. I may however, in a weak moment, express a great dislike for the freezing temp
Hey there everyone! I have my January Menu Plan for you today, and I have slimmed it down for you (and mostly for me!) This month I tried to choose recipes that are fabulous in taste, loaded with veggies, whole grains, lean meats/poultry/fish and nutrients that are good for you. The super rich and h
Hello to all of you summer lovin’ readers out there. Summer time can be so great, right? Extra time with family, warm weather, green grass, yummy fruit (I really like summer fruit, just sayin’), smores!, long day light hours, running my toes through a sandy beach, gorgeous sunsets…I really could g
It is totally June, which I imagine you have taken note of and planned accordingly. đź™‚ Let summer time begin!
I have my June Menu Plan up front and center for you today, complete with a picture of each recipe. Hope you find something to love!
Orange and Vegetable Stir Fry
Before I share my menu plan with you today, I wanted to thank those of you who have entered the Ninja Blender Giveaway, leaving your funny stories of kitchen mishaps within the comment section. I have been cracking up all weekend reading them. If you are in need of a good chuckle, or just want to en
Can you believe another month has come and gone!
Can you believe Mother’s Day is staring us straight in the face, bound and determined to show her presence at the end of this very week! Crazy.
The month of May always seems to jump out and surprise me. I am amazed that my kids have almost completed
Hello, dear ladies and gentlemen! Â Another week has come along, passed us by and we are staring Saturday strait in its snowy face. At least if you are in Utah, that is. Snow, man. We sure have had a lot of it!
This is my youngest boy, Aaron… out last Saturday morning to help shovel that part
Hello, hello everyone! Are you surviving winter? I’m so happy to report to you that it is February, and has been for a handful of days now, thank goodness. Baby steps to spring, am I right! Wow, the winter in Utah this year has been brutal! I was lucky enough to hop on a plane with my sweetheart thi
Hello and welcome to you! Before I ramble on about this weeks menu plan, I wanted to let you know I’ve been trying my hand at recipe video making (seems to be the food blogging thing to do, as of late!) and have one to share with you today.
Welcome to the year 2017! (Well, almost!) I’ve got a great menu plan lined up for you this week and am happy to report that all of these recipes are light, healthy and wonderful. I’m in the mood for less sugar and more great veggies. How about you? I’ll be posting many new healthy recipes this month
Hello there, dear readers. I hope January is finding you well and happy! Man, it has sure been freezing cold here in Utah and to add insult to injury this week our garage door broke, the brakes in my big red suburban had to be fixed, the gas line in my son’s car got clogged (making it so he could on
Hello everyone! Before we talk about this weeks menu plan, I wanted to announce the winners of the Five Little Lines Journals. Thanks to those of you who entered to win! I love reading through your book recommendations and so appreciate you leaving them. Here are the winners. Laura Brock (comment #9
Hey there, everyone. Thanks for dropping by today. It’s Saturday and I have a great Menu Plan up for you today! Lots of healthy, feel good recipes are listed below, including a fabulous Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry and the delicious Bean with Bacon Soup.
I have my November Menu Plan for you today, guys. I tried to choose meals that would give you and your family plenty of variety. Â I also included a link to last years Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup post if you are already planning out your holiday meal. I have a few new Thanksgiving recipes to share w
Pat yourselves on the back, ladies and gentlemen…you have made it through Halloween and are living and breathing in the happy month of November. It’s a great month, isn’t it? Â Thanksgiving is on the horizon and I am hoping to be able to enjoy a few more days of gorgeous fall weather before the sn
Hey there, everyone! I have my October Menu Plan for you today. Thanks to those of you who offered feedback last month about the small format changes in the Menu Plan. I have opted to stick with splitting the menu up into four separate weeks, and have added the new recipes I’ll be working on through
I have my September Menu Plan up and ready for you all today. Hope you have been enjoying a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Below you’ll find a months worth of recipes that will help to keep you organized and hopefully well fed. đź™‚
Happy Weekend, friends! I hope you are having a great time enjoying your family, friends and the warm summer sun. I have a great lineup of food for you this week, including a fantastic Grilled Sesame Chicken and Noodle Bowl (it is seriously divine!), a super refreshing berry salad and a large batch
Hello there, everyone. Thanks for dropping by today. I’m posting this weeks meal plan one day early on account of a fun post I have scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) which is National Cheesecake Day. I, along with several of my blogging friends have some amazing cheesecake recipes to share with you.
Happy Weekend, friends! I have a great lineup of recipesÂ for you this week, many of which make great use of the wonderful produce available this time of year (any fresh peach lovers out there?). Cinnamon Vanilla Crepes with Fresh Peaches and Cream have been calling my name lately. đź™‚ There’s also a
Hey there, gang. Hope your weekend is going well and you are getting a little bit of R and R!
This will be the last installment of the Summertime Weekly Menu Plans. Starting next Saturday I will return to posting a Weekly Menu Plan that includes 6 meals rather 5, and will add just one treat/desse
Hello friends! Welcome to summertime…the craziest time of the year, it seems. đź™‚ I have to admit to struggling with meal planning and preparation during the summer months where schedules are loose, children are in grand abundance (everywhere I turn) and fun activities like camping/vacationing/gene
Can you believe the summer is half over. I seriously can’t! We have been so busy this summer heading off to youth camps and finishing our backyard at Bear Lake…the time seems to just whiz by. I hope you are having a great summer with the people that you love. Watch this coming week for a post abou
I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Soak in that end-of-the-summer sun and enjoy your people, won’t you! I have a great recipe line up again for you this week, with a small emphasis on garden fresh produce like…zucchini, garden tomatoes, green beans and fresh peaches. It is that g
Happy Weekend, all! I hope you are soaking up the late summer sunshine and enjoying some time with friends and family! I have a great lineup of food for you this week, including a simple Chicken and Rice Casserole, some easy Chocolate Chip Pancakes and a killer fabulous Vanilla Raspberry Ice Cream D
It is October! A fact I can scarcely wrap my mind around. Time is flying by at record pace. I have a great line of recipes for you this week, including my very favorite pork roast, some killer Ham and Cheese Pinwheels and a Cinnamon Zucchini Cake that will knock your socks off. Do some of you still
Hello there, everyone. Thanks for dropping by today for the Weekly Menu Plan. I have only given you 5 meals this week. The super bowl is on Sunday, as most of you well know and I have a few things to share with you in that regard. đź™‚Â In this post you will find aÂ picture link belowÂ to last years S
It’s Halloween Week! Woo Hoo! I hope you have some great plans set up. We have three fun family parties to go to this week and I can’t wait. I love seeing all my cute nieces and nephews dressed up in costume and of course I enjoy the chance to visit with my siblings. It’s going to be a good week!
Hey there! Â I’ve gathered another weeks worth of recipes for you. Six days full of food to get you through the post holiday (post “crackbury egg” season) week. Â Hope you love it! Can’t wait for the Chicken Pesto French Bread Sandwich, myself. Love that stuff.
Before we talk about this weeks menu, I wanted to let you know that over the weekend (as many of you may have noticed) my site was having a little trouble and was down at times. There was a large influx of traffic, due to the Superbowl and my sweet friend Tina from Mommy’s KitchenÂ (click over and c
I have a great menu lined up for us all this week! The weather here in Utah has been unseasonable warm lately. As I am typing this it’s 60 degrees outside (at 7:30 in the evening, mind you!), which is unheard of this time of year. Â Not sure what in the wide world is happening, but I’m not one to co
Here we are, ready to start another week of wonderfulÂ family-pleasing food! To this weeks plan, I have added a great crock pot recipe, something for your grill (it is so dang warm in Utah!) and a breakfast for dinner option. Sometimes breakfast for dinner is a welcome change, yes?
Are you have a great summer? I surely hope so. I have a great week’s worth of recipes for you today, including something for your grill and one of my favorite pies of all time. Hope you find something to love!
Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Onions (Crock Pot)
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato
Are you ready to start another week? They just keep rolling by at record speed, am I right! I swear, the older you get, the faster time goes by. Just yesterday I was pushing a stroller with twin babies in it, and this morning I woke up to a houseful of teenagers. Not sure how that happened and no on
Here comes another week! Can you believe it.Â My family and I have just returned (late last night) from a fun vacation (more on that coming up on the weekend report) where it was hot, sunny and gorgeous. It’s cold and snowy here in Utah and the warm sun wasÂ welcome blessing. As I type this there ar
Before we talk about this weeks menu, I need to clear up a few housekeeping issues. Super late on Friday night, without my knowledge, there were a few glitches within the interface of my site and unfortunately ALL of the posts I published last week were deleted. Good times, ladies and gentlemen. Wha
Another week, everyone! I have a yummy lineup prepared for you this week, including a fabulous recipe for your grill, a tasty soup and my wonderful Turkey Breast of Wonder (made in the crock pot) which is one of my most viewed recipes of all time. I love that fabulous turkey, it’s so moist and delis
Hello, friends! I have a fun new feature to tell you about. I’m always thinking about how to make these menu plans as helpful and user-friendly as possible. I see that many of you use them, and that makes be so happy, truly. Meal planning can be so overwhelming, right! These weekly meal plans have d
Hey there dear friends! I have a great lineup of food for you this week, including a super fabulous recipe for Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce (just posted it last week and can’t wait to make it again!) and my husbands infamous Homemade Won Tons with Dipping Sauce. There is also a fantastic recipe for Cra
It’s December! (As I’m sure you have noticed!) đź™‚ Schedules seem to run pretty fast and crazy this time of year, wouldn’t you agree! I’ve put together some great (fairly simple) meals to help you get through this week, including a great crock pot recipe for Creamy Chicken Tacos, some fantastic Sweet
Off to another week, gang! I have gathered 6 meals together for you to view and add to your weekly rotation if you so choose. Thanks to those who have left me such great feedback on the switch from Monthly to Weekly Plans! I’ve had a few requests to add shopping lists to these plans and amÂ working
I mentioned in a post over the weekend, that I will be implementing a few posting changes this year. One of those is that I am discontinuing my Monthly Menu Plan posts and replacing them with WEEKLY MENU PLANS that will be posted each week on Sunday afternoon and will be housed on the home page unti
Before we get on to this weeks highlighted recipes, I wanted to let you knowÂ that I (finally) posted my Summer Reading List last week. Click here if you missed it and would like to enter the $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. There are a lot of great book recommendations in the comment section of that
Hello and happy weekend to you! I have a fantastic lineup of food for you this week, including a terrific Potato Cheese Soup for your crock pot, my favorite Chicken Pot Pie recipe and some Toasted Coconut Caramel Popcorn that is out of this world.
Hello friends, and happy Saturday to you. For this post Thanksgiving Week, I tried to choose meals that are prettyÂ easy (just in case some of you might be a little bit tired of cooking…ha! I know I fall into that category myself. Do I dare admit that? đź™‚ I suppose it would be true.) Anyhow, most
Hey there, friends. I hope November is treating you well so far! I have a great lineup of food for you this week, including the infamous Turkey Breast of Wonder (I’ve seen frozen turkey breasts at the grocery store for great prices lately, it’s a good time to stock up!). There is alsoÂ a super fun r
Happy Weekend, everyone! I’ve got a great lineup of food for you this week, including a fabulous Apple Crisp (hello beautiful fall!) and my favorite recipe of all time…Fabulous French Bread. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go! Also, from now on I will be including a printable list of the Me
I have a tastyÂ line up for you all today, gang. Below you will find a fabulous main course salad, a little something for your grill and a breakfast for dinner option. You know I love to throw breakfast in once in a while. Hope you don’t mind.
A new, wonderful,Â 30 minute-skillet-dinner-recipe co
Happy Weekend, everyone! I’ve got a terrific collection of recipes to share withÂ you for this weeks menu plan, including a great breakfast for dinner option and a fabulous (melt in your mouth!) grilled flank steak that is divine.
Happy Weekend, everyone! I have a great line up of food for you today, including a fantastic grilled burger, some amazing baked beans and a phenomenal Blueberries and Cream Puff Pastry. Warm weather is on the horizon! Hooray!
Have a great week all. Two new amazing recipes coming up this
Wow! Can you believe the calendar is flipping itselfÂ right over into May! I feel like time is flying by so quickly. The older I get the faster it goes. I would imagine many of you feel the same way as well. đź™‚ Spring is in full force here in Utah, and it is so beautiful. We have been drinking in al
Happy Weekend, all! I hope you have some fun plans that include enjoying the wonderful spring weather. It has been beautiful this past week here in Utah. My sisters, mom and I met for lunch downtown yesterday and just take a look at these gorgeous flowers we saw at Temple Square.
Summer is coming to a close, friends. WhichÂ means the kids are headingÂ to school, schedules are resuming and cooking dinner is a little bit easier to manage. Funny how a getting back to a regularÂ routine feels kind of refreshing, am I right?
Below you will find a great line up of food for you
Welcome to another Weekly Menu Plan. This week I’ve added a couple of zucchini recipes for those of you who are harvesting it from your gardens or for those of you who are buying it at the store. đź™‚ If you are finding yourself with an abundance you can access my list of great zucchini recipes by cli
Are you ready for another great week of recipes! I have a fantasticÂ line up for you today. If you missed my post last week regarding a few scheduling changes, you can read it HERE. TheÂ Weekly Meal PlanÂ will now be posted on Saturday mornings, instead of Sunday morning. I hope this will give more
How is your December shaping up, dear reader? I hope it is going well! I have a yummy lineup of recipes for you this week. Most all of them are very easy to put together. Something to be appreciated mid-December, yes?
Happy Weekend, all! I’ve got a great lineup of food for you this week, with a heavy emphasis on the Crock Pot and Fast and Easy. It’s December, after all. Tis the season for fast and easy dinner recipes.
PS…there is a KILLER FABULOUS peppermint brownie ice cream number waiting for you at the en
Happy Weekend, everyone! I have a great collection of food for you this week, including a great crock pot Beef Roast, a tasty soup (winter is still upon us, after all) and a light and refreshing Key Lime Poke Cake. Hope you find something to love! See you on Monday for another brand new recipe!
Happy Weekend, everyone! I have a great lineup of food for you this week, including a fantastic recipe for Roasted Asparagus. Have you seen asparagus show it’s spring loving face at your local grocery store lately? This is a great time to buy it, as it’s usually on sale. Watch for stalks that are ni
Happy Long Weekend, everyone! I hope you have some great plans with the people you love. As usual, I have some great recipes for you to feast your eyes on and hopefully make and enjoy this week. Included in the lineup are several crock pot recipes, a killer pan-fried chicken and a Banana Cake (with
It’s a brand new year, friends. It always feels great to start fresh, doesn’t it! Last year I made a few changes to my posting schedule that I thought worked out well, and have decided to continue with that same rotation this year. Here is my plan for 2016! Weekly Menu Plans will still be posted on
January is almost over, can believe it? Time is going by so fast. Hope you are making it through the winter alright! We have been enjoying life here at home, and loving spending time with our oldest boy before he leaves on his mission (only 2 1/2Â more weeks!) It’s been so great to have him home fro
Just a coupleÂ more days until February, my friends! That is something to smile about, yes? There are bright yellow daffodils in your future, to be sure. It might take us a few more months before we see them, butÂ we will get there. Sunny days are on the horizon…:)
Welcome, to you on this gorgeous summer day. At least I hope it’s gorgeous wherever you are at currently! We’ve had some rain where I live, and itÂ is feelingÂ great. A good break from the summer heat, to be sure. Below you will find a thisÂ weeks recipes. Hope you find something to love!
An entire week’s worth of recipes, here for your viewing pleasure today. Â I have included a wonderful grilled chicken recipe (it’s summer!), a great pot roast recipe for your crock pot and many other tasty things. Hope you find something to love!
Dinnertime can be a little bit crazy in the summer, agreed? I feel like we are all going in a hundred directions and are often not all home at the same time to eat. So, it’s kind of hit and miss and I don’t end up cooking every night. Cold cereal for dinner was consumed one night this past week for
Happy Weekend, everyone! I hope you have been enjoying some great spring weather this week! I have a great line up of food for you this week, including a fantastic Lemon Berry Trifle that only requires 5 ingredients. Hope some of you get a chance to try it!
Hello friends and Happy Easter Weekend! I hope you are having a great time with the peopleÂ you love. đź™‚ If you are still looking for some great Easter recipes, click HERE to see some of my favorites.
True to form, this week I have a fantastic lineup of food for you, including a killer Loaded Bak
Happy Weekend Friends! I have a brand new menu plan for you this weekÂ that includes many SUPER EASY dinner recipes, including someÂ spicy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas and Crispy Beef and Cheese Burritos. I’ve also added one recipe for your grill. Is it warm enough to grill where you are? We saw temp
I’ve got a great line up of food for you this, week and as a bonus I’ve linked to some wonderful Easter Recipes as well. Can you believe the time is going by so fast! I can’t believe it’s already Easter once again.
Hello, dear reader. Thanks so much for dropping by today. This weeks menu plan is full of easy recipes. My kids are going to be out of school for spring break this week, and I need dinner ideas that are fast. đź™‚ Hope you don’t mind that kind of thing.
I feel a little bit guiltyÂ publishing a menu plan today (Mothers Day), as I am hoping all of you mothers out there are taking a break from your kitchen duties and are sitting somewhere with your feet up eating bon bons. đź™‚ This is my most sincere wish. Hopefully once you are back in the saddle as f
Another weeks worth of recipes for you today, including a fresh and fabulous Strawberry Spinach Salad, Â a little something for your grill and THREE crock pot recipes (it’s that time of year when life is busy and cooking time is limited, yes? …come to think of, I don’t know a time of year when lif
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hope you are having a great time with the people you love. đź™‚ I have my menu plan for the week up and ready to go. Most of the dishes are super easy, which is a blessing…yes?
Couldn’t resist posting this fabulous display of tulips I snapped a picture (with my phone
It’s May! Â I feel happy about that, I really do. We’ve had such a lovely spring here in Utah which has been a wonderful pleasure. Life can get hectic in May for us with the end of the school year wrapping up for my teens. End of the year banquets, concerts, awards nights etc… However,Â this year
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend, everyone! I hope you have some great plans in store and that if you are a mother you’ll get granted some quiet time to kick your feet up. đź™‚ I’ve a great line up of food for you this week including a couple of fabulous brunch recipes.
Another week is upon us! I have a great line up of food for you this week, gang…including a fabulous (super easy) chicken pot pie, hearty spaghetti with easy garlic cheese bread and an amazing crock pot chocolate lava cake.
Fillo Dough Chicken Pot Pie
Three Bean Chili
Thanksgiving Week is upon us, hooray! I know many of us will be busy this week preparing food for the big day, so the recipes I’ve included in this weeks meal plan are super simple. IncludedÂ are also three of my favorite “Thanksgiving Leftovers” recipes to give you a few ideas of what to do with an
How are you enjoying your November, everyone? It’s finally gotten the slightest bit chilly here in Utah, but I don’t have room to complain. It’s been a gorgeous fall here with colors ablaze in every direction. It’s a great season to be roaming around the earthÂ in, I can tell you that. I have a tast
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, everyone! I hope you have had a marvelous time with family and friends and have been able to kick back and relax a bit! I have a great lineup of food for you all this week, mostly healthy recipes to get us from Thanksgiving through the first week of December.
Great news, everyone! My cookbook, 30 Minute Dinner Recipes, will beÂ available for purchase on TUESDAY October 13, which is just a few short days away! Woo Hoo! Watch for a fun giveaway post (on Tuesday) that will go alongÂ with the launch of the book. Â I’m super excited about it and hope you will
Hello friends, and happy weekend to you all. I’ve got a great lineup of food for you this week, including my kids favorite meal of all time (Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls) and an amazing Lasagna Soup.
Hey there, friends. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and a beautiful October. I have a yummy line up of food for you this week, including an amazingly simple Fettuccine Alfredo, a delightful Broccoli Cheese Soup and someÂ delicious Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Hello there, dear reader. I have to apologizeÂ for the lack of a second recipe postÂ this past week. My time got gobbled up with the Cookbook launch as well as a mountain of technical issues due to a problem with my server. I love technical issues, can I just be truthful for a minute and tell you th
Happy Weekend, everyone! I’ve got a great lineup of food again for you this week, including the most popular soup recipe on my site (Chicken Gnocchi) and a fabulous Pumpkin Crunch Cake that is out of this world. Printable list of the menu plan at the end of the post.
Hello there, dear reader. Hope you are having a nice, wonderful weekend! I have another menu plan for you today, loaded with some of my fall favorites, including a yummy soup and breadsticks, a killer meatloaf and the most amazing Caramel Apple Bundt Cake. Hope you find something to love!
Happy September, everyone! I’m excited at the prospects of fall, with it’sÂ glorious crisp air and beautiful fall leaves. It’s my favorite season by far. đź™‚ Â I have a great lineup of food this week, including a couple of recipes for your grill, an easy breakfast for dinner option and the best Peach
Hey there! I have yummy things in store for you this week! Below you will find a weeks worth of great recipes, including a hearty soup, a tasty pizza and some (Four Ingredient!) Porcupine Meatballs that are sure to please.
Hearty Sausage and Barley Soup
Mile High Butterflake Biscuits
Another weekly meal plan for you all, today. I have included a Breakfast For Dinner Day, and have added some fantasticÂ Glazed Banana Bars at the end. Just in case you have a few spotted bananas on your counter. I know I always do.
I couldn’t help but leave you with a picture or two of this b
Happy post valentines week, everyone. Hope you had a great holiday. đź™‚ I have aÂ fantasticÂ menu lined up this week that includes (among other things),Â 2 great crock pot meals andÂ a wonderful 30 minute skillet dinner. Hoping to save a little time in the kitchen this week. Life is busy, yes?