27 Trader Joe’s Favorites for Toddler Moms {2019 Update!}

The Best Trader Joe's Items for Toddler Moms: Frozen Turkey Corn Dogs

My love affair with Trader Joe’s is no secret. I may even go so far as to say that I couldn’t live without it. Without Trader Joe’s, how would I keep my hangry toddlers filled to the brim with snacks,… Continue Reading

Hidden Vegetable Smoothie for Toddlers (and Mom!)

Toddler boy drinking a banana-berry smoothie (with hidden veggies!)

Your kids all eat vegetables willingly, and only ingest naturally-occurring sugars, and never eat processed foods with preservatives, right?

{HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.}

OK, come back to me when you’ve stopped laughing (or crying… whichever comes first), and I’ll break down this magical Hidden Vegetable Smoothie your toddler will LOVE. Continue Reading

Instant Pot Creamy Bacon Ranch Crack Chicken

If you’re just getting started with your Instant Pot, you’ve come to the right place – this is a GREAT first recipe to try out in your new electric pressure cooker. Continue Reading

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy, gooey, cheesy goodness, and even better, it's easy and fast! 20 minutes, beginning to end, and your kids will beg for seconds.

I will admit that I held out way too long on making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot.

See, I’m a mac and cheese purist: I prefer Kraft Mac & Cheese over everything. Literally. I don’t care what gourmet bacon-truffle-lobster-garlic-whatever mac and cheese you’ve got, that blue box will always be better. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy other mac and cheeses, because, obvi. But that powder packet of cheese wins, hands down, every time.

So I’ve never had the motivation to homemake my own. If my favorite restaurant can’t do it better, why should I think *I* can? Continue Reading