Triple Chocolate Drop Cookies

Print Triple Chocolate Drop Cookies Author: JessieLeigh Recipe type: dessert Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  16 mins Total time:  21 mins Serves: 30   An easy drop cookie filled with the rich flavor of three levels of chocolate– perfect with a glass of icy cold milk or [...]

Menu Plan: The Pre-Easter Crazy




Like the rest of the world, I feel like Easter is creeping up super early this year. I keep glancing at the calendar and getting a little jolt because… really??? So soon???


These weeks leading up have been busy and, honestly, at times overwhelming. We’ve had some health issues within my [...]

Menu Plan: Marching Along




It’s a dark, rainy, gloomy start of a Monday. I’m covering a leave of absence in second grade, so I’ve been kept hopping with that! Still, no matter how busy life gets, we still need to eat, right?


So here’s the plan!







Menu Plan: Because I need to write!



I’m gonna level with you all…


I sat down this morning to write. I’m actually not teaching today, because my oldest child has been fighting fevers on and off for a week and it hit just under 104 yesterday. Long enough and high enough that even I– the notoriously uber calm mama [...]

Meal Planning Doesn’t Have to Be “All or Nothing”



When the topic of meal planning comes up, there are typically two big schools of thought– there are those who despise it and find it tedious and boring and there are those who LOVE it and are passionate list-makers. Within each of those, of course, there are sub-groups, but that’s the the general [...]

Menu Plan: Deliberately Easy



I’m kind of embarrassed to share this menu plan.



There. I admitted it.


I know some of the meals listed here are less than stellar. I don’t expect anyone to be one bit impressed with my cooking this week.


But, you know what? This plan is actually do-able! And [...]

Menu Plan: Chilly & Busy



I swear it was hot as heck barely a week ago. And now… brrrr!



Last time I posted a menu plan, I hinted at the upcoming busy-ness of life and we are now in the full swing of it. Because we didn’t have enough going on already, A. managed to get [...]

Eating Down the Pantry



Want to know the real reason I never participate in those “Eating Down the Pantry” challenges?


Well, here. I’ll show you.



This is what my fridge, freezer, and pantry look like before I go shopping.


Every month.


I can honestly say that “food waste” is one thing [...]

Caramel Fudge Brownies

Print Caramel Fudge Brownies Author: JessieLeigh Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  24 mins Total time:  29 mins Serves: 24   A rich, decadent brownie that elevates a boxed mix into something truly special. Super easy and super fast. Ingredients 1 brownie mix (to make a 9″ x 13″ [...]

Menu Plan: Quick, Easy, & Cheap



It’s Fall! Well, ALMOST Fall.





I imagine you all know by now that I am a total stickler for the REAL season start and end dates. I’ve never been one to rush the seasons and I maybe roll my eyes a bit when people pull out boots and [...]