Menu Plan: The Due Date



It’s that time of week! The Tuesday menu plan is back again this week…


We’re on Spring Break– woo hoo!


So, today is April 15th, AKA “Tax Day.”



It was also my due date with my second baby.



That’s right, sweet C. [...]

Boston Cream Donuts



Print Boston Cream Donuts Author: JessieLeigh Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread, Dessert Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  25 mins

Serves: 8  

A light, fried dough donut bursting with vanilla cream filling and finished with a buttery chocolate ganache. Ingredients (for the donut portion) 1 tube (8) refrigerated [...]

Orange Ginger Granola

Print Orange Ginger Granola Author: JessieLeigh Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  40 mins

Serves: 8  

This bright, zingy granola has the perfect blend of flavor and crunch. We love it with yogurt for breakfast or as a quick snack. Ingredients 5 cups old-fashioned oats [...]

Menu Plan: In need of Spring Break!



It’s that time of week! The Tuesday menu plan is back again this week…


Spring Break, Spring Break… wherefore are thou, Spring Break???


We’re not going away for Spring Break, and I’m not actually burned out, nor are my kids. That said, we NEED time away [...]

Maple Cabbage & Bacon



The name of this recipe will either intrigue or disgust you– I get that. Nonetheless, it is, far and away, one of my husband’s very favorite lunches. It is also a great way to get non-cabbage-lovers on board with eating the stuff.




Print Maple Cabbage & Bacon Author: JessieLeigh [...]

Menu Plan: Can’t wait ’til Friday!



It’s that time of week! The Tuesday menu plan is back again this week…


Happy April! Forget all that April Fool’s nonsense– I’ve never been a fan. Let’s just celebrate the first FULL month of Spring, shall we?


This week’s menu plan all looks pretty tasty [...]

How to Make Spaghetti Sauce from Tomato Paste


Print Spaghetti Sauce from One Can of Tomato Paste Author: JessieLeigh Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  35 mins

Serves: 4+  

In a pinch, a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce can be pulled together from a single can of tomato paste and some pantry spices. While you [...]

Menu Plan: Starchy!



It’s that time of week! The Tuesday menu plan is back again this week…


Hooray!!!!! It’s Spring! For real! Finally!!! (I’m just a LITTLE excited about this. )


Somehow, I wound up making an incredibly starch heavy brunch on Sunday. Seriously. Check it out. Ridiculous!!! Nevertheless, [...]

A Week of Preschool Lunches



I post my menu plans around here pretty regularly. After a bit of a hiatus (mainly because I became convinced it was no longer “cool” to blog about your meals), I came back and figured I didn’t much care if I was cool or not.


For those plans, I include a [...]

Chow Mei Fun (at home!)


Chow Mei Fun is one of my husband’s very favorite “take-out” dishes. There’s something about those whisper-thin and light noodles that just makes his day. Imagine his delight when I figured out how to make it home for a fraction of the cost and with the freshest of ingredients!