Author Archive: Polly

  • 5 Lessons I’ve Learned This Year as a Mom of Three

    My sweet “Clay-Bay-Bay” just turned one. It seems so cliche to say that this year has gone fast but it also feels wrong to not say it. We have officially completed an entire year with three kids, 5 and under. I get tired even thinking about it. To be completely honest with you all, this …Read More

  • Mini Bacon, Spinach, and Egg Quiches {Freezer Meal}

    Yum-yum in my tum-tum. These mini quiches were a certified crowd pleaser. The ingredients are as simple as the recipe is. I must admit though. This is one of those, “real food meets reality,” recipes. While a real food purist would make their own pie crust, this mama just doesn’t have the time for that. …Read More

  • Two Questions to Ask Your Child Every Day

    Dinner time is far from picture perfect these days. While I do have hopes of one day sitting around the table and talking about the happenings of the day, our current meal times are a combination of sibling squabbles, standing up in chairs, spilled drinks, and complaints. It’s usually all wrapped up with some sort of …Read More

  • New Blogger Shoutout: Write Them on My Heart

    One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce …Read More

  • 3 Minute Avocado Toast

    Avocado Toast is so simple that it almost doesn’t feel worthy of a post. When I feel my body itching for some nutrition and I’m not wanting to munch on my kids’ lunch scraps, this is often what I end up making. I mean, can I even call it a recipe? You can probably get the …Read More

  • Puppy Chow

    Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) is one of my go-to large group treats. This batch was made for a Super Bowl party we attended but I’ve also found it to be a great treat for birthday parties, play dates, or any other group gathering. (Just be mindful of people with nut allergies!). It’s …Read More

  • Blueberry Power Muffins

    It’s no secret that I am a muffin lover. I love that they are easy to make, easy to eat anytime of the day, and easy to freeze. When these Blueberry Power Muffins were suggested by my friend Noelle as a recipe to make in my freezer club, I was excited to give them a …Read More

  • Sour Cream and Cheese Biscuits-4

    Cheddar and Sour Cream Biscuits

    Cheddar and sour cream biscuits. Need I say more? OK, I will. They were great and a super easy side dish. If I would have had green onions on hand I would have tossed a few in there as well but they were good without them. What surprised me was that despite the fact that …Read More

  • Which Cookbook Cover Should We Use? Your Vote Counts!

    As you probably know by now, we have a cookbook in the works that is set to be released this September. Read more about the whole cookbook writing process here if you want. But, we’ve got a big problem, dear friends. We love both of these book covers for different reasons and simply don’t know …Read More

  • Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Salad

    My family won’t go for Brussel Sprouts. I’ve tried multiple times but they simply turn their noses up at the idea of them before they even try them. Husband included. Since I’m the only one who will eat these green lovelies, I hardly ever buy them. However, last week I was feeling a bit defiant …Read More

  • Keeping the Big Things Big (and the Small Things Small)

    “Martha, if your heart stops beating, do you want us to restart it?” I could hardly believe the question that the doctor had just asked my grandmother (technically my husband’s grandmother but family is family.) As much as I was caught off guard by the question, I was even more shocked by her answer. Without …Read More

  • Publishing a Cookbook: Food Photography (Part Two)

    As promised, we are doing our best to keep you in the loop with our upcoming cookbook that is set to be released this fall. So far we have shared about: 1. What our cookbook is all about 2. The First Steps to Publishing a Cookbook 3. Editors and Closing Day 4. Recipe Development 5. Lifestyle Photoshoot After we …Read More

  • Publishing a Cookbook: Photography (Part One)

    As promised, we are doing our best to keep you in the loop with our upcoming cookbook that is set to be released this fall. So far we have shared about: 1. What our cookbook is all about 2. The First Steps to Publishing a Cookbook 3. Editors and Closing Day 4. Recipe Development We are now tackling …Read More

  • Why Mommy Meltdowns are OK Sometimes

    A few weeks ago I was having a hard day. Minor things had been chipping away at me all day long and my resistance was low. When my infant refused to go down for an afternoon nap I hit my tipping point and began to crumble. A mommy meltdown was in full swing. We’ve all …Read More

  • Christmas Break

    Christmas Break

    Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Rachel and I are in the middle of a small blog break over the holidays. We’ll be back after the new year. If you are missing us just a tad too much, you can still follow along on Instagram. Polly’s been keeping that feed alive with a …Read More

  • That Time I Hugged Our Trashman…

    You guys, I just have the SWEETEST story that must be shared. A few months ago, I shared a sweet video of my kids giving our hardworking trashmen granola bars. Since then, my 3 year old son, Tyler has continued to make it a weekly habit to greet these guys with a treat of some …Read More

  • Last Minute Holiday Cookies

    Last night, I was running short on time. I needed an easy holiday dessert for a small Christmas party pronto! When I scanned our pantry and saw our off brand Oreos in there, this little idea dawned on me. Just melt down some almond bark (white chocolate), give the cookies a dip, and lay them out on …Read More

  • Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    Yum yum yum. These bad boys were a crowd pleaser the other night. And trust me, with the ever-shifting big feelings about food in my home, a meal that everyone likes is a big win. In fact, my husband was flabbergasted that this wasn’t going into our cookbook. I tried to explain that, “We have …Read More

  • Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

    I love homemade salad dressings. They are just so easy to make and you can adjust them to taste JUST how you want them to. You not only save money by making them at home but you also save yourself from consuming all those added ingredients that come in store bought dressings.