Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

I don't remember the last time it was this chilly at the beginning of September. It literally went from low 90's to 60 in the matter of 24 hours. So naturally, soup was the answer to this anomaly. I also forgot how much I love my slow cooker and how seldom I use it. Like, hello?! You throw in your ingredients and let it do its thing and then you eat! Best invention ever. Now while this recipe isn't 30 minuts from make to sit-down-and-eat, it does only require 30 minutes (actually less!) to prep and then your slow cooker does the rest. I think that I will be adding more recipes like this on my blog this winter. I can still do other things I need to get done around the house, and then when dinner rolls around, we just fill up our bowls and devour!

Orange “Chicken”

  You guys, let me start by apologizing. I've been keeping this dish from you, and there's just no excuse really- but let me tell you what happened. I stopped eating chicken. That's really what it comes down to, so naturally this recipe got pushed way back to the back of my brain and until my hubby requested that I make it, it was destined to just collect cobwebs. Until now. I decided to bring it back and make it with tofu, and now I'm kicking myself for not posting this recipe sooner. We used to make this all.the.darn.time. This Orange "Chicken" recipe is so flavorful and even easier to make (and the leftovers are fantastic too!).

Leftover Mashed Potato Pizza Pie

Calling all mashed potato enthusiasts, pizza muching maniacs, pie swooners, and leftover lovers! This one's for you! So I seem to have a little problem, and I'm not sure if you feel me- but I always seem to make enough mashed potatoes to feed an army! I never think just half the bag of potatoes will be enough... and hey, I figure leftover mashed pototes is less work for me the next night- so I just go with it. Now this time, I was feeling motivated to reinvent those mashed potatoes into a whole new meal- and with pizza always on my brain, I thought... what if I make a pizza from these leftover mashed potatoes, top with vegan cheese, coconut bacon, chives and vegan sour cream?! I mean- I my head this sounded epic. And I'm happy to report, that it was just

Vegan S’mores Treats Featuring Nairn’s Gluten-Free Grahams

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nairn's. The opinions and text are all mine. The Nairn's products mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from to use in this recipe, thank you so much! It's that time of year again!! Back to school, woohoo for mom! I'm not quite there yet- I still have a couple years, but I thought some of you might be looking for that perfect back-to-school sweet treat to pack in those lunch boxes and to have ready when those little monsters get home :) I had the pleasure of partnering with Nairn's to create these super easy and super delicious treats featuring their gluten-free, vegan oat grahams! If you think that rice krispie treats were your fav- well I am introducing you to your NEW favorite treat

Banana Bread Breakfast Pizza Sponsored by Simple Mills

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Simple Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. The Simple Mills products mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from to use in this recipe, thank you so much! Mama always said to eat your breakfast, and that sure has never been an issue with me as breakfast (used to be) my favorite meal of the day. But that was when I could enjoy the traditional breakfasts we all swoon over. I sort of fell out of love with breakfast over the past few years- it just suddenly became so much work. That is until now! This Banana Bread Breakfast Pizza is so simple to make with my favorite banana bread mix from my friends over at Simple Mills! In just 15-20 minutes the banana bread pizza crust is ready to be

Peanut Butter Banana Splits Sponsored by PerfectlyFree

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of perfectlyfree®. The opinions and text are all mine. The perfectlyfree® frozen treats mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from perfectlyfree® to use in this recipe, thank you so much! When I'm looking for a quick and easy dessert, my go-to has always been these Peanut Butter Banana Splits. For one, they are just so delicious- I mean, who doesn't like a good banana split?! And two, these banana splits come together lickety-split... like 20 minutes max (even quicker if you don't want to wait for the chocolate shell to harden). Until recently, I totally forgot about these. My hubby and I used to eat them all.the.dang.time. So when I remembered that I had some of my perfectlyfree® frozen

Coconut Cream Pie Doughnuts Sponsored by Dang Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dang Foods and Mambo Sprouts. The opinions and text are all mine. The Dang Foods Coconut Chips mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from Dang Foods on behalf of Mambo Sprouts to use in this recipe, thank you so much! If you told me five years ago that I would be making my own doughnuts at home, I wouldn't have believed you. Then one day I got brave and bought a doughnut pan, and it sat on my counter for a while and then stored with the rest of my baking sheets and I never quite worked up the courage to try. Seems like a silly thing to be to be afraid of... but I'm not exactly the world's best baker, that's for sure. But these Coconut Cream Pie Doughnuts tell a different story and I am so excited

Vegan Matcha + Pistachio + Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Once upon a time, I loved ice cream. My favorite summer thing to do after dinner or after a softball game- is head on down to the local mom n' pop ice cream shop and get a scoop or two (or three!) of my favorite flava of ice cream. Never did I ever think I would be able to enjoy amazing ice cream that is vegan. I mean, I would go all the way to say this might be my most favorite ice cream I've ever had. Making your own ice cream is so simple with the ice cream machines we have available. The ice cream "batter" is hand blended for 5 minutes, chilled in the fridge overnight and then popped it in the ice cream machine the next day for 15-20 minutes. That's it! Now I know it kinda stinks that you have to wait overnight BUT good news is you don't really! Just