• Dessert,  Recipes

    How to make cheesecake in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker!

    Cheesecake in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?? YES!! And it is super, super easy!! In November I got this magic pot (That’s what the kids call it) called an Instant Pot! It is a programmable pressure cooker. This thing isn’t your grandma’s pressure cooker. It is so much more than a pressure cooker. It can sauté, steam, slow cook, cook rice and (the Duo version) makes yogurt. As you will see in a few minutes it can also “bake” with pressure! This is the exact way to make the cheesecakes. I have not failed a single one yet. I have made a total of 8 since November! This is the basic…

  • Breakfast,  Snack

    Breakfast egg muffins

    Breakfast egg muffins! I posted these on my Facebook page and everyone wanted to know my recipe. Honestly when I posted them I didn’t have a real recipe. These are so easy I just toss everything in a muffin pan, bake, cool and store so they can be reheated all week for breakfast. My boys love that they can pull it out of the refrigerator themselves and toss it in the microwave. When we reheat these we only heat them for around 40 seconds, otherwise they will get crunchy. My general recipe for a 12 muffin tin: 12 eggs (we strongly prefer farm fresh) 2 heaping tbsp of cooked meat…

  • Adult Lunch box Ideas,  Breakfast,  Dessert,  Dinner,  Kids lunchbox ideas,  Review & Giveaway,  Side,  Snack

    What is your monthly food budget?

    What is your monthly food budget? I am on a quest to find what the average family spends a month on groceries! I polled a ton of people on Facebook and I would love input from my readers! What do you spend a month on groceries for your house? How many people do you feed? Do you buy some, all or no organic foods? Click the picture below and it will take you to Instagram so that you can be a part of the conversation! If you don’t have Instagram that is ok! Leave me a comment here!  [wp_ad_camp_1] I’m doing a little research for my blog and would love…

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Snack

    Paleo Frosted Banana Bars

    Paleo Frosted Banana Bars!  We found ourselves with an abundance of overly ripe bananas. What I was wanting was Paula Deans Banana Cake with cream cheese frosting, but we all know that would have been a terrible idea! This recipe is my attempt to replicate the taste of Paula’s famous cake in a bar format that my family can eat.  The boys wouldn’t stay out of it and the entire pan of Paleo Frosted Banana Bars were GONE in less than 24 hours. My husband might have helped a little! These are great as dessert, but they are super awesome in the morning with a cup of black coffee! I…

  • Recipes

    Cake Batter Cookie Recipe

    This year the kids and I are participating in a large cookie exchange. We tested TONS of recipes (no one was complaining) and found the perfect ones! These cookies are so simple. With only four ingredients they really are amazing. I tested these out on my co-workers, friends at Thanksgiving and the neighbors and they were a hit! It’s very simple. Buy a box of cake mix, add ingredients and bake. That’s it. They are guaranteed to turn out soft and chewy every time! We tied SEVERAL combinations and we liked them all. I am really convinced that you can not go wrong with any combination! Cake batter cookie recipe!…

  • Side,  Snack

    Purple Sweet Potatoes

    Purple Sweet Potatoes Purple is probably one of my all time favorite colors. Boy was I surprised to find out that PURPLE sweet potatoes existed! We discovered them while looking through Pinterest and I asked our local grocery store to order them for me. It took them a few months to actually get them in, but I was so excited once I had them in my hands! These potatoes are so vibrant and fun to work with. Plus the kids think they are really cool! [wp_ad_camp_1]  Our favorite way to eat them is first baked, then pan-fried in coconut oil. Using this method to cook them does something magical to…

  • Side,  Snack

    Silky Paleo Pumpkin Pie

    Silky Paleo Pumpkin Pie It is that time of year when the leaves are changing, the weather is crisp and pumpkin EVERYTHING is available! I can only handle seeing so many pumpkin desserts before I have to try to make them myself! I made this pie and put it in the fridge to cool and set-up while I was at work. I got home and my husband and kids had devoured almost all of it leaving me a small piece to try. Luckily I was able to get pictures before they claimed it. My goal here was to have a thick, silky pumpkin pie. The cream of the canned coconut…

  • Recipes

    Pocket S’mores!

    Pocket S’mores These little treats came about because we did not have graham crackers on hand when we started the fire! We really try to stay away from all gluten and grain when we started eating Paleo foods 8 months ago. I saw some gluten-free graham crackers at Natural Grocers and they were just so expensive and it has been my experience that most store-bought gluten-free products don’t taste that great anyway. So we skipped them and came up with our own version of S’mores that we actually love more than the traditional version! You can use chocolate bars in the middle or anything else you can come up with!…

  • Side,  Snack

    Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!

    The PERFECT Paleo chocolate chip cookies! [wp_ad_camp_1] Since starting our Paleo journey I have been on a hunt for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe. I wanted a cookie that was soft and chewy and that still tastes good the next day! I also wanted a cookie that took very little time to prepare and a recipe that was not full of complicated instructions or hard to find ingredients. I heard rave reviews about Against All Grain’s Real Deal Chocolate Chip cookies and decided to try them. I checked out the recipe, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I substituted some ingredients and let me tell you, these cookies…

  • Snack

    Fried Banana Dessert

    Fried Banana Dessert It is almost a nightly occurrence that my 5 year old excitedly ask “what’s for dessert?”. Most of the time we tell him we aren’t having dessert, but last night I decided to create something quickly, easy and healthy! We don’t usually keep (or make) Paleo-fied treats in the house because we want to get used to not having sweets around, even if they are better for you than tradional sweets.  When I originally “went Paleo” I did Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox and it gave me the opportunity to re-train my tastebuds. After the 21 days I no longer craved sweets the way that I…