Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps - skip takeout and make this healthy homemade version! Pork and veggies in a delicious slightly sweet, slightly spicy sauce!

Hey guys!

First day of school here.

I’m a little excited.

And by a little, I mean I can barely contain myself.

I am counting down the minutes until I can drop them off.

I have a full day planned and there won’t be a single kid present.

This is the best day of my life.

We really lucked out this year and for the third year in a row, got a teacher that I absolutely adore. My middle kid had her twice in a row and now my youngest has her.

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Red Beans and Rice - the ultimate comfort food! Easy and cheap!
Are you in full-on fall mode yet?
Last week my mom and I were exchanging emails about all the fall candles we bought and I realized that I’ve officially moved onto fall.

Yep, burning “Sweater Weather” in every room of my house.

No shame. And I’ve had my windows open for weeks.

It’s 97 degrees in central Texas and I’m sweating buckets. But I don’t care. It’s fall in my head.

I’ve also moved onto fall foods. I bought so much squash last weekend. Literally every acorn squash my store had.

Every single one.

I’m all in on fall, guys.

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Grilled Lemon Thyme Pork Chops with Peaches - delicious and easy way to cook pork chops! Ready in 20 minutes!

Happy almost Friday, guys!

I’ve got the urge to get out of town this weekend but I have too many dogs and too many kids to just pick up and leave. So I’m probably going to settle for lying in a beach chair in my backyard and watching all of season 5 of New Girl.

Aaaaaand I bought a new grill this week so I’ll probably grill every meal. I’m pretty excited about that.

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Corn and Bacon Sauté - quick and delicious summer dinner idea! The sweet corn with the smoky bacon is so delicious!

You guys.

I’m obsessed with fresh corn right now. Is there anything better in summer than fresh sweet corn?

I made the most amazing ice cream yesterday. It was a sweet corn base and then I layered in crumbled homemade cornbread.

The best. I wish I could pass you a scoop because I know cornbread in ice cream sounds crazy. But trust me.

What’s your favorite way to use fresh corn?

I’m also currently obsessed with very quickly cooking it with bacon and green onions. Which is exactly what this Fresh Corn and Bacon Sauté. You aren’t going to believe how easy it is!

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Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles - a healthy twist on the classic! Zucchini noodles, pork, and a delicious spicy sauce!

Okay guys, I’m on a diet.

Just kidding. ha! We all know that never works out well.

But I am trying to make healthier choices these days. Because, bikini season.

Although I had a Big Mac on Sunday so…


I’m back to my breakfast salads and sweet potato noodles and lots and lots of turkey bacon. And I’m even giving zucchini noodles another try.

I have never liked them (I don’t really love zucchini to begin with) but I’ve found that if I put a spicy sauce on them, I love them. And they have basically no calories so, I’ll definitely take that.

Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles - a healthy twist on the classic! Zucchini noodles, pork, and a delicious spicy sauce!

This Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles recipe is like the classic Sichuan noodles that I order every Friday night, except with zucchini instead of regular noodles. So it’s pork, ginger, garlic, and zucchini noodles all tossed with a spicy tahini (sesame paste) sauce. And then it’s served with chopped roasted peanuts on top for the perfect crunch.

I’m obsessed. I had it 4 times last week.

It takes no time at all to prepare, literally 15 minutes or so. You don’t want to overcook the zucchini or it gets mushy and gross so seriously, just toss it all together and cook for 1 minute.

(This is the spiralizer I use. I’ve had it for well over a year and use it almost daily. LOVE IT.)

Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles! A low calorie version of the classic! Quick, easy, and delicious!Click To Tweet

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