‘Tis the season for comfort food and all things cozy! The weather outside is chilly and if you are like me, you are looking for food to warm your bones! Meatloaf is one of those hearty kind of recipes that I grew up eating and whenever I make it, I am always transported right back to my mom’s kitchen. With a few simple steps, you can make a meatloaf your whole family will love! My easy homemade meatloaf is just the kind of cozy weeknight meal that you are looking for and the best part is, its super easy to make too!
We spent the weekend baking batch after batch of cookies and although it was so much fun and we were making such special memories, I feel like I could use a salad in my life this week! I figured that you might be feeling the same way in a season of Christmas cookies, treats, and more being at the forefront of everyone’s minds. I find that we tend to eat less salads in the winter time mostly because the weather shifts, but I have a few of my favorite salads that are seasonally appropriate for this time of year! These salads are heartier, full of flavor, and nutrition, and you are probably going to want to work one or two of them into your meal plan this week! My top 10 favorite winter salads are going to help you balance out all of the cookies you might be consuming from now until Christmas!
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This is truly my favorite time of year. It’s a time when the holidays bring friends and families together from all over, food is shared, and it’s just so special. Truly nothing brings me more joy than creating a meal made with love and serving it to my guests. I love creating a dish that simmers all day, like my Italian Meatball Soup to be eaten with Mulino Bianco® Sfilati Tomato Breadsticks and to be enjoyed by all! The house smells of warmth and love and everyone leaves with happy bellies. My Italian Meatball Soup is truly one of those heart warming meals that is perfect when you have a house full of loved ones.
December is just a few days away and I am in full on holiday mindset already! There is something that happens to my brain right after Thanksgiving and I suddenly just want to bake holiday treats, watch Christmas movies, and sit by the tree sipping hot cocoa all day everyday! I know that this is very unrealistic and work has to be done, along with mom duties, and other responsibilities, but I always have to try extra hard to be focused in the month of December! Can you relate? Well either way, I have a must make holiday treat for you that you are going to want to make all holiday season long! My peppermint dark chocolate s’mores bars are super easy to make, are so festive, and delicious that I know you are going to love them so much!
With the holidays in full swing it can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle due to the constant influx of treats that co-workers, family, and the internet keeps throwing your way! This is the time of year I find most people throw in the towel and say I’ll just start fresh in January because they find it too overwhelming to stay the path! That’s why I like to prep easy and healthy lunches at the beginning of the week so that I can be sure I have something nutritious and satisfying to help me resist the holiday temptations throughout the day! My easy single serving veggie ramen bowls are going to be your new favorite healthy make ahead lunch for any day of the week!
At this time of year when the holidays are in full swing, it usually means more guests in your house, which means more mouths to feed, which can sometimes be overwhelming! I am all about making it easier on myself when my house is full with meal ideas that don’t take a long time and are super easy! I am also all about the new trend of serving food on a platter or board family style so that the feeling stays super casual and guests can serve themselves whenever they are ready! My easy tomato galette breakfast platter is a great way to serve up breakfast to your friends and family this holiday season!