Spicy Pan Fried Noodles with Shrimp

I might be slightly obsessed with take-out noodles. I am totally that person you see in the movies eating them straight out of the little white boxes straight from the refrigerator. I always get our place to add a little extra spice to mine and not a single noodle goes to waste. Of course, I save it for the weekends when I am not trying to eat most Paleo ;) In our efforts to make more home cooked meals, I started making spicy pan fried noodles at home.

Spicy Pan Fried Noodles with Shrimp

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Pineapple Ginger Infused Water

We’re headed into the home stretch of summer here and it seems like the days are getting hotter and hotter versus showing signs of cooling down. I’m still trying to focus on getting in plenty of water each and especially on the days when I spend a lot of time outside or get dragged to boot camp by my neighbor. One of my newest favorites (besides cucumber lemon thyme) is pineapple ginger infused water.

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Copycat Cheese Shop House Dressing

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

With school getting ready to start, we decided to take the kids for a little mini-vacation last week. We combined visiting my parents, a quick beach trip and a trip to Williamsburg for a little history and waterpark action. While in Williamsburg, we of course talked to the kids about the history and toured Colonial Williamsburg. We also made a stop at the famous {well, famous at least in VA} Cheese Shop for lunch. That stop inspired me to make copycat cheese shop house dressing for everyone to enjoy throughout the school year even when a trip to Williamsburg isn’t practical.

Copycat Cheese Shop House Dressing

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Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

School started today. I’m pretty sure all the moms in my neighbor let out a sigh of relief mixed with a twinge of stress. Sure, we get back on a regular schedule now but that schedule gets infinitely busier thanks to homework, after school activities and all the other stuff that comes along with school starting for the year. It makes the regular stuff like cooking dinner just a little bit more difficult. Thankfully, we can all embrace one pot meals like this paleo one pan Italian chicken to make dinner go a little smoother.

Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

Paleo One Pot Italian Chicken is the perfect meal for busy nights or when you don't want to get a lot of dishes dirty!

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Cheesy Chicken Kabobs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

We are headed back to school soon which means quick dinners and working hard to satisfy picky kids. One thing I know they will always go for is chicken nuggets. I like to change it up though and make it fun so I make cheesy chicken kabobs using Tyson® Chicken Nuggets.

Cheesy Chicken Kabobs

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Easy Recipes Meal Plan – Week 8

Guess what?! It is time to get ready for the beginning of another week which means it is time to think about what to cook for dinner during the week. Don’t stress though. We’ve got you covered with week 8 of our easy recipes meal plan. (Here are weeks one, two, three, four, five, six and seven)

Make getting dinner on the table each night with our weekly easy dinner recipes meal plan. Week 8 is full of delicious options.

Easy Dinner Recipes Meal Plan - Week 8

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Six After School Snack Ideas

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By the time my kids get home from school, they are usually starving and immediately start asking for snacks. I try to make sure I have a variety of snacks around the house and always choose things that are pretty easy to take on the go too in case we have to head out immediately for gymnastics practice or some other event. In case you are coming up short on snack ideas as we head into the beginning of the school year, I thought I would share six after school snack ideas that are always at the top of my list.

Six After School Snack Ideas

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying this final week of August. We’ve had unusually cool weather (in the 80s) here which has been wonderful! The kids have definitely enjoyed going to the pool every single day too. I will admit that I’m ready to get back into a regular schedule though when school starts. Speaking of school, while I go do one last check of all our school supplies, take a look at these features!

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Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings // Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes

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Beer Soaked Garlic Fries // DIY Hamburger Costume

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Dollar Store Back to School Wreath // Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe

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Thai Peanut Rice Bowl

I am excited to share one of my favorite new recipes using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Have I told you yet that school starts here on Monday? Can you tell I’m a little stressed thinking about it. I’m looking over our calendar and I can feel at least 10 new gray hairs popping up. I’ve gotten used to a laid back schedule where dinner could take awhile to make and no one really cared. That all changes come Monday because we add in homework, gymnastics, dance and so much more into our evening schedule. Good thing I have items like Minute® Ready to Serve Rice to turn to so I can still create delicious dinners like a Thai peanut rice bowl in the limited amount of time I have.

Thai Peanut Rice Bowls are the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal option. Meatless Monday has never tasted so good.

A Thai Peanut Rice bowl is the perfect dinner option when you need something quick and easy but still want it to taste delicious.

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Vanity Makeover – Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

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Hello! Sometimes you have a regular old maple bathroom vanity and it works. It does its job of holding your tooth paste and hair brush and razor. But something may be missing, besides the mascara or toothbrush.

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