Our Thanksgiving Menu

November 22, 2016 No Comments

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is enjoying family recipes that have been passed on by generations. This is the first year I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving completely on my own. However, I have a helpful husband who’s agreed to be on turkey duty, which takes a major load off my plate. He’s pretty brilliant with all types of meat, so I’m confident it’ll be a turkey to remember. I also took a shortcut by picking up a frozen apple pie last weekend at Abel’s Acres in Apple Hill, but they do such an amazing job with their pies…

Potato and Leek Soup

November 7, 2016 No Comments

Soup is a major staple in the Mitchell house, mostly because when Porter was about one and a half we discovered that he LOVES soup so it provided some dinner table harmony where we aren’t constantly on Porter’s case to eat his damn dinner. We eat soup literally all year long – I’ve even been known to make soup when it’s 105 degrees out. Now that we’ve reached November (when normal people start making soup) I thought I’d share a family recipe that was recently passed down to me from my mother-in-law. It originated with Ryan’s grandmother, but his…

Healthier Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

September 20, 2016 No Comments

When I was growing up, pancakes meant getting out a giant yellow box of Bisquick. For my kids, I try to make things a tad healthier (no offense to moms who use Bisquick). I know there are a million variations of a “protein pancake” online. I’ve played around with different recipes and I feel like I’ve got one good enough to share, but I will probably continue to alter it because I just can’t help myself. I’ve made some leaner ones in the past, but I wanted to make something that Porter would actually eat. What I like about this is…

The Best Broccoli Chicken Mac&Cheese

August 23, 2016 No Comments

This is literally the best Mac&Cheese recipe I’ve ever made. Discovered on one of my fave food blogs, Gimme Some Oven, this recipe will make you want to toss out all those nasty boxes of cheese powder and never look back.  It isn’t exactly “healthy,” but the ingredients are real and it’s not loaded with butter like so many are. Plus it includes the protein and veggie, which makes my mom life easier. After posting the mouth watering picture above to my instagram, I got a lot of DM’s asking for the link so I decided just to share on here. This way, I…

Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce

August 17, 2015 No Comments

Growing up, I HATED enchiladas. It wasn’t until I got older that I discovered I have a cumin allergy, so that explained it. Once I tried my friend Hailey’s enchiladas that were cumin free, I had a change of heart. At that point on, I began making my own version of chicken enchiladas, adding ingredients and tweaking things as I go. Enough people have asked me for this recipe, to which my reply was always, “Sorry, it’s in my head but I’m going to blog about it.” Then I wouldn’t blog about :D. What can I say?  I’m a mom, so taking…

Kale salad with meyer lemon vinaigrette

April 10, 2015 No Comments

I’m the worst blogger ever, I know. I’ve been so caught up in being a mom/wife/daughter/friend/cook/maid/gardener/PR freelancer, that I’ve really dropped the ball on this blog, which is annoying (I’m annoyed at myself) because I’d like to be able to add “/amateur writer” — but I can’t and it’s my own fault. However, it’s a new day and Porter is napping, so I thought I’d get back on the blog horse. Cooking is something I’ve always enjoyed – my passion began as a little girl helping my mom in the kitchen, followed me to college and early adulthood and transformed into something that I…

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Hi! I’m Bethany and I live in Sacramento, CA with my husband and two little boys. Most of the topics you’ll see on here are about motherhood and wine, but I write about pretty much whatever strikes me as a topic I need to cover! I don't take motherhood too seriously and I like to have fun! Cheers! Read More

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