A Simple Thanksgiving Feast

A Simple Thanksgiving Feast

This year, especially more than before, I’ve been searching for ways to simplify the  holidays so that I can actually enjoy them with my family. I’m sure you’ve felt the pressures during the holidays to do activities that you don’t enjoy just for tradition, or to cook a million dishes, or give a million gifts. This year I’m not having any of it, I’m done with spending my time doing things I don’t want to instead of focusing on my family. Last month I shared my ideas for a simple Halloween, and today I’m sharing my tips to have a simple Thanksgiving.

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A Perfect Neighbor Gift

Giant soft sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

This post is sponsored by Miss Jones Baking Co.

I’m finding more and more that when a special occasion comes up and there is baking required my mind always goes to the same place: delicious and easy! Whether I’m baking for a birthday, holiday, or other special occasion I find that more and more I lean toward using a mix instead of trying to bake something from scratch. A long time ago I discovered Miss Jones Baking Co. and not only are the products organic, almost all of them can be made dairy free (which is a big deal when you are allergic to dairy like me). Over the years I’ve tried the brownies, cake mixes, frostings, and cookies but I think these Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite by far.

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Recipe for an Easy Dinner Night

Recipe for an Easy Dinner Night in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for going back to school!

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

With back-to-school just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about dinners and how to make prep as easy and quick as possible while still maintaining a healthy diet. Today I’ve partnered withSmithfield® to share a recipe for an easy dinner with less than 30 minutes of prep time any night of the week. Often my go-to for easy dinner nights is a slow-cooker, but I find that a lot of the recipes for slow-cooker meals include a lot of processed ingredients or extra prep time and those are two things I like to avoid. With this recipe, it’s easy to create a meal that the whole family will enjoy, even picky eaters like my little one.

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How to Travel With A Food Allergy

Above: Waterfront Urban Diner in Grand Cayman

I think it’s time for me to address an issue that has plagued me for my whole life, my dairy allergy. Growing up I was lactose intolerant but still ate diary because some foods are just worth the pain. As I’ve grown older, my intolerance has turned into a severe allergy which I unfortunately had the pleasure of learning the hard way. I never realized how much it would effect my ability to eat and travel (and eat while I travel) until I had to actually deal with it. Today I’m sharing some of my best tips and tricks for how to travel with a food allergy (and still enjoy yourself).

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