EAT | Chicken Tortilla Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup on a cold day. I have shared my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, but today I am sharing my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup! This soup is so good and has that delicious chicken taco flavor. The best part are the toppings you can add to it! Here’s how to make it.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cans of chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • Garnishes of your choice

First off, combine the liquids together. Broth, rotel, and lime juice.

Add the seasonings and bring up to a boil.

Add in the corn and cilantro.

Add your cooked and shredded chicken.

Let it simmer for about an hour.

Now it’s time to serve and garnish. There are so many things you could top this with. Tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, avocado…

It is so good. Especially the next day for leftovers!



EAT | Whipped Strawberry & Chocolate Milk

Have you guys tried that whipped coffee that went viral a few months ago? It is called Dalgona coffee and it is AMAZING. I even made a blog post about it. Something about whipping air into the coffee just makes it tastes so good…AND it also works with strawberry and chocolate milk!

I can’t be the only mom out here buying 3 gallons of milk a week at the store. Between my husband drinking a glass of milk with his Oreos at night, and my two girls who drink milk twice a day and in their smoothies, I can’t keep milk in the house! Strawberry and chocolate milk are big here. We love the Nesquick powders, and we use them to make our whipped milk!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp nesquick powder (either flavor)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice

In a small bowl, combine your cream and powder. Use a handheld mixer to whip it into stiff peaks.

works with chocolate too!

Pour over a glass of iced milk.

It is so simple and my girls go crazy for it! The top tastes like melted ice cream, and when you stir it with the milk it is delicious!

Not to mention, it looks super cool and fancy.

I hope you guys try it!


EAT | Red Sauce

Hello! You guys love pasta right? Pasta is one of my favorite things to eat, and I make pasta dishes all the time for my family. My girls love anything with marinara or “red sauce”, and I have the easiest, most delicious recipe that blows jarred sauce out of the water.

This sauce uses canned tomatoes, and I find that when you’re making red sauce, you need the canned tomatoes. Using fresh tomatoes also makes a great sauce (like for a pomodoro sauce), but the canned tomatoes give it a thickness that you can’t get from using fresh.

Here is the recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 or 7 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano

In a large saucepan, heat up your olive oil.

Add in your garlic cloves, and sauté just until fragrant.

Pour in your crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Bring to a boil, and add the salt and oregano.

I usually add ground beef to this sauce, but it is also very good without.

I usually put a lid on and simmer this sauce for about 30 min.

That’s it!

I use this sauce for lasagna, spaghetti, baked ziti, etc. It goes with any pasta.

This night I just boiled some elbow macaroni, mixed it up with the sauce, topped it with some mozzarella, and baked it for a quick meal.


More dinner recipes:

Chicken and Dumplings

One Pan Chicken and Asparagus

Chicken Pot Pie


Taco Rice

Chicken Piccata

Crockpot Chili and Cornbread

Chicken Noodle Soup

Pasta Pomodoro

Thanks for reading! xx

EAT | White Chip Chocolate Cookies

You guys like cookies, right? ‘Cause I’ve got another cookie recipe for ya. I can’t help it, my girls and I LOVE to make cookies. They are getting so good at it too!

This time, it’s a chocolate cookie with a white chocolate chip. White chocolate just makes any cookie NEXT LEVEL. Go for the Ghirardelli chips too.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine softened butter and sugar and cream together.

Add in your egg and vanilla, and mix.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add this dry mixture to your wet mixture and mix until creamy and smooth.

Lastly, add your chocolate chips.

Roll into 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. I use reusable mats but you can also use baking spray or parchment.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

YES. Perfectly chewy and chocolatey.

Place on a rack to cool.

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies, but you can easily double it for more!


Thanks for reading! xx

EAT | DIY Starbucks Cold Brew

It’s no secret that I love coffee and am addicted to it. I love a warm cup in the morning, and an iced cup in the afternoon! Today I am sharing how I make my own COLD BREW coffee.

Cold brew is different from regular iced coffee because it doesn’t get as watered down, and is generally stronger and less acidic.

I have this little cold brew pitcher that I use. You take off the top, fill the filter with a few scoops of ground coffee, add some water, put it in the fridge, and a day later you have delicious cold brew.

I use the Starbucks Blonde Roast for this, and it is so good. Just pour over some ice and you’re good! Sometimes I add creamer.

Most of the time though, I like to be fancy and make the Vanilla Cold Foam Cold Brew that Starbucks makes.

What you need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
    1/4 cup milk or cream
    1 tsp vanilla syrup

Add your cold brew to your glass with some ice.

Add your milk and vanilla syrup to a small glass.

Using a milk frother, whip up the milk so it doubles in volume and gets really foamy. My coffee machine has an attached frother, but you can find cute little handheld ones here.

Pour over your cold brew.

Just like Starbucks; so creamy and delicious!

More coffee recipes:

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

DIY Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

5 Cal Skinny Vanilla Latte

Thanks for reading xx