Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Delicious homemade pad thai - recipe at LifeWithLevi.com

Craving pad thai? My favorite takeout dish is pad thai, and I get a craving for it about once every other week. Our local thai joint is awesome and makes my tastebuds super happy, but my wallet isn’t as thrilled about the expense of eating out so often. This pad thai recipe is easier on the budget and has a great fresh taste. I’ve made it with chicken, but you can easily swap out the chicken for beef, shrimp, or {Read More}

Maple Glazed Ham: Easier Than You Think

Maple Glazed Ham - easy dinner recipe at LifeWithLevi.com

Maple glazed ham is one of those family meals that look & taste like they took a ton of effort, but is actually really easy to make. Maple Glazed Ham Ingredients 1 bone-in ham (size to fit your needs – approx 3/4lb per person) ½ to ¾ cup pure maple syrup (depending on the size of your ham) ½ cup water Directions Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a small sauce pan, reduce the maple syrup to a thick {Read More}

Marbled Deviled Eggs Recipe

Learn how to make fun, colorful marbled deviled eggs

Marbled deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer to make when you’re looking for a fun, colorful recipe that’s sure to impress your guests. Since one of the steps of this recipe is to add cracks to your hard-boiled eggs, this is a great use for Easter egg dye “rejects” that crack while boiling. The more cracks, the better – they are what give the eggs this unique marbled effect. Getting these gorgeous colors is easy, but just to warn you, peeling is {Read More}

Molded Sugar Hearts

Simple Sugar Hearts - Instructions at LifeWithLevi.com

You know that saying that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? That’s what inspired these molded sugar hearts, perfect for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, or other special occasions. Molded sugar hearts are easy to make and can be fun addition to spice up your regular coffee or tea routine. To start, you’ll need superfine sugar*, a bit of water, food coloring, and a heart-shaped mold. *Tip: If you already have regular granulated sugar in the house, just run it {Read More}

20 Minute Butternut Squash Risotto + Pressure Cooker Giveaway

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Risotto is one of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve been wanting to cook it for a while, but have never had the time to spend in the kitchen for the amount of continuous stirring it needs. Thanks to T-fal, I’m now the proud owner of a Clipso pressure cooker. Which means I can skip the hour of stirring and make risotto in less than 20 minutes. (Which coincides with the amount of time I have to cook on date night.) {Read More}

Proving a Point to Mykl with Hillshire Snacking #HillshireSnackPros

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#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between this site and Hillshire. This could include Hillshire providing content, product, access, or other forms of payment. Sometimes I get to do really awesome things because of my blog. Like get paid to prove a point to Mykl. Thanks Hillshire for the excuse to prove that Mykl’s shirt looks like a tablecloth. Hillshire Snacking has a new line of snacks with premium meats, bold flavors, and 15+ grams of protein per package. {Read More}

The Easiest Frozen Watermelon Pops Ever

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There’s no better way to celebrate the final days of summer than with these easy frozen watermelon pops. All you need is a sheet pan, some wax paper, a few popsicle sticks, a sharp knife, and a nice, ripe watermelon. Slice your watermelon as usual. Make sure your slices are at least 1/2″ thick. Then insert your knife about 1″ into the bottom of each slice, to pre-cut the hole for the popsicle stick. Insert your stick, pushing it at {Read More}

Make-Ahead Freezer Meal: Beef Enchiladas

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. As a busy working mom, make ahead freezer meals are my best friend. This easy beef enchiladas dish can be prepped in advance and stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ground beef is a staple in our house, so this is a great dish to {Read More}

Go from Zero to Pizza in 15 minutes with Hormel Pizza Ready

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I am a member of the Hormel® Pizza Ready™ Program. While Hormel Foods provided me with samples and resources to complete this post, all opinions are 100% my own. As a working mom, one of my biggest challenges is getting dinner on the table quickly when I get home. Last week, for example, the office was really busy and by the time I picked up Levi after work, it was already 5:30pm. Considering his new bedtime is 7:15pm, that doesn’t {Read More}

Sometimes simple things are the best (aka my latest recipe fail)

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Sometimes simple things are the best. (KISS graphic) I’m going to clue you guys in on a secret – when bloggers create gorgeous, delicious recipes, we normally only share the final product. Like these poached pears – they’re plated pretty, well-lit, and look ready to eat. What we don’t often share is our failed attempts to create the recipe in the first place. Take, for example, my attempt to get creative with some Tastefully Simple products this week. They sent {Read More}