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Andrew’s First Post!

Hey ‘Oven Lifers- Andrew here, Amanda’s lesser half.  We’ve decided that I should pitch-in on the blog and provide another perspective for followers.  Like Amanda, I’m a full-time parent with a full-time job so I’m on the same journey to find balance and success in both areas. Unlike Amanda, I haven’t always been the greatest… Continue reading Andrew’s First Post!

Kids · Recommendations

February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

In case you missed it- there was a polar vortex in the Midwest about three weeks where we hit as cold -60 wind chill!  Needless to say, we did not leave the house for about 48 hours.  Staying home, cuddled up sounds like a dream until your two young children get cabin fever!  In the… Continue reading February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

Main Dishes · Recipes

Scrap Soup- don’t throw away your veggie scraps!

Leftover soup, expiration soup, scrap soup- could not decide what to call this one.  I settled on Scrap Soup!  I had been seeing the idea of utilizing your veggie scraps for making your homemade broth and decided to give it a whirl.  After making the broth, I used what was in the fridge that was… Continue reading Scrap Soup- don’t throw away your veggie scraps!

Appetizers · Main Dishes · Recipes · Snacks

Leftover Spinach-Artichoke Dip Chicken

I hope you enjoyed my healthier-version of spinach-artichoke dip.  So what to do with your leftovers?  Make spinach-artichoke dip chicken, of course!  Enjoy this yummy recipe and make ahead for easy lunches (reheats well!). All you need: Leftover spinach-artichoke dip chicken.  Will need about 1 cup. 2 boneless, skinless chicken, halved Optional: jalapeños All you… Continue reading Leftover Spinach-Artichoke Dip Chicken