Hi, I’m Ashley!

I’m a busy mama of three girls under the age of seven, and I love to cook! But between school, activities, and everyday life, I find it difficult to make time to cook a daily nutritious meal for my family. Mom guilt takes over me every time I enter a fast food drive-thru! I knew there had to be a better way to give my family a home-made meal every night while enjoying my passion for cooking.

That’s when I started doing my own research and experimenting in my kitchen with meals that were easy to prepare and easy to make. Most of my recipes have a short list of ingredients and take less then 30 minutes to make! Enjoy my recipes below, and I add a new recipe every few weeks. If there is a meal you’d like to see, let me know by filling out the contact form below!

Be sure to check me out on Facebook as I go live once a week with a new recipe!

Hi, I’m Ashley!

I’m a busy mama of three girls under the age of seven, and I love to cook! But between school, activities, and everyday life, I find it difficult to make time to cook a daily nutritious meal for my family. Mom guilt takes over me every time I enter a fast food drive-thru! I knew there had to be a better way to give my family a home-made meal every night while enjoying my passion for cooking.

That’s when I started doing my own research and experimenting in my kitchen with meals that were easy to prepare and easy to make. Most of my recipes have a short list of ingredients and take less then 30 minutes to make! Enjoy my recipes below, and I add a new recipe every week. If there is a meal you’d like to see, let me know by filling out the contact form below!

Be sure to check me out on Facebook as I go live once a week with a new recipe!

Busy Mama Meals

Deconstructed Eggroll

Hey all! It has been a few weeks since I made a post..I have missed you all! It's so funny I keep seeing these memes about how no one really wants to hear a backstory on recipes they just want to get right to it, so I won't keep you too long! Haha 🙂 Honestly reading...

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Waffledilla!

Waffledilla, huh? Please forgive me, but it is 5 am, and I have been awake since 1:30, all because of a very chirpy little birdie outside of our bedroom window! I had planned to wake up at 6 to get this recipe up but I don't have anything else to do so here I am haha!...

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Eggroll Skillet in Ten Minutes or Less!

By a vote of digital hands, who DOESN'T love a good eggroll?! My personal fave belongs to The China in my hometown of Bowling Green. But since I live so far away now, (and I cannot find one that even COMPARES to theirs) I had to improvise. This recipe can be used in a...

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Ranchy-Feta Orzo with Chicken

Yes, you read that correctly, ranch and feta and yes, they go together marvelously! If you know me, you know I love ranch and I LOVE LOVE LOVE orzo. So it was just natural  for me to give this a try. Ever have one of those days when you just stand in front of your...

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Easy, Cheesy Soft Taco Bake

If you see a recipe and the words cheesy, easy and taco are in the title, how can you scroll past?! Let me help you, YOU DON'T! haha So this recipe starts out by laying a block of cream cheese on the counter to get to room temp. I did this about an hour before cook...

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Angel Hair pasta with Easy Mushroom Sauce

If you love mushrooms as much as I do, you will want to try this easy, but seemingly fancy pasta dish! Best part is, you may likely have all of these ingredients in your kitchen! I start by boiling water for the angel hair pasta since that takes the longest! If you do...

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Busy mama meal plan March 18-24

I had an idea that I want to try out with my fellow Busy Mamas! Something that a lot of you have reached out and asked about is meal planning! Either you don't have the time for it, or just frankly, don't enjoy doing it. So I thought it would be useful for me to give...

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Chili Mac and Cheese

  So this morning I had the awesome opportunity to appear on one of our local morning news programs and share some super yummy mac and cheese recipes! We are huge football fans in this house and one of my favorite fall activities is making a ton of food every Sunday...

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It’s National Meatball Day, Ya MEATBALLS!!!

Besides National Wine Day and my birthday, I can't think of any other National Holiday I would rather celebrate than Meatball Day... I'm not kidding haha One of the first dishes I ever really perfected, was spaghetti and meatballs. I think I have the best recipe there...

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Want to Know the Trick to Crispy Pan-Fried Potatoes??

Being a self taught cook, there are a lot of things, I do not know and have to figure out myself. Well let me tell you one of the banes of my cooking existence...FRIED POTATOES!! No matter what pan I use, what oil, what butter, is there too much oil or not enough,...

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Tuna Patties (FTW)

I know this doesn't seem quite like something one might crave during the winter months in Ohio, but we just got back from a warm family vacation in Florida a couple of days ago and while we were away we ate such incredible food (shout out to my SIL for feeding...

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Please Say Hello to Stephanie!

I am so, so excited and happy to try something new here and welcome a new friend! Her name is Stephanie and like me she has a passion, but it isn't for cooking...it is for budgeting! I, for one, am TERRIBLE..read that again..TERRIBLE at budgeting of any kind. And...

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Brussel Sprouts Two Ways- Refreshing Turkey Day Sidedish!

Cooking has become my therapy. The obsessive, controlling, Type A me, loses all of that perfectionism in the kitchen. I don't follow recipes, measure and most time it's like I am making a dish for the first time because I don't remember how I did it last time. Today...

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Cheesy Corn Cake- A Perfect Thanksgiving Side!

With Thanksgiving approaching, I have spent most of these past few weeks thinking about what I am going to make for the big day! We are hosting again this year and I want to make it the best one yet! Cornbread is a must have on any holiday for me, but my husband isn't...

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Homemade Pasta O’s!

Yesterday the girls woke up asking for Spaghettio’s for breakfast (I know..breakfast..) and, thankfully, we were all out of the canned version, otherwise I don’t think I would have thought to make this! I am so glad I did for a few reasons! Not only is it way more...

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Grana Padano Orzo and Peas

If there is one thing I cannot and simply will not live without, it is pasta! I mean, it is so versatile, simple and inexpensive! I feel fairly confident that most people would agree with me on this one! But with that being said, I also feel like orzo is so underrated...

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Meatloaf Muffin-tin “Cupcakes”

Meatloaf Monday can get pretty boring so how about a cute, new way to perk it up.. Meatloaf Muffins complete with Mashed Tater “frosting.” It isn’t even funny how easy and yummy this is, and the kids will love it because they look like little dinner cupcakes! I like...

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Perfect Summer Pasta Salad

Raise your hand if you love pasta salad! Keep it raised if you think pasta and carbs are the devil!! Well, first let me assure you, they are not! You need carbs! B. I have a super light alternative to the traditional heaviness that is pasta salad. Whenever I eat pasta...

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

There are a million things I love about summer, but I must admit the one thing I miss about the winter during these hot months is the comfort food! Now don’t get me wrong, grilling every weekend isn’t bad, but I mean, come on, there’s a reason it’s called COMFORT...

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Tasty Taco Tuesday

Making tacos in the muffin tin is most likely the best idea I have ever had. Instead of a messy weird shell, the taco muffin is just a pretty cup of magical, less messy food. Also, the less dishes I have to use, the better! I start by making my taco meat with 80/20...

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Lemony Marscapone and Feta Pasta with Asparagus

Lemony Marscapone and Feta Pasta with Asparagus is the perfect Spring dish! So much flavor, so easy to make and takes less than 25 minutes! Boil the pasta until al dente about ten minutes, being sure to save some pasta water. While the pasta is boiling, chop your...

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Sheetpan Quesadilla

One of my least favorite things is eating plan ol’ leftovers..unless you are cold spaghetti or pizza, I am not interested in eating you the next day! So one of my favorite things to do is find new ways to re-purpose leftovers. Taco Tuesday is pretty much a given in...

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Grab and Go Day 3- Chicken Wrap

I have a confession.. I love a certain little restaurant with the golden arches, I cannot lie. I know, it’s not healthy. And I know, where the food comes may be questionable..but I don’t care, I love it! When the girls and I are wanting something quick, it is usually...

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Grab and Go Day 2- Steak and Cheese Sub

Day 2 of Grab and Go is something that I think everyone can agree on..steak and cheese subs! Now my favorite comes from a little place called Mr. Spots in my hometown of Bowling Green, and I love it so much I won’t even try to recreate it because it’s just not...

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Grab and Go Day 1- Burrito Bowl

Day 1 of grab and go recipes will be my take on the coveted burrito bowl from Chipotle! One of my favorites of all time! Here I will tell you how I perfected my own version of pico de gallo and guac, and how to make this even easier to prep than you might think! I...

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Homemade Chicken Ramen

Ohhhhh Ramen Noodles how our family loves thee. Inexpensive, incredibly tasty and so filling! But unfortunately, what we make up for in all those things, we pay for with the strange ingredients that we can’t pronounce. If you have googled “how to cook homemade ramen...

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