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Meals & Snacks

Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Baking With Kids: Easy Coconut Macaroon Nests

Easter is a magical time at our house. It has the same religious significance to us as Christmas, but without all the crazy commercialism to go along with it. It’s a chance for our family to do some much needed reflection, and it’s also a […]

Heart Shaped Pizza Minis

Heart Shaped Pizza Minis

I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate Valentines Day, Heart Shaped Pizza Minis!! Pizza and lazy man’s fondue … that’s been our Valentines Day menu for years. We are not fancy, I just chop up some fruit and melt some chocolate and […]

Cuteness Alert: Adorable Fall Snack Ideas for your next party

Cuteness Alert: Adorable Fall Snack Ideas for your next party

Guys, I have to share these incredibly cute flower candies and pretzel rods with you right now! They’re the perfect simple thing to whip up for your next party, event or baby shower. All you need is a few minutes and ingredients, but they look […]

26 Ways to Make Pudding More Fun

26 Ways to Make Pudding More Fun

Did you know National Chocolate Pudding Day is this month? 26 June to be exact … and that sounds like a delicious holiday worth celebrating to me! In honor of Chocolate Pudding Day, we put together this list of 26 ways to make pudding more […]

Family Meal Plan: A Week’s Worth of Family Favorites

Family Meal Plan: A Week’s Worth of Family Favorites

School has officially begun and I’m looking for ways to really connect with my kids in the short time we have all together in the evening. We bond well in the kitchen, so we are celebrating the new school year with a week’s worth of […]

Family Planning: A Week’s Worth of Meals

Family Planning: A Week’s Worth of Meals

Like most moms, I imagine, I spend a significant amount of time planning and preparing our meals. Meal plans are such a useful thing and even more valuable when shared, so why not share them here – with all of you! If you’re doing a […]

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived, and in a big way! If you’re anything like me keeping the kids happy, healthy, (busy), fed & cool are your top priorities right now. Here’s a few tricks on how I do all of those things at the same time. 1. […]

Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

Marina shared her favorite mango green smoothie recipe the other day and I dreamed about it for a week straight. I finally got to the store and stocked up on frozen mango so I could make these for breakfast yesterday. They were everything I knew […]

School Lunch Idea: Mini Hawaiian Subs

School Lunch Idea: Mini Hawaiian Subs

I asked all my friends on Facebook how I could be most helpful in getting them back in to the rhythm of balancing school, and work, and family life. I was super surprised to see 90% of them needed some fresh ideas for packing lunches, […]

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

5 Easy Holiday Snacks

I’m on the Christmas Snack Committee for kindergarten. Normally his school is on a strict no added sugar and zero junk food policy, so when planning easy holiday snacks I had to get a bit creative in my search. Sure, a few of my ideas […]