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Our Favorite Fruity Summer Tea

-+*We have already had some 90-degree days where we live, and we’ve been scanning the fridge for something cold and refreshing to drink. We try to keep juice and soda to a minimum, but often my girls are craving something… Continue Reading →

Egg Salad Mason Jar Recipe

-+*Egg salad just might be my favorite of the salads. It goes back to my childhood, my mom was always making us open-faced egg salad on toast. These days I’m trying to go low-carb, so I’m eating more salads. In comes Egg… Continue Reading →

Chocolate, Almond and Banana Pudding

-+*Have you seen the new reusable squeeze pouches from Little Green Pouch? Did I mention they are reusable?!! I’m in LOVE and thrilled to be partnering with them on a yummy original recipe made just for these squeezable pouches – perfect for a… Continue Reading →

31 Crock Pot Dinner Recipes to Make All Month Long

-+*I don’t know about you, but making dinner every night can be tough! It can take a lot of work and a lot of thought to plan and be consistent. That’s why I am all about a good crock pot recipe!… Continue Reading →

31 Pie Recipes to Celebrate Pi Day

-+*Yay, National Pi Day is coming up on March 14! But wait, there’s even more to celebrate this year! Not only is National Pi Day on 3/14 of every year, this year is EXTRA special adding the year 2015 to the… Continue Reading →

Mint Oreo Cookie Smoothies

-+*Every time St. Patrick’s Day comes around, we’re always thinking of GREEN things we can make! And even though this smoothie turns brown when you blend it, it’s made with our favorite green minty OREOs!! This is a quick drink you… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: GREEN Fruit Salad & Skewers

-+*Fruit salad is a staple side dish and snack in our house, and we whipped up a big bowl of green fruit salad to welcome in the month of March. This would be a perfect side dish for a St…. Continue Reading →

Green Smoothie Guessing Game

-+*Our whole family loves a good green smoothie! My kids are really great at drinking these up and always wanting more. But to make it even more fun to drink these green colored drinks, we play a little game –… Continue Reading →

Arugula Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

-+*This salad has been one of my favorites to make this winter. It’s fresh, filling, and has so much great flavor. Add some cheese, nuts, and a bacon vinaigrette and you’re set for lunch! I’ve loved arugula for a long time… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Taste

-+*We’re continuing with our Exploring Our 5 Senses series and today it’s all about taste! When my girls were small, I started setting up simple taste tests to encourage them to try new foods and flavors. Since taste tests are… Continue Reading →

13 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Salads

-+*I really struggle with what to eat for lunch. It’s an odd time of day. I don’t want to cook a big meal, I’m not feeling like leftovers, and I don’t want to eat off my kids plates… I’m trying to… Continue Reading →

Green Smoothies for the Whole Family

-+*We are a green smoothie family! We have been for a while now and LOVE it! I know the smoothie train is not a new craze, but I was finally inspired last summer when I joined a 30 day challenge. Now… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

-+*My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day LOVE Sugar Scrub

-+*Looking for a super “sweet” Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? This is it! Sweet scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your Valentine they deserve a little pampering! Your Valentine will love this scrub even more when… Continue Reading →

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Dots

-+*Our family loves good ol’ vanilla yogurt. But to jazz it up a little, I thought I’d add a little bit of fresh fruit at the top and freeze them, turning this little snack into frozen yogurt fruit dots! This idea came from One… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

-+*Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

Host a Hot Chocolate Party

-+*Time to warm up with some hot chocolate. Whether you make your own from scratch or mix it from a can, invite over a few friends to join the hot cocoa fun. Here are just a few of the ways you… Continue Reading →

Fluffy and Festive Monogram Marshmallows

-+*Sometimes I make hot chocolate just so I can pour in a bunch of marshmallows and eat them…don’t judge. When I saw these monogram marshmallows I immediately put them on my “to make” list for the holidays! These cute letter… Continue Reading →

Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes

-+*We kicked off our December fun with a cute and tasty dessert – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ice cream sundaes. I love any excuse to eat ice cream, even when it’s cold outside! How to make: Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes This… Continue Reading →

Gooey Toffee Butter Popcorn To Snack On!

-+*Raise your hand if you can’t resist all of the holiday treats that are around us this time of year! I am defnitely not one to turn down a good dessert during this holiday season. This gooey toffee butter popcorn… Continue Reading →

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