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Cream Cheese & Mango Salsa RITZwich Snacks

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I’m featuring a party recipe for “stacking it up” salsa style. I’ll be bringing a plateful of these delicious snacks to my neighborhood holiday get together on May 5th! I’m partnering with Safeway and RITZ… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Green Smoothies

To celebrate Earth Day this month, our family is trying our best to make better choices for what we put in our grocery cart to help us eat healthier. Along with that, we also want to understand where our food comes from to help our… Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

Many of the first things my girls learned to cook are things made on a flat griddle pan – from pancakes to french toast, grilled cheese to quesadillas. A little flipping practice with mom and they are set to make… Continue Reading →

Savory Crepes for Easter Dinner

For the Easter holiday, we’re prepping a fun family-friendly dinner where everyone can build their own savory crepes. I love to get the kids involved in all parts of kitchen prep. These DIY savory crepes are a great way to serve dinner and… Continue Reading →

Frozen Yogurt Bunny Bites for Snacktime

We’re making something snacksational with these mini frozen yogurt bunny bite sandwiches! They’re great for snacktime when you need a little treat. And how fun are these bunny shaped graham crackers? Perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday. I’m partnering with General… Continue Reading →

15 Frozen Treats Kids Will Love (and so will you!)

Warm weather will be here before you know it. Get ready for summer with these frozen treats that you and your kids will love! We’re sharing popsicles, yogurt bites, frozen fruit and ice cream treats. See all 15 frozen treats… Continue Reading →

Simple “All in One” Italian Soup

We’ve been enjoying a lot of soup this winter in Seattle, it’s been a gray and rainy one. And most times, I make soup out of what we have on hand. That’s why I LOVE this Simple Italian Soup. It’s great for… Continue Reading →

Cherry Banana Smoothies

If your kids are smoothie-lovers like mine, here is a must-try flavor to add to your blender repertoire. My toddler, tween and teen are all in love with this pretty-in-pink cherry banana smoothie. With just 4 ingredients, this smoothie is… Continue Reading →

15 Super Bowl Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is February 7th! Broncos vs. Panthers! Who will you be rooting for this year?? I’m not sure who I’ll be rooting for, but I KNOW that I will be making and eating some gooooooood food. That’s the… Continue Reading →

15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

It’s a new year! Which means new beginnings and a fresh start. Every year I decide that I should probably be eating a little bit healthier overall. Maybe it has something to do with all of the cookies, candy, and… Continue Reading →

Game Day Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna

It’s that time of year when we get to cheer for our favorite football team on game day. I’ve got just the thing to serve a crowd if you’re having a party to watch the game… Mexican Lasagna! And I cooked it… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching a new year! 2015 has been an amazing year and we’ve created so many fun crafts. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve made during this past year. Make and Takes 2015 Year… Continue Reading →

Holiday Peppermint Muddy Buddies

With the holidays upon us, we’re gearing up for the season of gift giving! Not only do we love to gift our family, friends and neighbors, we also want to celebrate and thank our school teachers. I’m sharing a yummy recipe for… Continue Reading →

Candy Cane Cookie Buttons

It’s that time to prep for holiday parties, mixing up some sweet treats to share. So I’m baking up a plate full of these cute little candy cane cookie buttons! They are just the cookie dessert to bring to a get… Continue Reading →

Plan and Prepare a Red and Green Meal

We have been doing an activity Advent calendar for many years, and even though my girls are now 11 and 13, they still love this annual tradition. To keep this mama sane, most of the activities are super-easy, no-prep things,… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Dip

We’re getting ready for a day of Thanksgiving and I’ve just discovered the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Dip. It will be a perfect addition to our turkey day table! I’m partnering with Chobani for today’s pumpkin recipe. They are sharing… Continue Reading →

Baked Brie Baguettes with Tomato and Basil

I’m always on the lookout for quick bite-sized snacks to share with the family or for a holiday party. These brie baguettes are just the right size to share for an upcoming White Elephant party I’m hosting next month! I’m… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Cheese Board

Our family has recently become a cheese family. Over the last few months, we’ve been having so much fun tasting and trying new cheeses. It all started with the movie The Boxtrolls. Have you seen it? It’s such a fun flick. There’s… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (Kid-Friendly!)

I adore soup weather! And, I love slow cooker soups for an easy and warming dinner. This butternut squash and apple soup has a sweet, delicate flavor, and is simple enough for my daughters to prepare. Even my toddler can… Continue Reading →

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