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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 →

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

Gooey, chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery, and delicious! There are too many words to describe this amazing chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal skillet cookie from Averie of Averie Cooks! I love meals cooked in a cast iron skillet. Especially desserts! This… Continue Reading →

Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast

Brisk fall mornings call for a hot breakfast. We rely on oatmeal many mornings, but sometimes we like to mix things up with a quinoa breakfast bowl instead. We love this apple cider quinoa – it’s sweet and flavorful, and… Continue Reading →

6 Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Warm up this fall with the perfect slow cooker recipe! I’ve partnered with Crock-Pot, the original slow cooker, to share 6 festive fall slow cooker recipes. These recipes are just what you need to make dinner ahead of time, slow cooking,… Continue Reading →

Cutest Ever Cinna-Mini Cookie Bites!

Is there anything better than a treat in mini form? They are not only adorable but you feel like you can eat a million of them because they are zero calories right? Right. When I saw these cinna-mini cookie bites… Continue Reading →

Cozy Almond Pumpkin Spice Steamer

The leaves are changing and it’s getting colder outside. Grab a good book, a big mug of this almond pumpkin spice steamer, and cuddle up under a blanket for a while. This recipe from Whipperberry is the perfect fall drink to warm… Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese & Jam Cracker Snacks

We are only a month into school and already lunch options are too repetitive. I’m always looking for variety, for myself in making lunch and my kids in eating it. So I’ve been adding these yummy snacks to their lunches and… Continue Reading →

Got Pumpkin? 6 Perfect Recipes for Fall

Let pumpkin season begin! October brings on the pumpkin flavors in every meal of the day! From pancakes and muffins to pizza and beer. Well, I’ve found 6 delicious pumpkin flavored recipes you must make this season to celebrate fall…. Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa

As soon as the temperatures started cooling off a tiny bit, my girls declared it hot cocoa season once again! While we usually drink our cocoa straight-up chocolate flavor, we also enjoy experimenting with different spices and extracts. Of course,… Continue Reading →

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