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Simple Soccer Snacks for Kids

Yes, I have the official title of “soccer mom”! But I love it! Our family loves to sit on the sidelines and watch the kids play. Even in the cold windy Seattle rain! And each season we’re in charge of snack for… 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 →

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Can you believe that the summer has come to a close and that the new school year is arriving? Maybe where you live school has already started, but where I live in New York, there’s about a week left to… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

Homemade Potato Chips with Dill Veggie Dip

Have you ever made your own potato chips? They are the best. Super fun to make and you’ll be craving them at least once a week! Add a bowl of Marzetti® Dill Veggie Dip and you’re set for a Friday… Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Granola

I like to have a few easy and festive meal ideas up my sleeve for the month of December – something to make an ordinary breakfast, lunch, or dinner a little special. We might make gingerbread boy and girl pizzas,… Continue Reading →

Parenting Tip: Eat More “Fast Food”!

It’s true. One of the greatest discoveries I made as a parent was when I unlocked the power and precision of “fast food”. As Moms, we’re expected to pack 36 hours worth of activity into 24 hours. We need a… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

Whether you call them energy bites, cookie dough balls, or no-bake cookies, these little tasty morsels take just a few basic ingredients and turn them into a quick and easy sweet treat. We make many variations of dough balls, but… Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Sneak Math into Snack Time

Are your kids on summer break yet? We want to keep those little brains learning and growing, even during the lazy days of summer. Numbers and food go hand-in-hand perfectly and, with very little extra prep, your kids can be… Continue Reading →

Simple Ideas for Pairing Stories and Snacks

When my girls were wiggly toddlers and preschoolers, we did a lot of our read-aloud time at the kitchen table. They would nibble on their meals, while I read a big stack of picture books. They would listen to stories… Continue Reading →

Sweet and Crunchy Tortilla Snowflakes

My daughters have been reminding me that we forgot to cut paper snowflakes during our December advent activities. So, I knew they would enjoy this snack-time surprise – making crunchy tortilla snowflakes dusted with powdered sugar. These are so simple… Continue Reading →

Family Play Time with the Game of Don’t Eat Pete

Have you ever played the game, Don’t Eat Pete? It’s one of our family’s favorite, my kids are begging to play it at least once a week! It’s a great time to really have some good ol’ fashioned family time,… Continue Reading →

Helpful Tips to Appease Picky Eaters

As a mother of 5, it’s inevitable that I will have at least ONE picky eater. And, I do. It’s bad. Bad, as in:  hates chicken nuggets, hamburgers, pizza, cheese, fruit, veggies, ketchup, mustard, pretty much everything. Really, everything. Yes,… Continue Reading →

Loaded Nachos for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, are you ready for the big game?  I love football, but the highlight of my day is usually the food. I love making tasty snacks and treats for our guests. One of… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy After-School Snacks

I don’t know about your kids, but mine come home hungry from school. School can be a long day, lots of sitting, playing, and learning. So when they come home, they are ready for a snack. But I like to… Continue Reading →

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