snacks

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

by Amy on August 6, 2014

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. So, homemade fruit slushies it is! With just a few ingredients and a whirl in […]

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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 night par-tay! This dill dip is a great compliment to their salty goodness! Recipe for […]

Gingerbread Granola

by Amy on December 5, 2013

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, eat dinner by candlelight, or have Santa pancakes on a weekend morning. For another fun […]

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 “Time Turner” more than Hermione Granger. Before my kids were born, too often I’d settle […]

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 this recipe is the simplest and favorite around here. Unlike regular cookie dough, the base […]

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 working their brains while they eat. Here are three fun and simple ways to play […]

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 much longer while eating, plus they ate better, too. Win-win! It was always especially fun […]

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 and fun to make, perfect for a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside. Tortilla […]

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, which can be hard to squeeze it in, especially with school having started. So once […]

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, I accept hugs from strangers. I was browsing Redbook, the other day, and read about […]

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 my favorite football snacks is loaded nachos. They are easy to make and they are […]

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 be careful not to feed them too much, as dinner is just around the corner. […]

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