Quick and Easy Avocado Spread

The other day I found myself in a snack dilemma. It was mid-afternoon, close enough to dinner that you don't want to eat too much and ruin your appetite, but far enough that you need to eat something before you pass out or get hangry.  Being the day before grocery shopping, though, we were a little … Continue reading Quick and Easy Avocado Spread

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Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars

  If you've ever had a picky eater in your household, you know the angst of trying to get them to branch out. Our picky eater would eat the same meal for lunch and dinner every.single.day. if we let him: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Seriously, this kid LOVES his PB&Js. I'm constantly working … Continue reading Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars

Delicious and Easy Veggie-Packed Spaghetti your Kids Will Love!

With baby on his way in the next few weeks, I'm all about keeping meals as easy as possible. But I don't want to rely on chicken nuggets and tater tots, because eating real foods and lots of veggies is important to me! This delicious and veggie-packed spaghetti recipe is perfect for nights when I want … Continue reading Delicious and Easy Veggie-Packed Spaghetti your Kids Will Love!

Coconut Strawberry Chocolate Popsicles

We had our first taste of summer this week, so it's got me thinking about cold treats. Ice cream, popsicles... mmmm, I'm hungry just thinking about it! Here's my problem: as a mom of four little boys, I don't like to give them a lot of sugary treats. So I came up with a super yummy … Continue reading Coconut Strawberry Chocolate Popsicles

Peppermint Mocha {or hot cocoa!} Recipe

Here in Wisconsin, it is colder than COLD outside right now. So cold that all I can think about is wearing cozy sweaters and warm slippers with a hot drink in my hand. Preferably coffee. This peppermint mocha (or hot cocoa, for you non-coffee drinkers) recipe is perfect for snow days and holiday parties and having your girlfriends … Continue reading Peppermint Mocha {or hot cocoa!} Recipe

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (and a free treat topper printable!)

This time of year, I enjoy handing out small gifts to people who have made an impact on our lives - teachers, childcare volunteers, friends, neighbors, even postal carriers. But obviously we don't have the money to buy each and every one of them an extravagant gift. I think that giving a small treat is … Continue reading Peppermint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (and a free treat topper printable!)

20 Minute Creamy Garlic Spinach Pasta

Everything I do these days is done in short spurts of time. Sewing, cooking, cleaning... and if I have a longer stretch of time, obviously I'm going to spend it sewing. So I'm digging meals that are quick and easy, but also super yummy and still real food.This meal was born out of a "uh … Continue reading 20 Minute Creamy Garlic Spinach Pasta

Curry Squash Apple Soup

I truly adore soup season. There's something about a bowl of soup that just makes me want to cozy up beside a fire. [of course, I'd need to have a fireplace first...] The other thing I love about soup? My kids eat it. And love it. It's one of the few ways my two-year-old willingly … Continue reading Curry Squash Apple Soup

Super Yummy Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Bread

Confession: I'm not a big baker. I l.o.v.e. to cook [like this lick-the-bowl potato leek soup], but I'm not too big on baking in general. The big exception to the rule, though, is banana bread. Everyone around here goes crazy for it - myself included. We eat it so quickly, we're lucky if we can … Continue reading Super Yummy Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Bread

Meals Kids Love: Potato Leek Soup!

Did you see any of the Meals Kids Love series, put on by Jenny over at The Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts?  There are some great looking meals over there.  We tried the Thai noodles and the lemon pepper talapia, which were [mostly] a hit.  If you don't include the fact that my … Continue reading Meals Kids Love: Potato Leek Soup!