I should have titled these “Oyster CRACKers” or “Highly Addicting Oyster Crackers”. If you’ve had them before, you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve never tried these – head to the store right now for ingredients!!! These are PERFECT for parties, gatherings, or a snack to have on hand. They freeze well, which thankfully helps me from eating the whole entire batch. My kids … Continue reading Seasoned Oyster Crackers
I’ve always made these around Valentine’s Day for some reason. It’s fun to write your own little fortunes! My kids help out and write or draw on tiny slips of paper as well. This year, the kid’s fortunes said, “You will soon see LEGO Movie 2”, “Chicago is in your future”, “You win”, smiley faces, scribbles, and “I love you”. Mom & Dad’s fortunes said, … Continue reading Homemade Fortune Cookies
As some of your know, our family has a Christmas tradition of making homemade gifts for each other. Well, of course we needed to include the newest member of our family… The kids helped me measure, mix, roll, cut, and bake these dog treats. It was very easy, with simple ingredients that we already had on … Continue reading Easy Homemade Dog Treats
With my husband being out of town for work all week I’ve just been trying to keep my head above water! On night #3 I had no plans for dinner and was about to pick up Happy Meals (and count a bottle of wine and a sleeve of crackers as my dinner), but I had been craving chicken & wild rice soup all week. So … Continue reading Easy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (Immune Booster!)
We LOVE energy bites (also known as protein bites or energy balls), and I love trying new recipes for them. These make a great snack for kids and adults, or pair them with a fruit and dairy and you have your self a very quick and healthy breakfast! These chocolate chip coconut energy bites are BY FAR my favorite. I love coconut, but these chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Coconut Energy Bites
So we went really simple with the food for our baby’s first birthday party this weekend. Like grilled hot dogs, crock pot mac n’ cheese, watermelon, veggie tray, and cake. Homemade lemonade and store bought iced tea. It was easy and everyone (adults and kids) enjoyed it! Here was my dilemma with the mac n’ cheese… I needed enough to feed 20ish people, and I … Continue reading Crock Pot Mac N’ Cheese
Do you have a box of Swiss Miss in your cupboard? Do me a favor and go look at the ingredients… Guess what? All you need for the BEST hot chocolate ever is milk, cocoa powder, and sugar. That’s it! Vanilla extract is optional (and you better believe I always add it!). Once you try this, you’ll be hooked! The best part is… you can … Continue reading The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate (Only 3 Ingredients!)
You know those overpriced Auntie Anne’s mall pretzels that take EVERY bit of self control to pass up? Gosh… those are SO good. Frankly they are worth every penny to me, especially the almond or jalapeno ones! However, I don’t go there often, and I actually enjoy making my own at home. These are the BEST homemade pretzels, and they are easier to make than … Continue reading The BEST Homemade Pretzels – Anyone Can Make These!
We love protein bites! Also called energy balls or energy bites. There are so many different kinds to make, with just a handful of ingredients. Fall is the perfect time to try these healthy pumpkin protein bites! These are great for: School Lunches Snacks Grab & Go Breakfast Healthy Treats When it comes to kid’s protein powder, Vega Protein & Greens is our absolute favorite! … Continue reading Pumpkin Protein Bites – Kids Love Them Too!
If you read my Facebook post earlier this week, you already know that 4 out of 5 of my family members LOVE this soup. The Pharaoh hates it with a passion, and although he loves broccoli – he doesn’t believe it belongs in soup 😉 This is my favorite soup to bring to potlucks, it’s very similar to Panera Bread, except this is healthier broccoli … Continue reading Healthier Broccoli Cheddar Soup