15 Citrus Recipes for Fall

In the South, citrus fruits are thought to be primarily Summer fruits. However, our Northern friends tend to enjoy citrus more in the Fall months. Little did I know, as a Southerner, that there are so many Fall recipes that feature citrus fruits as a main ingredient or, at the very least, a complimenting ingredient. Today I have quite a few recipes that include a piece of citrus fruit in its repertoire. From breakfast to dessert, you're sure to find a recipe here that will delight your taste buds! /1/ Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Pistachios - The flavor of this grapefruit will explode in your mouth! Coupled with honey and pistachios, you're sure to have a delectable breakfast with this recipe. /2/ Cranberry Orange Muffins - Muffins are never a bad idea for breakfast. Make … [Read more...]

Printable Lunchbox Notes {Free! Yay!}

In my little part of the world, school has already begun, and with that the most crucial decision of a year - Buy lunch or take lunch?  We've decided to mix it up and do a little bit of both this year.  For those days that my kids will be taking lunch, I've created these cute lunchbox notes to put into with their meals to remind them that they are loved. I thought you might like to share them with your children, too! There are 5 different notes, plus one blank for you to write yourself. Would be adorable for a special birthday wish or a reminder that their babysitter is picking them up that day, etc. You can stick these notes into lunches, snacks, backpacks - even briefcases! If you printed them on sticker paper, you could cute them out and place on a brown paper bag. Old school … [Read more...]

20 Amazing School Lunches for Kids

We all would love to impress our children with elaborate Bento boxes, but in reality, most parents are incredibly busy, especially in the mornings, and are after lunches that are still fun, but also quick to make. I've rounded up 20 amazing school lunches for kids that are not only fun, but they are also fairly quick to make, and kids will love them. Teddy Bear Lunch.  My kids especially love this Nutella teddy bear sandwich, surrounded by a corn sun, blueberry sky, and grape and lettuce grass. The ground is made of Tiny Teddy biscuits, fruit strips, and Cheerios. Holiday Lunches.  Take a look at these 5 themed Bento boxes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Birthday's. Source: 5 Most Adorable Themed Bento Lunches. Turkey Lunch.   Perfect for … [Read more...]

11 unique back to school lunch ideas

11 unique back to school lunch ideas to get you through the school year! It's hard to believe that it's back to school time.  I feel like summer just started and we were excited to stay up late and play in the pool.  It's time to switch gears and focus on getting prepped for the new school year though.  One of the big things is back to school lunches.  If you are looking for unique back to school lunch ideas, you're in luck!  I have gathered 11 great ideas that go beyond the plain ham and cheese sandwich. Easy baked mac and cheese cups  // I love that you can make a big batch of these and have them ready for the week. Pizza pasta salad // Have a picky eater?  I bet they will LOVE this yummy pizza pasta salad! Baked corn tortilla cheese dogs // I love the combination of … [Read more...]

Cacio e pepe linguine with white asparagus

As the weather is getting warmer and sunny afternoons are followed by long evenings on the porch chatting with friends I feel less and less motivated to spend time in the kitchen and cook elaborate meals. This recipe is for one of those evenings: when you can finally say "Ah summer is coming" and all you want is a simple, delicious dinner that can be put together in less than 15 minutes.   Recipe Ingredients 14 oz dry linguine (or fresh pasta of your choice) 1 bunch white asparagus 2 cups coarsely grated cheese (ideally ¾ of a cup parmesan and 1 ¼ roman pecorino) Pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil a handful of slivered almonds Instructions Bring one large pot of salted water to a boil In the meantime trim the ends of the asparagus, then peel the stems … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Popsicles

The Fourth of July will be here before we know it! Why not take a little time now to prepare for the hot holiday and make these refreshing and delightfully healthy Fourth of July popsicles? Once they're in your freezer, you can keep them there until the festivities begin. Nothing like a good make-ahead recipe to beat the heat this Fourth of July! So get out your popsicle molds and get cool!   [sc:adsense ] Fourth of July Popsicles Ingredients 1 cup frozen strawberries, almost thawed 1 cup lemonade 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, almost thawed How-To Purée the thawed strawberries in a blender. Evenly distribute to 6 popsicle molds. Freeze for 30 minutes. Pour lemonade evenly on top of the strawberries. Freeze for 1.5 hours. Purée the thawed blueberries … [Read more...]