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20 Amazing School Lunches for Kids

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 recipes for the grill

11 recipes for the grill

Looking for an easy meal?  Check out these 11 recipes that are perfect for grilling! I have to admit - I'm not ready for summer to end just yet!  I complain about the heat a lot but that's expected when you live in South Texas.  We have days that where the temperatures reach 100 degrees and then we have 100 perfect humidity on top of that.  It get's a bit toasty down here. But I just love love love the summer food!  And when I say I love summer food I mean I love to grill.  There is less mess, less heat in the house and you end up with one delicious meal.  Are you a fellow grill lover?  Perfect!  Here are 11 recipes for the grill! Grilled BBQ chicken pizza // You can't go wrong with pizza in our house and if some of it is made on the grill?  Even better! Mediterranean grilled … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast: Smoothies and Muffins

Back to School Breakfasts Muffins and Smoothies

Are you failing at back to school breakfast? This school year, be at the top of the class with a stress-free breakfast plan! Gather your supplies, pack your freezer, and add these words to your breakfast vocabulary: smoothies and muffins! Smoothies Pre-packaged smoothie kits from your grocer's freezer section are convenient but pricey. You can create your own at home! Put yogurt (your choice of flavor) into ice cube trays (fill about 1/3 full) and freeze until solid. Toss about two cups of frozen fruits (either store bought or fresh fruit you've frozen) into freezer bags along with a handful of your yogurt cubes. Label the bag with the ingredients and date. Pour contents of bag into your blender, add some milk (cow, soy, or nut) or juice and blend until smooth! Create … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe {a #GrillPorkSweeps Giveaway}

memorial day grill pork recipe

Do you host an annual BBQ at your house? Are you always looking for a new and tasty recipe that will WOW your guests? Today, I have a pork chops recipe that is a snap to prepare and just as easy to grill. With only 15 minutes of prep time, you'll have plenty of time to welcome guests and sit back and have a cocktail or two. This Memorial Day, Walmart is the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites like pork chops. Look for this popular cut when shopping the meat case and visit Grillpork.org for more grilling inspiration. Ready to get started? Let's grab your ingredients. If you don't already have these items in your pantry, you can find them all at WalMart. You'll need: 1/3 Cup of Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 1/2 Cup … [Read more...]

Why Buy Candy, When You Can Make it at Home?

15 Homemade Candy Recipes

Have you ever wondered how to make our favorite candy? These food bloggers make it look easy and give you the details on making this candy at home. So, why buy candy when you can make it at home? Let's dive into the delicious treats! 1/ Snickers - How Sweet It Is 2/ Candy Buttons - Sandy Toes and Popsicles 3/ Crunch Bars - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures 4/ 3 Musketeers - Eclectic Whatnot 5/ Oreos - My Kitchen Addiction 6/ Chocolate Bars - Chocolate Covered Katie 7/ Reeses Cups - Handle the Heat 8/Brown Butter Caramels - Eclectic Recipes 9/ Butterfingers - Blue-Eyed Bakers 10/ Gummies - Blissfully Domestic 11/ Peppermint Patties - Smells Like Home 12/ Twix - Whisked. 13/ Almond Joys - Sophistimom 14/ Kit-Kat Bars - Oh She Glows 15/ Jelly Beans - Cupcake Project For the extra … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If you've ever wanted to impress the special people in your life with chocolate dipped strawberries but have been terrified to attempt it, fear no more. I'm going to break it down into easy steps that you're sure to nail every time. Be prepared for you and your loved ones to inhale these delicious homemade chocolate covered strawberries faster than you can make them! Step 1: Wash the strawberries you want to dip in the chocolate. Step 2: Pat the strawberries dry with a paper towel. Step 3: Lay the strawberries out to come to room temperature and dry completely. Step 4: Prepare a double boiler by placing 1 inch of water in a pot and setting a heat-proof glass bowl on top (make sure the water doesn't touch the bowl). Step 5: Measure out at least 1 cup of chocolate chips. I … [Read more...]