DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

With Mother's Day just around the corner it's time to think about what the kids will make for her. Will it be a book that they draw pictures in, a bath soak for Mom to relax with, or a nest pendant for her to wear? We've gathered a bunch of great ideas just in time for her big day!/1/ Mommy Survival Kit - As a mom, I've gone searching for headache medicine or chapstick more than once. Almost always I come up empty-handed. Maybe for Mother's Day this year I'll get a Mommy Survival Kit - it has everything Mom needs before she knows she needs it./2/ Mother's Day Book {Free Printable} - The kids can draw her pictures and write in kind words about her after the prompts. This printable book is perfect for Mother's Day, or anytime you want to make her feel special!/3/ Footprint Stool … [Read more...]

The Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout cookies are only sold for a short 6-8 weeks every year. You can only sell so many to receive your cookie badge! So, what about the remainder of the year when the rest of us are starving for the delicious Girl Scout cookies, but there's no troop selling them? You make the homemade Girl Scout cookies!In addition to being about to make them (and eat them!) any time you want, making the Girl Scout cookies homemade allows you to control the ingredients. No weird chemicals, GMO's or corn syrups if you are in control of making them!1. Thin Mints by The Little Epicurean - Those thin, melt in your mouth cookies. The classic cookie come to life in your own kitchen! I bet you can't eat just one!2. Trefoils/Shortbreads from Fork & Beans - Though these cookies require a … [Read more...]

Buckwheat, Cherry & chocolate granola bars

Last week I was walking around an outdoor market in London and I found myself craving a sweet treat, so when I stumbled upon a stand selling dried fruit snacks I went for the 'chocolate & cherry tart' mix: as soon as the sweetness of the cherries and the bitterness from the chocolate reached my tongue, I was suddenly reminded of how wonderfully these two flavours taste when combined.After a little daydreaming and mental recipe planning, I decided to revisit this pairing and transform it into a healthy treat. Granola bars are one of my favourite  breakfast options on weekdays: they are easy to pack up, can be made in advance and are fairly nutritious.These are made with three different types of cereals, seeds and a healthy dose of coconut oil and honey. They make a perfect … [Read more...]

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

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 Addiction6/ 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 Domestic11/ Peppermint Patties - Smells Like Home 12/ Twix - Whisked. 13/ Almond Joys - Sophistimom 14/ Kit-Kat Bars - Oh She Glows 15/ Jelly Beans - Cupcake Project [sc:adsense ] For the … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe – EASY and perfect for Easter Dinner

Are you planning a special meal? There’s nothing better than homemade rolls on the table. While the idea of making your own can seem daunting – this easy recipe will make even a beginner look like a master baker.I discovered this recipe while looking for a good wholesome option for my kid’s lunches. I am trying to get away from processed foods for our family as much as possible. Making rolls on a Sunday afternoon is easy and has little hands-on time. The majority of time is spent waiting for the dough to rise.Unlike “cooking”, baking is a science and you do have to be pretty close to the directions. Warm milk to activate the yeast and sugar to feed it. This recipe also calls for having your ingredients at room temperature – If like me you keep your whole wheat flour in the fridge … [Read more...]

10 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade ice cream is one of the main reasons that I love summertime so much!  When it starts to get warm out it means its time to break out the ice cream maker and whip up a sweet treat.  Its fun to make with the kids and nothing beats homemade ice cream.  Its so rich and creamy!  Plus, its super easy to make!  I'm sharing some drool worthy recipes that will be sure to make your summer a little tastier!Biscoff Pretzel Crunch Ice Cream // A perfect combination of salty and sweet!Easy Strawberry Ice Cream // This strawberry ice cream is so simple to make you won't believe it!Creamsicle Ice Cream // Don't tell but this creamsicle ice cream is low calorie!  Shhh!Java Chocolate Chip Ice Cream // Who doesn't love coffee in their ice cream?3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice … [Read more...]