Packing School Lunches for Kids

How to make a dinosaur lunch

Thank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging me to share creative ways how packing school lunches for kids can be nutritious and fun for kids! All thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own. Sometimes packing school lunches for kids can get a little boring if you keep packing the same things everyday. I try to make school lunch fun by packing lunches for kids that is a little different. The food may be the same in the lunch box, but once you cut it up in to a different shape that makes lunch fun. Try thinking outside of the lunchbox. Today […]

Make Quick Healthy Recipes for Any Budget { Linky Party }

Healthy Recipes

If your house is anything like our house, you are always on the go. Making meals is sometimes difficult, even with a meal plan. Last week we had some fabulous recipes submitted for quick healthy recipes to help you when you need a meal or snack in a pinch.¬†Anyone can make these easy, quick healthy recipes for any budget . Easy meal ideas, snack ideas and treats can be whipped up in just a few minutes. Quick Healthy Recipes Cherry Pie Larabar Recipe brought to you by Deep Roots At Home Karen’s Easy Tortilla Soup¬†brought to you by Adorned from Above DIY Taco Bar idea […]

Homemade Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe With Semolina

Homemade Fettuccini

I have dreamed of making my own pasta for a long time. I was thrilled when I purchased my own homemade pasta machine with a spaghetti and fettuccine attachment. My husband was very excited too. He remembers when he was young his grandmother making homemade pasta. Now he knows why it takes so long, but it is so worth it. You will not get the same flavor and texture from boxed pasta as you will with fresh homemade pasta. This is truly amazing. I have provided affiliate links below so you can purchase the necessary items to make this fabulous dish. (I may receive compensation […]

Ham and Pineapple Sauce with Sriracha Chili Sauce

Pineapple Siracha Sauce2

Disclosure: A free ham was given as compensation for this article. All thoughts, opinions, pictures and recipe are all my own. Do you like to eat spiral ham for the holidays? I love spiral ham, since it is already pre-sliced that makes it so easy serving. Petit Jean has smoked spiral sliced ham to order for the holidays. This even makes it so easy to make sandwiches for the next day. I love having leftovers after a big meal. Don’t you? We had a lovely spiral sliced ham from Petit Jean Meats. Both my husband and I are addicted to Sriracha chili sauce now. I […]

The Best Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe with Pasta -Over

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Disclosure: I was sent a box full of several types of pasta to try for this article from The Pasta Shoppe. All thoughts, opinions and pictures are 100% my own. You may not be able to believe this, but I am 40 years old I have never been on a girls weekend until recently. I made the Girlfriend pasta from The Pasta Shoppe for my girl’s weekend get away. I wanted a fabulous pink sauce to go with the cute shaped pink pasta. I made my famous Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe to go with the purse and cell phone shaped pasta. I have to […]

Easy Meal Idea: Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips and Zesty Chili Sauce

Chicken Strips with Zesty Chili Sauce

Disclosure: I made this easy meal idea with Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips and zesty chili sauce with the help of Collective Bias. I am a member of Collective Bias Social Fabric community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Since school has started back again, we have been very busy around here. My daughter is involved in many different activities and I need to take her here or there. Sometimes I need a quick dinner to make before we go. I do love to make my own food, but I still need a […]

Best Baked Oatmeal Bars

Baked Oatmeal Bars dry ingredients

I have been feeling like a bad mom lately. The kids keep asking what’s for breakfast and all I have been saying is cereal. That is not me at all. I haven’t really felt like baking either. Now school has started I need to get something that sticks to their ribs. I gotta get back to our routine. So I made these awesome, soft baked oatmeal bars! These granola bars seem like they will hit the spot! The baked oatmeal bars have all the wholesome goodness a breakfast should have. There is a little bit of every food group in these awesome oatmeal bars. It’s […]

10 Easy Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Back to School Breakfast

It’s that time of year we as parents are really looking forward to or are hating sending our kids back to school again. I have in the years past looked forward to my daughter returning back to school; however, this year I don’t want her to go. This year is her last year in elementary school. I am really going to miss her during the day. We had a fun summer. I am not looking forward to it ending. Since she will be heading back to school, I don’t want to send her to learn on an empty stomach. I have listed some easy back […]

Why I Never Buy Sour Cream

Today is the STARR writing test here in Texas. Little miss is off to school and ready to go. This year she will get the help she needs, since she has been diagnosed with dyslexia. However, this is the hardest test for her since she she will be graded on writing along with spelling. Spelling is the most difficult for children with dyslexia, since they may know all the letters that make up a work but are unsure what order they go in. We were able to write her a letter letting her know we believe in her and her abilities and not to worry […]