Thank you to my mother-in-law for this quick trick on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave! Did you know that cooking corn on the cob doesn’t require dirtying up a pot, heating up the kitchen, or waiting for a gallon of water to boil? I sure didn’t. Get this. You can […]
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Every parent of preschool and elementary kids has been there. The dreaded wait…at a restaurant, the doctor’s office, an amusement park, you get the idea. Kids start to whine. Your head starts to hurt. Well, we have a really fun idea to do while you wait, and it doesn’t involve a device!
If you’re an Instagram follower, you’ll know that I actually wrapped up this Kids’ Bathroom makeover a few months ago! I’m excited to finally get the details your way. Much like our Master Bedroom Makeover, I had done slim to none as far as decorating this room. I mean, it’s the kids’ bathroom. It serves […]
These Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are a part of our family’s regular breakfast rotation for good reason. They have sneaky vegetables (i.e. pumpkin this time) and 100% whole grain in them but retain their light, fluffy texture. Plus, they’ve got a delicious “fall is almost here” flavor because of the pumpkin and cinnamon. My kids and […]
With 8 years worth of content, it can be easy to forget about some amazing pumpkin recipes that we have shared over the years. Since fall is in full swing, we thought it would be great to resurface some of these gems and get them back in the spotlight. Here are our Top 10 Pumpkin […]
This make-ahead Peach Pie Overnight Oats recipe takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast. Think late summer, ripe peaches, and a delicious slice of peach pie. This overnight oats recipe combines all the best flavors, crunch, and sweetness of peach pie into a satisfying, nutritious breakfast. Now, that’s […]
Freezer meal experts and cookbook authors, Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer, share their best secrets to packaging and storing freezer meals the right way.
A quick fall makeover in your home is as simple as changing out some pillows, throws, a wreath, and a few other small decorations. Check out these 12 simple ideas…
Chicken parmesan casserole is a family-favorite freezer meal that is super easy to make. This real food, healthy dinner recipe is a staple in our home. (Looking for healthy freezer meal recipes? We have 70+ of our favorites HERE!) Whenever I make my Roasted Whole Chicken and Vegetables (one my very favorite recipes) or Slow […]
Ditch the screens! These cards will turn road trips into fun, family time. From laugh-out-loud silly stories to name-it competitions, get ready for all ages to be entertained.
Simplify your closet and look totally put together with these mix-and-match fall wardrobe pieces from Target…all without breaking the bank!
Looking for an easy breakfast idea? We love this easy Breakfast Casserole Muffin recipe. It’s made with simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen. These make a fabulous, freezer-friendly breakfast. For sure worth a try! Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins: What’s Not to Love? Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins have been a reader favorite for […]
Kids and adults alike love these simple breakfast burritos filled with all good things including BACON. Make these in mass and freeze them to have on hand for busy school and work mornings as a grab-and-go option. What a nutritious, protein-rich, and delicious breakfast to start your day!
We’ve vetted the best lunch boxes and bento boxes for kids of all ages on Amazon for 2019. Free shipping on all. Perfect for back to school season.
A BLT sandwich is as good as the ingredients that make it up. Here’s how to take your average BLT to the next level!
Avocado Aioli is a super flavorful dip or spread that jazzes up all types of recipes from Oven Fries to raw veggie sticks to sandwiches. Try our short-cut method to make your own homemade avocado aioli! What Is Aioli Made of? The name “aioli” literally means “garlic and oil” and originally comes from the Mediterranean […]
An easy step-by-step guide on how to cook bacon in the oven. Less mess and better bacon! Skip the Mess: Bake Your Bacon! For years I tried to cook bacon either in a frying pan or the microwave. What a holy greasy mess! But, I learned a well-known secret a while back: Bake it! I […]
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs are every bit as tasty as they sound. The sweetness of grilled fresh pineapple pairs perfectly with the smoky saltiness of the bacon. Serve with St. James Winery’s newest Strawberry Rosé and a light salad for a delightful summer meal.
This super nutritious make-ahead Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and tastes surprisingly like the dessert. A perfect breakfast recipe to have on hand when strawberries are in season!
Prepare to be transported to a warm summer day as you enjoy our Strawberry Avocado Salad. Tangy feta cheese, toasted sliced almonds, sweet strawberries, fresh pineapple, and creamy avocado pair well with the sweet and tangy balsamic dressing.
This slightly sweet, slightly tangy balsamic dressing is incredibly easy to make. Keep Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette on hand for quick and healthy salads any day of the week. Works great as a marinade for chicken, too. Benefits of Making Your Own Vinaigrette When I was younger, I just thought salad dressing came from an aisle […]
Ah, sweet breads. Forgiver of all added-in leftovers and hidden fruits and veggies. Your family is going to love this pretty darn healthy Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread!
Make-ahead Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast.
Did you know most of the sunscreens for babies and children on the market are filled with harmful chemicals, from endocrine disruptors to cancer-causing ingredients? If you want to keep your child safe from the sun’s damage and safe from toxic sunscreen ingredients without breaking the bank, pick up one of our curated Top 10 Safest and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids this year. We’ve done all the research for you!