freezer-friendly lunch wraps on a wooden cutting board

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

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Freezer-friendly lunch wraps are nutritious, hearty, and completely adaptable to whatever your family might like in them! Right now during this time of quarantine, I know many of you are right…

Monster Cookies

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This Monster Cookie recipe has been tucked away in my recipe stash for years. You'll find that this cookie is easy to make and your people will gobble them up. My memory is a little fuzzy on where…

Super Sloppy Joes

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This homemade veggie-rich sloppy joes recipe with a tangy-sweet tomato sauce is a family favorite. Double and freeze extras for later!

Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable (FREE!)

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Looking for ways to make Easter extra special at home this year? Use our printable Easter Scavenger Hunt to add some extra fun to the day! This simple Easter scavenger hunt is geared towards preschool…

How to Freeze Green Onions or Scallions

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Can you freeze green onions? So, this is one of those posts that many of you will chuckle at and think, "You didn't know that?" I am here to tell you that, no, I did not know that you can freeze…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (4.3.20)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs

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This 5 ingredient chicken kabob marinade is sweet, savory and incredibly easy! With just a few simple pantry ingredients, you can take your kabob game to the next level.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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Gourmet pizza at home has never been so easy or tasty! In about 45 minutes, you can make this incredibly easy homemade whole wheat pizza dough from scratch to use tonight or later. Freezing instructions included.
collage image of Easter Brunch recipes that you can make ahead

Make Ahead Easter Brunch (Menu Plan + Shopping List)

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Try these simple and delicious make ahead recipes for Easter Brunch. This free menu plan is complete with printable recipes and a shopping list.

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (3.27.20)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…
Pictures of the best children's bibles recommended by age level

Best Children's Bibles For All Ages

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Recommendations from a seasoned Children's Ministry Director of the best children's bibles for every age (and how to avoid all the bad ones).

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

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With just a few pantry ingredients, you can have a large batch of marinara sauce cooking in your slow cooker in no time. You can also use this homemade marinara recipe to stock your freezer. Instant Pot…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (3.20.20)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…
homemade wheat sandwich bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread Recipe

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A step-by-step tutorial to make the tastiest homemade sandwich bread you've ever had! Anyone can make it using this guide and recipe. I've always been afraid of the fickle beast. That's what…

Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

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Why I love Eggs-in-a-Hole There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good 'ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. It's quick and easy to make. It's one of my go-to weekday breakfasts. It's cheap.…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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This pantry staple Vegetarian Tortilla Soup recipe is a meatless “one pot wonder” that I've been making and freezing for years for my family. Filled with beans, tomatoes, chilis, corn, and more, it…

Powerball Cookies

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Powerball cookies have been a longtime favorite in my home. Look no further for a great make-ahead, freezer-friendly snack.    What's in these no-bake Powerball Cookies? With a few…
30+ Journal Prompts for Kids (FREE PRINTABLE)

30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids (+ Free Printable)

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Promote creative thinking, attention span, and writing skills using these original 30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids that are written by an award-winning elementary teacher.

9 Ways to Serve Your Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This is an unprecedented time in our lives. No one knows what the future of the COVID-19 pandemic holds in the U.S. right now, as I write this. Universities, professional sports teams, places of worship,…

Teach the Bible to Kids at Home in 5 Minutes a Day

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Dear New Homeschooling Parent, Hi. I’m one of you who just got tasked with this new job title, too. My inbox is filled to the brim with communications and assignments from our schools and…

10 Make Ahead Freezer Meals for Emergency Preparedness (+ Shopping List)

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After writing not one but TWO cookbooks on make ahead freezer meals, we can quickly identify easy recipes to quickly stock the freezer. Since there are a lot of unknowns and fears over the CoVid-19…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top Hy-Vee Sales (3.13.20)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for…

8 Hy-Vee Hacks Every Parent Should Know

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Many years ago when I started having children, I quickly realized that grocery shopping with small people in tow can be a nightmare. I knew I had to hit a small…
steak fries dipped in ketchup

Oven Baked Steak Fries

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This steak fries recipe turns out perfectly crispy and seasoned, thanks to a few tricks including a secret ingredient. Plus, this oven baked method is healthier and less messy than frying!