Here is a quick way to make dinner and lunch at the same time!

Spaghetti with Chicken and pesto recipe

Easy Pasta with Pesto Recipes School has started, it is day one, and I already hear, "I hate what you packed me for lunch." What! I want to tell them the story about the children without food or the food that we ate when I was younger. You remember the pizza could have just as easily been found in the recycling bin as on the tan rectangle lunch tray. The "pizza" was brown, hard, and smelled tangy and the flavor was missing like the change in the couch. I was not always a good cook, in fact; ...

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Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe I recently wrote about starting a pizza garden with my kids. Watering our garden has been a fun little way to break up the day with my four year old. Picking the spoils of our labor has also been very rewarding. The kids were very excited to make our first margarita style pizza (basil, tomato, mozzarella). The very gamely tried it, but neither of them like basil or tomato... The two things they actually grew! Nonetheless they loved it. So success is in the eye of ...

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa For the last three summers, Cathy and I have jumped into the world of canning. We started off small, just doing applesauce and sliced peaches. Last year we experimented with peach salsa. It was fabulous! We have also canned pickles, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple butter, apple pie filling and apple jelly in the past. It is so delightful to have these goodies in the middle of winter! Last weekend, I went to purchase the peaches for our peach salsa. I originally ...

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Easy Ice Cream Float

Summer Ice Cream Float Flavors

Enjoy Your Summer Snacks with Movies One thing I love about summer is spending time with my kids and enjoying summer altogether! I love to plan all kinds of fun outings, even staycations too! And of course, it won't be complete without some yummy summer snacks. Summer Ice Cream Float Flavors ...

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Quick Way to Stop the Whining When Children Come Home from School

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed here are mine. Healthy After School Snacks for Kids Here is a quick way to stop the whining when children come home from school The day has ended for them. They are tired, overstimulated, and hungry. They are in fact so hungry that they have taken on the persona of people you do not recognize. It isn't their fault it all goes back to lunch time at school. You packed them the best possible lunch. They ate nothing or just ate ...

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How to Prepare a Special and Memorable Breakfast for Kids

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by General Mills via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of General Mills or Momtrends. How to Prepare a Special and Memorable Breakfast for Kids As a parent, one of the things that tugs my heart is seeing my kids grow up so fast. I wonder if I was able to give them enough of my time or if I was able to make enough memories for them to cherish and remember with when they're old. I don’t ...

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Bacon and Scallops Dinner Recipe

Bacon and Scallops Dinner Recipe

Bacon and Scallops Dinner Recipe The aroma drifting through my house is a calling card for greatness. The top chefs claim this victory and on occasion, I rank among them. I can also cook an award-winning dinner. The dinner where no one complains. The dinner where everyone is so content with their meal that I can finish mine without interruption. This isn't a dream. It doesn't involve cake; it is actually a real healthy, gluten free, dairy free, tasty meal everyone enjoys even my child that ...

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Apple Juice Muffins Recipe

Apple Juice Muffins Recipe

Apple Juice Muffins Recipe I love making muffins, for busy moms like me it's perfect to make a day before to make sure that your family will have a delicious breakfast or snack. This Apple Juice Muffins Recipe is one of our family's favorite. It's so tasty  and your house will smell divine. Here's how to make this Apple Juice Muffins Recipe ...

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Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe Some of you might have already heard about how much I love my instapot! It has easily become one of my favorite cooking tools. It's like a crock pot, expect 20 times faster! What mom doesn't love easy meals right? This week I tried my hand at making Instapot Pot Roast! Now I'll admit, it isn't the prettiest dish out there (obviously) but man did it taste good! It's nice and hot, the meat was tender and the veggies were full of flavor. And the best part? It took ...

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