Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Corn

Happy Fall Y’all! I’m so excited to share this tried and true, family favorite recipe with you. Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn is a recipe that our friend used to bring to youth group meetings and it was always a hit! Not only is it easy (hello! made in the microwave!), but it’s fun because you make it in a paper bag! Kids love it and enjoy helping make it too! [Read More...]

A Month’s Worth of After School Snacks

Over a month's worth of after school snack ideas from thiirtyhandmadedays.com

We’ve been back in school for almost a month now.  My kids have great teachers and are having an awesome year so far.  There is one guarantee every day when they get home from school.  They are famished!  They raid the pantry and fridge like they haven’t eaten in 4 years every day.    Anyone else have this problem?  I gathered some delicious looking after school snacks to share with [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I’ve been holding off on all things fall but since Labor Day has come and gone I can’t wait any longer.  Get ready for orange and pumpkins and leaves and boots and sweaters.  My favorite season of the year! I know it’s not technically fall yet but it’s inching closer and closer.  I’m sharing a super delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins.  And shhhhhh…. they have a secret ingredient. [Read More...]

Kid Approved Lunch Box + Snack Ideas

Kid approved lunch box and snack ideas

There’s been some chatter about back to school around here. I know some of you are still on break for awhile but my kids go back in under two weeks so we’re finishing up the last minute prep. Today’s post focuses on kid approved lunch box and snack ideas! I hope to help inspire some new lunches and also encourage kids to make healthy choices too. Ok so you don’t [Read More...]

Orangesicle Fruit Dip

4 Ingredient Fruit Dip- simple and delicious fruit dip using only 4 ingredients from bebe a la mode via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Happy New Year friends! I don’t know about you, but after all the heavy foods I consumed over the last month, I’m ready for something a bit lighter. Orangesicle Fruit Dip is the answer.   This dip is light & fluffy and is perfect for parties and showers.  I even put it in the kids’ lunches. The best part? It only has 4 ingredients and can be whipped up in [Read More...]

Simple Halloween Food Ideas for Kids

SO simple and silly- halloween food ideas, perfect for snacks! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Last week I shared Monster Dip with Apple Mouths.  One little box of googly eyes gave me countless ideas of fun Halloween food ideas.  And now all I want to do is play with food in the kitchen.  Ha!  Here are a few that I came up with: Bagel with cream cheese + googly eyes = ghost bagel Celery and peanut butter + googly eyes= monster logs (instead of ants [Read More...]

Monster Fruit Dip with Mouthy Apples

Monster Fruit Dip - fun idea for Halloween from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Labor Day passed (hope you had a fabulous day!) and I feel like I can finally post some Halloween fun.  Monster Fruit Dip with Mouthy Apples are the perfect snack for your kids or a little side dish for a party.  My kids got a kick out of the eyes in this easy to make dip.  Over the next few weeks you’ll see several posts geared towards the cute/fun ideas [Read More...]

Easy Chicken Recipes: Rosemary Chicken Pasta

Easy dish to prepare and so good! Rosemary Chicken Pasta via www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Over the summer I got out of my good cooking routine. I’m trying to force myself back in the kitchen with good, family meals all around the table like the good old days. Our family eats lots of chicken. I’m always on the look out for easy chicken recipes. This one is from a good friend who gave it me years ago. Every time I make it I think ‘I [Read More...]

Homemade Graham Crackers


I don’t know about you, but boxed graham crackers just don’t taste like they used to. They are not as flaky as I remember as a kid and, quite frankly, bland. I started on a quest to make the best s’mores for summer and realized that the graham cracker needed to be perfected. What I found is that graham crackers are extremely easy to make and use ingredients that you [Read More...]