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

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!

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

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

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...]

Happy Patty’s Snack Mix


Top o’ the morning to ya, my friends! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and I have a fun little (no-bake) snack to share with you! This recipe is what I call a “4, 3, 2, 1″ kind of recipe, with 4 cups of this, 3 cups of that and so on. Not only is it a quick and easy, kid-friendly recipe, but it’s also very adaptable. Here’s what I [Read More...]

Berry Peachy Smoothie

Berry Peachy Smoothie Recipe

Happy New Year friends! I don’t know about you, but my pants are fitting a little tighter than they were before the holidays. So, in an effort to start eating better (with the rest of America), I’m starting my mornings with a healthy dose of fruit. I’d like you to meet my Berry Peachy Smoothie! This recipe is super quick and easy. Just throw it all in the blender and [Read More...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pretzel Bites

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Hey there 30 Days readers! I’m so honored and excited to join the 30 Handmade Days Team to share delicious recipes and ideas! Today I’m sharing a recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Pretzel Bites. YUM! Many kids around the country have already started school, however for most of us living on the West Coast, this has been our first week. So, to celebrate back to school, I made these rich [Read More...]