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Fun With Food

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

I decided to challenge myself this fall by coming up with more savory pumpkin dishes. As a lover of all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, I was excited to dive into this. Sloppy joes were a favorite meal of mine as a child and I […]

Halloween Eats

Halloween Eats

HAPPY OCTOBER! I love fall, it’s been my favorite season since I was a small child. I even ended up having my first born in October, so my favorite month became even more special. Now we can’t talk about October without talking about Halloween. I […]

Rainbow Crunch Cupcakes

Rainbow Crunch Cupcakes

My daughter just had the rainbow unicorn birthday party of her dreams. My youngest daughter is the most interested in cooking of any of my children. I always say she likes to challenge me culinary-wise, and especially on her birthday. These little cupcakes were a […]

Caramel Apple Bites

Caramel Apple Bites

I’m sure you’ve seen these or something similar to them floating around online. I myself saw these on Pinterest many years ago and decided to give them a try. What a hit they were at a play date for my daughter. An activity and a […]

Turkey Apple Wrap

Turkey Apple Wrap

Another lunch box staple of mine, that I make for both the kids and myself. By putting the apple into the wrap it keeps it from browning and gives a really different texture to a traditional wrap. I have a daughter who is not a […]

Beyond The PB&J

Beyond The PB&J

If you pack lunches 5 days a week. What a task it is, especially with multiple kids and varying tastes. PB&J is so classic, agreeable and it just doesn’t get any easier than that when packing a lunch. Now let’s take that PB&J and switch […]

Italian Style Hot Dogs

Italian Style Hot Dogs

Quick kid approved dinner alert! When my husband and I were newlyweds, without a lot of money I used to make him this dinner all the time. Using all pantry ingredients this comes together in 5 minutes. I use my same method as when packing […]

Nutty Banana Sandwich

Nutty Banana Sandwich

In search for a new lunch box idea? This one is a breeze! Only 3 ingredients and just different enough to keep the kids happy. This little recipe came about one day when I had too many ripe bananas in the house. Never one to […]

Cherry Lemon Mini Pies

Cherry Lemon Mini Pies

We have this awesome local fruit farm that we go and pick various things at every year. Right now is prime cherry picking and I needed a new cherry recipe. My kids and I always make summer bucket lists of things we want to do […]

Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

I am always looking for new and creative ways to get more vegetables into my kids. Nuggets seem to be a food group all their own for children, whether frozen, homemade or from a drive through, they just love them. This idea came to me […]