Halloween Inspired Food Kids Will Love

Monster MouthMonster Mouths, recipe below Before the kids head off to trick-or-treat on Halloween, I like to feed them a balanced dinner packed with protein and fruit.  But it doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Here are some Halloween inspired finger foods that kids (and adults will love).  Mummy hot dogs, ‘vampire’ sandwiches and ‘monster mouths’, it doesn’t get more creative or fun than that! Give these easy recipes a […] Read Full Post

DIY Halloween Decorations

Crafts Wide DIY craft close up CommandCommand Party Banner Anchors, Command Party Mini Spring Clips, Command Party Ceiling Hooks Halloween decorations can transform your home into a creepy witches den, but if you’re like me, it’s easy to get carried away and blow your budget on too many Halloween ornaments.  Instead, ask your kids to help out and make this Candy Corn banner.  The video tutorial shows how to paint and assemble it, along with how […] Read Full Post

Halloween Foods To Make with Kids

When you bring your children into the kitchen, cutting, stirring, folding and mixing, they learn where their food comes from and what a labor of love it is to prepare your own meal.  I loved getting my boys together to make these Halloween treats, even if they made a little mess! We used cookie cutters to make ‘frightening’ sandwiches in the shape of ghosts, scary cats and pumpkins.  Plus we  […] Read Full Post

Candy Corn Whoopie Pie

unnamed-2Candy Corn Pebbles Whoopie Pie unnamed-1 How can a Halloween classic, Candy Corn, get any better? How about making them into whoopie pies, complete with flecks of orange, yellow and white.  I found this box of Pebbles Candy Corn cereal with a simple recipe on the back so I tried it out and it was delicious.  My son, Baer, especially loved licking the cream filling off the whisk, and we enjoyed […] Read Full Post

Switch Up Your Lunchbox Routine!

Sushi-Sandwich-Final Right about now you’re slapping some mayo on a couple slices of bread, throwing in some turkey and calling it lunch.  That’s not just a sorry excuse for a sandwich, it’s also a boring way to break up mid-day monotony! Lunch is to be celebrated people, so let’s rethink even the simplest lunchtime staple, the turkey sandwich, and add some crunch and flavor.  I love to make these ‘Sushi Sandwiches’, […] Read Full Post

Superfood Mini Muffins and Other Healthy Snacks

Superfood Mini MuffinsSuperfood Mini Muffins When it comes to after school snacking, I’m weak.  ‘Can I have a marshmallow?’ ‘Sure’, is usually my response. But with healthy little bites like these Superfood Mini Muffins, I know my children will reach for these instead! You know I’m not a baker, so if I can make these from scratch,  I swear you can too.  We’ve all heard about the benefits of eating quinoa and […] Read Full Post

Quick and Easy Weekday Breakfasts

yogurt parfait Over the summer I fell into a lazy breakfast routine of feeding the kids a simple scrambled egg and toast, or a bowl of cereal.  Well, my kids are over it and now that the school year is in full swing I’m determined to plan ahead and cook healthy breakfast foods everyone will enjoy.  Last night my son even helped bake delicious pumpkin muffins stuffed with cream cheese and he […] Read Full Post

Easy School Night Dinner Ideas

Pasta w Shrimp and PeasEASY PASTA WITH SHRIMP AND PEAS Mornings are orchestrated chaos, getting the kids off to school with their books and notes and a packed lunch.  Then you get home and realize, what’s for dinner? On nights when I have’t had a moment to think about dinner, let alone get to the grocery store and shop, I turn to this easy Pasta with Shrimp and Peas.  It’s the most comforting meal […] Read Full Post

Easy Weeknight Meals with Superfood Sweet Potatoes

Think sweet potatoes are just for the holidays? I was challenged by a local TV station to create some dishes that are anything but the ordinary baked sweet potato with brown sugar or marshmallows.  And do you know how healthy these little spuds are? They have over 200% Vitamin A, and high amounts of Vitamin B, beta carotin, potassium and antioxidants.  And they couldn’t be easier to prepare.  I like  […] Read Full Post

A Tropical Getaway Without Leaving Home

Coconut shrimp I wish I could say I took a long vacation with my husband this summer. I wish I could say I’ve had any type of getaway at all recently! But alas, work has kept me busy and homebound and I’m looking for an escape route.  I created these recipes inspired by the tropics so I could have a date night with my husband.  While you can tell I’ve been on […] Read Full Post