Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox

Crustless, circular sandwich pockets made with a round cookie cutter, stuffed and closed by using a fork to pinch the edges. The sandwiches are filled with a combo of peanut butter and fresh fruit or veggie cream cheese, ranch dressing and fresh veggies.

Crustless sandwich pockets are delicious for lunchbox packing or snacking.  They are an easy recipe to make with the kids.  They are filled with fresh fruits and veggies. Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox What’s on your lunchbox packing plans this year?  I have three kids and I’d like to tell you that by the third the lunchbox became an … Read More

Watermelon Pizza makes a Light Dessert

Sliced watermelon topped with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and whipped topping.

Watermelon pizza is easy to make.  It’s the perfect light dessert.  It’s topped with a variety of fresh fruit and great for summer entertaining. Watermelon Pizza makes a Light Dessert Looking for a lighter dessert option that’s delicious and fun to make? Try making an easy Watermelon Pizza.  It’s fruity and it’s fresh.  It’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics or … Read More

Squash Monsters for Dinner

When my youngest was much littler than she is now, we used to play a game in the produce aisles throughout the fall.   Every week she would select one new squash, because there are so many unique and colorful options to try that caught her eye.  It was FANTASTIC; it encouraged taste testing and trying new foods and even … Read More

‘Cinnamoned’ Sweet Potatoes

I think each and every season makes the produce section an adventure.  It’s a taste testing experiment ground, a way to introduce children to new foods and different flavors.  This fall, we are pulling sweet potatoes back to the table & who knows, we might even serve them this way for Thanksgiving.  Why not?  They love them & I’m happy … Read More

Slithering Snake Dinner

I am re-posting the kid-friendly dinner fun, because it’s almost Chinese New Year!  What does this recipe have to do with Chinese New Year? It’s the year of the snake! _____________________________ Last week my daughter came home with a note in her agenda that said, Eat Snake for Dinner!  She said the teacher was being silly.  Or, was it her … Read More

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

I love creating recipes that let me serve up breakfast, but be ahead of the game.  Let’s be honest…I AM NOT BAKING BREAKFAST COOKIES during the busy chaos of school/work mornings, but I will make them on a Sunday & serve them up throughout the week…My guys are picky, but these were a hit so I wanted to share. Apple … Read More

Quinoa Taco Salad Meatless Meals

Mexican flavored and cooked quinoa on top of a romaine salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, sharp cheese, corn and avocados with homemade tomato vinaigrette.

Quinoa Taco Salad is a great meatless meal to share.  It’s tasty, delicious and filling.  It can be made ahead to make weeknight dinners easy. Quinoa Taco Salad Meatless Meals Quinoa Taco Salad is absolutely delicious!  I do not file this recipe in may ‘quick and easy’ file, but I do keep it in my ‘make ahead meal’ file.  It’s … Read More

Veggie Packed Turkey Tacos

Child's hands holding a taco standing at a table with bowls of turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream

These Turkey Tacos are packed with veggies the kids won’t taste, but will love!  It’s a quick and easy recipe.  And, it can be made ahead and/or part of a freezer meal plan. Veggie Packed Turkey Tacos Looking to make dinner easy?  We all are!  I’ve got you covered with these turkey tacos. My turkey taco meat recipe, often referred … Read More

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Let’s Start with Green Eggs & Ham….

I LOVE Dr. Seuss.  What’s not to love?  He had an imagination that was brought to life with the stroke of his pen and the lines of his art.  I sometimes wonder…did it come as easy to him as it all feels when I read his stories and admire his artwork?   I still enjoy sitting and reading Dr. Seuss … Read More

Easy Shamrock Shake Recipe

A girl pouring a shamrock shake from a blender into two glasses

My Shamrock Shake Recipe is a great alternative with a healthier twist.  It includes ingredients for natural food coloring, less calories, lower fat content and no chemicals! Easy Shamrock Shake Recipe What’s cooking in March? A whole lot of tasty, fun yum. This month I’m thinking about everything green; lucky leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day and my Shamrock Shake Recipe! The … Read More