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

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

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

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

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 Honey Citrus vinaigrette Recipe

A young boy squeezing juice from a fresh navel orange into a glass measuring cup preparing to make Honey Citrus vinaigrette

Honey Citrus vinaigrette is easy to make.  You can measure the ingredients for this recipe, mix it up and store it all in one container.  It’s the perfect topping to any salad for lunch or dinner, especially Rainbow Salad. Easy Honey Citrus vinaigrette Recipe Have you tried the Rainbow Salad yet?  You are definitely going to want to add it … Read More

Healthy Creamsicle Fruit Dip with Fresh Navel Oranges

Creamsicle Fruit Dip made with fresh navel oranges is a great recipe for the kids to make from start to finish.  It’s ideal for lunchbox packing and after school snacking, encouraging more added fruit for delicious dipping fun.  You can also make it with your favorite dairy free alternatives. Healthy Creamsicle Fruit Dip with Navel Oranges Creamsicle Fruit Dip is … Read More