Family-friendly, kid tested recipes.

When Slow Cooker meets Freezer

I heard about making crock pot meals ahead of time about a year ago. I thought the woman who came up with this idea was a genius. I also thought that it was so simple it shouldn’t have taken a year of traditional freezer cooking for me to figure this out. I now keep at […]

Halloween Cake Pops!

Cake pops are all the rage these days, and they’re easy and fun to make — AND eat — with your kids. So get ready to get messy, & have fun with these sweet and spooky treats! Michelle’s Halloween Cake Pops! Ingredients: 1 chocolate cake, prepared & cooled 1-4 spoonfuls chocolate frosting 1 package white […]

Freezer Cooking – Taco Pasta

Last week I introduced you to the concept of freezer cooking. It is a great way to save money, time on those really busy nights and you can create dishes that are made with whole, nutritious foods.  Now I want to give you some ideas for deciding on meals you can make ahead of time. […]

What’s Cooking – Getting Started Freezer Cooking

I can not believe how well received the topic of freezer cooking has been. So many people that I talk to on Facebook and in person have been interested in learning how they can get started making their mealtimes less hectic and more about real food. The big thing I have noticed is many feel […]

Oven Roasted Potatoes

It can be hard to please everyone at the dinner table, without bending over backward.  But luckily, this recipe makes an incredibly simple, easy, and pleasing side dish for almost every pallet! Ingredients: Potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper OR your favorite seasoning salt Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Peal, wash, and dice potatoes. […]

Hot Corn Dip

This is one of those recipes that are super easy, even though it seems to have a ton of ingredients.  It’s also so delicious that even if it weren’t easy, it would still be worth the effort to make.  I made this dip for a Memorial Day get together with my neighbors this year, and […]

Sneaky Smoothies

When my kids hear the blender, they always come running.  They know it’s “smoothie time!”  But while they think they are getting a special, sweet treat, they’re actually getting a nutritious, vitamin-packed snack. I always start my smoothies with the same foundation ingredients: yogurt, banana, ground flax seed, and spinach.  From there, I add other […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of my all time favorite dishes to serve to guests, new moms, and my family!  It’s a really easy go-to meal that tastes great every time! Ingredients 10 8-inch flour tortillas 1 teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 oz. sour cream 1 cup […]

Mac & Cheese with Squash

Everyone says they want to eat healthier, but when it comes down to it at mealtime, it seems easier to stick with the old and familiar routines, rather than trying something new.  However, with just a little prep work, I’ve found that dinners become easier, quicker, and healthier.  And because of that, the ice cube […]

“Gone in Ten Minutes” Cheesy Potatoes

It’s usually a telltale sign that a dish has been well received when it’s been entirely consumed in a quarter of the time that it took to make it.  Since the very first time I made these cheesy potatoes they have been a family favorite.  And not only do they taste delicious, but they are […]