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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Back to School Busy Morning Breakfast Ideas

Getting the kids a decent breakfast on the way out the door to go to school is always a challenge.  Luckily we have lots of make ahead inspiration for you so they can have something tasty and nutritious!

collage of busy morning breakfast ideas


      Mornings are always hectic. Trying to get yourself ready for work and the kids ready for school is a challenge.  Getting them fed something that will keep them going until lunch is even more of a challenge.  Fear not! We have lots of great ideas that can be made ahead of time and will keep their belly full and minds fed until lunch time.  Some can even be frozen in big batches for later! 

Fun Lunchbox Ideas for Back To School

Get some great ideas to put in the kids' lunchboxes for back to school.  They will look forward to lunch and not want to trade with their friends!

collage of lunch ideas for kids' lunchboxes


     Figuring out what to put in a child's lunchbox has to be one of the hardest parts of back to school time for elementary school parents.  You want nutritious options, but something the kids will eat as well.  It is especially hard if your kids aren't fans of sandwiches.  Here are some great non-sandwich main dish ideas to fill up their bellies at school.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Easy Salsa Verde

Turn fresh tomatillos into a vibrant salsa verde with very little effort. This bright tasting sauce is thick and delicious making it perfect for dipping chips or staying in tacos. 

chip with thick fresh salsa on it ready to eat


     Tomatillos are like a little gift all wrapped up in pretty paper and ready to reveal the tasty contents inside. A quick trip to the oven with onion and jalapeno and a handful of simple ingredients is all it takes to turn them into a delicious salsa. It is perfect with pork carnitas or chicken tacos. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Brown Butter Glaze

Top your favorite desserts off with this sweet brown sugar glaze.  It goes so well with cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more.

piece of peach texas sheet cake drizzled with light brown glaze on plate


    This glaze will take your baked goods and give them a nice warm hug.  The nuttiness that comes out when you brown butter is really apparent when you use it for something simple like this glaze.  It makes it feel so much warmer and it is really simple!  It was a perfect finish to this brown sugar nectarine sheet cake

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Peaches and Brown Sugar Sheet Cake {Great with Nectarines too!}

Nectarines or peaches play so nicely with the warm flavor of brown sugar in this simple sheet cake.  Add a little browned butter glaze for an out of this world flavor combination! 


spatula lifting piece of peach sheet cake out of pan

   Whip up this warm brown sugar Texas sheet cake base with lovely peaches baked right in.  It is a simple cake batter to make, no fancy tools required. In fact you make it in a saucepan.  Then bake it to golden deliciousness and drizzle it with a tasty glaze.  The combination of textures and flavors is amazing and it's sized to feed a crowd!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - No Flour Needed!

These no flour cookies are full of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips. It makes a big batch, but you can freeze some dough for cookies on demand later!

three large peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

    These are my go-to drop cookies.  They are always go over really well.  It is a big batch, so be prepared to share.  They are chewy, peanut butter-y and full of oatmeal goodness.  I love baking them in big soft cookies, but they are also good as smaller two bite cookies.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Ice Cream in a Bag

Make delicious creamy ice cream in a plastic zipper bag. It's quick, fun and a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. 

spoon in plastic bag filled with vanilla ice cream


      This super easy ice cream only takes a few ingredients and a couple of plastic bags to make. It is super fun and kids love helping.  You can make a creamy treat in about ten minutes and you get cooled off in the process! Start with vanilla and then work in whatever twists sound good.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Apple Pie Chex Mix

Grab a handful of this sweet apple pie inspired snack mix and dig in.  This is a quick and recipe that is fun for so many occasions.

bag of apple pie snack mix next to apples


     Chex mix is always perfect for a party or fun snack.  But they don't always have to be salty and savory.  This is a sweet chex mix that loaded with  the flavors of cinnamon, apples and brown sugar.  You drizzle it with white chocolate or vanilla candy before you bag it up.  The result is like little bits of crunchy apple pie.  It is perfect for a party, a fall field trip, road trips, movie night or just because!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Bacon and Egg Sheet Pan Breakfast

Make bacon, eggs and hash browns for the whole family at once with this easy sheet pan recipe.  The oven does most of the work for you but you can take the credit when your family enjoys this tasty breakfast.

This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Pork Association.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

plate filled with cheesy eggs, bacon and hash browns with sheet pan in background


     Whether you make this sheet pan recipe for a delicious start to a weekend morning for a fun breakfast for dinner, it is going to quickly become a favorite.  The bacon, eggs and hash browns all cook together, making it super simple.  There are very few active steps, so you can enjoy the morning with your guests or get yourself ready while it bakes.  When the timer goes off, it will be time to sit down to a tasty and filling meal!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Ice cream is the perfect summertime treat. It cools you off and tastes amazing.  I'm sharing some of our favorite recipes for homemade sherbet, ice cream and no churn ice cream with you for your inspiration and enjoyment!

collage of homemade ice cream pictures



     Cool off and delight your taste buds with delicious homemade ice cream.  These frozen treats are a great dessert any time, but particularly during summer.  Luckily there is something for everyone. From fruity sherbets to decadent cookie dough inspired ice creams.  There are also no churn options for those that don't have an ice cream maker. So get your sweet tooth ready, we are ready to go on an ice cream journey!