25 Kid-Worthy Back to School Meals & Snack Ideas

25 Kid-Worthy Back to School Meals & Snack Ideas

Don’t let the amount of lunches and snacks that a kid goes through in a school year overwhelm you. We’ve compiled a great list of inspiring foods that kids love! You’ll find hidden veggies, great uses for fruit and fun ways to eat foods that kids like but in different ways. Whether it’s lunch, breakfast or snacks you’re thinking about, we’ve got great ideas coming your way!

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Harry Potter's Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

Harry Potter's Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

I read through the entire Harry Potter series twice before tasting an actual sip of Butterbeer with my own lips. Reading through the books, I drooled every time the delicious drink was described. Butterbeer.. what a dreamy sounding drink! The name sounds slightly naughty like maybe kids shouldn’t indulge..

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Healthy Snack Bites Recipe - VIDEO

Healthy Snack Bites Recipe - VIDEO

My boys have fallen in love with these snack bites. They practically made me sign an agreement promising to have them on hand every day of their lives. This will be my new go-to after-school snack. They take less than 10 minutes to make and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

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Tasty Pull-Apart Pizza Ring Recipe

Tasty Pull-Apart Pizza Ring Recipe

Today is a day for unique things because this day doesn't always exist. I attempted explaining Leap Year to my boys and their eyes glazed over. You see, there's this day, today, that is here, but it is not here every year. It vanishes off the calendar on most years...crickets chirping... 

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Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but it is only 8:49am and I have accomplished more than I typically do by noon. I have baked a loaf of banana bread, finished a load of laundry, gotten the boys off to school, made a batch of hard-boiled eggs and Banana Blondies are in the oven. Whatever is going on, I like it! And my house smells AMAZING! Wanna come over?

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Frosting cookies is a task I have never attempted. It has always seemed too time-consuming and difficult. I swoon over other people's frosting-ed cookies all the time, but had resigned to being an anti-frosting-er. Then I decided that I needed a gingerbread cookie recipe on this website. The little cuties popped out of the oven and looked so naked!

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Monster Cookies in honor of Cookie Monster (and Sesame Street's new partnership with HBO!)

Monster Cookies in honor of Cookie Monster (and Sesame Street's new partnership with HBO!)

I'm bursting with excitement about the things I have to share! A $100 Visa gift card is up for grabs (read on!), there is a fresh, exciting way to view my favorite childhood show (Sesame Street!) and in honor of the good ol' Cookie Monster, I will share a cookie recipe that is TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE!

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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

A few weeks ago I found my countertop, once again, laden with geriatric bananas. If I did not have a food blog, I'd make the same delish banana bread and muffins over and over. Since I do indeed have a food blog, I always feel the need to come up with something new. On that particular day I needed simple and quick and this recipe could not have fit the bill any better.

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Top 25 All-Time Best Family Dinner Recipes

Top 25 All-Time Best Family Dinner Recipes

People occasionally ask what my favorite dinner recipes are from my website. that help make dinner a breeze for my family. It's always so hard to pick just a few! I compiled a list of my personal top 25 faves to have them all in one spot. These are all tried and tested, delicious, easy family meals. Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

Easy Homemade Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

My huge stash of apples is gone and I'm sad. I miss them. I miss using my awesome new apple peeler. Have I mentioned how I came about a large stash of apples? This is going to sound made up, but I promise it's true. My friend Monica can vouch for me because she is the one who gave me access to 500 apple trees that have barely been touched.

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Healthy Fruit Dip

Healthy Fruit Dip

I looked at my phone this morning and was startled to see that today is July 1st. It is always strange to comprehend the passing of another month, isn't it? Summer months are especially precious to us Minnesotans, so entering into July is sad in a way. We have so many events yet to look forward to this summer, but here's saying a proper good-bye to June!

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