Appetizers · Kids · Side Dishes

Easiest Garlic Monkey Bread

This recipe is a GREAT one for young children.  I believe it is incredibly important to get your kids in the kitchen at a young age, even if it is just pouring ingredients into a bowl.  Here is an easy dish to get your young children involved! All you need:  2 tubs homestyle refrigerated biscuits, quartered… Continue reading Easiest Garlic Monkey Bread

Appetizers · Kids · Main Dishes · Recipes · Snacks

Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Taquitos

I originally had every intention of making these taquitos vegetarian with just utilizing black beans, however, we had leftover chicken from early this week and it was a GREAT addition to this recipe. This recipe is inexpensive, easy, and was well accepted by the family- yay! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.… Continue reading Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Taquitos

Desserts · Kids · Recipes

Black Bean Brownies: Three Ingredients, Three Steps

Here is another recipe that I hesitated to write as it is so incredibly easy. These three ingredient brownies make a yummy, healthier fudge-like brownies in only three steps! Let’s focus on what this recipes provides- a boost of protein and fiber. Don’t worry- they are still sweet! All you need: 1 can no-salt-added black… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies: Three Ingredients, Three Steps

Kids · Recommendations

Easy Sensory Bins for Kids

This idea came from watching Instagram stories- easy (and inexpensive) sensory bins!  Nothing fancy here- 5lb bag of rice ($3.99 from Target), 16 oz bag of beans ($1.99 from Target) and a small plastic bin with lids (99 cents from Target).  We spontaneously ended up coloring the rice at the end of the night- see recipe below! Puzzles!… Continue reading Easy Sensory Bins for Kids

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February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

In case you missed it- there was a polar vortex in the Midwest about three weeks where we hit as cold -60 wind chill!  Needless to say, we did not leave the house for about 48 hours.  Staying home, cuddled up sounds like a dream until your two young children get cabin fever!  In the… Continue reading February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

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November Spotlight- Kids & Vacation

On Wednesday my husband and I returned from a WONDERFUL trip to Italy and Ireland.  We were gone for just under two weeks and there was a lot of concern (mostly on my end) on whether or not our kids would be able to handle us being gone for so long.  Therefore we wanted to create a… Continue reading November Spotlight- Kids & Vacation