Teddy Bear Toast Lunchbox Idea

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Easy Teddy Bear Toast lunchbox idea! Cute with peanut butter or Nutella!

I can’t believe my baby is starting pre-school next week! It’s only two days a week at our church, but I swear if I blink too long it’s going to be Kindergarten! She is beyond excited to go and be a “big girl” like her sister; she has been carting around a backpack full of junk necessities all summer.  She absolutely loves going to church and asks if we can go every day, so I can only imagine how excited she is going to be about school after she actually starts going. …

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Homemade Queso

Creamy homemade queso using simple ingredients (no Velveeta)

I try to always switch up our dinner rotation but there are two meals that seem to make it in our meal plan week after week: pancakes and tacos.  I usually plan those meals for nights when James will be at the Fire Station because they’re kid-friendly and so easy to prepare.  On taco night we swing by a local restaurant and pick up fresh tortillas and queso to go with our meal. …

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Grilled Chicken Fajita Skillet for One

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Restaurant style sizzling fajitas for one! So easy to make at home

Have you ever been to a restaurant and someone nearby orders the sizzling fajitas platter?  The delicious aroma fills the room as the servers bring the (seriously) sizzling hot plate to the table and everyone turns to see who ordered it.  I have to admit, I rarely stray from my favorite enchiladas or quesadillas, but I have order envy every time I see these babies pass by. …

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Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs

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Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs- your childhood favorite made at home AND in the slow cooker!

Back-to-school is here, friends!  It’s the last weekend of summer.  I hope you have all of the school supplies labeled, first day clothes all laid out, and lunchboxes ready to pack!  I may not be able to help you with the first two, but I’m sharing a recipe today for Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs that is sure to be a hit in your kiddos lunches.  (Even better- it’s a slow cooker meal!)…

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Chili's Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta- this recipe is spot on!

I wouldn’t say that I’ve had many true “cravings” this pregnancy, but a few nights ago I was really wanting a big bowl of Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta.  I love the bold variety of flavors and creamy, cheesy sauce.  It’s one of the few times I stray from my favorite fettuccine alfredo at a restaurant.  I didn’t feel like loading up all the kiddos and going out, so I decided to make it at home! …

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Tropical Fruit Butter

Tropical Fruit Butter- a delicious combination of pineapple, mango, and banana.

As the last few weeks of summer wind down, I’m torn between “don’t let the door hit ya on the way out” and “parting is such sweet sorrow”.  I’ve loved the slower pace and the time with the family, but I’m equally ready to get back into the swing of things (and have a break from the family… haha kidding… ish).  One thing I’m not ready to let go of: the sweet, fruity flavors of summer.

This Tropical Fruit Butter is a delicious medley of banana, mango, and pineapple.  Basically it’s my favorite smoothie in fruit butter form.  Slather it on toast, mix it into Greek yogurt, spoon it over ice cream, or just eat it from the jar.  And if you’re feeling frisky- pour in a little rum! …

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

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Three Ingredient Cereal Bars- perfect for the lunchbox!

With only a few weeks before it’s time for back-to-school, I am busy planning lunch ideas and stocking up on snacks and treats.  Last year I had a hard time finding foods my kiddos would eat and not just come back home with the majority of everything I packed still in the lunch box.  So this summer we spent a lot of time in the kitchen (and the grocery store!) coming up with winning combinations together. …

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Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Chicken Spaghetti recipe (and NO can of mushroom soup- awesome!)

This third pregnancy has been so different.  Not necessarily because I feel like I’ve “been there, done that” already, but I do feel more relaxed in my anticipation.  I’ve been slowly working on the nursery- as opposed to having it finished the day I found out the gender with the girls.  I’m stocking up on clothes and gear, but I didn’t clear the store out the first shopping trip.  I have started a list of freezer meals I want to make before the baby comes this December though.  It feels a little early to start thinking about prepping in that regard, but it just gives me an excuse to make (and eat) all of the recipes in the meantime to see what I think will work best! …

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Tropical Rainbow Yogurt Parfait

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Tropical Rainbow Yogurt Parfaits- an easy and tasty way to eat the rainbow!

I’ve been trying to make smart food choices this pregnancy- especially when it comes to snacking!  Prior to becoming pregnant, I was working hard toward reaching my fitness goals and I’ve tried to continue with a lot of those same habits.  For the most part my daily meals haven’t changed- but I have found myself wanting to snack more between meals and especially before bed!  When I’m craving something sweet I try to always reach for fruit first.  Luckily we keep a wide variety of fruit on hand because my kiddos love it too.  …

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Gooey Butter Cake Bars

With only five ingredients these Gooey Butter Cake Bars will be your new family favorite go-to dessert! Creamy and ridiculously rich!

Gooey Butter Cake Bars- just a few ingredients stand between you and these rich, creamy delicious treats!

I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of sheet cakes… I almost don’t count them as “real” cakes haha.  There’s just something about a beautiful, round cake stacked tall that equates to the definition of cake to me.  My husband requests a boring, rectangular yellow cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday every year and it almost pains me to make it flat like that. …

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