2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Play-dough!

I’ve been making this playdough recipe for my kids ever since I can remember and it was always a hit when they were tiny. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with their food right? Yes, this should be reserved as a treat and for special days like today – it’s super rainy outside so I thought I would re-introduce it to them. Let me tell you, it is STILL a huge winner – even in a home with a 10 and 8 year old! Ingredients:  Peanut Butter (smooth works best)…

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Just a few more days until your children will be home for the Holidays and that means the constant nagging, arguing and ‘mommy I’m bored’ sentences will be uttered daily. Perhaps not for the first few days as Christmas will keep them entertained however, for sure right after the novelty of toys and sugar rushes come to an end….that means almost an entire week of this. Any mama (or daddy) would be at their wits end without a solution. That’s where I come in…well Netflix actually. Netflix has made vacation…

Van Houtte Nanaimo Bars – Dessert Revisited

**I was recently sent a lovely gift that contained a whole slew of holiday goodness via Van Houtte Coffee and Keurig – So thankful for all the goodness and ingredients to make these delicious Nanaimo Bars! If you love coffee then you will absolutely enjoy these Nanaimo bars! Truth is, I have only recently become a fan of coffee but it seems that I am slowly becoming a coffee-flavor addict. If you have had the opportunity to taste Van Houtte’s Holiday Spice Latte then you will know what I mean when…

Simple Zucchini Cranberry Cookies

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Here’s a recipe the whole family will love, and you will be able to let them have seconds too because there will be a lot! These are a simple, healthy’ish alternative to boxed cookies, and you won’t have to stress about doubling the recipe. This one makes anywhere between 24-48 cookies depending on size. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups grated zucchini (2 small zucchini) 3 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp…

Spinach Broccoli Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ These tiny little lunch time faves will be a hit with your little ones  and a go-to lunch time favorite because they can be easily frozen and used in bento boxes and lunch containers. Veggies included too! Ingredients: 2 cups pasta of choice 1 tbs unsalted butter 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 cup mozarella cheese (shredded) 2/3 cup bread crumbs *seasoned or non seasoned* 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1/cup spinach (raw or dethawed from freezer)…

Healthy, Organic & Easy Mealtime Ideas #SeedsOfChangeCA

With the school rush just around the corner, mama is already stressing and trying to get new ideas for quick, nutritious meals for those after school rushes between homework and the dinner table. I am always looking for easy dinner ideas with sustainable nutritious ingredients for my little monsters and let me tell you first hand, this one can’t be beat! Seeds of Change offers bags of microwavable or stove-top rice flavors that you can quickly warm and serve! Read to eat in just 90 seconds flat – yes that’s right, 90 seconds!!…

40 Cal Copy-Cat Iced Capp Secret Recipe!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ This copycat Iced Cappuccino recipe will have you wanting more day after day, after day, after day. Trust me, I should know since I have 2 EVERY single day! After all, it’s only 8 oz in total of coffee for an entire day’s worth! Since experimenting with numerous recipes I have finally come to the PERFECT combination of froth, ice, and coffee all in a couple of pumps on your kitchen mixer! Curious to know how to skip out on that morning drive-thru visit to your local Tims?…

Zucchini Chip Recipe

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that when my husband is told to pick up an item at the grocery store he often overstocks on a particular fruit or vegetable, leaving me to come up with ideas on how to use and reuse the item for the next week and a half. Sometimes I am thankful for these purchases, especially when it forces me to attempt new recipes that both my children and I can indulge in. I have been making vegetable chips for quite some time now but I never…

Easy Peasy Lemon Chicken!

I am all about the lemons lately, and I have been experimenting with a number of recipes. So I thought, since the kids LOVE chicken and I love lemon, why not marry the two!! Here is a really easy recipe that is great when you are pressed for time, but want something with a little zest! Ingredients: – 4 Chicken Breasts (cut into strips) – 1 Lemon (juiced) – 1/2 Onion – 2 tbs Olive Oil – Salt/Pepper to taste – Mushrooms (optional) GET READY TO COOK!  1. In a…

Kids Won’t Eat Their Veggies – Zucchini Fritter Recipe!

Ingredients: -2 medium zucchini -1/2 medium onion -1 tsp baking powder -8-10 tbs whole flour (I use whole wheat) -1 egg -pinch of salt -pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Grate zucchini and onion and  towel dry to remove as much excess moisture as possible. 3. Place zucchini in a medium bowl and stir in the egg. 4. In a small bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt and 8-10 tablespoons of flour. 5. Combine the flour mixture with the zucchini mixture. 6. Add additional flour if…