holy granola

Granola is one of those things we buy every week at the store that looks so easy to make. In fact I knew it was easy as my mom makes her own and always brings me some when she visits. And yet.....I still didn't want to mess with it. Now my kids eat a TON... Continue Reading →

This has been a year.

It's probably been about a year since I last wrote on here. And what a year it's been. A year of love and laughter, food and fun, tears and loss. 2018 started off with 2 great unexpected losses with a 3rd hitting us this summer. Life will never be the same now that these 3 amazing... Continue Reading →

better PB bars

Better Peanut Butter Bars 1 cup peanut butter or your favorite nut butter 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup coconut oil 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup shredded coconut Melt together nut butter, honey, and coconut oil, stirring until smooth. Remove from stove and stir in oats and coconut. Line baking dish with parchment paper and... Continue Reading →

veggie muffins

I am always looking for ways to sneak extra veggies into my kids day and these muffins do so quite nicely. they gobble them up so fast I don't even need to freeze any. I have to admit - I also sneak a bite or a whole muffin if I can - they are delicious.... Continue Reading →

peanut butter granola bars

These are delicious and a daily snack for my kiddos. They freaking LOVE them and it helps keep the grocery bills down to not have to buy granola bars all the time. It makes a good amount so I tend to cut them and put them in the freezer. PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS 2 1/2... Continue Reading →

pan fried fish sticks

Finding new food that everyone will eat is tough, combined with feeding and cooking for everyone, EVERY day 3x a day + snacks.....exhausting. I also really try to introduce them to new foods so they don't get caught in a rut and only like 3 things - although I've been told that can happen anyway.... Continue Reading →

peanut butter cookies

These cookies are great, easy and oh so tasty. All the kiddos love them and I keep them in the freezer mostly so we don't eat them all in one day 🙂 PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES 1 cup chopped almonds 1 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. cinnamon throw... Continue Reading →

trader joe’s raviolis to the rescue

when dot's was little I discovered these awesome (and cheap) little raviolis and tortellinis at trader joes. dot's of course loved them, as they were "noo-noo's", but I had forgotten about them until just the other day. So today I packed everyone up into the car and headed to trader joes. They didn't have the... Continue Reading →

skillet “baked” apples

who doesn't like a bit of "dessert". these are a great way to get the kiddos to eat healthy apples without worrying about them choking on them. skillet "baked" apples 1 apple - chopped to bite sized pieces 1 teas. butter couple shakes of cinnamon 1/4 cup water chop up your apple into bite sized... Continue Reading →

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