Recipes for Kids

Grandma’s Shortbread: Deliciously Simple Shortbread Recipe

Are you looking for a lighter shortbread cookie that's just as delicious and melt-in-your-mouth? Then give Grandma's Shortbread Cookies a try.

My mama is famous for her Christmas baking. Every year she bakes loads of Christmas cookies, of every possible variety. Some are on a perpetually-refilled platter, ready to serve any guests who stop by. Others, she gives to friends, family, and neighbors in pretty tins. So this is a tradition I now carry on with …

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Hearty Winter Meals To Warm You Up

Are you already starting to feel the cold this winter? Now that we’ve finally said goodbye to summer heat where I live, I’ve been craving all my favorite winter soups and stews and other slow-cooker hearty winter meals. With all the hype over instant pots lately, I’ve been debating whether I should put one on …

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Best Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes: Overnight Oats & Morning Muesli

Looking for a healthy, filling, make-ahead breakfast for mornings on the go? These easy, yummy picks are my best make-ahead breakfast recipes for a reason.

If you missed my last post, here’s the short version: the weather has finally turned cooler, and Essie and I are loving our homemade oatmeal for breakfast. Most of the time, I just make homemade quick oats for each of us every morning; Essie’s current fave is the Baked Apple Oatmeal recipe I published last …

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Best Morning Oatmeal Recipes, Quick & Healthy

If you think oatmeal is too fussy for a quick weekday breakfast, think again. Read on for some of our best morning oatmeal recipes and fave oatmeal hacks.

Fall has finally come to our neck of the woods. Which means that Essie and I are back to eating oatmeal most mornings for breakfast. If you think oatmeal is too fussy for a quick weekday breakfast, think again. Not only is oatmeal extremely filling and satisfying, but it’s also super-healthy when you make it …

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Watermelon Cooler: The Perfect Summer Time Drink

Looking for the perfect summer time drink, one that's refreshing and kid-friendly but easily adapted for grownup tastes? Try this Watermelon Cooler!

Happy Labor Day! Do you have any final end-of-summer festivities planned for today? My mama recently shared this recipe with me for the perfect refreshing summertime drink: an easy-to-make Watermelon Cooler that kids and grown-ups alike will find cool and refreshing. This drink nicely solves the problem of what to do with all that leftover …

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The Ultimate Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Have you ever had a homemade strawberry shortcake? If not, you’re in for a real treat when you try my dad's Ultimate Homemade Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

Have you ever had a homemade strawberry shortcake? If not, you’re in for a real treat when you try this recipe. Homemade strawberry shortcake is a quintessential summer treat throughout New England, where I grew up. So much so that many churches hold “strawberry suppers” at least once during the summer, as one of their …

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Sweet and Savory Crescent Roll Recipes

Need quick & easy ideas for make-ahead snacks, summer picnics, or school lunches? With over 25 options, this list of crescent roll recipes has you covered!

Need an easy make-ahead kid-friendly meal/snack for your next family road trip? Or an easy weekend-prep option for school lunches? Either way, these crescent roll recipes have you covered. The girls had a blast making these recently at our church cooking club. And with a week-plus of crazy schedules and travel ahead of us, making …

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Chilaquiles (Breakfast Nachos): Fun DIY Breakfast for Kids

Looking for a fun brunch bar idea for your kids? Or a breakfast/hearty after-school snack they can make themselves? Then give chilaquiles a try, and savor the flavors of Mexican cuisine!

Does your family enjoy exploring new cultures through their foods? We do. Trying the local cuisine is always tops on my vacation list. Likewise, whenever I return somewhere I’ve visited or lived, I cannot wait to taste my local favorites again. Among my guilty pleasures whenever I visit Mexico is a plate of chilaquiles (CHEE-la-KEY-lays) …

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Our Favorite Leftover Easter Ham Casserole

My family LOVES eating this one-dish meal for dinner the day after Easter. Give our leftover Easter ham casserole a try, and you'll see why.

The BEST thing to do with leftover Easter ham: Does your family eat ham for Easter dinner? Mine ALWAYS does. That’s because my favorite part of Easter dinner ham is all the yummy things you can do with the leftovers – yummy fried rice, the hash we all love, and especially Ham Casserole. When I …

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Fab Fall Fun At Your Fingertips

Ready to rock this fall like never before? Family fun, yummy recipes, quick & easy crafts, and costume inspiration - we've got your fall fun covered!

The kids are back to school (or will be soon enough), the days are getting shorter, the nights are cooling off. For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s hard to deny it any longer: fall is coming. Fortunately, that means it’s time for lots of fall fun with your kiddos. The …

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Summer Science Fun: S’Mores Solar Oven (Easy DIY!)

August 10 is National S'Mores Day in the U.S. Making your own s'mores solar oven is a fun, easy project - and (shh!) your kids may learn some science, too!

How To Make Your Own S’Mores Solar Oven: Looking for some summertime fun activities for your kids? S’mores always ranks at the top of my kids’ favorite summer activities list. And making solar oven s’mores is where easy kids’ crafts meets summer fun activities for kids. With supplies you already have on hand around the …

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Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait

Essie is the one who put the "yummy" in my Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait recipe. With fresh berries at their peak, you've got to give this recipe a try.

I’ll admit it. The name Yummy Summer Breakfast Parfait is a blatant attempt to follow my long-standing rule of giving foods appealing names. A recent scientific study at Stanford confirmed my practice: People are more likely to try strange foods with appealing names. But like other recipe names I’ve bestowed, it’s also based in reality. …

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Why Your Kids Will Love A Tasting Garden

Does your family have a Tasting Garden? Ours is the girls' favorite spot in the front yard. Here's why YOUR kids will love having a Tasting Garden, too.

Does your family have a Tasting Garden yet? If not, and you have a little chunk of ground (or even a large pot and a sunny spot), you need one. Our Tasting Garden is the girls’ favorite spot in the front yard, and Essie especially loves to sample its goodies and share them with our …

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Back-To-School Cookies

Last weekend my mom came for a visit. And since my energy is not up to par these days, she did some fun back-to-school things with the girls. Including making Back-To-School Cookies. What? You’ve never heard of Back-To-School Cookies? Well, I hadn’t either. Until my girls dreamed up this idea as a great excuse to …

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Comfort Food to Warm Your Winter

It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, which is where most of you live, dear readers. Are you hibernating? Or are you out hunting for some comfort food? I recently stumbled across a collection of super-simple slow cooker recipes gathered for the New Year. As I scanned the pictures and titles, I could feel myself getting …

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