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I found myself in a rut awhile back, handing my kids a plate with the same boring breakfast every day. Why? Probably because like most parents, I’m trying to juggle it all, and I got in the habit of making the same quick food daily because, in all honesty, I didn’t have the time to look for other quick options. Well, I started to notice my kids complaining and eye-rolling every morning as breakfast rolled around and getting slower and slower with their morning routine. Realizing I didn’t want to start my mornings with little eyes rolling at me before I had my coffee….I decided I needed to make a change. I spent a lot of time looking and taste testing with these little eye-rollers to find easy, quick and healthy breakfast options that were kid-approved. These were our favorites and so we wanted to share them with you! Ever…

I am always on the lookout for new recipe ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this bread recipe from allrecipes! With all the yummy fresh zucchini I’ve been getting from my neighbors garden this fall, I’ve been on the hunt for great recipes to use up all those zucchinis! I’m a huge fan of easy breakfasts that are both healthy and tasty as well as kid-approved! So if you need a tried and true recipe for zucchini bread or muffins, then you need to try this recipe because it makes the perfect breakfast or snack and is a great way to sneak in that extra serving of vegetables! Muffins and bread make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our…

I am always on the lookout for new breakfast and snack ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this recipe from My Baking Addiction! With all the yummy fresh zucchini I’ve been getting from my neighbors garden this fall, I’ve been on the hunt for great recipes to make sure I use up those zucchinis! I’m a huge fan of easy breakfasts that are both healthy and tasty as well as kid-approved! So if you need a delicious recipe for zucchini muffins, then you need to try the chocolate version of this muffin recipe because they make the perfect breakfast or snack! Muffins make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our house! However, in full disclosure I definitely do not…

I am always on the lookout for new breakfast and snack ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction! I’ve been searching for a morning glory muffin recipe because these muffins are yummy but chock-full of healthier ingredients like applesauce and carrots! So if you need a tried and true recipe for morning glory muffins that are healthy and kid and family approved, then you need to try this recipe because it makes the perfect breakfast or snack! Muffins make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our house! However, in full disclosure I definitely do not have time to whip out a batch of muffins in the mornings in time to get my family fed…

Each year I love throwing a festive birthday party for my kids full of fun decorations, yummy food and of course a good time! This years theme of a mermaid under the sea birthday was no different! These are my top 8 favorite mermaid under the sea birthday party treat ideas for a fun-filled party! I’ve worked on perfecting the process on how to achieve and throw a fun kids birthday without all the stress. You can read more about my tips and tricks here! So I followed all of those, and once again ended up with a party full of fun! Plus…..the party ended and I was left with only a dirty kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚ No other part of my house was touched ๐Ÿ˜‰ Curious yet?!? ๐Ÿ™‚ The perfect snacks But, back to the yummy part! These are the best easy and cute snacks that are perfect for your mermaid…

If you are looking for the perfect birthday party snack for your next party, then you have found it! This easy birthday treat is the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Mix in your favorite toppings that coordinate with your party colors, and you are ready to go! So if you need a birthday party snack that can be made ahead of time, doesn’t make a huge mess with kiddos eating it, looks amazing and will be the hit amongst all the kids; then keep reading to see how easy it is to make this birthday party popcorn! Easy birthday party popcorn I found this yummy popcorn recipe from Two Sisters blog that I used when I threw this fun unicorn birthday party for my girls! I didn’t have all of her suggested ingredients for the toppings, but I was able to switch up the sweet toppings using what I…

Caipirinha (pronounced kai-purr-REEN-yah) is about to become a new favorite cocktail once you try it! The national drink in Brazil, this refreshing cocktail is incredibly simple to make, delicious and unlike any other drink you have had! An authentic Caipirinha recipe from a native Brazilian, this cocktail recipe is as close as you can get to the real deal! Cachaรงa Commonly found in Brazil whether in the bars or served on the beaches alone or with pao de queijo- Brazilian cheese bread balls; there is a reason this drink is so famous in Brazil! The magic ingredient; cachaรงa (kah-SHAH-sa). Cachaรงa is a white rum made from sugar cane. It is what makes this drink so good! Depending on where you live, you may be able to get it at your local liquor store. Otherwise, look online! I’ve always brought it back from Brazil with me when I travel there. However,…

If you are ready to eliminate the stress and chaos that seems to surround dinner time with a family, or are simply looking for an easy way to make delicious food; then there are two things you need. One is the Instant Pot. If you haven’t heard of that, then holy cow mama! Get on over to this post on the Instant Pot and why you need this in your kitchen! The second is less common, but is the perfect match to the Instant Pot: it’s the Souis Vide! If you’ve heard of it, then you know how amazing it is! Keep reading to find out my favorite one! If you haven’t, then get ready to hop on over to Amazon when you are done reading this because you are going to fall in love! This single product will help you transform your cooking into some of the most delicious…

These chocolate coated and sprinkle dipped cookies are the perfect sweet treat! Whether you are looking for a quick and easy school snack idea, pretty treats to give as gifts, or the perfect treat for a birthday party that is pretty and yummy, then you need to try these! I’ve tried it all when it comes to needing some sort of treat. Every time I run into the same problem; most recipes require making the morning of, or at most the night before in order to be fresh. I’m not sure about you, but for me, that means late nights or rushed mornings in order to get something made in time. That’s not even counting the disaster of a kitchen waiting for you when you come back after rushing to finish in time ๐Ÿ™‚ So these cookies are the perfect solution! They are an easy, quick, pretty treat! Plus they…

My mama shared this recipe with me years ago. Although, it sat in my cookbook for quite some time. She would often make it for family get-togethers or weekend breakfasts. Every time I would remember how good it was and make a mental note to make it at home ๐Ÿ˜‰ Then life would happen and I’d fall back into my go-to routines. That was until a few weekends ago. This all changed when my kids informed me that their daddy was a better cook than me haha! They went on to list all the amazing things he made; such as this incredible sous vide steak recipe that they say is the “best thing ever. ” To handy-hubby’s defense, he tried to remind them of the yummy things mommy makes. But he could only list a few such as my Brazilian beans, Brazilian cheese bread or my homemade granola recipe ;)…

Life is non-stop, weeknights are busy, and let’s face it, dinner time is crazy! So let’s keep this simple, shall we? If you haven’t jumped on the Sous vide wagon, then read here why you need this in your life to help simplify bewitching hour and dinner time. Or to simply help you to cook an amazing meal without the hours of prep and work! I love how quick, simple and quite honestly, how this recipe allows for an amazing steak, with just 4 simple ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard right now! I don’t know about you, but when that dinner time is approaching and I’m trying to pull dinner together, it is so frustrating to find a recipe that looks great but takes 15+ ingredients. Then to read the ingredient list, make it part way down, and realize this recipe would require a trip to the…

These chocolate-dipped pretzels are as yummy as they look! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet! So, whether you are looking for a quick and easy birthday treat to bring to school for a snack, a fun little holiday gift or party snacks for a themed birthday party; these chocolate-dipped pretzels are perfect for so many occasions! Using just three ingredients, these are simple to customize for whatever you need them for! The chocolate layer of Wilton candy melts come in every color of the rainbow and then some if you get creative and mix them! Either use different colors as I did for a rainbow drizzle like this that I used for my girl’s unicorn birthday party treats, or pick your favorite style and color/s of sprinkles to add a fun pop ๐Ÿ™‚ So keep reading for the simple instructions on how to whip out your own…

As I write this, it is still May, and so not quite “soup season”. However, here in Montana, it feels like winter is back. We have had two weeks now of snow and rain ๐Ÿ™ So I guess what I’m saying is in my book there is no such thing as “soup season!” You always need a good hearty soup recipe for those cold days or when you are feeling under the weather no matter the time of year! This is a household favorite of ours! Use what you have Like this amazing homemade Italian sauce recipe, this Minestrone soup recipe is the perfect way to use up vegetables in your fridge! Especially the few leftovers that may be just about to go past their prime :)The easy ability to customize this recipe to your family (aka kids) liking as well as the fact that it utilizes my favorite kitchen…

If you are late to the game and haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, then listen up! This single kitchen item is about to change your life. Busy mamas, this is for you! It’s about to save you time, energy and your sanity; helping you to breeze through bewitching hour every night ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always loved the idea of pressure cookers. It is a method of cooking that allows you to cook healthy food fast! Who doesn’t love that combo?!?! Coming with varying features, different sizes, and price points; this single pot literally does it all. From creating the perfect caramel, eggs, to getting a delicious dinner on the table quickly! This is the model that I have in the 6 qt. option. For a family of six, it is a great size. However, they do have this newer model that includes a sous vide option. Depending on your budget,…

If you are late to the game and haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, then listen up! This single kitchen item is about to change your life. Busy mamas, this is for you! It’s about to save you time, energy and your sanity helping you to breeze through bewitching hour every night ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always loved the idea of pressure cookers. It is a method of cooking that allows you to cook healthy food fast! Who doesn’t love that combo?!? Not sure about you, but one of the hardest parts for me about getting a new gadget is finding the time to learn how to use it properly or in this case finding the good recipes! So here is one of our absolute favorites to make! It is easy and works every time ๐Ÿ™‚ Make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com if you want more Instant Pot recipes sent straight to…

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