Play Dough Pumpkin Pie Shop!

After making our own pumpkin spice play dough and a second batch of cinnamon play dough, the kids were ready to make a pretend pumpkin pie shop! Our house smelled like an Autumn café, and this activity kept the kids happily entertained for a long time. I love that they were able to practice some basic […]

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are […]

10 Days of After School Snacks (no repeats)

Having a selection of snacks ready and available for the kids when they come home from school can be an effective way of saving time during the busy weekdays. If your family is stuck in a snack rut, it may be time to try mixing things up a bit by adding some more variety. This […]

Weekend Breakfast Treat – Happy Face Pancakes!

This is a fun weekend breakfast treat the entire family will enjoy! With the weekday rush to get the kids ready for school, I am particularly thankful for Saturday and Sunday mornings that are more relaxed. I love that the kids can help make these happy face pancakes by measuring out ingredients, stirring the mix, and arranging […]

Rabbit Racer Treats

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rice Krispies®. As always, all opinions are my own. These rabbit racer treats are super fun to make! The best part is that no baking is involved! With just a few simple additions to standard Rice Krispies® treats, you can make these adorable rabbit racers. […]

Simple Kitchen Science Experiments

These simple kitchen science experiments are fun to do and encourage kids to practice their observational skills, form a hypothesis, and record their results! The best part is they use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. A big thank you to our friends at Netflix for sponsoring today’s science experiments and for providing us […]

Favorite Summer Recipes – Honey Lime Chicken

This grilled honey lime chicken became one of our favorite Summer recipes in our household! I love that the kids helped to make up the marinade, and they picked fresh green beans from our garden to go along with it. I cooked up a side dish of jasmine rice, and it was all so delicious! Since the kids […]

Tuna Salad Snack

These tuna salad sailboats are one of my kids favorite snacks to make and eat! They are simple to make and only require a few ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry or refrigerator. Be sure to check out the video tutorial by my 11 year old as she explains how to […]

Rainy Day Snack Treat

Here’s a fun rainy day snack treat you can make for the kids! You know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers…”?  Well, we certainly have had plenty of April showers around here!  April can often be a gloomy month, but the saying is true that all that rain brings lots and lots of […]

Make a Cup from a Sheet of Paper

Let’s say you are out with the kids, and you don’t happen to have any cups on-hand. Did you know you can make a cup from a sheet of paper? This is such a handy trick to know, especially for snacks like pretzels, dry cereal, or popcorn. These cups work well to keep snacks nice […]

Favorite Spring Recipes

Our favorite Spring recipes are full of color, flavor, and freshness! You may want to pin or bookmark this handy collection for future reference. The best part is that the kids could play an active role in preparing many of these Spring recipes, since they are quick and easy to make! Here are some of […]

How to Make Banana Sushi

Here is a simple tutorial for how to make banana sushi! This makes a great after school snack for kids, and it can be put together very quickly. This banana sushi has become one of our favorite go-to snacks whenever we have a busy evening planned with after school activities. Added bonus — kids could […]

Pi Day Pie Recipes

March 14th, 3/14, is also known as Pi Day or  π Day.  It is a day where we celebrate Pi, the mathematical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  It’s typically represented as 3.14159, and, as it turns out, it is also a great excuse to make and eat PIE!  Because, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats — Rainbow Fruit Pizza!

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day treats that kids are sure to love!  This dye-free Rainbow Fruit Pizza is part cookie, part short bread, part fruit salad, and all yummy. It is the perfect non-candy treat for St. Patrick’s day or, well, any day!  This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a great way to encourage kids to […]

Simple Valentine Treats for Kids

These simple Valentine treats for kids are easy enough to be made in the last minute. These would be perfect for an impromptu celebration or Valentine’s Day party! If the kids are old enough, these would be great to prepare together for a mini life skills lesson and festive fun rolled into one! Treat #1: Valentine […]

Italian Dressing Mix

Homemade spice mixes are a super easy and thoughtful gift to share with neighbors, party hosts, or friends. Shared below is a recipe for Italian Dressing Mix that can be used to make salad dressing or marinate meat. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already! Packaged in a mason jar with a handwritten […]

Simple Kitchen Trick

Here’s a simple kitchen trick to encourage your kids to be more independent while getting their own snacks from the refrigerator. Start with a tray of pre-cut fruit, vegetables, or cheese in small reusable containers. By having the snacks prepped ahead of time, they will be ready for easy access. Kids still can’t reach the […]

How to Make Fresh Lemonade

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for how to make fresh lemonade, one of my favorite simple pleasures of Summer! The kids can help measure and stir to make this simple treat while creating lasting Summer memories right in your own kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh lemon juice (squeezed from about 6 lemons) 1/2 cup […]